Story Editor: Peter Bryant
Writers: Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln
Produced by: Innes Lloyd
Director: Gerald Blake
Designer: Malcolm Middleton

NN. The Abominable Snowmen

Season Five

The Doctor visits the Det-Sen monastery in Tibet, during the mid 1930's, to return the ghanta, a sacred bell, given to him many years earlier by Padmasambhava for safe keeping.

Professor Edward Travers is currently on an a expedition when one of his crew is killed, and he suspects the Doctor of murder. The Doctor discovers that the murdered victim was in fact killed by a robotic Yeti controlled by his old friend Padmasambhava, who is still alive and is now possessed by the Great Intelligence.

The Great Intelligence plans to create a material form for itself and take over the world. The Doctor manages to banish the Great Intelligence back to the astral plane. Padmasambhava, now free from influence, dies in peace.

Regular Cast

  • Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines
  • Victoria Waterfield: Deborah Watling

Guest Cast

  • Professor Edward Travers: Jack Watling
  • Khrisong: Norman Jones
  • Thomni: David Spenser
  • Sapan: Raymond Llewellyn
  • Yeti: Tony Harwood (2-6), John Hogan (3-6), Richard Kerley (2-6), Reg Whitehead
  • Rinchen: David Grey (1-5)
  • Songsten: Charles Morgan (2-6)
  • Padmasambhava: Wolfe Morris (2-6)
  • Ralpachan: David Baron (2-6)

Uncredited:

  • Lamas: Richard Atherton, Bobby Beaumont, Roger Bowdler, Charles Finch, Terry Nelson, Jack Rowland
  • Warrior Monks: Antonio de Maggio, Barry Du Pre, Michael Durham, Pat Gorman, Richard King, Crawford Lyle

Original Broadcast

Channel Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 174. Episode 1 Saturday, September 30, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 6.3M 53%
BBC 1 175. Episode 2 Saturday, October 7, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 6.0M 52%
BBC 1 176. Episode 3 Saturday, October 14, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 7.1M 51%
BBC 1 177. Episode 4 Saturday, October 21, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 7.1M 50%
BBC 1 178. Episode 5 Saturday, October 28, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 7.2M 51%
BBC 1 179. Episode 6 Saturday, November 4, 1967 5:25 PM - 5:50 PM 7.4M 52%

Studios

  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Lime Grove Studio D

Locations

  • Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, Wales
  • Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia, Wales

Notes

This story has no incidental music.