OO. Doctor Who - The Ice Warriors

Season Five

Story Editor: Peter Bryant; Writer: Brian Hayles; Produced by: Innes Lloyd; Director: Derek Martinus; Designer: Jeremy Davies; Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson;

The TARDIS materialises on Earth during the second ice age. At the Britannicus Base, like bases around the world, a computer and an ioniser device are used to keep the ice flows at bay.

A giant creature has been discovered buried in the ice, termed an Ice Warrior by one of the scientists, and it is brought into the base. It thaws, and the creature reveals itself to be Varga, commander of a Martian spacecraft that landed on Earth centuries ago and was entombed in the ice.

More Ice Warriors are revived. With Mars now dead they plan to take over Earth, and with Earth in the grip of a second ice age the conditions are perfect for colonisation.

The ioniser cannot be used for fear of exploding the Ice Warrior's ships engines. The computer, to which the base are dependent, can offer no advice in the situation. One of the scientists who supports the Doctor decides to risk using the ioniser, and the resulting explosion is only minor, only destroying the Ice Warriors and their ship, and keeping the ice at bay.

Regular cast

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

Guest cast

Leader Clent: Peter Barkworth; Senior Control Technician Jan Garrett: Wendy Gifford; Elric Penley: Peter Sallis; Commander Varga: Bernard Bresslaw; Stor: Angus Lennie (1-4); Chief Scientist Arden: George Waring (1-3); Securty Sergeant Walters: Malcolm Taylor (1,5-6); Computer Voice: Roy Skelton (1-2,5); Davis: Peter Diamond (1); Zondal: Roger Jones (3-6); Rintan: Tony Harwood (3-6); Isbur: Michael Atwell (3-6); Turoc: Sonny Caldinez (3-4);
Uncredited cast: Control Room Operators: Monique Bryant, Alec Coleman, Kathy Fitzgibbon, Stan Hogan, Ann Jarvis; Technicians: Gary Dean, Frankie Dunn, James Holbrook, Donald Sinclair;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1180OneSat 11 November 19675:10 pm - 5:35 pm6.7M68th
BBC 1181TwoSat 18 November 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.1M71st
BBC 1182ThreeSat 25 November 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.4M64th
BBC 1183FourSat 2 December 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.3M63rd
BBC 1184FiveSat 9 December 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm8.0M44th
BBC 1185SixSat 16 December 19675:25 pm - 5:50 pm7.5M58th

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D;

Bloopers and mistakes

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Notes and trivia

The story title, writer credit and episode number (with no episode prefix) are brought up over a sequence of ice crystals, accompanied by incidental music, the vocals for which are by Joanne Brown.

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