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The Visitation: Part Two 

To rescue Tegan and Adric, captured and interrogated by the Terileptil fugitive leader, the Doctor must get past the locals under alien control and overcome Death (an android servant dressed up as The Grim Reaper).


Peter Moffatt


Eric Saward (by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Davison ... The Doctor
Matthew Waterhouse ... Adric
Janet Fielding ... Tegan
Sarah Sutton ... Nyssa
Michael Robbins ... Richard Mace
Michael Melia Michael Melia ... Terileptil
Peter van Dissel Peter van Dissel ... Android
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... Villager
Neil West Neil West ... Poacher
James Charlton James Charlton ... Miller


The Doctor discovers the mysterious wall is an illusion. As he and the companions penetrate deeper into the house, they find the aliens. Tegan and Adric are stunned by an android but the Doctor escapes to get reinforcements. He has also discovered the power packs belong to prison shackles. Tegan and Adric are taken into the alien lab and questioned about their origins. The Doctor realizes the villagers encountered earlier are controlled by the aliens. Having discovered an escape pod, he sends Nyssa back to the TARDIS to work on a weapon to destroy the android while the Doctor and Mace return to the house. Meanwhile Adric escapes but the Doctor is capture and about to be beheaded as a plague carrier. Written by glen_chapman <>

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16 February 1982 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Terileptil: And where is this Doctor from?
Tegan: He's never told us. He likes to be mysterious, although he talks a lot about... uh... Guildford. I think that's where he comes from.
Terileptil: You are being a very stupid woman.
Tegan: That isn't a very original observation.
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A very solid continuation that boasts a peach of a cliffhanger
13 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

We continue from the previous cliffhanger, where the Doctor re- appears from beyond the wall. They discover some green pods and are suddenly beset by the grim reaper. Tegan and Adric are captured and interrogated by a green lizard like monster who turns out to be a Terileptil. The Doctor and Mace are captured as plague carriers and sentenced to immediate execution.

I would imagine at the time the effects were well done. The sets look really good, again they are substantial looking and appear historically accurate. The grim reaper is a far more appealing android then the previous shiny blinged up version. Michael Robbins is again wonderfully over the top, but strangely charismatic. The set and outer Terileptil ship is fairly well designed but way too over lit. The music again is good and fits the story very well.

A nice bit of humour again, Guildford...

This gets an 8/10, it's better then the opener and has an excellent cliffhanger. There is a definite wanting to see what happens next.

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