This Doctor Who story, written by Ian Stuart Black, was first broadcast in four episodes in 1966. It was the last story to feature Stephen Taylor as a companion.
This audio version consists of a digitally remastered soundtrack with linking narration provided by Peter Purves.
The TARDIS materialises on a distant planet in the far future. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo find the planet inhabited by both an advanced, idyllic civilisation (the Elders), and bands of roaming savages. The Elders welcome the Doctor, greeting him as “The Traveller from Beyond Time” and revealing they have admired his exploits from afar and predicted that he would soon be arriving here. Their leader Jano showers the Doctor and his companions with compliments and gifts, reinforcing the idyllic nature of the society of the Elders. However, the Doctor becomes suspicious of the Elders’ seemingly perfect civilisation, but it is Dodo who finds the secret.
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