Doctor Doctor Who Guide
Last updated 23 April 2017


The Forest of Fear

Series Episode Number: 3

World Premiere: Sat 7 Dec 1963 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 8:00pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 23 minutes 38 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 56 (UK)

Chart Position: 61 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 01 Nov 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r
BBC Genome Project: see entry

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The Doctor and crew leave the TARDIS to explore their new surroundings, but are soon captured, thrown in a cave and threatened with death. They only have the secret of fire to bargain with.