HH. Doctor Who - The Moonbase

Season Four (continued)

Story Editor: Gerry Davis; Wrirers: Kit Pedlar and Gerry Davis (uncredited); Produced by: Innes Lloyd; Director: Morris Barry; Designer: Colin Shaw; Incidental Music: Stock;

The TARDIS materialises on the moon in the year 2070, by which time Earth's weather is controlled from a base on the moon using a machine known as the Gravitron.

The Doctor and his companions make their way towards the moonbase. The base is run by a man named Hobson, and the staff at the moonbase are suffering from a form of plague which is the result of an alien virus spread by the Cybermen.

The Cybermen plan to use the Gravitron to disrupt the weather of Earth which would pave the way for their an invasion. Polly discovers that the Cybermens' breathing system is a form of plastic, and is susceptible to solvents.

A second force of Cybermen advances over the moon's surface. Hobson, on the suggestion of the Doctor, uses the Gravitron on the moon's surface which has the effect of flinging the Cybermen into space.

Regular cast

Ben Jackson: Michael Craze; Polly Wrght: Anneke Wills; Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines;

Guest cast

Jack Hobson: Patrick Barr; Roger Benoit: Andre Maranne; Nils: Michael Wolf; Sam Becket: John Rolfe; Voice from Space Patrol: Alan Rowe (1-3); Doctor Evans: Alan Rowe (1,3,4); Ralph: Mark Heath (1); Voice of Controller Rinberg: Denis McCarthy (2); Cybermen: Keith Goodman (3-4), Peter Greene (2-4), Reg Whitehead (3-4), Sonnie Willis (3-4), John Wills (2-4); Cyberman Voice: Peter Hawkins (3-4); Jim/No. 5: Ron Pinnell (1-3); Bob/No. 7: Edward Phillips (1-3); Charlie/No. 8: Robin Scott; Joe Benson/No. 9: Alan Wells; Julues/No. 10: Victor Pemberton; Peter/No. 11: Derek Calder; Ted/No. 12: Leon Maybank (1-3); Franz/No. 13: Barry Ashton; John/No. 15: Arnold Chazen (1-3);
Uncredited cast: Cybermen: Ronald Lee, Barry Noble; Extras: Mike Britain, Declan Cuffe, Paul Harrington, John Levene, Bernard Reid, Terry Wallis;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1149Episode 1Sat 11 February 19675:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.1M56th
BBC 1150Episode 2Sun 26 February 19675:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.2M49th
BBC 1151Episode 3Sat 4 March 19675:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.1M44th
BBC 1152Episode 4Sat 18 March 19675:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.9M36th

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D; Riverside Studio 1;

Bloopers and mistakes

Return of the Cybermen

Notes and trivia

The various numbered crew members are just credited as "Scientists".

Working titles

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