Clyde’s artwork lands in a local gallery, winning his class a trip there and a rare opportunity to see a prized piece of art on loan from the Louvre: the Mona Lisa itself. But when the legendary painting is unveiled, it isn’t the Mona Lisa at all – it’s an image of one of the gallery’s employees, trapped inside the painting. The news spreads quickly that the Mona Lisa has been stolen, and police pour into gallery. The woman who most people associate with the Mona Lisa is, in fact, on the loose in the gallery: she has escaped the painting and has at least a limited existence as flesh and blood. She arms herself with the Sontaran blaster depicted in Clyde’s painting and begins to trap the police in other paintings throughout the gallery. Only Luke, Clyde and Rani remain – until Sarah herself walks into the gallery, and into the Mona Lisa’s trap.
written by Phil Ford
directed by Joss Agnew
music by Sam Watts & Dan Watts / title music by Murray Gold
Guest Cast: Suranne Jones (Mona Lisa), Ace Bhatti (Haresh), Alexander Armstrong (Mr. Smith), Jeff Rawle (Mr. Harding), Liza Sadovy (Miss Trupp), Lizo Mzimba (himself)
Notes: The gallery scenes were filmed at the Welsh National Temple of Peace and Health, which explains its resemblance to the space station in the Doctor Who episode The End Of The World, which also used it as a location.
LogBook entry by Earl Green