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Doctor Who (1963)

Season 10 Episode 25

The Green Death, Episode Five

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jun 16, 1973 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Doctor has uncovered the malevolent force behind Global Chemicals. But he may be too late to stop their elaborate plans.

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    Nicholas Courtney

    Nicholas Courtney

    Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart

    Recurring Role

    Jerome Willis

    Jerome Willis


    Recurring Role

    Stewart Bevan

    Stewart Bevan

    Clifford Jones

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Revealing Mistake: When Yates breaks James's conditioning, the latter falls against the wall, which shakes.

      • Revealing Mistake: When Benton rescues Cliff and Jo, the ground shakes and flexes since it is a built-up set to conceal the maggot operators beneath.

      • Other Goofs: The Doctor resists BOSS's programming by calculating Pi. He recites the first five numbers and continues silently. But he gets it wrong, giving the first five digits as 3.1416. This is only correct if Pi is rounded off after five digits. The correct sequence would be 3.14159265…

    • QUOTES (5)

      • The Doctor: : (to a brainwashed Capt. Yates) it is necessary for me to show you something. For increased efficiency.

      • B.O.S.S.: I will not be angered. I will eradicate anger. It affects efficiency.

      • B.O.S.S.: (after the doctor poses an unanswerable answer) I shall answer it. I shall. I shall. I shall. I shall answer it.

      • B.O.S.S.: You are mistaken. I can't be wrong. I am infaliable.

      • Stevens: In the end, we all want the same thing: an ordered society with everyone happy, well-fed…
        The Doctor: Global Chemicals taking all the profits.
        Stevens: What's best for Global Chemicals is best for the world, is best for you!
        The Doctor: Such as a little touch of brainwashing?
        Stevens: Freedom from fear, freedom from pain…
        The Doctor: Freedom from freedom!

    • NOTES (1)

      • Elgin's role and lines are taken over by Mr. James (Roy Skelton) in this episode. This was because actor Tony Adams became severely ill before the last studio recording block and was unable to film his last two scenes.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)