Mordrin wastes no time in publicizing Gervase’s betrayal of the resistance movement and his father. When Owen finds out, he begins to question the danger he’s sent his son into, but is powerless to interfere. Nearby, Julia is discovered, injured by gunfire from the helicopter chase but not dead. At the training camp for Knights of God officers, Gervase is proving to be in less-than-ideal physical condition. Talking to fellow recruits, he discovers that he’s the only officer trainee to have been personally inducted by Prior Mordrin, and he begins to quest why – and wants to know what happened to Julia. Mordrin discovers that his most trusted henchman, Brother Hugo, issued orders to kill Julia, when in fact Mordrin wanted her brought back alive.
written by Richard Cooper
directed by Andrew Morgan
music by Christopher Gunning
Cast: Claire Parker (Julia), Don Henderson (Colley), Anne Stallybrass (Nell), John Vine (Williams), Julian Fellowes (Hugo), John Woodvine (Mordrin), George Winter (Gervase), Gareth Thomas (Owen), Patrick Troughton (Arthur), Christopher Bowen (Pilot), Shirley Stelfox (Beth), Ron Boyd (Fen), John Hallam (Commanding Officer Wetherby), Tony Guilfoyle (Sergeant), Spencer Leigh (Wilson), Nigel Stock (Simon)
Notes: Actor John Hallam (1941-2006) was a recurring player on the short-lived early ’70s BBC sci-fi drama Moonbase 3, and appeared in such later series as The Black Adder and Doctor Who (including the very last episode filmed of the original series). His genre movie appearances included The Wicker Man, Flash Gordon, Dragonslayer, Lifeforce and Kull The Conqueror. Don Henderson (1932-1977) also appeared in Sylvester McCoy-era Doctor Who (as easily the most formidable foe of McCoy’s troubled first season) and Red Dwarf, but most sharp-eyed genre fans will recognize him as General Taggi, the Imperial officer who questions the Emperor’s dissolution of the Senate in Star Wars (1977).
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