EPISODE: The Monster of Peladon Part Two
OVERALL EPISODE NUMBER: 371
STORY NUMBER: 073
TRANSMITTED: 30 March 1974
WRITER: Brian Hayles
DIRECTOR: Lennie Mayne
SCRIPT EDITOR: Terrance Dicks
PRODUCER: Barry Letts
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - Peladon Tales: Curse of Peladon & Monster of Peladon
Episode Format: 625 video
Gebek digs the Doctor out with Eckersley's sonic lance to dig the Doctor out. Hearing an alarm Sarah searches for the Doctor. The Doctor promises to help the miners. Lost in the tunnels Sarah glimpses someone in the Federation refinery but is attacked by it's defence system. The Doctor believes the Aggedor he's seen is a product of technological trickery. Eckersley & Alpha Centauri rescue Sarah with the shadowy figure again seen in the refinery. Ortron wants the miners revolt crushed and the Doctor, who he thinks is a traitor, killed. Alpha Centauri & Sarah are seized by Ettis and threatened to allow his miners access to the armoury and Federation weapons. Ettis takes Sarah as a hostage, and escaping she is seized by Ortron's guards. The Doctor comes to rescue her but he too is seized. They are both sentenced to be cast into a pit under the temple where they encounter Aggedor.
Oh dear, lets play the escape & recapture game again. I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who didn't know what it was in the refinery as it's absolutely obvious especially if you've seen the previous Peladon story. I do worry that the guard, helping his injured comrade outside the refinery, hadn't followed his direction too well as his manner of speech is modern English and doesn't fit with any of the other Peladon natives at all!
The story is that while Curse of Peladon is based on the UK's entry into the European Common Market, Monster is inspired by the Miner's strikes that occurred during the early 70s.