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Pyramids of Mars: Part Two 

The Doctor, Sarah and Laurence try to find a way to sever Sutekh's link to the mummies while poacher Ernie Clements finds the priory surrounded by a forcefield.


Paddy Russell


Lewis Greifer (by) (as Stephen Harris), Robert Holmes (by) (as Stephen Harris)




Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Baker ... Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Bernard Archard ... Marcus Scarman
Michael Sheard ... Laurence Scarman
Peter Copley ... Dr. Warlock
Peter Mayock Peter Mayock ... Namin
George Tovey George Tovey ... Ernie Clements
Nick Burnell Nick Burnell ... Mummy
Melvyn Bedford Melvyn Bedford ... Mummy
Kevin Selway Kevin Selway ... Mummy


Sutekh the Destroyer, last of the god-like Osirians, seeks escape from centuries of entombment beneath an Earth pyramid, using formidable psyonic energy to animate the corpse of an archaeologist to secure the area around a former priory, killing all humans within while robot mummies build an interplanetary rocket. The Doctor shows Sarah what will happen to Earth if they don't stop him. Written by statmanjeff

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This episode was watched by 11.3 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


Immediately after he is shot by the poacher, a hole can be seen in Scarman's jacket. When he turns away from the window after ordering his minions to kill the poacher, the hole is gone. See more »


Sutekh: Destruction of the humans must not be allowed to delay the completion of the missile. That is of paramount importance.
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The Wars of the Gods.
8 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Could Part 2 possibly be as good as the awesome first part? Most definitely yes, the quality is incredible once again. The Doctor gives a terrific speech about Sutekh's power, and Osiris's intervention, to a lover of Egyptian mythology like me, it's a dream, The Doctor battling the Ancient Egyptian gods.

Sumptuous production values once again, it looks fantastic. Bernard Archard is fabulous as Markus, if ever a face was made to be a villain, it was his, he plays the part with true relish, but never goes overboard. The scene with the bullet looks so well done, very creative imagery.

It's chilling, we see poor Dr Warlock, and the poacher cruelly dispatched. We also get a bleak glimpse into 1980, a world where Sutekh has destroyed everything. It's classic. 10/10

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1 November 1975 (UK) See more »

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