Doctor Doctor Who Guide
Last updated 04 January 2018


The Firemaker

Series Episode Number: 4

World Premiere: Sat 14 Dec 1963 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 23 seconds

6.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 55 (UK)

Chart Position: 70 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 08 Nov 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r

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The Doctor and his companions use guile and cunning to escape death at the hands of their Stone Age captors. The Doctor decides that the only way to escape is to show the cave dwellers how to make fire.