|'Children of Auron'
by Roger Parkes
Cally is telepathically contacted by her twin sibling Zelda, warning her that a virulent plague is sweeping their home planet of Auron. Avon suspects a trap, but he is overruled by the others and Liberator sets off to aid the Aurons. The plague has been deliberately unleashed by Servalan as part of her latest scheme; she arrives on Auron and offers to give the population a cure in return for her own bio-replication using the Auron cloning process. Liberator arrives and Avon, Cally and Tarrant teleport down, only to be captured by Servalan and her troops. They manage to escape, and take refuge in the bio-replication plant, guessing that Servalan will not attack it because her foetuses are being cultivated there. However, realising that Servalan is unable to attack the plant and kill the outlaws, officer Ginka tells her that a rival officer, Derla, substituted his own cells for hers. Avon, Cally and Tarrant teleport to Liberator, leaving Zelda behind to tend to the embryos; but Servalan orders the destruction of the plant - Zelda is killed and but Servalan feels the telepathic agony as her offspring die. As the plague continues across the planet, destroying the Aurons, the Liberator crew offer to take the Auron gene-banks to a new planet to ensure that their race continues, while on Auron, a furious Servalan kills both her officers.
Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Josette Simon (Dayna Mellanby), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Peter Tuddenham (Zen / Orac), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Rio Fanning (Deral), Ric Young (Ginka), Jack McKenzie (Patar), Ronald Leigh-Hunt (CA One), Beth Harris (CA Two), Sarah Atkinson (Franton), Michael Troughton (Pilot Four-Zero)
Directed by Andrew Morgan
Produced by David Maloney
19th February 1980 @ 7.15 pm - 8.10 pm
*Featuring Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Cally, Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant, Zen and Orac