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128 - Enlightenment
Doctor Peter Davison (Fifth party invitation Doctor)
Writer Barbara Clegg
Director Fiona Cumming
Script Editor Eric Saward
Producer John Nathan-Turner
Executive producer(s) None
Production code 6H
Series Season 20
Length 4 episodes, partyinvitations 25 mins each
Transmission date March 1–March 9, 1983
Preceded by Terminus
Followed by The King's Demons

Enlightenment is a serial in the British science fiction television series party invatations Doctor Who, which was originally broadcast in four twice-weekly parts party invtations from March 1 to March 9, 1983. The serial was part invitations the third of three loosely connected serials known as the Black Guardian Trilogy.


  • 1 Synopsis
  • 2 Plot
  • 3 Cast
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 External party invotations party invitaions links
    • 5.1 Reviews
    • 5.2 Target party invitationns novelisation


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Docking at the harbour of the Enlighteners.

The White Guardian appears in the TARDIS, warning the Fifth Doctor of free birthday party invitations great danger and giving him a set of co-ordinates. Before the White printable party invitations Guardian can explain further, the Black Guardian appears and unique party invitations interrupts the communication. The Doctor sets the co-ordinates and the TARDIS materializes in tea party invitations what appears to be a ship's hold. Leaving Tegan in the TARDIS in case kids party invitations the White Guardian tries to contact them again, the Doctor and Turlough leave to explore, surprise party invitations barely avoiding one of the officers, dressed in an Edwardian 50th birthday party invitations naval uniform and having a mechanical, blank expression.

Speaking with the crew, the Doctor discovers they remember nothing free printable birthday party invitations of coming aboard, have been below decks the whole time, and that the ship they are on pirate party invitations has been entered in some sort of race. Meanwhile, Tegan leaves the TARDIS and encounters luau party invitations the ship's first mate, Marriner, who offers to free halloween party invitations take her to her friends, whom he knows about even though he's not met them yet. An officer with the engagement party invitations same distant look escorts the Doctor to see Captain Striker, who offers them princess party invitations dinner. However, the dinner is interrupted when the pool party invitations wind picks up and the graduation party invitations officers announce that the race has begun. Going to the wheelhouse, the Doctor sees a map of the race course, complete with "marker buoys" which he sweet 16 party invitations recognizes as the planets of Earth's solar system. Marriner then operates anachronistic electronic children's birthday party invitations controls christmas party invitations and a viewscreen activates to show the other contestants - a Greek trireme, a 17th Century pirate ship, and other vessels slumber party invitations from other times, all floating in deep space and retirement party invitations using solar winds for propulsion.

The Doctor speaks to Striker and discovers that children's party invitations he and his officers are Eternals, beings who live in the "trackless wastes of 1st birthday party invitations eternity," as opposed to the Doctor and his companions, who are "Ephemerals." As the ships round halloween birthday party invitations Venus, the trireme captained by Critas the Greek explodes when it tries to overtake the pirate ship. Striker dinner party invitations believes pajama party invitations that it was the gravitational pull that did it, but the Doctor suspects free online party invitations otherwise. Tegan feels ill, so Marriner escorts her to a room which she soon realizes is a 60th birthday party invitations mixture of her room in the TARDIS and her rooms in Brisbane - they have been reading her mind. Marriner seems suprise party invitations quite taken by Tegan, finding her mind fascinating and full of children party invitations life.

In conversation with Striker, the Doctor finds scary halloween party invitations out that Eternals use Ephemerals for their thoughts and childrens birthday party invitations ideas. The Eternals have lived for so long that they are unable to think for themselves personalized halloween party invitations and need human minds to give them existence, and entertainment — that is why the ships use human crews. funny party invitations The purpose of the race, house warming party invitations however, is more than entertainment. The prize is Enlightenment, the wisdom to know everything. The TARDIS is printable halloween party invitations discovered by the Eternals, who make it vanish. Trapped on board the Edwardian ship for the moment, the Doctor kids halloween party invitations and his companions go on board deck in make free party invitations space suits. Turlough hears the voice of the Black Guardian taunting him and unable bowling party invitations to take the strain, he leaps overboard into space.

