The Cradle of the Snake

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The Cradle of the Snake
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release no. 138
Featuring Fifth Doctor
Tegan Jovanka
Vislor Turlough
Written by Marc Platt
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
Executive producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production code 6HC
Release date September 2010

The Cradle of the Snake is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.


Tegan's nightmares about the Mara return, forcing the Doctor to confront the problem on its home world, Manussa.



  • The serpentine Mara and its relationship with Tegan were introduced in Kinda. The Mara returned in Snakedance, when the TARDIS was dragged to its home planet, Manussa.
  • Although this is the Doctor's second visit to Manussa, it is hundreds of years earlier in their history, before their industrialized civilization fell.

Cast notes[edit]

Vernon Dobtcheff played the Chief Scientist in the 1969 story The War Games, in which role he became the first person to say "Time Lords" onscreen in Doctor Who.

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