Published on February 23rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
The Creature from the Pit
This is how it was revealed…
Starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, Lalla Ward as the Second Romana and David Brierley as K-9 (in John Leeson’s year off), The Creature from the Pit sees the time travellers visit the planet Chloris where the domineering leader Lady Adastra keeps a mysterious creature – Erato – in a pit. There’s a bit of politics and a power struggle before the Time Lords sort everything out – but as ever the fun is in the finding out!
Written by David Fisher during Douglas Adams’ time as script editor, The Creature from the Pit was directed by Doctor Who veteran Christopher Barry under the watch of producer Graham Williams. Guest stars include Myra Frances as Lady Adastra, Geoffrey Bayldon (Cat Weasel, Worzel Gummidge, Big Finish’ Auld Mortality) as Organon and regular Doctor Who stuntman throughout the 1970s, Terry Walsh as Doran.
Some material for the DVD release was passed by the BBFC in January, including a 23 second deleted scene featuring Tom Baker.
We’ll let you know when a release date for The Creature from the Pit is announced!