Doctor Who: The Sea Devils (1972)

UK, 26 February 1972-1 April 1972
6 episodes, average 25m each
videotape, 16mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Previous serial: The Curse of Peladon (1972)
Next serial: The Mutants (1972)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – Series 9, episodes 9-14

A British television science fiction serial directed by Michael Bryant from scripts by Malcolm Hulke.

Premise

is held in a maximum security prison. Nearby ships are disappearing and enters an abandoned sea fort where reside the amphibious relatives of the Silurians. The Master from his prison has evil intentions for them.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Michael Bryant [episodes 1-6]
© [not given on screen] [episodes 1-4]
BBC [episodes 1-6]
Producer: Barry Letts [episodes 1-6]
[Written] By: Malcolm Hulke [episodes 1-6]
Script Editor: Terrance Dicks [episodes 1-6]
Studio Lighting: Mike Jefferies [episodes 1, 6]
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent [episodes 1-6]
Film Editor: Martyn Day [episodes 1-6]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and BBC Radiophonic Workshop [episodes 1-6]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music by: Malcolm Clarke, BBC Radiophonic Worskhop [episodes 1-6]
Sound: Tony Millier [episodes 1, 6], Colin Dixon [episode 6]
Special Sounds by: Brian Hodgson [episodes 1-6]
Costumes: Maggie Fletcher [episodes 1, 6]
Make-up: Sylvia James [episodes 1, 6]
Visual Effects: Peter Day [episodes 1-6]
Designer: Tony Snoaden [episodes 1-6]
Production Assistant: Colin Dudley *
Assistant Floor Manager: John Bradburn *
The BBC wish to acknowledge the help given to them by the in the making of this programme [episodes 1-6]
Action: Havoc [episode 6]
Fight Arranger: Derek Ware *
Stunts: Marc Boyle *, Peter Brace *, Alan Chuntz *, Jack Cooper *, Stuart Fell *, Billy Horrigan *, Mike Horsborough *, Mike Stephens *, Terry Walsh *, Derek Ware *

Cast
Episode One
Jon Pertwee ()
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning ()
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Clive Morton ([Colonel George] Trenchard)
Royston Tickner (Robbins)
Neil Siler (radio operator)
Declan Mulholland ([Alan] Clark)
Hugh Futcher (Edwin Hickman)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Alec Wallis (Ldg. Telegraphist Bowman)
Brian Justice (Castle Guard Wilson)
Terry Walsh (Castle Guard Barclay)
Pat Gorman (Sea Devil)

Episode Two
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Clive Morton ([Colonel George] Trenchard)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Eric Mason (C.P.O. Smedley)
Declan Mulholland ([Alan] Clark)
Pat Gorman (Sea Devil)

Episode Three
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Clive Morton ([Colonel George] Trenchard)
Donald Sumpter (Commander Ridgeway)
David Griffin (Lt. Commander [Tony] Mitchell)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Christopher Wray (Ldg. Seaman Lovell)
Stanley McGeagh (Castle Guard Drew)
Terry Walsh (Castle Guard Barclay)

Episode Four
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Clive Morton ([Colonel George] Trenchard)
Donald Sumpter (Commander Ridgeway)
David Griffin (Lt Commander [Tony] Mitchell)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Alec Wallis (Ldg. Telegraphist Bowman)
Colin Bell (C.P.O. Summers)
Brian Vaughn (Lt Commander Watts)
Stanley McGeagh (Castle Guard Drew)
Pat Gorman (Sea Devil)

Episode Five
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Donald Sumpter (Commander Ridgeway)
David Griffin (Lt Commander [Tony] Mitchell)
Colin Bell (C.P.O. Summers)
Christopher Wray (Ldg. Seaman Lovell)
Rex Rowland (A/B Girton)
Martin Boddey (Walker)
Norman Atkyns (Rear Admiral)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Alec Wallis (Ldg. Telegraphist Bowman)
Peter Forbes-Robertson (chief Sea Devil)
Pat Gorman (Sea Devil)

Episode Six
Jon Pertwee (Doctor Who)
Roger Delgado (The Master)
Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
Edwin Richfield (Captain [John] Hart)
Martin Boddey (Walker)
John Caesar (CPO Myers)
June Murphy (3rd Officer Jane Blythe)
Alec Wallis (Ldg. Telegraphist Bowman)
Peter Forbes-Robertson (chief Sea Devil)
Pat Gorman (Sea Devil)

Uncredited
Michael Briant [voice of DJ]
Steven Ismay, Brian Nolan, Frank Seton, Jeff Witherick [Sea Devils]
Stewart Barry, Bob Blaine, Les Clark, Jim Dowdall, Brian Gilmar, Phillip Weston [chateau guards]
Jim Dowdall, Nick Llewellyn, Roy Pearce, Dennis Plenty, Ron Tingley [ratings]
Jim Dowdall, Brian Gilmar, Nick Llewellyn, Roy Pearce, Dennis Plenty, Ron Tingley, Phillip Weston [naval base ]

Alternative Titles

The Sea Silurians – working title

See also
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils (2022)
Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep (1984)

Extracts included in
Hello Sailor!: Making the Sea Devils (2008)

Includes extracts from
Clangers (1969-1974)

References

Books

  • Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.223-226 – credits, synopsis, review