29 January 1972
David Troughton (Peladon), Geoffrey Toone (Hepesh), Henry Gilbert (Torbis) , Alan Bennion (Izlyr), Sonny Caldinez (Ssorg), Stuart Fell (Alpha Centauri), Ysanne Churchman (Voice of Alpha Centauri), Murphy Grumbar (Arcturus) [1-3], Terry Bale (Voice of Arcturus) [1-3], Gordon St. Clair (Grun), Nick Hobbs (Aggedor), George Giles (Guard Captain) [3-4], Wendy Danvers (Amazonia) .
|Written by||Brian Hayles|
|Directed by||Lennie Mayne|
|Produced by||Barry Letts|
On its way back to Earth, the TARDIS crashlands on Peladon where strange and violent incidents are threatening to disrupt a conference between visiting delegates from the Galactic Federation and Peladon’s King. Is this the feared curse of Peladon and will it force a Galactic war?
Having assumed the guise of Earth delegates, The Doctor and his assistant Jo attempt to diffuse the political timebomb and to uncover the true identity of the beast of Peladon – which they suspect is something far more sinister than a mere paranormal apparition.
The Doctor is amazed, however, to find among the delegates his old adversaries the Ice Warriors – war-like reptiles from the planet Mars.
Could they be behind the goings-on and what they stand to profit from a conflict?
The Doctor must use all of his wits to ensure that the warnings of Peladon’s High Priest do not come true.