4Y. Doctor Who - Underworld

Season Fifteen

Script Editor: Anthony Read; Writers: Bob and Dave Martin; Produced by: Graham Williams; Director: Norman Stewart; Designer: Dick Coles; Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson;

The TARDIS materialises on board a Minyan ship, the R1C, commanded by Jackson. To the Minyans the Time Lords are Gods. In the past the Time Lords helped the Minyans build an advance civilisation. Minyos is now dead, destroyed by warfare.

The crew are on a quest to find the P7E which contains the gene bank of the entire Minyan race. The P7E is eventually located - at the centre of a planet which had grown up around it.

Descendants of the original crew, and are ruled by the computer which has been programmed to protect the race banks, and robotic Seers have survived.

Jackson thinks he has managed to obtain the race bank, but he has been tricked and in fact has fission grenades. The Doctor discovers the deception and manages to obtain the real race bank, and tricks the Seers into taking back the grenades. The explosion destroys the planet, and the P7E, allowing the R1C to blast free toward Minyos II, with the Minyan descendants on board.

Regular cast

Leela: Louise Jameson; Voice of K-9: John Leeson;

Guest cast

Jackson: James Maxwell; Tala: Imogen Bickford-Smith; Orfe: Jonathan Newth; Herrick: Alan Lake; Idmon: Jimmy Gardner (2-4); Idas: Norman Tipton (2-4); Tarn: Godfrey James (2-4); Rask: James Marcus (2-4); Guard Klimt: Jay Neill (2); Ankh: Frank Jarvis (3-4); Lakh: Richard Shaw (3-4); Voice of the Oracle: Christine Pollon (3-4); Naia: Stacey Tendeter (3-4);

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1470Part OneSat 7 January 19786:25 pm - 6:50 pm8.9M50th
BBC 1471Part TwoSat 14 January 19786:25 pm - 6:50 pm9.1M37th
BBC 1472Part ThreeSat 21 January 19786:30 pm - 6:55 pm8.9M37th
BBC 1473Part FourSat 28 January 19786:30 pm - 6:55 pm11.7M27th

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

Television Centre Studio 3; Television Centre Studio 4; Television Centre Studio 8;

Bloopers and mistakes

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