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Doctor Who The Creature from the Pit TV Story

The Doctor and Romana receive a distress signal and arrive on Chloris, a lush and verdant world that has only small quantities of metals, all of which are controlled by its ruler, Lady Adrasta. Adrasta keeps order with the aid of her Huntsman and his wolfweeds – mobile balls of vegetationwhile a band of scruffy thieves, led by Torvin, organize raids on her palace to steal whatever metal they can. The Doctor identifies the distress signal’s source as a large eggshell-like structure in the forest. He is taken prisoner By Adrasta’s guards and, in order to escape, leaps into the Pit – the entrance to a cave system into which all who incur Adrasta’s wrath are consigned to be devoured by an immense green globular creature living within. Can the Doctor escape from the creature of the Pit and save Chloris?

Story Order

  • Story 106 from Doctor Who
  • Story 3 of 5 from Season 17

Episodes

Saturday
27th October 1979
6:00PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit - Part One

The planet Chloris. Drawn here by a mysterious distress signal, the Doctor becomes the prisoner of the ruthless Adrasta.

Saturday
3rd November 1979
6:05PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit - Part Two

The Doctor is in a pit with a deadly creature. And Adrasta has plans for Romana and K-9.

Saturday
10th November 1979
6:00PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit - Part Three

The Doctor has come face to face with a massive green creature. Adrasta goes into the mines to kill the monster.

Saturday
17th November 1979
6:00PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Creature from the Pit - Part Four

The truth about the creature is revealed. But its imprisonment may have already set in motion a terrible revenge.

Characters

  • Doctor WhoFourth DoctorTom Baker
  • RomanaRomana IILalla Ward
  • Voice of K-9K-9David Brierley

Credits

  • Doctor WhoTom Baker
  • RomanaLalla Ward
  • AdrastaMyra Frances
  • KarelaEileen Way
  • Voice of K-9David Brierley
  • HuntsmanDavid Telfer
  • TollundMorris Barry
  • TorvinJohn Bryans
  • EduEdward Kelsey
  • AinuTim Munro
  • OrganonGeoffrey Bayldon
  • GuardmasterTommy Wright
  • GuardPhilip Denyer
  • GuardDave Redgrave