The TARDIS arrives in England, 1925, near to where a mysterious, gurgling man has escaped his bonds and started strangling servants. The Doctor is "expected" and taken (along with Tegan, Nyssa and Adeic) to the Cranleigh's country estate where The Doctor participates in a cricket match and Nyssa turns out to be the near spitting image of Ann, fiancée of Charles Cranleigh. They all stay for an afternoon costume ball. Tegan teaches others how to do the Charleston, and Adric eats, but The Doctor finds himself searching through secret passageways in his bathrobe after the gurgling man steals his clothing and party costume to attend the ball and deal with one of the guests.
Did You Know?
This is the first pure historical story since The Highlanders. See more
The combination of vodka and orange juice was not called a Screwdriver until 1949, 24 years after this story is set. See more
So, what is a railway station?
Well, a place where one embarks and disembarks from compartments on wheels drawn along these tracks by a steam engine - rarely on time
What a very silly activity.
You think so? As a boy, I always wanted to drive one.