the masque of mandragora


Elisabeth Sladen and Brian Miller (who were married from 1968 until Sladen’s death in 2011) both appeared in Classic Who and New Who: she as Sarah Jane Smith, he as Dugdale in Snakedance, a Dalek voice in Resurrection of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, and a tramp in Deep Breath.

Though their time on Who did not overlap, they appeared opposite each other in the Sarah Jane Adventures episode The Mad Woman in the Attic:


Sarah in The Masque of Mandragora

I’ve heard otherwise, but I personally love that first dress she wears. And the one she wears at the masque, too of course…I love watching her dance with Giuliano. :) Getting hypnotized and nearly killing the Doctor was a bit scary though, even though I knew she wouldn’t actually kill him…

I enjoyed this episode, really. I had hoped to, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an impressively good story for one in which the Doctor himself in essence causes all the trouble by bringing that helix energy to the 15th century inside the TARDIS…not that he knew at first of course so you can't really blame him can you. ;)