J. Doctor Who - Planet Of Giants

Season Two

Story Editor: David Whitaker; Writer: Louis Marks; Directors: Mervyn Pinfield (1-2) and Douglas Camfield (3); Produced by: Verity Lambert; Designer: Raymond P. Cusick; Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson;

The TARDIS is sent out of control, and when it materialises on Earth it has shrunk, and so have the occupants who are all now around 1 inch tall.

The Doctor and his companions stumble across a plot by a scientist, Professor Smithers, and a buisnessman, Forester, to launch the new insecticide DN6. DN6 does not just kill insects that are harmful to agriculture, but also those that are essantial.

A Government agent, Farrow, discovers the plan but is murdered before he can reveal it. The minaturised Ian and Barbara witness the murder.

Despite the fact the being minaturised leaves the Doctor and his companions to the mercy of plugholes and giant matchboxes, the Doctor manages to create an explosion and also rouse the suspicsions of the local police who call round to investigate.

Regular cast

Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford; Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill; Ian Chesterton: William Russell;

Guest cast

Forester: Alan Tilvern; Arnold Farrow: Frank Cranshaw (1-2); Professor Smithers: Reginald Barrett (2-3); Hilda Rowse: Rosemary Johnson (3); Bert Rowse: Fred Ferris (3);

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 143Planet Of GiantsSat 31 October 19645:15 pm - 5:40 pm8.4M37th
BBC 144Dangerous JourneySat 7 November 19645:15 pm - 5:40 pm8.4M45th
BBC 145CrisisSat 14 November 19645:15 pm - 5:40 pm8.9M33rd

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Television Centre Studio 4;

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

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Working titles

The Miniscules; Episode 2: Death In The Afternoon;