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Season 1 (1963-1964)


The Keys of Marinus: The Snows of Terror

Last updated 31 May 2015


The Snows of Terror

The Snows of Terror

Series Episode Number: 24

World Premiere: Sat 2 May 1964 - 5:29pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 15 Jun 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 54 seconds

10.40 Million

Appreciation Index: 60


Chart Position: 20 ()

Recorded on Fri 10 Apr 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r
BBC Genome Project: see entry



In a snowy wasteland, Vasor, an unscrupulous trapper, imprisons the travellers in a frozen cavern inside a mountain. There they find one of the keys frozen in a block of ice.