Doctor Who (1963)

Season 5 Episode 23

The Web of Fear, Episode 1

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Feb 03, 1968 on BBC
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The TARDIS is caught by a mysterious force which causes it to materialise in present-day London. Forty years after their adventure with Professor Travers, the Yeti are marching on London…

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    Colin Warman

    Colin Warman

    Yeti

    Guest Star

    Bernard G. High

    Bernard G. High

    Soldier

    Guest Star

    Jon Rollason

    Jon Rollason

    Harold Chorley

    Guest Star

    Gordon Stothard

    Gordon Stothard

    Yeti

    Recurring Role

    John Levene

    John Levene

    Yeti

    Recurring Role

    Ralph Watson

    Ralph Watson

    Captain Knight

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Character Error: Victoria does not appear to know what the London Underground is and the Doctor says it was after her time. Victoria comes from 1866. The Underground was opened in 1863 after a decade of planning. The educated daughter of a scientist is likely to have known about it.

      • Continuity: The Yeti in the museum changes shape when it is activated.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • The Doctor: Oh. Oh yes, that'll do, Jamie, I think. Just get that in there and that'll be excellent. There we are, that should work.
        Jamie: What does it do?
        The Doctor: Oh, nothing.
        Jamie: Oh, no.

      • Travers: You fool!
        Silverstein: Thief!
        Travers: I'm not a thief!
        Silverstein: Swindler!
        Travers: Stubborn old goat!

      • The Doctor: Salamander started the TARDIS without first closing the door. He was sucked out.
        Jamie: Aye, and I nearly joined him!
        The Doctor: Well, I'm very glad you didn't. He's not in a very enviable position, you know, at the moment, floating around in time and space. Now then, where shall we go?
        Jamie: Oh, lets just get our breath back first before you start tearing off anywhere! Anyway, as you know, the TARDIS has a mind of its own. You know you can't control it.

      • (The Doctor sets the TARDIS into flight.)
        Victoria: Here we go again!
        Jamie: I wonder where it'll be this time.
        The Doctor: Yes, I wonder…

      • Captain Knight: Well, he was certainly a brave soldier, no doubt about that. He gave his life for his country and I was proud to serve under him. Is that all right?
        Chorley: Oh super, sterling stuff. You talk in pure quotes, old boy.
        Captain Knight: Not just quotes, Mr. Chorley. I meant what I said!

      • Captain Knight: Look, it's no good shouting at me, Professor. I didn't ask for you.
        Travers: Who did then?
        Captain Knight: Your daughter.
        Travers: Anne? Just like her mother, always interfering in things she knows nothing about!

      • Captain Knight: What's a girl like you doing in a job like this?
        Anne [ drily ]: Well, when I was a little girl I thought I'd like to be a scientist… So I became a scientist.
        Captain Knight: Just like that?
        Anne: Just like that.

      • The Doctor: Shall we go out and have a look?
        Victoria: Now, is it safe?
        The Doctor: Oh, I shouldn't think so for a moment.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 11084 6) first published by Wyndham Publications in 1976.

      • John Levene plays one of the Yeti in this story. He would later become a regular on the show as Corporal/Sergeant/RSM Benton.

      • The master copies of this serial were wiped in or shortly after September 1969. This episode exists in the BBC archives as a 16mm telerecording recovered from Hong Kong in 1978. This episode and clips from Episodes 2, 4 and 5 are available on the Lost In Time DVD set.

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