1. The Paradise Of Death

Writer: Barry Letts
Director: Phil Clarke
Incidental Music: Peter Howell
Recorded: BBC Studios, Maida Vale, London
Released: 1993 (Cassette), 2000 (CD) BBC Worldwide Ltd.

I've reversed the polarity of the neutron flow, so the TARDIS should be free of the force field now.


After a skirmish with an alien warrior in the Middle Ages, Sarah Jane Smith's life as a journalist in Croydon seems rather tame. She decides to track down the enigmatic character who took her back in time; with the Doctor, a good story is never far away. Her intuition pays off.

The Doctor and UNIT are called to investigate a grisly murder at Space World, a futuristic new theme park. Tagging along, Sarah Jane Smith and her new colleague Jeremy soon find themselves facing huge crab-like creatures, mind-controlling devices and vicious flesh-eating beetles. And those are just the attractions...

Regular Cast

  • Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas Courtney
  • Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen

Guest Cast

  • Freeth: Harold Innocent
  • Tragan: Peter Miles
  • Jeremy Fitzoliver: Richard Pearce
  • The President: Maurice Denham
  • Onya: Jane Slavin
  • Waldo: Jonathan Tafler
  • Radio Voice/Crestin/Bill/Ambulanceman: Andrew Wincott
  • Grebber/Reporter: Brian Hall
  • Medan/Hunter: David Holt
  • Nobby/Kitson/Wilkins/Soldier: Dominic Letts
  • Greckle: Emma Myant
  • Clorina/Secretary General of the UN: Jillie Meers
  • Odun/Patrol Leader: John Fleming
  • General Commanding Unit/Professor Mortimor Willow: John Harwood
  • Guard/Rance/Board Member/Echolocation Operator/Lexan: Julian Rind Tutt
  • Rasco Heldal: Michael Onslow
  • Yalett/Officer of the Dat: Philip Anthony
  • Kadio/Guard 2/Custodian of Data Store/Jenhegger: Trevor Martin

Running Time: 2hrs 35 mins

ISBN: 0 563 55323 5