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May 18th, 2010 6 comments

Big Finish 138 The Cradle of the Snake


A new adventure in time and space for the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa. “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.


Peter Davison (The Doctor) Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Dan Stevens (Rick ausGarten), Toby Sawyer (Baalaka), Madeleine Potter (Yoanna Rayluss), Hugh Fraser (Dr Honri Kerrem), Vernon Dobtcheff (Dadda Desaka)

Released 30 September 2010

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Places of interest… – Designer of various Big Finish Covers

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Monthy Series


  • The Next Doctor Not Really

    July 8th, 2010 - 5:01pm

    @McGann is The Doctor
    These stories are set after Nyssa leaves, Nyssa is now much older in the cover if you need proof:wink:


    July 7th, 2010 - 9:09pm

    I have to be honest and say that both TV Mara stories Kinda and Snakedance would def not be among my favourite Dr Who stories, let’s hope the audios are better

  • booboo

    July 7th, 2010 - 8:50pm

    Iain Robertson its say’s on Big Finish

  • c@a

    July 7th, 2010 - 8:45pm

    Who made this cover?

  • Sontar 7

    May 27th, 2010 - 4:51pm

    Why Do Big Finish release these temporary covers? Why not just wait until they have the cover?

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    May 23rd, 2010 - 10:53pm

    Hoo Hoo. As a Whovian the latest thinng for me is getting these Big Finnish Audio Adventures, particularily the Sixth Doctors (he sings in the Space Pirates!) and ofcourse my name sakes. I think Ill start with the four lost stories I wanted, Point of Entry included, Leviathan discluded. As for COTS, Ill buy it, it must be set before Terminus since Nyssa AND Vislor are in it together. Also ,the Mara Tales, 2011.

    The Daleks: “Do not desist! We have your Tardis.”
    The Eighth Doctor Paul McGann (challenngingly and very calmly): “Do you…


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