Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Doctor Who: Heroes Of Sontar - 1. Episode 1

DOCTOR WHO: HEROES OF SONTAR - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th September 2018

The Time Lord takes Tegan to the planet Samur to recuperate. However, it's not the haven it once was.

Peter Davison is the Fifth Doctor with his companion Tegan Jovanka played by Janet Fielding.

Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur's misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans...

Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.

The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries... and a deadly, decades-old curse.

Written by Alan Barnes and directed by Ken Bentley.

A Big Finish production.

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