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Doctor Who (1963)

Season 24 Episode 9

Delta and the Bannermen, Part One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Nov 02, 1987 on BBC
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Delta and the Bannermen, Part One
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Wales, 1959. A top-secret US satellite has mysteriously gone missing. This could have something to do with the arrival of a party of alien tourists en route to Disneyland, amongst their number Mel and the Doctor, and the Queen of the Chimerons - who's fleeing the Bannermen and their genocidal leader Gavrok…moreless

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    Keff McCulloch

    Keff McCulloch

    [member of] The Lorells

    Guest Star

    Don Henderson

    Don Henderson

    Gavrok

    Guest Star

    Belinda Mayne

    Belinda Mayne

    Delta

    Guest Star

    Leslie Meadows

    Leslie Meadows

    Adlon

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Factual Error: The American satellite in this story has the appearance of a Soviet Sputnik satellite, not an American Explorer satellite.

      • Plot Hole: If the Navarinos are travelling to America, why are they driving a bus with the steering wheel on the right-hand side?

    • QUOTES (1)

      • The Doctor: Do you always carry around a full set of tools with you?
        Ray: Oh, it's like Billy taught me: it pays to be prepared.
        The Doctor: A stitch in time… fills up space.

    • NOTES (4)

      • DVD: Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen (BBCDVD 2599) released in June 2009.

        Video: Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen (BBCV 7131) released in March 2001. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1648) in June 2002.

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen by Malcolm Kohll (ISBN 0 426 20333 X) first published by W H Allen in 1989.

      • The character of Ray was written as a possible new companion for the Doctor to replace Mel. However, since Bonnie Langford had not committed to leaving and the producers wanted a sharper contrast to Mel, the companion mantle was eventually reserved for Ace.

      • The working title for the story was The Flight of the Chimeron.

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