Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars (1975)

UK, 25 October -15 November 1975
Series 13, episodes 9-12, average 25m each
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: : Planet of Evil (1975)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Android Invasion (1975)
Part of: Doctor Who (1963-1989)

A British television science fiction serial directed by Paddy Russell from scripts by Robert Holmes and Lewis Griefer using the pseudonym Stephen Harris.

Plot Summary

In 1911 Egyptologist Marcus Scarman worships a god held prisoner in a pyramid in Egypt. Using that look like Sutekh through Scarman wants to construct a missile to destroy his prison. must stop them.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Paddy Russell [parts 1-4]
© BBC 1975 [parts 1-4]
BBC [parts 1-4]
Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe [parts 1-4]
Production Unit Manager: George Gallaccio [parts 1-4]
[Written] By: Stephen Harris (real names: Robert Holmes, Lewis Griefer) [parts 1-4]
Script Editor: Robert Holmes [parts 1-4]
Studio Lighting: Ron Koplick [parts 1-4]
Film Cameraman: John McGlashan [parts 1-3]
Film Editor: M.A.C. Adams [parts 1-3]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer & BBC Radiophonic Workshop [parts 1-4]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire [uncredited]
Incidental Music by: Dudley Simpson [parts 1-4]
Studio Sound: Brian Hiles [parts 1-4]
Film Sound: Andrew Boulton [parts 1-3]
Special Sound: Dick Mills [parts 1-4]
Costume Designer: Barbara Kidd [parts 1-4]
Make-up: Jean Steward [parts 1-4]
Visual Effects Designer: Ian Scoones [parts 1-4]
Title Sequence: Bernard Lodge [parts 1-4]
Designer: Christine Ruscoe [parts 1-4]
Production Assistant: Peter Grimwade [parts 1-4]
Assistant Floor Manager: Paul Braithwaite [uncredited]

Cast
Part One
Tom Baker (Doctor Who)
Elisabeth Sladen ()
Bernard Archard ([Professor] Marcus Scarman)
Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman)
Peter Copley (Dr Warlock)
Peter Mayock ([Ibrahim] Namin)
Michael Bilton (Collins)
Vik Tablian (Ahmed)
Nick Burnell, Melvyn Bedford, Kevin Selway (mummies)

Part Two
Tom Baker (Doctor Who)
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Bernard Archard ([Professor] Marcus Scarman)
Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman)
Peter Copley (Dr Warlock)
Peter Mayock ([Ibrahim] Namin)
George Tovey (Ernie Clements)
Nick Burnell, Melvyn Bedford, Kevin Selway (mummies)

Part Three
Tom Baker (Doctor Who)
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Bernard Archard ([Professor] Marcus Scarman)
Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman)
Peter Copley (Dr Warlock)
Gabriel Woolf (Sutekh)
Nick Burnell, Melvyn Bedford, Kevin Selway (mummies)

Part Four
Tom Baker (Doctor Who)
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)
Bernard Archard ([Professor] Marcus Scarman)
Gabriel Woolf (Sutekh)
Nick Burnell, Melvyn Bedford, Kevin Selway (mummies)

uncredited
Michael Bilton [Collins]
Vik Tablian [Ahmed]
Tony Alless, Oscar Charles [Egyptian labourers]
Gabriel Woolf [voice of Horus]

Extracts included in
The Lively Arts: Whose Dr. Who (1977)

References

Periodicals
The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi Archive Files: Osiran Servitor (March 2022)

Books
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.292-294 – credits, synopsis, review