Doctor Who - Cradle of the Snake
The Cradle of the Snake was the third and final Big Finish Productions audio drama in the 2010 Fifth Doctor season. It continued a series
of stories starring Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, who were reunited as a TARDIS team for their first
new Doctor Who stories since 1983. It was further notable for including the return of the Mara, a recurring enemy of the Fifth Doctor's
"The Mara is in all of us, deep in our minds. In our darkest thoughts, that’s where it started. Some people call it a demon, but that’s
too simple. It’s about temptation."
Tegan's nightmares have returned. Seeking to banish the snake-like Mara from his companion's psyche, the Doctor sets course for Manussa,
the creature's point of origin. But the TARDIS arrives instead in the heyday of the Manussan Empire, where infotainment impresario Rick
ausGarten is preparing to turn dreams into reality.
The sun is setting on the Manussan Empire… and it's all the Doctor's fault.
Tegan's Mara nightmare returns. The Time Lord, Turlough and Nyssa head for Manussa to seek help.
Relief for Tegan - but a Manussan mystic predicts that the time travellers' problems have only just begun
Nyssa and Turlough uncover the secrets of the Takers, and the Time Lord walks into a trap.
The power of the Mara is released on the unsuspecting Manussans. Time for an unlikely hero to step forward.
Fifth Doctor - Peter Davison
Tegan - Janet Fielding
Nyssa - Sarah Sutton
Turlough - Mark Strickson
Rick ausGarten - Dan Stevens
Dr. Hanri Kerrem - Hugh Fraser
Yoanna Rayluss - Madeleine Potter
Dadda Desaka - Vernon Dobtcheff
Baalaka - Toby Sawyer
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Broadcast: BBC R4X May 26 - 31, 2011
MPEG 1.0 Layer 3 - 128 kbps mp3 – 44 khz - Joint Stereo
File size: Apprx 105 MB
Length: 4 X 28 minute episodes