‘The Coins of Deno’

‘THE COINS OF DENO’

AN EIGHT-EPISODE STORY BY TIM BRADLEY

Synopsis

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy are summoned by Lord Ganl to search for the eight coins of Deno in order to end the long war in the Deno system. Will they be able to find the eight coins and thwart the dark lord Vorshon and his deadly Sgrans?

Introduction

The eight stories in ‘The Coins of Deno’ are as follows:

  1. ‘The Map to Time’
  2. ‘The Greek Horror’
  3. ‘The Clouds of Skydra’
  4. ‘The Scavenger Station’
  5. ‘The Mystery of Witten Island’
  6. ‘The Holiday of Romance’
  7. ‘The Dreadnought’
  8. ‘The War of Deno’

Cast of Characters

THE DOCTOR – PETER DAVISON
Time-Space Traveller

NYSSA/NYSSA (ANDROID) – SARAH SUTTON
His Trakenite Companion/Terileptil Android (‘The Scavenger Station’)

BILLY WALKER/BILLY (ANDROID) – TIM BRADLEY
His 1963 Human Companion/Terileptil Android (‘The Scavenger Station’)

LORD GANL – 
Hermit of Arazo IV; Former elder of the Deno Council (‘The Map to Time’ and ‘The War of Deno’)

DALGIX – 
Great Guardian of Arazo IV from Matalia; Lord Ganl’s secretary (‘The Map to Time’ and ‘The War of Deno’)

KEXAJ – 
Male; Asleve Guardian Leader of Arazo IV from Matalia (‘The Map to Time’ and ‘The Dreadnought)

TOMA – 
Male; Asleve Guardian of Arazo IV from Matalia (‘The Map to Time’ and ‘The Dreadnought’)

CRIALA – 
Female; Asleve Guardian of Arazo from Matalia (‘The Map to Time’ and ‘The Dreadnought’)

TOTRINO – DAN STARKEY
First Sgran Leader (‘The Map to Time’, ‘The Scavenger Station’, ‘The Dreadnought’ and ‘The War of Deno’)

ITRASAL –
Second Sgran Leader (‘The Map to Time’, ‘The Scavenger Station’, ‘The Dreadnought’ and ‘The War of Deno’)

KLAW –
Sgran Warrior (‘The Map to Time’, ‘The Scavenger Station’, ‘The Dreadnought’ and ‘The War of Deno’)

CAR –
Sgran Warrior (‘The Map to Time’, ‘The Scavenger Station’, ‘The Dreadnought’ and ‘The War of Deno’)


1. ‘THE MAP TO TIME’

Synopsis

On the deserted alien planet Arazo IV, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy end up in a rock maze.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

TREMAS – JON CULSHAW
Nyssa’s father, a young version of him before being played by Anthony Ainley

TIME LORD #1TIME LORD #2


2. ‘THE GREEEK HORROR’

Synopsis

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy visit the city of Athens in Ancient Greece to find the second coin of Deno.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

KING CROESUS –
Last king of Lydia, renowned for his great wealth

GALENOS –
Athenian, Sophia’s husband, Erasmos and Eumelia’s father

SOPHIA –
Athenian, Galenos’ wife, Erasmos and Eumelia’s father

ERASMOS –
Athenian, son of Galenos and Sophia

EUMELIA –
Athenian, daughter of Galenos and Sophia

KYRILLOS –
Spartan warrior, Ligiea’s husband

LIGIEA –
Kryillos’ wife

KRIOS –
Chronovore, brother of Krios

GREEK OFFICIAL #1; CENTAUR LEADER; CENTAUR; SPARTAN WARRIOR; SPARTAN TEACHER; SPARTAN STUDENT; BOXER #1; BOXER #2


3. ‘THE CLOUDS OF SKYDRA’

Synopsis

The TARDIS visits the planet Skydra where the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy hope to find the third coin of Deno.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

KING SUNGAM – BRIAN BLESSED
Ruler of Cloud City on Skydra

COUNSELLOR SERN –
Female counsellor to King Sungam

GOVERNOR FONDA –
Male governor in Cloud City, stony-mannered

BREGONE –
Male sky soldier commander

ROBELL –
Female sky soldier lieutenant

MICHELLER –
Female ground bandit leader, Dannier’s wife

DANNIER – 
Male ground bandit leader, Micheller’s husband

SKY GUARD, SKY SOLDIER COMMANDER


4. ‘THE SCAVENGER STATION’

Synopsis

The fourth coin of Deno is on a space station full of Nimon, Quarks, Terileptils and RSF men.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

