Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors (1967)

UK, 11 November 1967-16 December 1967
25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen (1967)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World (1967)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 5, episodes 11-16

A British television science fiction serial directed by Derek Martinus. Episodes 2 and 3 are missing from the BBC's archives and animated reconstructions were prepared for a DVD release in 2013.

Plot Summary

Arriving on a future Earth during a new age, the crew of the find their way to a research base where are trying to halt the relentless march of a glacier with an ioniser. They've found a giant humanoid creature, dubbed an Ice Warrior, frozen in the ice which, once revived, turns out to be the Martain Varga whose mission to Earth crashlanded centuries before. Varga revives his fellow crewmen and sets about making plans to conquer the Earth.

Credits

Crew
Director: Derek Martinus
BBC
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Script: Brian Hayles
Story Editor: Peter Bryant
Studio Lighting: Sam Neeter
Film Camera: Brian Langley
Film Editor: Michael Lockey
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Vocals: Joanne Brown
Studio Sound: Bryan Forgham
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson
Costumes: Martin Baugh
Make-up: Sylvia James
Visual Effects: Bernard Wilkie, Ron Oates
Designer: Jeremy Davies
Production Assistant: Snowy Lidiard-White
Assistant Floor Manager: Quentin Annis

Cast
Episode One
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
George Waring (Arden)
Malcolm Taylor (Walters)
Peter Diamond (Davis)
Angus Lennie (Stor)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the Ice Warrior)
Roy Skelton (voice of computer)

Episode Two
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
George Waring (Arden)
Angus Lennie (Stor)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the Ice Warrior)
Roy Skelton (voice of computer)

Episode Three
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
George Waring (Arden)
Angus Lennie (Stor)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the leader)
Roger Jones (Zondal)
Sonny Caldinez (Turoc)
Tony Harwood (Rintan)
Michael Attwell (Isbur)

Episode Four
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
Angus Lennie (Stor)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the leader)
Roger Jones (Zondal)
Sonny Caldinez (Turoc)
Tony Harwood (Rintan)
Michael Attwell (Isbur)

Episode Five
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
Malcolm Taylor (Walters)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Roy Skelton (voice of computer)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the leader)
Roger Jones (Zondal)
Tony Harwood (Rintan)
Michael Attwell (Isbur)

Episode Six
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Wendy Gifford (Miss Garrett)
Peter Barkworth (Clent)
Malcolm Taylor (Walters)
Peter Sallis (Penley)
Bernard Bresslaw (Varga, the leader)
Roger Jones (Zondal)
Tony Harwood (Rintan)
Michael Attwell (Isbur)

Uncredited
Monique Bryant, Alec Coleman, Kathy Fitzgibbon, Stan Hogan, Ann Jarvis [operators in control room]
Gary Dean, Frankie Dunn, James Holbrook, Donald Sinclair [technicians]

Extracts included in
Sylvia James in Conversation (2009)

References

Books
: The Handbook: The by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.110-116 – credits, synopsis, review
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.135-139 – credits, synopsis, review