Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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A Desperate Venture 

While the City Administrator's schemes reach their climax, the Doctor and Ian venture into the tunnels under the city to discover the real cause of the Sensorite plague.

Director:

Frank Cox

Writer:

Peter R. Newman
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
William Russell ... Ian Chesterton
Jacqueline Hill ... Barbara Wright
Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman
Stephen Dartnell Stephen Dartnell ... John
Ilona Rodgers ... Carol
John Bailey ... Commander
Martyn Huntley Martyn Huntley ... First Human
Giles Phibbs Giles Phibbs ... Second Human
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ... Third Sensorite
Arthur Newall Arthur Newall ... Fourth Sensorite
Eric Francis Eric Francis ... First Elder
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Warrior (as Joe Greig)
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Sensorite
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While the City Administrator's schemes reach their climax, the Doctor and Ian venture into the tunnels under the city to discover the real cause of the Sensorite plague.

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Trivia

This was the first of three William Hartnell stories that Martyn Huntley would have minor roles in. The others were "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" and "The Gunfighters". See more »

Goofs

When Carol writes her letter it reads "John, have gone to space ship. Carol." But when John receives the letter it reads "John, have gone up to space ship. Carol." The location of the ink smudge in the left-hand margin also moves. See more »

Quotes

Susan Foreman: Grandfather and I don't come from Earth. Oh, it's ages since we've seen our planet. It's quite like Earth, but at night the sky is a burned orange, and the leaves on the trees are bright silver.
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Strong finale to what's a very good story.
2 February 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I am at odds with many fans, as I have nothing but positive comments overall for The Sensorites, the show is still in its infancy, yet manages to introduce so many themes, it is very original and well balanced.

The concluding episode is very good, we learn who's been poisoning the water, and why, plus the rogue Sensorite is brought to justice. Some quite dark themes, with that band of soldiers clearly malicious through insanity.

A wonderful story for Susan I thought, she has a terrific scene with the elder where she discusses her home planet, I thought her character throughout was terrific. I'm glad Barbara was brought down from that Spaceship.

Much maligned, but have to say I really enjoyed.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1964 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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