Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus (1964)

UK, 11 April -16 May 1964
6 episodes, average 25m each
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous serial: Marco Polo (1964)
Next serial: The Aztecs (1964)
Series: (1963-1989) – Series 1, episodes 21-26

A British science fiction television serial directed by John Gorrie from a script by Terry Nation.

Plot Summary

The crew of the arrive on the world of Marinus and become involved in the search four lost to the Conscience of Marinus. But they have competition in the form of the evil Yortek and his army of Voord warriors who want to retrieve the keys for their own ends.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: John Gorrie [episodes 1-6]
BBC TV [episodes 1-6]
Producer: Verity Lambert [episodes 1-6]
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield [episodes 1-6]
Written by: Terry Nation [episodes 1-6]
Story Editor: David Whitaker [episodes 1-6]
Studio Lighting: Jack Brummitt [uncredited], Tony Milton [uncredited]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop [episodes 1-6]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire [uncredited]
Incidental Music Composed by: Norman Kay [episodes 1-6]
Studio Sound: Jack Brummitt [uncredited], Tony Milton [uncredited]
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson [uncredited]
Costumes Supervised by: Daphne Dare [episode 6]
Make-up Supervised by: Jill Summers [episode 6]
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick [episodes 1-6]
Assistant Floor Manager: Timothy Combe [uncredited]
Production Assistants: David Conroy [uncredited], Penny Joy [uncredited]

Cast
The Sea of Death
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell ()
Jacqueline Hill ()
Carole Ann Ford ()
George Coulouris (Arbitan)
Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Gordon Wales (Voords)

The Velvet Web
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Robin Phillips (Altos)
Katherine Scholfield (Sabetha)
Heron Carvic (voice of Morpho)

The Screaming Jungle
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Robin Phillips (Altos)
Katherine Scholfield (Sabetha)
Martin Cort (warrior)
Edmund Warwick (Darrius)

The Snows of Terror
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Robin Phillips (Altos)
Katherine Scholfield (Sabetha)
Francis De Wolff (Vasor)
Michael Allaby, Alan James, Peter Stenson, Anthony Verner (ice soldiers)

Sentence of Death
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Robin Phillips (Altos)
Katherine Scholfield (Sabetha)
Henley Thomas ([Chief Inquirer] Tarron)
Michael Allaby ([Duty Officer] Larn)
Raf De La Torre (senior judge)
Alan James (first judge)
Peter Stenson (second judge)
Fiona Walker (Kala)
Martin Cort (Aydan)
Donald Pickering ([Prosecutor] Eyeson)

The Keys of Marinus
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Robin Phillips (Altos)
Katherine Scholfield (Sabetha)
Alan James (guard)
Fiona Walker (Kala)
Donald Pickering ([Prosecutor] Eyeson)
Henley Thomas ([Chief Inquirer] Tarron)
Michael Allaby ([Duty Officer] Larn)
Stephen Dartnell (Yartek)
Martin Cort, Peter Stenson (Voords)

Uncredited
John Beerbohm [double for Arbitan]
Dougie Dean [Eprin]
Faith Hines, Lynda Taylor, Daphne Thomas, Veronica Thornton, Sharon Young [ladies in waiting]
Bob Haddow [idol]
Patricia Anne, Brian Bates, Desmond Callum-Jones, Johnny Crawford, Billy Dean, Adrian Drotsky, Tony Hennessy, Jill Howard, Yvonne Howard, Cecilia Johnson, David Kramer, Heidi Laine, Tony Lambden, Monique Lewis, Perrin Lewis, Les Shannon, Valerie Stanton, Rosina Stewart, Veronica Thornton, Les Wilkinson [citizens of Millenius]

Episodes

1. The Sea of Death (11 April 1964)
2. The Velvet Web (18 April 1964)
3. The Screaming (25 April 1964)
4. The Snows of Terror (2 May 1964)
5. Sentence of Death (9 May 1964)
6. The Keys of Marinus (16 May 1964)

Extracts included in
Suddenly Susan (2012)

See also
The Sets of Marinus (2009)

References

Periodicals

  • Doctor Who Monthly no.115 pp.4, 18, 35 – review
  • Doctor Who Monthly Autumn Special 1987 p.40 – review

Books

  • Doctor Who: A Celebration by Peter Haining pp.171-172 – article
  • Who Programme Guide by Jean-Marc Lofficier pp.23-24 – credits, synopsis
  • Doctor Who: The Complete History Volume 2 by John Ainsworth (ed.) pp.84-125 – illustrated production notes
  • Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping pp.17-20 – credits, trivia, review
  • Doctor Who: The Handbook: The by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.68-71 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.21-24 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text by John Tulloch and Manuel Alvarado p.318 – article
  • The Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction by Roger Fulton p.108 – credits, synopsis
  • Pocket Essentials: Doctor Who by Mark Campbell p.13 – credits, review