Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Macra Terror: Episode 4 

The Doctor and Polly manage to save Jamie from the Macra and then try to show the Pilot who is really in charge of the colony.


John Davies




Episode credited cast:
Patrick Troughton ... Dr. Who
Frazer Hines ... Jamie
Michael Craze ... Ben
Anneke Wills ... Polly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Caesar John Caesar ... Guard
Ralph Carrigan Ralph Carrigan ... Cheerleader
Steve Emerson Steve Emerson ... Guard
Jane Enshawe Jane Enshawe ... Sunaa
Denis Goacher Denis Goacher ... Control (voice)
John Harvey John Harvey ... Officia
Peter Jeffrey ... Pilot
Roger Jerome ... Cheerleader
Robert Jewell ... Macra
Gertan Klauber ... Ola
Maureen Lane Maureen Lane ... Drum Majorette


The Doctor and Polly manage to save Jamie from the Macra and then try to show the Pilot who is really in charge of the colony.

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This episode was wiped by the BBC and no copy of it is known to exist. See more »


[first lines]
Control: Retain full pressure.
Officia: Full pressures being maintained on master control. Reserves are standing by.
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A review of the animated recreation
14 July 2020 | by maxglenSee all my reviews

I honestly thought I wouldn't like this after hearing a lot of not exactly flattering things about this serial in the past but I didn't take into account the improvements that the animation would make. A lot of people's main complaint when originally viewing this story back in the day was that the Macra were just too ambitious for the shows' budget for the time and when you look back at the photos and clips that remain, you really do understand what they mean. That being said. The animators have made the Macra exactly what they should have been back in the day, and it's bloody marvellous! They are really creepy, especially in black and white. And the story itself is just as enjoyable. This is a wonderful serial that no classic who fan should miss. It's no War Games or Tomb of the Cybermen but it's certainly worth a viewing. 8/10

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1 April 1967 (UK) See more »

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