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Episode 4

Episode 4

Series Episode Number: 257

World Premiere: Sat 24 Jan 1970 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 17 Sep 2017 - 5:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 47 seconds

8.10 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 51 () (UK)

Recorded in BBC Training Centre,
Archive State: 16mm Colou



The invasion begins as Auton shop dummies come to life and attack the public. The Doctor and UNIT infiltrate Auto Plastics where the Doctor faces the Nestene consciousness.


Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoJon Pertwee
Liz ShawCaroline John
Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
ChanningHugh Burden
ScobieHamilton Dyce
Captain MunroJohn Breslin
HibbertJohn Woodnutt
AttendantEdmund Bailey
(extra)Alan Cooper (uncredited)
(extra)Alan Granville (uncredited)
(extra)Barry Kennington (uncredited)
(extra)Christopher Rushton (uncredited)
(extra)David Melbourne (uncredited)
(extra)Derek Hunt (uncredited)
(extra)Doris Lang (uncredited)
(extra)Fred Davis (uncredited)
(extra)Gary Dean (uncredited)
(extra)Grace Doin (uncredited)
(extra)Henry Rainer (uncredited)
(extra)John Spradbury (uncredited)
(extra)Laurence Rose (uncredited)
(extra)Michael Harrison (uncredited)
(extra)Robert Murphy (uncredited)
AutonArnold Chazen (uncredited)
AutonBarry Ashton (uncredited)
AutonBob Williman (uncredited)
AutonCy Town (uncredited)
AutonDennis Hayward (uncredited)
AutonHein Viljoan (uncredited)
AutonIvan Orton (uncredited)
AutonKeith Ashley (uncredited)
AutonKeith Simon (uncredited)
AutonKenneth Lindford (uncredited)
AutonRoger Houghton (uncredited)
AutonRoger Minnis (uncredited)
AutonTom Segal (uncredited)
Regular SoldierMichael Earl (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierBrian Justice (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierNorman Littlejohns (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierPeter Kaukus (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaAlan Clements (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaAlfred Hurst (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaAnthony Maine (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaBernadette Barry (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaBill Matthews (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaCara Stevens (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaClaire Maine (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaDavid Billa (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaDiana Collins (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaGideon Kolb (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaJoy Burnett (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaJune Gray (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaLeonard Kingston (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaLeslie Bates (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaLola Morrice (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaMaurice Quick (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaMaurice Selwyn (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaReg Lloyd (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaSandy Stein (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaSheila Knight (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaSonny Willis (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaTerence Denville (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaVi Kane (uncredited)
Waxworks Visitor / Auton ReplicaWalter Goodman (uncredited)
AutonIvan Orton (uncredited)