Eye of the Gorgon

By Mark
Episode Title: Eye of the Gorgon

Duration: Part one - 27 minutes and 30 seconds
Part two - 27 minutes and 49 seconds

Written by: Phil Ford

Directed by: Alice Troughton

Transmission Date: Part one - 1st October 2007
Part two - 8th October 2007

Ratings: 1.1 million (Part one)
1.0 million (Part two)

Synopses: Part one - Sarah Jane Smith and her young friends investigate some ghostly goings on at the local Lavender Lawns rest home, in the second two-part story of the adventure filled series. With several residents claiming to have seen the ghostly figure of a nun, Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde pay the home a visit to find out what's going on. They soon discover that there is more to the story when Luke is entrusted with a mysterious alien talisman by Mrs Bea Nelson-Stanley, a resident at the home who knows a thing or two about aliens. As the mystery unravels, the gang learn that the ghostly nun is, in fact, part of an order protecting the Gorgon – a scary alien creature who can turn her victims to stone with just one look. With the talisman an important part of the Gorgon's plans for Earth, can Sarah Jane and the gang stop her, and avoid her deadly gaze?

Part two - As Luke and Clyde are held hostage at St Agnes Abbey, the monstrous Gorgon and her sinister group of nuns manage to get hold of the alien talisman from Sarah Jane and Maria, as the drama continues. This brings them one step closer to their evil plan to open a portal and unleash more Gorgons on Earth. With her dad, Alan, turned to stone by the Gorgon's deadly gaze, Maria sets out to get him back to normal before it is too late. Back at the Abbey, Sarah Jane and the gang try to stop the nuns from opening the door to the Gorgons' alien world. But will they be able to avoid the Gorgon's stony eyes for long enough to save the day?

Cast List: Sarah Jane Smith — Elisabeth Sladen
Maria Jackson — Yasmin Paige
Luke — Tommy Knight
Clyde Langer — Daniel Anthony
Alan Jackson — Joseph Millson
Chrissie Jackson — Juliet Cowan
Mr Smith — Alexander Armstrong
Bea Nelson-Stanley — Phyllida Law
Sister Helena — Beth Goddard
Mrs Gribbins - Sarah Crowden
Mrs Randall — Doreen Mantle
The Abbess — Audrey Ardington
Nun - Cheryl Rowlands