TT. Doctor Who - The Dominators

Season Six

Script Editor: Derrick Sherwin; Writer: Norman Ashby (alias Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln); Produced by: Peter Bryant; Director: Morris Barry; Designer: Barry Newbery;

The TARDIS materialises on an island on the planet of Dulkis. The island was once a test ground for nuclear missiles, and should have been highly radioactive. Special groups from the mainland often visit the island to monitor the radiation.

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find one of these parties, and they find that there is now no radiation on the island. Somehow all radiation disappeared within a short space of time.

The Doctor discovers that Dominators are planning to invade the planet, assisted by their robotic slaves the Quarks, and it is they who have stored the radiation for their own use.

The Dominators plan is to turn the planet into a radioactive wasteland which could then be used to power their spacecraft. The Doctor manages to get hold of one of the explosive seed pods and plant it on board the Dominator's ship. When the Dominators explode it their ship goes up also.

Regular cast

Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines; Zoe Heriot: Wendy Padbury;

Guest cast

Probationer Toba: Kenneth Ives; Navigator Rago: Ronald Allen; Culla: Arthur Cox; Teel: Giles Block; Kando: Felicity Gibson; Quarks: John Hicks, Gary Smith, Freddie Wilson (2-5); Quark Voices: Sheila Grant; Educator Balan: Johnson Bayly (1-4); Wahen: Philip Voss (1); Etnin: Malcolm Terris (1); Tolata: Nicolette Pendrell (1); Director Sennex: Walter Fitzgerald (2-4); Bovem: Alan Gerrard (2-4); Council Members: John Cross (2-4), Ronald Mansell (2-4); Chairman Tensa: Brian Cant (3-4);
Uncredited cast: Council Members: Aubrey Danvers Walker, Malcolm Watson; Double for the Doctor: Chris Jeffries; Statues: Jean Callaghan, Eve Martin, Valerie Stanton, Valerie Wood; Extras: Blair Stewart, John Tucker, Colin West;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1210Episode 1Sat 10 August 19685:15 pm - 5:40 pm6.1M54th
BBC 1211Episode 2Sat 17 August 19685:15 pm - 5:40 pm5.9M61st
BBC 1212Episode 3Sat 24 August 19685:15 pm - 5:40 pm5.4M65th
BBC 1213Episode 4Sat 31 August 19685:15 pm - 5:40 pm7.5M33rd
BBC 1214Episode 5Sat 7 September 19685:15 pm - 5:40 pm5.9M64th

Outside filming

Gerrards Cross and Trottiscliffe, Bucks; Wrotham Gravel Pits, Kent;

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Television Centre Studio 3; Television Centre Studio 4;

Bloopers and mistakes

This programme has no bloopers or mistakes. It's probably not perfect, just that they haven't been found or pointed out yet.

Notes and trivia

This story has no incidental music

From this story onwards Derrick Sherwin and his successors are credited as script editors instead of story editors.

Working titles

The Beautiful People;