Doctor Who: The Androids Of Tara
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1978
Director: Michael Hayes
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-131027
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 01, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1634)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Getting the fourth segment of the Key to Time is the easiest part of the trip to the planet Tara, whose idyllic atmosphere lulls the Doctor into a mood to go fishing and leave the segment-tracing to Romana. She locates it after a short walk on a beautiful day, but her luck changes when she meets the courtly Count Grendel.

Country to appearances, Tara is a hotbed of political intrigue, and beneath its Old World veneer lies a surprising advanced level of technological development that includes lifelike androids and electric swords. Count Grendel mistakes Romana for an android double of Princess Strella, and carries her away for future use in his plot to wrench the crown from its rightful claimant, Prince Reynart.

Meanwhile, the Doctor arouses suspicion when Prince Reynart's men discover him fishing on the prince's estate. Before he and Romana can leave Tara, the Doctor will be unwillingly thrust in the roles of android repair-man, king-maker and ultimately, swordsman - when he finds himself locking swords with Grendel, the finest swordsman of all Tara.
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Genres
Television
Science-Fiction
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Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
 • BBC Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
Commentary
English
Trivia
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Michael Hayes....Director
Writing
David Fisher....Original Material By
Production
Graham Williams....Producer
Film Editing
David Yates....Film Editor
Music
Ron Grainer....Composer
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Art
Valerie Warrender....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Peter Jeffrey....Count Grendel
Simon Lack....Zadek
Neville Jason....Prince Reynart
Paul Lavers....Farrah
Lois Baxter....Lamia
Declan Mulholland....Till
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Two
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Peter Jeffrey....Count Grendel
Simon Lack....Zadek
Neville Jason....Prince Reynart
Paul Lavers....Farrah
Lois Baxter....Lamia
Cyril Shaps....Archimandrite
Martin Matthews....Kurster
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Three
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Peter Jeffrey....Count Grendel
Simon Lack....Zadek
Neville Jason....Prince Reynart
Paul Lavers....Farrah
Lois Baxter....Lamia
Cyril Shaps....Archimandrite
Martin Matthews....Kurster
Declan Mulholland....Till
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Four
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Peter Jeffrey....Count Grendel
Simon Lack....Zadek
Neville Jason....Prince Reynart
Paul Lavers....Farrah
Cyril Shaps....Archimandrite
Declan Mulholland....Till
Martin Matthews....Kurster
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)