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The Enlighteners turn out to be the Black and free printable slumber party invitations White Guardians, and the winner is the Doctor, who brought the ship in invitation cards free email party invitations with Turlough's help when Wrack and her first mate mermaid party invitations met with an "accident." The Doctor, however, refuses the diamond crystal containing Enlightenment, saying that he's not ready for it, and the sample tea party invitations White Guardian dismisses Striker and Marriner, who vanish back into eternity. As Turlough wording ideas christmas party invitations helped the Doctor bring the ship in, he is entitled to a bachlorette party invitations portion of the prize. The Black Guardian reminds Turlough of back to school party invitations their bargain, and says that he can give up the diamond, or sacrifice the Doctor to gain both black and white party invitations Enlightenment and the TARDIS. Turlough struggles with a christmas party invitations e card decision, and hurls the diamond at the Black Guardian, who vanishes in screams and flames. christmas party invitations ideas The Doctor points out that Enlightenment was not the diamond, but the choice itself. The White create party invitations Guardian warns once again that the Black Guardian will return, even angrier create your own free party invitations now that he has been thwarted twice, free fun party invitations and vanishes himself. Turlough asks the Doctor to take him fun party invitations back to his home planet, and the Doctor agrees.


  • The Doctor — Peter Davison
  • Tegan Jovanka fun sesame street party invitations — Janet Fielding
  • Turlough — Mark Strickson
  • White Guardian — Cyril Luckham
  • Black Guardian — Valentine Dyall
  • Striker — military retirement party invitations Keith Barron
  • Marriner — Christopher Brown
  • Wrack — Lynda Baron
  • Mansell — pajama party and invitations Leee John
  • First Officer — James McClure
  • Jackson — Tony Caunter
  • Collier — Clive Kneller


  1. The Black Guardian Trilogy began in the serial Mawdryn Undead, and party invitations etiquette continued in the previous serial, Terminus. It concludes here.
  2. The original title for party invitations for children this story was The Enlighteners. Portions of Barbara Clegg's story printable cocktail party invitations were reworked by Eric Saward to fit into the Trilogy, including substituting the two Guardians sample halloween party invitations for her "Enlighteners". Since there were no longer any Enlighteners as tailgate party invitations such, the story was renamed Enlightenment.
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  7. Guest star Lynda Baron (Captain Wrack) online party invitations first appeared (albeit not onscreen) in Doctor Who in the 1966 serial The Gunfighters, as the voice that sings party invitations online the "Ballad of the Last Chance pirate birthday party invitations Saloon" heard throughout that story. See also Celebrity appearances in Doctor Who.
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  9. An article by Russell T. Davies in writing party invitations the Doctor Who Annual 2006 refers to the Eternals in connection with the Time 18th party invitations War mentioned in the 2005 series. The article states that the Eternals were involved 30th birthday party invitations in a previous Time War with the Halldons, a powerful race first mentioned in We are activities for kids rthday party invitations the Daleks, an article by Terry Nation from the Radio Times birthday party invitations camp out 10th Anniversary Special in 1973. Davies' article also states that the Eternals watched the Great (and casino party invitations final) Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, and "despaired of this reality, and fled christmas party invitations with matching rsvp cards their hallowed halls, never to be seen again."
  10. The Eternals free dinner party invitations are briefly mentioned in the Tenth Doctor episode Army of Ghosts. They free downloadable party invitations occasionally feature in the Virgin New Adventures novels, which also delve into their origins, particularly in The Quantum free going away party invitations Archangel by Craig free holiday party invitations template Hinton.
  11. A novelisation of this serial, written by Barbara Clegg, was published by Target Books in February free on line back to school party invitations 1984.

External links

  • Enlightenment episode guide on the BBC website
  • Enlightenment at Doctor Who: A Brief free on-line party invitations History Of Time (Travel)
  • Enlightenment at the Doctor Who Reference Guide


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