T. Doctor Who - Galaxy Four

Season Three

Story Editor: Donald Tosh; Writer: William Emms; Director: Derek Martinus; Produced by: Verity Lambert; Designer: Richard Hunt; Incidental Music: Stock;

The TARDIS materialises on an arid planet where they encounter two stranded races - the Drahvins and the Rills who, due to an encounter in space, both crashed onto the planet's surface. The Rill ship is almost ready for take off having been repaired by robotic drones affectionately nicknamed Chumblies by Vicki. The Drahvin ship is irreparable.

The Rills appear to be a peaceful and welcoming explorers whilst the Drahvins appear as mindless clones lead by the warlike Maaga. The Doctor discovers that the planet is soon to self destruct, and both species are in a rush to get off the planet.

The Drahvins plan to force the Doctor to help them steal the Rills' spacecraft to escape. Instead the Doctor povides the Rills with power from the TARDIS which refuels their ship and allows the Rills to escape, leaving the Drahvins to their fate.

Regular cast

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien; Steven Taylor: Peter Purves;

Guest cast

Maaga: Stephanie Bidmead; Drahvin One: Marina Martin; Drahvin Two: Susanna Carol; Drahvin Three: Lyn Ashley; Chumbley Operators: Jimmy Kaye (1), Angelo Muscat, Pepi Poupee (3-4), Tommy Reynolds (4), William Shearer; Rill Voices: Robert Cartland (3-4); Jeff Garvey: Barry Jackson (4);
Uncredited cast: Rills: (all 3-4) David Brewster, Peter Holmes, Brian Madge, Bill McAllister;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 182Four Hundred DawnsSat 11 September 19655:40 pm - 6:05 pm9.0M23rd
BBC 183Trap Of SteelSat 18 September 19655:50 pm - 6:15 pm9.5M22nd
BBC 184Air LockSat 25 September 19655:50 pm - 6:15 pm11.5M13th
BBC 185The Exploding PlanetSat 2 October 19655:50 pm - 6:15 pm9.9M20th

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

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

Bloopers and mistakes

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Notes and trivia

Episode 4: Garvey, who is credited for part four of this story by the Radio Times is a character from Mission to the Unknown, who appears as part of a cliff-hanger lead-in to this next episode.

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