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Last updated 09 January 2020


Episode 3

Episode 3

Series Episode Number: 125

World Premiere: Sat 9 Jul 1966 - 5:35pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 17 Sep 2014 - 8:00pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 23 minutes 58 seconds

5.30 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 44 (UK)

Chart Position: 62 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 24 Jun 1966 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



With WOTAN's plans for world conquest about to reach fruition, the Doctor comes face-to-face with the unstoppable might of the War Machines.


Characters hide uncredited
Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
Major GreenAlan Curtis
BenMichael Craze
PollyAnneke Wills
Sir Charles SummerWilliam Mervyn
Professor BrettJohn Harvey
Professor KrimptonJohn Cater
WorkerEddie Davis
CaptainJohn Rolfe
SergeantJohn Boyd-Brent
CorporalFrank Jarvis
SoldierRobin Dawson
Machine OperatorGerald Taylor
MilitaryBiff Byfield (uncredited)
MilitaryLewis Alexander (uncredited)
SoldierBarry Noble (uncredited)
SoldierHugh Cecil (uncredited)
SoldierRobert Pearson (uncredited)
SoldierDonald Simmons (uncredited)
SoldierJay McGrath (uncredited)
SoldierJohn Pollock (uncredited)
WorkerNigel James (uncredited)
WorkerTerry Wallis (uncredited)
WorkerRay Cooper (uncredited)
WorkerAlan Wakeling (uncredited)
WorkerVic Taylor (uncredited)
WorkerSteve Pokol (uncredited)
WorkerDavid Waterman (uncredited)
WorkerPat Leclerc (uncredited)
WorkerMike Reid (uncredited)
WorkerDennis Plenty (uncredited)
WorkerPeter Day (uncredited)
WorkerPat Gorman (uncredited)