Doctor Who (1963)

Season 6 Episode 11

The Invasion, Episode One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Nov 02, 1968 on BBC
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The Invasion, Episode One
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The TARDIS is in need of repair, but when the Doctor tries to track down an old friend for help he finds himself crossing paths with the sinister International Electromatix corporation – and its cold director, Tobias Vaughn.

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    Murray Evans

    Murray Evans

    Lorry Driver

    Guest Star

    Walter Randall

    Walter Randall

    Patrolman

    Guest Star

    Geoffrey Cheshire

    Geoffrey Cheshire

    Tracy

    Guest Star

    Sally Faulkner

    Sally Faulkner

    Isobel

    Recurring Role

    John Levene

    John Levene

    Benton

    Recurring Role

    Kevin Stoney

    Kevin Stoney

    Tobias Vaughn

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Factual Error: The Doctor claims to have arrived near the "dark side" of the moon. He seems to mean the far side. In addition, the animated version of this episode shows the moon and Earth in different phases, which is impossible.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Packard [ throwing the Doctor and Jamie out of the IE Complex ]: And next time, read the notice on the door.
        Jamie: Oh, don't tell me you can read as well. What else do you do?

    • NOTES (7)

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who - The Invasion by Ian Marter (ISBN 0 426 20169 8) first published by W H Allen in 1985.

      • DVD: Doctor Who: The Invasion (BBCDVD 1358) released in November 2006. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E2856) in March 2007.

        Video: Doctor Who: The Invasion (BBCV 4974) released in June 1993. Nicholas Courtney provides a linking narrative for missing Episodes One and Four. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1273) in June 1995.

      • This episode marked a major change in the production schedule of Doctor Who. Location filming was scheduled in the weeks preceeding studio filming, rather than on weekends between studio sessions. While this made it easier on the actors, it significantly shortened the length of the season.

      • Director Douglas Camfield has a brief cameo as a car driver.

      • First appearance of Corporal Benton.

      • For the DVD release of this story Episodes 1 and 4 (which do not survive in the BBC archives) are presented in animated form, produced by Cosgrove Hall. The animation is done using the original audio soundtrack of the episodes and uses shooting notes from the original script to be as authentic as possible to the original episodes.

      • This episode marks the first appearance of UNIT. Although UNIT will be most important during the career of the third Doctor, it has continued to be an important part of the unfolding Doctor Who mythos. It has played a part in Doctor Who(2005) and based on evidence from Christmas Invasion episode it will have a connection to the upcoming Torchwood series.

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