Doctor Who (1963)

Season 13 Episode 1

Terror of the Zygons, Part One

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Aug 30, 1975 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • The beach where Munro washes ashore is Climping beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. It has previously been featured in season 5's Enemy of the World.

    • The houses shown near Loch Ness have thatched roofs. In real life, the houses there don't have such roofs, but the village in England where they did the shooting does...

  • Quotes

    • Sarah Jane: It's nice to see you again, Brigadier.
      Brigadier: And you, miss Smith.
      Sarah Jane: But I didn't expect to see you in a kilt.
      Brigadier: My dear miss Smith, as you do remember, my name is Lethbridge-Stewart. The clan Stewart.
      Sarah Jane: Sorry. I thought you were doing a Doctor!

    • Huckle: Those babies are meant to be unsinkable.
      The Doctor: Yes, so was the Bismarck and we know that story.

    • Huckle: As far as we know, the sea was calm and empty.
      The Doctor: It may be calm, but it's never empty.

    • Angus: Well, I'm the seventh son of a seventh son. You know that fella, that fella with you, the Doctor, he looks like a man who might see around a few corners himself.
      Sarah Jane: Quite a few.

    • Sarah Jane: What is that thing you're fiddling with
      The Doctor: It's part of the radio probe system, used for checking localized jamming.
      Sarah Jane: Well what if that gets jammed too?
      [The Doctor glares]

    • The Doctor: When I left that psionic beam with you, Brigadier, I said that it was only to be used in an emergency!
      Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart: This is an emergency!
      The Doctor: Oil? An emergency? Ha! It's about time the people who run this planet of yours realised that to be dependent on a mineral slime just doesn't make sense.

  • Notes

    • Video: Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons (BBCV 4186) released in omnibus format in November 1988. Released in U.S.A./Canada (CBS/Fox Video 5422) in April 1991. Re-released in episodic format (BBCV 6774) in August 1999. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1410) in May 2000.

    • The working titles for this serial were The Loch Ness Monster, The Loch Ness Terror and The Zygons.

    • John Woodnutt plays both the Duke and Broton, but he is uncredited in all four episodes as Broton.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 11041 2) first published by Tandem in 1976.

    • Recorded for Season 12, this story was held over to launch Season 13.

  • Allusions