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Episode 5

Episode 5

Series Episode Number: 269

World Premiere: Sat 18 Apr 1970 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 17 Oct 1975 - 6:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 17 seconds

7.10 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 57 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 13 Mar 1970 in Television Centre 3
Archive State: PAL Restor



The Doctor prepares to pilot the Recovery 7 ship into space, but Reegan sabotages the fuel supply which will send the Doctor into the sun.


Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoJon Pertwee
Liz ShawCaroline John
Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
QuinlanDallas Cavell
ReeganWilliam Dysart
Ralph CornishRonald Allen
Carrington John Abineri
LennoxCyril Shaps
AstronautRic Felgate
AstronautSteve Peters
AstronautNeville Simons
FlynnTony Harwood
Sergeant BentonJohn Levene
Private ParkerJames Clayton
Control Room AssistantJoanna Ross
Control Room AssistantCarl Conway
TechnicianRoy Scammell
(extra)Geoffrey Brighty (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantBarbara Faye (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantClive Rogers (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantDennis Hayward (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantKeith Simons (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantPaul Gilman (uncredited)
Control Room AssistantSally Avory (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierDavid Aldridge (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierDouglas Roe (uncredited)