The Doctor's companions - Ben and Polly - have just witnessed a strange thing: The Doctor's whole body changed and became younger whilst they were watching. When he recovers both Ben and Polly are not sure who it is they see before them.
The TARDIS lands on the planet Vulcan, and the Doctor comes across the body of a dead Earth examiner who was summoned by Deputy Governor Quinn. Taking the examiner's badge the Doctor is believed to be the Earth examiner and is given free access to the colony.
A scientist, Lesterson, found a crashed space capsule, and inside found three deactivated Daleks. No-one heeds the Doctor's warnings as the Daleks are re-awoken.
The Daleks claim to be the colonists' servants, but secretly they have started up a manufacturing plant. The Doctor discovers this and uses the colony's power source to destroy the Daleks.
Regular castBen Jackson: Michael Craze; Polly Wright: Anneke Wills;
Guest castBragen: Bernard Archard; Lesterson: Robert James; The Examiner: Martin King (1); Quinn: Nicholas Hawtrey; Janley: Pamela Ann Davy; Hensell: Peter Bathurst (1-5); Renso: Edward Kelsey (2); Valmar: Richard Kane (3-6); Kebble: Steven Scott; Guards: Peter Forbes-Robertson (4-6), Robert Russell (5-6), Robert Luckham(5); Daleks: Gerald Tayloe (2-6), Kevin Manser (3-5), Robert Jewell (3-6), John Scott Martin (4-6); Dalek Voices: Peter Hawkins (2-6);
Uncredited cast: Guards: Tony Lammar, Bernard Forrest, Tony Leary, Victor Munt; Radio Engineer/Male Rebel: Philip Ryan; Man/Male Rebel: Tony Rohr; Woman/Female Rebel: Jenny Robbins; Male Rebels: Nigel Parry Jones, David James, Dave Carter; Female Rebels: Judith Pollard, Jenny Lautrec, Nadia Baker; Dalek: Nicholas Evans;
|BBC 1||135||Episode 1||Sat 5 November 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||7.9M||44th|
|BBC 1||136||Episode 2||Sat 12 November 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||7.8M||50th|
|BBC 1||137||Episode 3||Sat 19 November 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||7.5M||52nd|
|BBC 1||138||Episode 4||Sat 26 November 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||7.8M||50th|
|BBC 1||139||Episode 5||Sat 3 December 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||8.0M||48th|
|BBC 1||140||Episode 6||Sat 10 December 1966||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||7.8M||37th|
This programme does not have any outside filming
Ealing Television Film Studios; Riverside Studio 1;
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
Anneke Wills does not appear in Episode 4 and Michael Craze is absent from Episode 5
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