(Series 11, Episodes 21-26)
Summary: Yates atones for his sins in a Buddhist monastery with dissatisfied middle-aged men and some yellow-face Buddhist monks. The Doctor receives a letter from Jo Grant and the blue crystal from Metebelis Three finally gets a call-back. The villains of the piece are talking spiders and the Doctor has a touching reunion with his old hermit pal (he of the flowers on the mountain fame). Unfortunately, returning the crystal burns the Doctor out…
Watch it because: “A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don’t cry. Where there’s life, there’s…”
Original Air Date: 4 May – 8 June 1974.
Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen).
Writer: Robert Sloman.
Director: Barry Letts.
Producer: Barry Letts.