In the Vortex, the TARDIS comes under a form of psychic attack - resulting in the abductions of first Adric, then Tegan. Following their trail, the Doctor and Nyssa arrive under the lurid skies of the planet Zaltys, whose entire population has vanished in strange circumstances. Soon, they discover that Zaltys is now the target of treasure seekers, come to scavenge this so-called Planet of the Dead.
Meanwhile, deep below the planet's surface, Adric learns the earth-shattering reason why the people of Zaltys disappeared...and why hey were wise to do so. And Tegan is, quite literally, in the dark - enduring interrogation by the mysterious Clarimonde. Any friend of the Doctor's is Clarimonde's enemy...because theirs is a blood feud! Zaltys reunites the 1982 Doctor Who TARDIS crew for Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor - Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton).
Director Barnaby Edwards is not only an overworked director for Big Finish productions, but on top of many audiobook voice-over duties, he's also the main Dalek operator in TV's Doctor Who. Guest star Rebecca Root is currently getting amazing reviews in top BBC2 show Boy Meets Girl. Niamh Cusack is a hugely regarded actor, familiar from her work in such long-running TV shows as Heartbeat, and on a variety of high-profile stage productions such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
CAST: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sean Barrett (Perrault), Niamh Cusack (Clarimonde), Philip Franks (Gevaudan), Rebecca Root (Sable), Alix Wilton Regan (Lusca / Siobhan), Carol Sloman (Talia/ Computer).