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The Dead Planet

The Dead Planet

Series Episode Number: 5

World Premiere: Sat 21 Dec 1963 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 18 May 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 22 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 59 (UK)

Chart Position: 67 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 06 Dec 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The travellers venture out on to the surface of a new world. Everything is dead, but beyond a petrified jungle they see a huge metal city which the Doctor is determined to explore...