FRED Watch Flashback: Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation (1978)



Phillip and Mikey discuss the first serial of the sixteenth season of Doctor Who, The Ribos Operation.

The exiled Emperor of Levithia, Graff Vynda-K (Paul Seed), seeks a piece of the rare element jethrik on the primitive and superstitious planet Ribos. Meanwhile, the Doctor (Tom Baker) and travelling companion Romana (Mary Tamm) look for the first segment of the powerful Key to Time which is disguised as the same jethrik piece.

Warning: Contains spoilers. Check out their review here:

Starring: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, John Leeson, Cyril Luckham, Iain Cuthbertson, Nigel Plaskitt, Paul Seed, Robert Keegan, Timothy Bateson, Anne Tirard, Prentis Hancock, Oliver Maguire, John Hamill.

Director: George Spenton-Foster | Producer: Graham Williams | Writer: Robert Holmes | Script Editor: Anthony Read | Incidental Music Composer: Dudley Simpson

Available: DVD

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