FRESSKIN –
Terileptil Leader

VULLNOK –
Terileptil Commander

PLATOON LEADER COURTNEY –
Male, RSF Leader

PLATOON UNDER-LEADER LEVENE –
Male, RSF second-in-command

DR. JOHN –
Female, RSF medical officer

DALEK – NICHOLAS BRIGGS

SPRAX THE SONTARAN – DAN STARKEY

CYBERMAN – NICHOLAS BRIGGS

SSNAR THE ICE LORD – NICHOLAS BRIGGS

NIMON LEADER; QUARK LEADER; NIMON #1; NIMON #2; QUARK #1; QUARK #2; QUARK #3; QUARK #4; TERILEPTIL HUNTER; TERILEPTIL ANDROID; RSF PRIVATE #1; RSF PRIVATE #2; RSF SOLDIER; RSF GUARD #1; RSF GUARD #2; RSF GUARD #3; RSF FIRING SQUAD (five characters); DROM THE JACONDAN; KILVOK THE BANNERMAN


5. ‘THE MYSTERY OF WITTEN ISLAND’

Synopsis

The TARDIS trio recieve help from three children and their dog Patch when searching for the fifth coin of Deno.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

DR. MICHAEL WITTEN –
Rose’s husband, Susan’s father and Fred and Katy’s uncle

ROSE WITTEN –
Dr. Witten’s wife, Susan’s mother and Fred and Katy’s aunt

SUSAN WITTEN – 
Dr. Witten and Rose’s daughter, Fred and Katy’s cousin

FRED DEAKIN –
Katy’s brother, Susan’s male cousin, Dr. Witten and Rose’s male nephew

KATY DEAKIN –
Fred’s sister, Susan’s female cousin, Dr. Witten and Rose’s female nephew

RICHARD DEAKIN –
Fred and Katy’s father

JUNE DEAKIN –
Fred and Katy’s mother

RAWSON –
First male criminal

MITCHELL –
Second male criminal

STEVENS –
Witten council officer

CAPTAIN HARTMAN –
Sea captain

PATCH
Susan’s dog


6. ‘THE HOLIDAY OF ROMANCE’

Synopsis

Nyssa and Billy spend a romantic French holiday together whilst the Doctor searches for the sixth coin of Deno.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

JEAN-LUC BONHOMME – DAVID HAIG
Film director, servant of Lord Vorshon

BENJAMIN –
Grocer, servant of Jean-Luc Bonhomme

NICOLE –
Benjamin’s sister, servant of Jean-Luc Bonhomme

PIERRE –
Le Grand Hotel waiter

JENNIE –
Le Grand Hotel receptionist

SABINE DE SAUNNES –
Young French woman, associate of Jean-Luc Bonhamme

TOURIST; TAXI DRIVER; VICAR; SECURITY GUARD #1; SECURITY GUARD #2


7. ‘THE DREADNOUGHT’

Synopsis

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy visit an abandoned gunship in outer space to search for the seventh Deno coin.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

PATRO RO –
Mid-40s, Gunship commander, female

SANDTON –
Gunship security crewmember, male

KEL –
Gunship communications crewmember, female

SGRAN #1; SGRAN #2


8. ‘THE WAR OF DENO’

Synopsis

War rages in the Deno system as the eighth coin of Deno is about to be found.

Episode Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Cast of Characters

PRINCE SASSELE – 
Prince of Titanium Dain on the planet Norebye, male

CAPAIN JUROL –
Captain of Deno forces, loyal to Prince Sassele, male

LORD VORSHON – 
Dark Lord of the Deno system, male

VORUHAM –
Collaborator of Lord Vorshon, male

GARON MEGA –
Former servant of Voruham

COMMANDER FARA –
Leader of the humans in the Deno system, male

COMMANDER ELRO –
Leader of the Asleves in the Deno system, female.

KENSONDA –
Sgran Leader, female

COMPUTER VOICE


‘Nyssa of Traken’; ‘Melkurs’ and ‘Tremas’ originally created by Johnny Byrne
‘Billy Walker’ and ‘Sgrans’ created by Tim Bradley
‘Chronovores’ created by Barry Letts and Robert Sloman
‘Cybermen’ created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis
‘Nimon’ created by Anthony Reed
‘Quarks’ created by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
‘Terileptils’ created by Eric Saward
‘RSF (Republican Security Forces)’ created by Don Houghton
‘Daleks’ created by Terry Nation
‘Sontarans’ created by Robert Holmes
‘Draconians’ created by Malcolm Hulke
‘Ice Warriors’ created by Brian Hayles
‘Jacondans’ created by Anthony Steven
‘Bannermen’ created by Malcolm Knoll

© Tim Bradley, 2021


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