Doctor Who (1963)

The Web of Fear, Episode 3

Season 5, Ep 25, Aired 2/17/68
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  • Episode Description
  • The Doctor and his allies try to find a way to slow down the spread of the deadly fungus in the London Underground. A new soldier arrives and somewhere in their midst is a traitor…

  • Cast & Crew
  • Deborah Watling

    Victoria

  • Frazer Hines

    Jamie

  • Jeremy King

    Yeti

  • Gordon Stothard

    Yeti

  • John Lord

    Yeti

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • The master copy of this episode was wiped in or shortly after September 1969. No copy survives in the BBC archives. In the 2013 iTunes release, the episode is reconstructed from a complete soundtrack and telesnap stills.

    • First appearance of Nicholas Courtney as Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, who would later be promoted to Brigadier and join the regular cast.

    Trivia (1)

    • After making his debut in this episode, Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart (soon to be promoted and forever after known as the Brigadier) will go on to become Doctor Who's most frequently appearing supporting character. He will participate in 157 episodes (22 stories) and have individual adventures with the second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh Doctors.

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