The Labyrinth of Buda Castle was the second story in the fifth series of Fourth Doctor Adventures.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Doctor and Romana land in Budapest, intent on enjoying another holiday, but shortly after landing they find themselves too late to save the life of a man who has seemingly been attacked by a vampire. As they learn that this is the latest in a series of violent attacks, it becomes clear that they have stumbled onto something that needs investigating.
Aided by a vampire hunter who is searching for Dracula, they look into the nearby Buda caves, currently being used for storage by the military — and find that the soldiers have problems of their own.
Stalked through the tunnels by a monster, and up against an ancient evil, the race is on to escape alive — and foil the dastardly schemes of the maniacal Zoltán Frid.
Part one Edit
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Part two Edit
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- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- Romana - Lalla Ward
- Celia Soames - Kate Bracken
- Zoltán Frid - Mark Bonnar
- Guard-Major Priskin - Peter Barrett
- Ensign Kanta - John Dorney
- Anita Kereki - Anjella Mackintosh
- The Doctor helped Bram Stoker with his research while writing Dracula.
- The Doctor visited the labyrinth in 1942.
- The blood is a gestalt organism. Each person it infects gives it access to their knowledge.
- The Doctor claims he's from Interpol. He mentions Pythagoras and Caligula.
- Frid is immune to bullets and holy water. He drains blood through his fingernails.
- Vampires have photosensitivity.
- Radio has been around for 30 years.
- The blood organism's behaviour and ability is inspired by the 1982 film The Thing.
- Vlad the impaler was imprisoned in the labyrinth beneath Buda Castle. The Doctor would, in his next incarnation, meet him personally. (AUDIO: Son of the Dragon)
- The Doctor is found over a body and thought to be the killer. (TV: Earthshock)
- The Doctor uses his watch for hypnosis. (TV: Revelation of the Daleks)
- Romana still has her sonic screwdriver. (AUDIO: Wave of Destruction, TV: The Horns of Nimon)
- Priskin mentions "patterns that aren't there." (TV: Doctor Who)
- A vampire influences Frid's development via morphic fields. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)
- Frid glimpses the Doctor's secrets. (TV: Silver Nemesis)