The TARDIS materialises on the planet Dido near the end of the twenty-fifth century. The Doctor and his companions come across a crashed spacecraft with only two survivors.
Bennett is ill, and is being looked aftr by Vicki. She explains that Koquillion is looking after them and protecting them from the native Didonians.
The Doctor is sceptical, and challenges Koquillion, who turns out to be Bennett in disguise. He had murdered every one on the ship to hide a previous murder he had committted. He also killed the native Didonians.
Bennett's plan was to return to Earth and get Vicki, who knew nothing of his murders, to testify to his innocence. Bennett is panicked by two Didonians (he thought he had killed them all) and falls off a cliff. The Doctor offers Vicki a place on board the TARDIS.
Regular castBarbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill; Ian Chesterton: William Russell; Vicki: Maureen O'Brien;
Guest castBennett/Koquillion: Ray Barrett (Koquillion credited to Sydney Wilson for 1); Space Captain: Tom Sheridan;
Uncredited cast: Sand Monster: Tom Sheridan; Didonians: Colin Hughes (2), John Stuart (2);
|52||The Powerful Enemy||Sat 2 January 1965||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||12.0M||11th|
|53||Desperate Measures||Sat 9 January 1965||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||13.0M||8th|
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
Although Dennis Spooner was now the story editor, he is not credited for this or the following stories.
In order not to reveal the true identity of Koquillion it was credited to Sydney Wilson, a combination of Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson, two of the men who created Doctor Who.
Doctor Who and Tanni (Tanni was the original name of the Vicki character);