Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Velvet Web 

The Doctor and his friends arrive in the apparently idyllic city of Morphoton but Barbara soon begins to realise there is more to their hosts than meets the eye.

Director:

John Gorrie

Writer:

Terry Nation
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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
Robin Phillips ... Altos
Katherine Schofield ... Sabetha (as Katharine Schofield)
Heron Carvic Heron Carvic ... Voice of Morpho (voice)
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The Doctor and his friends arrive in the apparently idyllic city of Morphoton but Barbara soon begins to realise there is more to their hosts than meets the eye.

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Trivia

When Ian, Susan and the Doctor enter the Morphoton city, the sound heard is also heard in the Patrick Troughton adventure The Moonbase. It is heard when the Doctor is examining the neurotropic virus through the microscope See more »

Goofs

Barbara activated her travel band in the last episode only seconds before the others, but appears to have spent quite some time in Morphoton - changing clothes, picking out fabrics, etc. See more »

Quotes

Susan Foreman: [there is an unbearable screeching noise] Stop it! Stop it! Go away! Go away!
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Real quality in this episode.
5 September 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of The Keys of Marinus, overall the quality is very high. Some episodes stand out more then others, and episode two is a favourite. It's hard to imagine a single episode of Doctor Who where so much is crammed into 25 minutes, it's so rich in content, the four main characters each play a part, and no one character feels like a spare part. The mind behind the story is a brilliant one, I love the whole idea of someone being tricked into believing they're given whatever they want, but as Ian himself says everything comes with a price, you'd have thought the Doctor with jai age and experience would have been a little more wise to what was happening. Very well acted, Jacqueline Hill is particularly effective here. Thumbs up from me for the first two installments in the Keys of Marinus. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1964 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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