The Doctor takes Ace back to the London district of Perivale where she grew up. Thinking that his young friend wanted to visit her former home which he discovers to be quite the contrary. For Perivale Is hardly the most exciting place in the world. Or at least it didn't used to be. As the duo discover when they are informed of a spate of mysterious disappearances that have recently taken place in the last few weeks. Some of which are old friends that Ace grew up with. Intruiged, the Doctor endeavors to uncover what is behind people seemingly vanishing off the face of the Earth. But doing so ends up getting the cosmic time traveler wrapped up in a deadly game of survival on another world. Pitting himself and his young companion against a race of cat like creatures called the Cheetah people. And an old adversary from the Time Lords past. Written by
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This was one of only three Doctor Who
(1963) serials to be recorded completely on BBC Outside Broadcast video, instead of the mix of OB and studio video that was more usual during the late 1980s, and the mix of film and video before them. This was probably possible because Ghost Light, the next story in production, was filmed completely in the studio. The other stories to be recorded solely on OB video were The Sontaran Experiment and The Curse of Fenric. See more
Oh, hi, Ace. I thought you were dead.
That's what they said - either you were dead or you'd gone to Birmingham.
References Land of the Giants