The Renaissance Man
Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Ian McNeice (Harcourt), Gareth Armstrong (Jephson), Anthony Howell (Edward), Daisy Ashford (Lizzie), Laura Molyneux (Beryl/Professor Hilda Lutterthwaite), John Dorney (Dr Henry Carnforth)
To continue Leela’s education, the Doctor promises to take her to the famous Morovanian Museum. But the TARDIS lands instead in a quiet English village, where they meet the enigmatic collector Harcourt and his family.
When people start to die, reality doesn’t appear quite what it was. There’s something sinister going on within the walls of Harcourt’s manor, and the stakes are higher than they can imagine.
The Doctor is about to discover that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
- The Renaissance Man was the second story in the first series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures.
- Leela refers to her visit to London in 1889. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Leela mentions that she once fired a revolver at a dragon in the House of the Dragon, Magnus Greel’s fortress. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Leela once again refers to policemen as “blue guards” (The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Foe from the Future) and mentions the surveillance devices used by Xoanon to monitor the Tesh on her native planet (The Face of Evil).