The Cloisters of Terror

The Cloisters of Terror
The Cloisters of Terror

Regular Cast

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Rowena Cooper (Emily Shaw), Richenda Carey (Sister Frances Beckett), Claudia Grant (Megan), Jane Slavin (Ancient Nun / Brenda), Allison McKenzie (Lynn Pickering)


St Matilda’s College, Oxford is haunted. The building was formerly a convent and, so the story goes, three ghostly nuns wander its passages during the hours of darkness. The story goes on to say that anyone who sees the ‘three sisters’ will not be long for this world.

When one of the students mysteriously disappears, the Dean of the College, Dame Emily Shaw, has no option but to call in the police. Her call appears to be answered when a Police Box arrives in her study, The Doctor and Leela have come to investigate and uncover the dark secret that has lain buried beneath the college for almost a thousand years…

Written by: Jonathan Morris

Directed by: Nicholas Briggs



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  • Producer David Richardson
  • Script Editor John Dorney
  • Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

    Written by: Jonathan Morris
    Director: Nicholas Briggs
    Sound Design: Jamie Robertson
    Music: Jamie Robertson
    Cover Art: TBC
    Number of Discs: 1
    Duration: 60′ approx
    Physical Retail ISBN: TBC
    Production Code: BFPTOMCD027

  • The Cloisters of Terror was the sixth story in the fourth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures
  • Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is investigating an Inca pyramid in South America.
  • Several nuns have mysteriously disappeared from St Matilda’s College during its long history. Novice Eleanor in 1481,
  • Sister Blanche on 3 January 1729, Sister Mary Lovell in 1853 (who was believed to have run away with John Sayerof Abbington) and others in 1915, 1945, 1961, 1969, 1973, 1975 and 1976.
  • Emily was an ambulance driver during World War II.
  • In 1985, Matilda witnessed an alien spaceship crash in Oxford. After she disappeared, she was made a saint.
  • Emily compares the interior of the TARDIS to something out of Dan Dare.
  • Liz Shaw’s mother Emily Shaw previously encountered the Third Doctor during the incident with the Apocalypse Clock. (The Last Post)
  • Liz is working for the British Rocket Group. (Remembrance of the Daleks, Who Killed Kennedy) they are considering building a moonbase. (Death of the Doctor)
  • The Doctor tells Emily that he once visited the Moonbase. (The Moonbase)
  • Leela recalls that she had previously been inside a church in Staffham, Devon in 1977. (The Foe from the Future)
  • Leela refers to the Sevateem. (The Face of Evil>)
  • Emily refers to St Hugh’s College. (The Last Post)

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