8H. Seasons Of Fear

Writers: Paul Cornell and Caroline Symcox
Director: Gary Russell
Produced by: Gary Russell, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Music: Jane Elphinstone
Recorded: 19th - 20th January and 27th February 2002

Grace: I thought you were a doctor.
The Doctor: I thought you were a doctor.


On New Year's Eve, 1930, the Doctor lets Charley keep her appointment at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. But his unease at what he's done to time by saving her life soon turns into fear. Sebastian Grayle: immortal, obsessed, ruthless, has come to the city to meet the Time Lord. To the Doctor, he's a complete stranger, but to Grayle, the Doctor is an old enemy.

An enemy that, many years ago, he finally succeeded in killing. And this is his only chance to gloat.

The Doctor and Charley desperately search human history for the secret of Grayle's power and immortality. Their quest takes in four different time periods, the Hellfire Club, the court of Edward the Confessor and the time vortex itself. And when the monsters arrive, the stakes are raised from the life of one Time Lord to the existence of all humanity.

Regular Cast

  • Charley Pollard: India Fisher

Guest Cast

  • Sebastian Grayle: Stephen Perring
  • Marcus: Robert Curbishley (1)
  • Lucilus: Stephen Fewell (1)
  • Edward The Confessor: Lennox Greaves (2)
  • Edith: Sue Wallace (2)
  • Lucy Martin: Justine Mitchell (3-4)
  • Richard Martin: Stephen Fewell (3-4)
  • Nimon: Richard Curbishley (3-4)
  • The Auditor / Rassilon: Don Warrington (4)
  • Waiter / Prisoner: Gareth Jenkins

CD 1: Parts One and Two

CD 2: Parts Three and Four

Running Time: 110 minutes