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

NN. Doctor Who - The Abominable Snowmen

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

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:
  • 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

Showings on the BBC

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 174 Episode 1 30 September 1967 17:25 - 17:50 6.3M 53%
BBC 1 175 Episode 2 07 October 1967 17:25 - 17:50 6.0M 52%
BBC 1 176 Episode 3 14 October 1967 17:25 - 17:50 7.1M 51%
BBC 1 177 Episode 4 21 October 1967 17:25 - 17:50 7.1M 50%
BBC 1 178 Episode 5 28 October 1967 17:25 - 17:50 7.2M 51%
BBC 1 179 Episode 6 04 November 1967 17:25 - 17:50 7.4M 52%

Locations

Outside Locations

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

Studios

  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Lime Grove Studio D

Notes

Bloopers

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Notes

  • This story has no incidental music.

Working titles

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