The Cradle of the Snake
Serial 6H/C
The Cradle of the Snake
Written by Marc Platt
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
Sound Design and Music by Andy Hardwick

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough), Dan Stevens, Vernon Dobtcheff, Hugh Fraser.

"The Mara is in all of us, deep in our minds. In our darkest thoughts, that's where it started. Some people call it a demon, but that's too simple. It's about temptation."

Tegan's nightmares have returned. Seeking to banish the snake-like Mara from his companion's psyche, the Doctor sets course for Manussa, the creature's point of origin. But the TARDIS arrives instead in the heyday of the Manussan Empire, where infotainment impresario Rick ausGarten is preparing to turn dreams into reality.

The sun is setting on the Manussan Empire. and it's all the Doctor's fault.

  • Featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough, this story takes place between the television stories Enlightenment, and after the audio story The Whispering Forest.
  • Released: September 2010
    ISBN: 978 1 84435 474 0
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