Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon (1972)

UK, 29 January-18 February
4 episodes, average 25m
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: Day of the Daleks (1972)
Next Serial: The Sea Devils (1972)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 9, episode 5-8

A British television science fiction serial directed by Lennie Mayne from scripts by Brian Hayles. It saw 's first trip to the planet Peladon and marked the return of 60s the .

Premise

The planet Peladon is applying to be part of the Galactic Federation and The Doctor is mistaken for the leader of the committee assessing the application. Then a committee dignitary is murdered. Could the Ice Warriors of Mars be behind the scheme?

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Lennie Mayne [episodes 1-4]
© [not given on screen] [episodes 1-4]
BBC [episodes 1-4]
Producer: Barry Letts [episodes 1-4]
[Written] By: Brian Hayles [episodes 1-4]
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks [episodes 1-4]
Lighting: Howard King [episodes 1-4]
Film Cameramen: Fred Hamilton [episodes 1, 3, 4], Peter Sargent [episode 1]
Film Editor: Michael Sha-Dyan [episodes 1, 3, 4]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop [episodes 1-4]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music by: Dudley Simpson [episodes 1-4]
Sound: Tony Millier [episodes 1-4]
Special Sounds by: Brian Hodgson [episodes 1-4]
Costume Designer: Barbara Lane [episodes 1-4]
Make Up: Sylvia James [episodes 1-4]
Visual Effects Designer: Bernard Wilkie [episode 1], Ian Scoones [episode 2]
Visual Effects: Bernard Wilkie [episodes 3-4], Ian Scoones [episodes 3-4]
Designer: Gloria Clayton [episodes 1-4]
Production Assistant: Chris D'Oyly-John *
Assistant Floor Manager: Ros Anderson *
Fight Arrangers: Terry walsh [episode 3]
Fight Arranged by: Profile [episode 4]

Cast
Episode One
Jon Pertwee ()
Katy Manning ()
David Troughton (Peladon)
Geoffrey Toone (Hepesh)
Henry Gilbert (Torbis)
Alan Bennion (Izlyr)
Sonny Caldinez (Ssorg)
Stuart Fell (Alpha Centurai)
Ysanne Churchman (Alpha Centurai)
Murphy Grumber (Arcturus)
Terry Bale (Arcturus)
Gordon St Clair (Grun)
Nick Hobbs ()

Episode Two
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
David Troughton (Peladon)
Geoffrey Toone (Hepesh)
Alan Bennion (Izlyr)
Sonny Caldinez (Ssorg)
Stuart Fell (Alpha Centurai)
Ysanne Churchman (Alpha Centurai)
Murphy Grumber (Arcturus)
Terry Bale (Arcturus)
Gordon St Clair (Grun)
Nick Hobbs (Aggedor)

Episode Three
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
David Troughton (Peladon)
Geoffrey Toone (Hepesh)
Alan Bennion (Izlyr)
Sonny Caldinez (Ssorg)
Stuart Fell (Alpha Centurai)
Ysanne Churchman (Alpha Centurai)
Murphy Grumber (Arcturus)
Terry Bale (Arcturus)
George Giles (guard captain)
Gordon St Clair (Grun)
Nick Hobbs (Aggedor)

Episode Four
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
David Troughton (Peladon)
Geoffrey Toone (Hepesh)
Alan Bennion (Izlyr)
Sonny Caldinez (Ssorg)
Stuart Fell (Alpha Centurai)
Ysanne Churchman (Alpha Centurai)
George Giles (guard captain)
Wendy Danvers (Amazonia)
Gordon St Clair (Grun)
Nick Hobbs (Aggedor)

Uncredited
Terry Walsh [double for the Doctor]
Stewart Berry, Peter Brace, Derek Chafer, Billy Dean, Royston Farrell, Billy Horrigan, Mike Horsburgh, Dinny Powell, Mike Stevens, Roy Street, Rocky Taylor, Terry Walsh, Chris Webb, Les White [guards]

Alternative Titles

The Curse – working title
Curse of the Peladons – working title

Sequel to
Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon (1974)

See also
The Peladon Saga Part One (2010)

References

Books

  • Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.182-185 – credits, synopsis, review