Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World (1967)

UK, 23 December 1967-27 January 1968
25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors (1967)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Web of Fear (1968)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 5, episodes 17-22

A British television science fiction serial directed by Barry Letts. It was the last Doctor Who serial produced by Innes Lloyd. On 10 October 2013 the BBC announced that all of the episodes – all but one of which were long missing from their archive – had been recovered by Philip Morris of Television International Enterprises and Archives Ltd from an archive in Jos, Nigeria.

Plot Summary

In a near future Australia, the Doctor discovers that he is the double of a politician scientist named Salamander who has developed a revolutionary technique for storing and distributing solar energy. But is Salamander everything he seems – and who or what is behind the series of earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters that are coming close to destroying the world. To determine the truth, the Doctor goes undercover impersonating Salamander.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Barry Letts
BBC
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Script: David Whitaker
Story Editor: Peter Bryant
Studio Lighting: Howard King
Film Cameraman: Fred Hamilton
Film Editor: Philip Barnikel
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Studio Sound: Tony Millier
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson
Costumes: Martin Baugh
Make-up: Sylvia James
Designer: Christopher Pemsel
Production Assistant: Martin Lisemore
Assistant Floor Manager: Edwina Verner

Cast
Episode 1
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Henry Stamper (Anton)
Rhys McConnochie (Rod)
Simon Cain (Curly)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)

Episode 2
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who/Salamander)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)
Milton Johns (Benik)
George Pravda (Denes)
David Nettheim (Fedorin)
Carmen Munroe (Fariah)
Gordon Faith (guard captain)

Episode 3
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who/Salamander)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)
Milton Johns (Benik)
George Pravda (Denes)
David Nettheim (Fedorin)
Carmen Munroe (Fariah)
Gordon Faith (guard captain)
Bill Lyons (guard on Denes)
Reg Lye (Griffin the chef)

Episode 4
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who/Salamander)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)
Milton Johns (Benik)
Carmen Munroe (Fariah)
Elliott Cairnes (guard captain)
Andrew Staines (Segeant to Benik)
Bob Anderson (fighting guard)
William McGuirk (guard in corridor)
Christopher Burgess (Swann)
Adam Verney (Colin)
Margaret Hickey (Mary)

Episode 5
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who/Salamander)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)
Milton Johns (Benik)
Elliott Cairnes (guard captain)
William McGuirk (guard in corridor)
Christopher Burgess (Swann)
Adam Verney (Colin)
Margaret Hickey (Mary)

Episode 6
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who/Salamander)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Mary Peach (Astrid)
Bill Kerr (Giles Kent)
Colin Douglas (Donald Bruce)
Milton Johns (Benik)
Elliott Cairnes (guard captain)
William McGuirk (guard in corridor)
Christopher Burgess (Swann)
Adam Verney (Colin)
Margaret Hickey (Mary)
Dibbs Mather (guard in caravan)

Extracts included in
Sylvia James in Conversation (2009)

References

Periodicals
Radio Times 6-12 January 1968 p.5 – illustrated listing

Books
Doctor Who: The Handbook: The Second Doctor by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.117-124 – credits, synopsis, review
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.139-141 – credits, synopsis, review