Doctor Doctor Who Guide

Last updated 09 January 2020


Part Three

Part Three

Series Episode Number: 378

World Premiere: Sat 18 May 1974 - 5:40pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Thu 11 Dec 2014 - 8:00pm EST [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 58 seconds

8.80 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 22 () (UK)

Recorded on Tue 16 Apr 1974 in TC1 TC6 TC8
Archive State: PAL 2 VT



Following Lupton, Sarah is transported to Metebelis 3 where she is captured by the human villagers. The Doctor uses the TARDIS to follow Sarah, but the spiders are waiting.


Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoJon Pertwee
Sarah Jane SmithElisabeth Sladen
Mike YatesRichard Franklin
LuptonJohn Dearth
Cho jeKevin Lindsay
TommyJohn Kane
BarnesChristopher Burgess
MossTerence Lodge
ArakGareth Hunt
SaborGeoffrey Morris
NeskaJenny Laird
RegaJoanna Monro
TuarRalph Arliss
Guard CaptainWalter Randall
Spider VoiceYsanne Churchman
Spider VoiceKismet Delgado
Spider VoiceMaureen Morris
SpiderBarry Smith (uncredited)
Stunt Double for Doctor WhoTerry Walsh (uncredited)
GuardLeslie Bates (uncredited)
GuardSteve Ismay (uncredited)
GuardDennis Plenty (uncredited)
GuardRoy Pearce (uncredited)
GuardDerek Hunt (uncredited)
GuardHarry Fielder (uncredited)
VillagerBarbara Bermel (uncredited)
VillagerSue Ann Manners (uncredited)
VillagerMargaret McKechnie (uncredited)
VillagerLorna Kilner (uncredited)
VillagerAnn Plenty (uncredited)
VillagerMary Rennie (uncredited)
VillagerPat Gorman (uncredited)
VillagerIan Elliot (uncredited)
VillagerSimon Christy (uncredited)
VillagerKen Tracey (uncredited)
VillagerKeith Ashley (uncredited)
VillagerBill Matthews (uncredited)