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the opera from behind a terrifying PVC mask in the Caves of Androzani and the short-lived, fez-wearing Naim, disciple of the evil god Set, first seen hammering out a tune on the pipe organ, always a good sign in any villain! The Pyramids of Mars featured some hilarious Tom Baker ad-libbing, I really don’t know how the BBC let him get away with “French Tickler? Never bends. Belonged to Marie Antoinette”. Christopher Gable played a wonderfully over-the-top Sharaz Jek and Naim was played by Peter Mayock. The Pyramids of Mars also has one of the most ridiculous death scenes that I have ever scene. Only the Beeb…
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