3 January 1970
Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Hugh Burden (Channing), Neil Wilson (Seeley) [1-3], Talfryn Thomas (Mullins) , John Breslin (Captain Munro), Antony Webb (Dr. Henderson) [1-2], Helen Dorward (Nurse) , George Lee (Corporal Forbes) [1-2], Tessa Shaw (UNIT officer) , Ellis Jones (Technician) , Alan Mitchell (Wagstaffe) , Prentis Hancock (2nd Reporter) , Hamilton Dyce (Major General Scobie) [2-4], Henry McCarthy (Dr. Beavis) , John Woodnutt (Hibbert) [2-4], Derek Smee (Ransome) [2-3], Betty Bowden (Meg) [2-3], Clifford Cox (Sergeant) , Edmund Bailey (Attendant).
|Written by||Robert Holmes|
|Directed by||Derek Martinus|
|Produced by||Derrick Sherwin|
Exiled to Earth in the late 20th Century by his own people – the Time Lords – the newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Oxley Woods alongside a shower of mysterious meteorites. Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed UnitedNations Intelligence Taskforce – UNIT for short. Led by Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing. Most puzzling of all is the attempted kidnapping of a strange hospital patient – a man with two hearts, who insists that he knows the Brigadier…
The new Doctor soon joins forces with his old friend, UNIT and the recently recruited Dr Liz Shaw, but time is running out…
Irregular things are happening at a nearby plastics factory, while faceless creatures lurk in the woods. The Nestenes have arrived, and want to conquer the Earth…
Among the props seen on The Doctor’s workbench is the Morok freezing machine from The Space Museum(which was recycled previously as an x-ray laser in The Wheel in Space), and a control panel form one of Tobias Vaughn’s machines, from The Invasion.