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The Death of Doctor Who

The Death of Doctor Who

Series Episode Number: 76

World Premiere: Sat 19 Jun 1965 - 5:41pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 14 Sep 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 27 seconds

9.00 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 56 (UK)

Chart Position: 11 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 28 May 1965 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The Daleks follow the TARDIS to the jungle world of Mechanus which is infested with lethal plants. There the Daleks release a robot double of the Doctor that is programmed to kill.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorRichard Martin
ProducerVerity Lambert
DesignerRaymond P Cusick
DesignerJohn Wood
Story EditorDennis Spooner
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Fight ArrangerPeter Diamond
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorSonia Markham (uncredited)
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundBrian Hiles (uncredited)
Production AssistantAlan Miller (uncredited)
Film CameramanCharles Parnell (uncredited)
Film EditorNorman Matthews (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Grams OperatorClive Gifford (uncredited)
Technical ManagerDickie Ashman (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerGillian Chardet (uncredited)
Props BuyerJune Gillespie (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantPatricia Dove (uncredited)
Floor AssistantTrevor Beckett (uncredited)
Male DresserBob Gale (uncredited)
Director's AssistantCordelia Crawshaw (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)