NN. Doctor Who - The Abominable Snowmen

Season Five

Story Editor: Peter Bryant; Writers: Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln; Produced by: Innes Lloyd; Director: Gerald Blake; Designer: Malcolm Middleton;

The Doctor visits the Det-Sen monastery in Tibet, during the mid 1930's, to return the ghanta, a sacred bell, given to him many years earlier by Padmasambhava for safe keeping.

Professor Edward Travers is currently on an a expedition when one of his crew is killed, and he suspects the Doctor of murder. The Doctor discovers that the murdered victim was in fact killed by a robotic Yeti controlled by his old friend Padmasambhava, who is still alive and is now possessed by the Great Intelligence.

The Great Intelligence plans to create a material form for itself and take over the world. The Doctor manages to banish the Great Intelligence back to the astral plane. Padmasambhava, now free from influence, dies in peace.

Regular cast

Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines; Victoria Waterfield: Deborah Watling;

Guest cast

Professor Edward Travers: Jack Watling; Khrisong: Norman Jones; Thomni: David Spenser; Sapan: Raymond Llewellyn; Yeti: Tony Harwood (2-6), John Hogan (3-6), Richard Kerley (2-6), Reg Whitehead; Rinchen: David Grey (1-5); Songsten: Charles Morgan (2-6); Padmasambhava: Wolfe Morris (2-6); Ralpachan: David Baron (2-6);
Uncredited cast: Lamas: Richard Atherton, Bobby Beaumont, Roger Bowdler, Charles Finch, Terry Nelson, Jack Rowland; Warrior Monks: Antonio de Maggio, Barry Du Pre, Michael Durham, Pat Gorman, Richard King, Crawford Lyle;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1174Episode 1Sat 30 September 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm6.3M57th
BBC 1175Episode 2Sat 7 October 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm6.0M71st
BBC 1176Episode 3Sat 14 October 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.1M51st
BBC 1177Episode 4Sat 21 October 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.1M60th
BBC 1178Episode 5Sat 28 October 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.2M61st
BBC 1179Episode 6Sat 4 November 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.4M56th

Outside filming

Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, Wales; Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia, Wales;

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D;

Bloopers and mistakes

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Notes and trivia

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