Doctor Who (1963)

Season 8 Episode 5

The Mind of Evil, Episode One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 30, 1971 on BBC
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The Mind of Evil, Episode One
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Earth, the near future. The Doctor visits Stangmoor Prison to see the Keller Machine, a revolutionary new type of rehabilitation aid, in action - but finds his fellow observers literally dying of fear. Who is responsible for creating the Machine? And how does it connect to the peace conference happening in London?

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    Clive Scott

    Clive Scott

    Linwood

    Guest Star

    Raymond Westwell

    Raymond Westwell

    Prison Governor

    Guest Star

    Pik-Sen Lim

    Pik-Sen Lim

    Captain Chin Lee

    Guest Star

    Martin Gordon

    Martin Gordon

    Prison Officer

    Recurring Role

    Dave Carter

    Dave Carter

    Prison Officer

    Recurring Role

    Barry Wade

    Barry Wade

    Prison Officer

    Recurring Role

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      • Video: Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil (BBCV 6361) released in May 1998. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1020) in March 1999.

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who - The Mind of Evil by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 20166 3) first published by W H Allen in 1985.

      • The working titles for this story were The Pandora Machine, Man Hours and The Pandora Box.

      • The BBC wiped all episodes of this story some time before 1978 leaving black and white telerecordings. In the late 70's Tom Lundy made a copy off American TV. However, he did not like the story. Around 1983, not realising how priceless this data would be, he taped over it with a football match. Episode Six was held on a different tape and he decided to tape over that as well. However, he did not quite wind the tape back to the very beginning, which is why the first five minutes have been recolourised. The gaps in between are probably attempts at failed recordings.

      • The opening titles of each episode of this serial use the Troughton version of the theme.

      • For some years afterwards this was the most expensive serial in the programme's history due to its lengthy and large-scale action set pieces, many of which involved a full-size missile transporter.

      • Actor Pik-Sen Lim, who played Captain Chin Lee, was the wife of writer Don Houghton and assisted in providing the correct Chinese dialogue for some scenes.

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