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Doctor Who Enlightenment TV Story

The White Guardian warns of impending danger and directs the TARDIS to what appears to be an Edwardian sailing yacht, the SS Shadow, but is actually one of a number of spaceships taking part in a race through the solar system, the prize being Enlightenment. The yacht’s Captain Striker and his fellow officers are Eternals who feed off the thoughts and emotions of their kidnapped human crew – Ephemerals – in order to fill their own empty existences.

Story Order

  • Story 127 from Doctor Who
  • Story 5 of 6 from Season 20

Episodes (4 episodes)

Tuesday
1st March 1983
6:55PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Enlightenment - Part One

The TARDIS's power is drained away just as the Doctor receives a dire warning from the White Guardian.

Wednesday
2nd March 1983
6:45PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Enlightenment - Part Two

The Doctor realises that Striker and his officers are Eternals and that the human crew mean nothing to them.

Tuesday
8th March 1983
6:55PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - Enlightenment - Part Three

Captain Wrack manipulates Turlough, because she is also working for the Black Guardian.

Wednesday
9th March 1983
6:45PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - Enlightenment - Part Four

The race for the Enlightenment is over and a winner has been crowned. Turlough must make a decision.

Characters

Credits

  • The DoctorPeter Davison
  • TeganJanet Fielding
  • TurloughMark Strickson
  • StrikerKeith Barron
  • Black GuardianValentine Dyall
  • The White GuardianCyril Luckham
  • MarrinerChristopher Brown
  • CollierClive Kneller
  • First OfficerJames McClure
  • JacksonTony Caunter
  • WrackLynda Baron
  • MansellLeee John