Script Editor: Robert Holmes
Writer: Chris Boucher
Produced by: Philip Hinchcliffe
Director: Pennant Roberts
Designer: Austin Ruddy
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Fight Arranger: Terry Walsh (2,4)

4Q. The Face Of Evil

Season Fourteen

The Doctor lands on an unknown planet and is captured by a warrior tribe called the Sevateem. The Doctor is given the Test of Horda, a test of the belief of the god Xoanon, which he passes.

On a nearby cliff is the face of evil - the Doctor's face - inside which Xoanon resides. The Doctor discovers that Xoanon is in fact a computer with a split personally, programmed by the Doctor, sometime in the past, with his personality.

Xoanon is tended by the Tesh, descendants of the original Technicians, who are at war with the Sevateam, descendants of the Survey Team.

The Doctor manages to remove his personality from the computer and reconcile differences between the two tribes. Leela sneaks on board the TARDIS and dematerialises it with the Doctor on board.

Regular Cast

  • Leela: Louise Jameson

Guest Cast

  • Calib: Leslie Schofield
  • Neeva: David Garfield
  • Tomas: Brendan Price
  • Andor: Victor Lucas (1-2)
  • Sole: Colin Thomas (1)
  • Lugo: Lloyd McGuire (1)
  • Guards: Tom Kelly (1), Brett Forest (2)
  • Voices of Xoanon: Rob Edwards (2-3), Pamela Salem (3), Anthony Frieze (3), Tom Baker (uncredited), Roy Herrick (4)
  • Jabel: Leon Eagles (3-4)
  • Gentek: Mike Ellis (3-4)
  • Acolyte: Peter Baldock (4)

Uncredited:

  • Assassins: David Nichol (1), Harry Fielder (2)
  • Stuntmen: Alan Chuntz (2), Max Faulkner (2)
  • Tesh in Protective Suit: Tim Craven (3)
  • Acolytes: Stuart Fell (3), Ernie Goodyear (3), Robert Hastings (3-4), Tom Knox (3), David Ludwig (3), Tom McCabe (3-4)
  • Lugo's Warriors: Andy Dempsey (1,2,4), Ian Munro, John Sarbutt (1,3,4)
  • Council Members: Alan Harris (1-2), Michael Reynal (1-2)
  • Guards: Paul Barton (1-2), John Bryant (1-2), Mike Mungarvan (2-4), Peter Roy (2)
  • Sevateem: Barbara Bermel (1-2), Peter Dean (2), Alan Troy (2), Terry Walsh (2)

Original Broadcast

Channel Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 440. Part One Saturday, January 1, 1977 6:20 PM - 6:45 PM 10.7M 61%
BBC 1 441. Part Two Saturday, January 8, 1977 6:30 PM - 6:55 PM 11.1M
BBC 1 442. Part Three Saturday, January 15, 1977 6:20 PM - 6:45 PM 11.3M 59%
BBC 1 443. Part Four Saturday, January 22, 1977 6:25 PM - 6:50 PM 11.7M 60%

Repeat Broadcasts on the BBC

Channel Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 4 (HD) Part One Monday, December 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 7:25 PM 141,000 84
BBC 4 (HD) Part Two Monday, December 28, 2015 7:25 PM - 7:50 PM 183,000 84
BBC 4 (HD) Part Three Tuesday, December 29, 2015 7:00 PM - 7:25 PM 56,000 83
BBC 4 (HD) Part Four Tuesday, December 29, 2015 7:25 PM - 7:50 PM 88,000 83

Studios

  • Ealing Film Studios
  • Television Cente Studio 3

Working Titles

The Day God Went Mad