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Season 6 (1968-1969)

The Krotons: Episode One

Last updated 31 May 2015

Episode One

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Episode One

Series Episode Number: 228

First Broadcast: Sat 28 Dec 1968 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One]
Running Time: 23 minutes

Appreciation Index: 59

Chart Position: 55

Recorded on Fri 22 Nov 1968 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r

The TARDIS lands on the planet of the Gonds, a primitive and enslaved people. Every year, two of the finest Gond students are sent to be 'companions' of the mysterious and unseen Krotons. But the Doctor reveals that only death awaits them.

The cliffhanger sees the Doctor trying to defend himself against the Kroton probe that has sought him out.