Doctor Who: The Dominators (1968)

UK, 10 August 1968-7 September 1968
5 episodes, average 25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: The Wheel in Space (1968)
Next Serial: The Mind Robber (1968)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 6, episode 1-5

A British television science fiction serial directed by Morris Barry.

Premise

The planet is under threat from the alien Dominators and their Quark robots. They plan to turn Dulkis into a radioactive mass to provide the fuel they need to power their space fleet. With the pacifist Dulcians refusing to fight back, it's up to the crew and the rebellious son of the Dulcian leader to ward off the invaders.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Morris Barry [episodes 1-5]
© [not given on screen] [episodes 1-5]
BBC TV [episodes 1-5]
Producer: Peter Bryant [episodes 1-5]
[Written] By: Norman Ashby [real name: Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln] [episodes 1-5]
Script Editor: Derrick Sherwin [episodes 1-5]
Lighting: Sam Neeter [episode 5]
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton [episode 5]
Film Editor: Chris Hayden [episode 5]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop [episodes 1-5]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Sound: Richard Chubb [episode 5]
Special Sound by: Brian Hodgson [episode 5]
Costumes: Martin Baugh [episode 5]
Make-up: Sylvia James [episode 5]
Visual Effects Designed by: Ron Oates [episode 5]
Designer: Barry Newbery [episodes 1-5]
Production Assistant: John Bruce
Assistant Floor Manager: Barbara Stuart

Cast
Episode 1
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Ronald Allen (Rago)
Kenneth Ives (Toba)
Arthur Cox (Cully)
Philip Voss (Wahen)
Malcolm Terris (Etnin)
Nicolette Pendrell (Tolata)
Frazer Hines (Jamie [McCrimmon])
Wendy Padbury (Zoe [Heriot])
Felicity Gibson (Kando)
Giles Block (Teel)
Johnson Bayly (Balan)
John Hicks, Gary Smith ()
Sheila Grant (Quark voices by)

Episode 2
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Kenneth Ives ([Probationer] Toba)
Ronald Allen ([Navigator] Rago)
Frazer Hines (Jamie [McCrimmon])
John Hicks, Gary Smith, Freddie Wilson (Quarks)
Sheila Grant (Quark voices by)
Johnson Bayly ([Educator] Balan)
Arthur Cox (Cully)
Giles Block (Teel)
Felicity Gibson (Kando)
Wendy Padbury (Zoe [Heriot])
Walter Fitzgerald ([Director] Senex)
John Cross, Ronald Mansell (council members)
Alan Gerrard (Bovem)

Episode 3
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Kenneth Ives ([Probationer] Toba)
Ronald Allen ([Navigator] Rago)
John Hicks, Gary Smith, Freddie Wilson (Quarks)
Sheila Grant (Quark voices)
Arthur Cox (Cully)
Wendy Padbury (Zoe [Heriot])
Frazer Hines (Jamie [McCrimmon])
Alan Gerrard (Bovem)
Giles Block (Teel)
Johnson Bayley (Balan)
Felicity Gibson (Kando)
Ronald Mansell, John Cross (council members)
Walter Fitzgerald ([Director] Senex)
Brian Cant ([Chairman] Tensa)

Episode 4
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Kenneth Ives ([Probationer] Toba)
John Hicks, Gary Smith, Freddie Wilson (Quarks)
Sheila Grant (Quark voices)
Felicity Gibson (Kando)
Giles Block (Teel)
Johnson Bayley ([Educator] Balan)
Wendy Padbury (Zoe [Heriot])
Ronald Allen ([Navigator] Rago)
Frazer Hines (Jamie [McCrimmon])
Arthur Cox (Cully)
Walter Fitzgerald ([Director] Senex)
Brian Cant ([Chairman] Tensa)
Alan Gerrard (Bovem)
Ronald Mansell, John Cross (council members)

Episode 5
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Kenneth Ives ([Probationer] Toba)
Giles Block (Teel)
Felicity Gibson (Kando)
Wendy Padbury (Zoe [Heriot])
Ronald Allen ([Navigator] Rago)
Frazer Hines (Jamie [McCrimmon])
Arthur Cox (Cully)
John Hicks, Gary Smith, Freddie Wilson (Quarks)
Sheila Grant (Quark voices)

Uncredited
Aubrey Danvers Walker, Malcolm Watson [council members]
Chris Jeffries [double for ]
Jean Callaghan, Eve Martin, Valerie Stanton, Valerie Wood [statues]
Blair Stewart, John Tucker, Colin West [extras]

Alternative Titles

The Beautiful People – working title

References

Periodicals

  • : The Complete History vol.12 pp.100-139 – illustrated article (by Andrew Pixley et al)

Books

  • Doctor Who: The Handbook: The by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.143-149 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.152-155 – credits, synopsis, review