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Doctor Who The Visitation TV Story

The Doctor attempts to take Tegan back to Heathrow Airport but the TARDIS arrives in the 17th Century instead of the 20th. The time travellers discover that a space capsule has crash-landed nearby and that its alien occupants, three Terileptil prison escapees, intend to wipe out all indigenous life on Earth by releasing rats infected with an enhanced strain of the great plague. The creatures are also using a sophisticated android to strike terror into the local villagers. Aided by itinerant thespian Richard Mace, the Doctor tracks the Terileptils to their base in Pudding Lane, London. The creatures are ultimately destroyed when a fire breaks out and the Terileptil leader’s weapon explodes – also setting off the Great Fire of London.

Story Order

  • Story 119 from Doctor Who
  • Story 4 of 7 from Season 19

Episodes (4 episodes)

Monday
15th February 1982
6:55PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Visitation - Part One

In a 17th Century English village a comet explodes in the night sky and the villagers are attacked.

Tuesday
16th February 1982
7:05PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Visitation - Part Two

Discovering an energy barrier in a cellar wall, the group are attacked by a figure dressed as the grim reaper.

Monday
22nd February 1982
6:55PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Visitation - Part Three

Adric manages to escape while Tegan is brought under the complete control of the Terileptil.

Tuesday
23rd February 1982
7:05PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Visitation - Part Four

The Terileptil heads to the city of London to enact his deadly plan, leaving Tegan to do his bidding.

Characters

Credits

  • The DoctorPeter Davison
  • TeganJanet Fielding
  • NyssaSarah Sutton
  • AdricMatthew Waterhouse
  • Richard MaceMichael Robbins
  • AndroidPeter van Dissell
  • The SquireJohn Savident
  • CharlesAnthony Calf
  • RalphJohn Baker
  • ElizabethValerie Fyfer
  • VillagerRichard Hampton
  • MillerJames Charlton
  • TerileptilMichael Melia
  • PoacherNeil West
  • HeadmanEric Dodson