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Published on September 20th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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The Mara Returns!

Starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, and co-starring Mark Strickson as Turlough, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Janet Fielding as Tegan, The Cradle of the Snake is new from Big Finish in September.

Written by Marc Platt, The Cradle of the Snake sees the TARDIS crew encounter malevolent entity The Mara, which had previously subjugated Tegan’s will in Kinda (1982) and Snakedance (1983).

“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.

The Cradle of the Snake also features Dan Stevens, Vernon Dobtcheff, Hugh Fraser, and is directed by Barnaby Edwards. Cover design is by Iain Robertson.

Visit www.bigfinish.com to purchase The Cradle of the Snake on CD or MP3

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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