Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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A Race Against Death 

With Ian having fallen victim to the Sensorites' plague, the Doctor is desperate to find a cure. But the City Administrator is still determined to rid his world of aliens.

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Mervyn Pinfield

Writer:

Peter R. Newman
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
William Russell ... Ian Chesterton
Jacqueline Hill ... Barbara Wright (credit only)
Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman
Stephen Dartnell Stephen Dartnell ... John
Ilona Rodgers ... Carol
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ... Third Sensorite
Arthur Newall Arthur Newall ... Fourth Sensorite
Eric Francis Eric Francis ... First Elder
Bartlett Mullins Bartlett Mullins ... Second Elder
Ken Tyllssen Ken Tyllssen ... First Scientist (as Ken Tyllsen)
Joseph Greig Joseph Greig ... Second Scientist (as Joe Greig)
Anthony Rogers Anthony Rogers ... Sensorite
Gerald Martin Gerald Martin ... Sensorite (as Gerry Martin)
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With Ian having fallen victim to the Sensorites' plague, the Doctor is desperate to find a cure. But the City Administrator is still determined to rid his world of aliens.

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This episode was watched by 5.5 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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First Elder: "Give my Doctor the congratulations." Presumably, the "my" and the "the" should be switched. See more »

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Plenty of political hijinks
1 February 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This is such a clever episode, what I most enjoyed was the argument, being put by both sides, on the one hand we have the first elder, willing to accept and help The Doctor, and on the other, the sceptical protector, determined to keep his world safe from invaders.

It baffles me why this story isn't considered in a more forgiving light, so far I've really enjoyed it. The Doctor is on form, Susan is great, and for once they're not solely rely only on Chesterton to put things right.

Plenty of scheming. Lots going on, enjoyed. 8/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1964 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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