Peri saved from drowning - Doctor Who - Planet of Fire - BBC

Peri saved from drowning - Doctor Who - Planet of Fire - BBC

Turlough saves Peri from drowning. (TV: Planet of Fire)

Drowning was the act of an oxygen-breathing life-form being asphyxiated in a liquid, usually water. This frequently resulted in the death of the life-form. According to Styre's experiments, immersion in water produced asphyxiation in humans in less than three minutes. (TV: The Sontaran Experiment)

Aquaphobia was the fear of water, or of drowning. (AUDIO: House of Blue Fire)

The Fourth Doctor once claimed to have saved Julius Caesar from drowning in the River Tiber. (AUDIO: Phantoms of the Deep)

Ashildr cured a whole village of scarlet fever. However, believing she was a witch, they attempted to drown her. However, she was able to hold her breath and escape. (TV: The Woman Who Lived)

In 1485, Clarrie drowned when he fell into a river while being chased by guards who had recognised him as the Duke of Clarence. According to William Shakespeare, the Duke was drowned in a vat of wine. (AUDIO: The Kingmaker)

In 1599, the Carrionite called Lilith killed Lynley by drowning him with her doll, filling his lungs with water. (TV: The Shakespeare Code)

In 1649, hundreds of women and children attempting to escape Oliver Cromwell's siege of Wexford drowned when the overcrowded boats they were on sank. (AUDIO: The Settling)

In 1699, Rory Williams drowned when he was knocked overboard the Fancy. He was revived by the Siren, but died again when he was taken off life support, and revived again when Amy Pond used CPR on him. (TV: The Curse of the Black Spot)

In 1746, slave trader Trask drowned troublesome prisoners, and almost subjected Ben Jackson to this fate. After being thrown overboard, (TV: The Highlanders) he himself drowned. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

In 1872, Theodore Cassells and the crew of the Marie Celeste drowned when a wave swamped their lifeboat. (COMIC: A Stitch in Time)

In 1885, the Vespiform calling himself Christopher drowned when a monsoon flooded the Jamuna River in Delhi. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

In 1891, the governess of Francesca and Digby Latimer drowned in a frozen pond on Captain Latimer's estate. (TV: The Snowmen)

In one iteration of the time loop created by Edward Grove, Edith Thompson was drowned in the kitchen sink. (AUDIO: The Chimes of Midnight)

In 1916, Grigori Rasputin drowned in the Neva River. (PROSE: The Wages of Sin)

In 1926, the Vespiform Arnold Golightly drowned when he dove into Silent Pool to retrieve the Firestone, which had been thrown there by Donna Noble. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

On 11 May 1964, Jane Potter drowned in the River Stock. (AUDIO: The Eternal Summer, Plague of the Daleks)

Circa 1970, Professor Zaroff drowned in his laboratory when the Second Doctor flooded Atlantis. (TV: The Underwater Menace)

In the 1970s, Professor Charles Kettering was killed at Stangmoor Prison when the Keller Machine turned his fear of drowning against him. His fear was so great that water manifested in his lungs. (TV: The Mind of Evil)

A few years later, Scorby was drowned in a pool of water by plants under the control of a Krynoid. (TV: The Seeds of Doom)

On 9 May 1984, Peri Brown almost drowned when she tried to swim from her stepfather's boat to the shore of Lanzarote. She was rescued by Vislor Turlough. (TV: Planet of Fire)

Circa 1996, Maude O'Neill drowned herself in a lake on Gravonax Island after her daughter Eadie was killed. (AUDIO: Night Thoughts)

Circa 1997, Ace almost drowned in a chamber in King Arthur's spaceship at the bottom of Lake Vortigern. (TV: Battlefield)

Estelle Cole drowned in a rainy storm above her house, unnaturally caused by fairies. (TV: Small Worlds)

On Christmas Eve 2007, the Tenth Doctor drowned the Racnoss in the Thames Flood Barrier. (TV: The Runaway Bride) In a parallel world, the Doctor drowned as well. (TV: Turn Left)

After being resurrected in 2008, (TV: Dead Man Walking) Owen Harper tried to drown himself, but was unsuccessful due to now having no need for air. (TV: A Day in the Death)

In 2119, Richard Pritchard drowned when the ghost of Jonathan Moran opened the outer door of the airlock he was in. (TV: Under the Lake)

In 2167, an unstable Roboman drowned himself in the River Thames. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)

In 2194, Estella was believed to have drowned herself in the main canal in Venice, but in fact had merely faked her death. (AUDIO: The Stones of Venice)

On Kar-Charrat, the Kar-Charratans used their water-controlling abilities to drown many Daleks in their own casings. (AUDIO: The Genocide Machine)

On Gallifrey, the Master was almost drowned in the river Lethe by Torvic, but was rescued by the Doctor, who killed Torvic. (AUDIO: Master)

In the Matrix on Gallifrey, Goth almost drowned the Fourth Doctor. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)

In Eugene Tacitus' world, Pepin VI drowned when he fell asleep in his bathtub. (AUDIO: The Holy Terror)

On Baspral, Galena attempted to drown a young boy in a stream, having foreseen that he would grow up to be a ruthless dictator, but was stopped by the Doctor. Ten years later, the boy drowned Galena in the same stream. (PROSE: The Inquisitor's Story)

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