After landing on the planet Androzani Minor, the Doctor and Peri develop lethal spectrox toxaemia poisoning. As the two search for a cure before it is too late, they become enmeshed in a decades-old feud between the disfigured roboticist Sharaz Jek and businessman Morgus. Jek falls in love with Peri, but the situation only degenerates when the girl refuses his affections. Between threats from mire beasts and gun runners, it quickly becomes apparent that the Doctor will never find a cure in time to save both himself and his companion. Written by
Did You Know?
This was voted by fans as the second greatest Doctor Who
(1963) serial in Outpost Gallifrey's poll in 2003 to celebrate 40 years of the series. It was beaten to first place on that occasion by another Robert Holmes
story, Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One
(1977). In 2009, The Caves of Androzani was voted the greatest story ever in a poll by Doctor Who Magazine out of 200 episodes, even beating episodes of the much lauded and more expensive revival Doctor Who
(2005). See more
In the first episode of "The Caves of Androzani", when Peri, falls off screen, the mattress she lands on causes her to bounce back into the shot briefly. See more
[the Doctor and Peri are waiting in a prison cell to be executed
I'm sorry I got you in to this Peri.
It's alright. It's not your fault. I mean it's as much my fault as it is yours.
Yes. Should never have followed those tracks. Curiosity's always been my downfall.