Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora

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Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora

by Louis Marks; dir. Rodney Bennett (BBC, 1976)

DVD cover: “Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora” by Louis Marks; dir. Rodney Bennett (BBC, 1976)

Tom Baker is in fine fettle as the Doctor swashbuckles around a rather small-looking historical adventure, countering an alien threat that he himself has enabled. Elisabeth Sladen brings matchless nuance to her performance. Giuliano narrowly survives a foreshadowing of Blackadder’s Lord Percy.

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