E. Doctor Who - The Keys Of Marinus

Season One

Story Editor: David Whitaker; Writer: Terry Nation; Director: John Gorrie; Produced by: Verity Lambert; Designer: Raymond P. Cusick; Incidental Music: Norman Kay;

The TARDIS lands on the planet of Marinus, a world where the beaches are glass and the sea is acid. The planet is controlled by the Conscience, although four of the five operating keys have been lost. Arbitan, Keeper of the Conscience, captures the TARDIS and forces the Doctor and his crew to search for the keys.

Their quest takes them to many differnt places on Marinus, including the futuristic city of Morphoton, a deserted jungle, an ice-bound wilderness, and the city of Millenius.

On their return they find Arbitan has been killed by Yartek, leader of the Voord. Yartak forces Ian to hand over the keys that have been retrieved. One of the keys that Ian hands over is a fake, and when used the Conscience of Marinus explodes, killing Yartak and the Voords and freeing the people of Marinus from control.

Regular cast

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

Guest cast

Arbitan: George Couloris; Sabetha: Katherine Schofield; Yartek: Stephen Dartnell; Altos: Robin Phillips; Arrius: Edmund Warwick; Vasor: Francis de Wolff; Tarron: Henley Thomas; Voords: Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Gordon Wales; Voice of Disembodied Brains: Heron Carvic; Ice Soldiers: Alan James, Anthony Verner, Peter Stenson, Michael Allaby;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 121The Sea Of DeathSat 11 April 19645:30 pm - 5:55 pm9.9M52nd
BBC 122The Velvet WebSat 18 April 19645:30 pm - 5:55 pm9.4M25th
BBC 123The Screaming JungleSat 25 April 19645:30 pm - 5:55 pm9.9M22nd
BBC 124The Snows Of TerrorSat 2 May 19645:30 pm - 5:55 pm10.4M20th
BBC 125Sentence Of DeathSat 9 May 19645:15 pm - 5:40 pm7.9M29th
BBC 126The Keys Of MarinusSat 16 May 19645:15 pm - 5:40 pm5.9M43rd

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Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D;

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