Doctor Who: Timelash (1985)

UK, 9 March -16 March 1985
2 episodes, average 45m
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Previous serial: The Two Doctors (1985)
Next serial: Revelation of the Daleks (1985)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 22, episodes 10-11

A British television science fiction serial directed by Pennant Roberts from scripts by Glen McCoy.

Premise

is forced because of threats to to rescue a woman who fallen through a time tunnel to Earth. Once back he must battle the tyrannical ruler of the planet that has constructed the Timelash tunnel.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Pennant Roberts [parts 1-2]
© BBC MCMLXXXIV [1984] [parts 1-2]
Producer: John Nathan-Turner [parts 1-2]
Production Manager: Alan Wareing [parts 1-2]
[Written] By: Glen McCoy [parts 1-2]
Script Editor: Eric Saward [parts 1-2]
Lighting Director: Henry Barber [parts 1-2]
Camera Supervisor: Alec Wheal [parts 1-2]
Technical Co-Ordinator: Alan Arbuthnott [parts 1-2]
Vision Mixer: Jayne Beckett [parts 1-2]
Videotape Editor: Hugh Parson [parts 1-2]
Theme Composed by: Ron Grainer [parts 1-2]
Title Music Arranged by: Peter Howell * [parts 1-2]
Incidental Music: Liz Parker [parts 1-2]
Sound Supervisor: Andy Stacey [parts 1-2]
Special Sound: Dick Mills, BBC Radiophonic Workshop [parts 1-2]
Costume Designer: Alun Hughes [parts 1-2]
Make-Up Designer: Vanessa Poulton [parts 1-2]
Visual Effects Designer: Kevin Molloy [parts 1-2]
Video Effects: Dave Chapman [parts 1-2]
Title Sequence: Sid Sutton [parts 1-2]
Designer: Bob Cove [parts 1-2]
Painting: Gail Bennett *
Production Associates: Sue Anstruther [parts 1-2]
Production Assistant: Jane Whittaker [parts 1-2]
Assistant Floor Manager: Abigail Sharp [parts 1-2]

Cast
Part One
Colin Baker (The Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri)
Paul Darrow (Tekker)
Eric Deacon (Mykros)
Jeananne Crowley (Vena [Renis])
Neil Hallett (Maylin Renis)
Robert Ashby (Borad)
David Ashton (Kendron)
David Chandler (Herbert [George Wells])
Peter Robert Scott ([Councillor] Brunner)
Dicken Ashworth (Sezon)
Tracy Louise Ward (Katz)
Martin Gower (Tyheer)
Christine Kavanagh (Aram)
Steven Mackintosh (Gazak)
Denis Carey (old man)
Dean Hollingsworth (android)
James Richardson (guardolier)

Part Two
Colin Baker (The Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri)
Jeananne Crowley (Vena [Renis])
Eric Deacon (Mykros)
Paul Darrow (Tekker)
David Chandler (Herbert [George Wells])
Robert Ashby (Borad)
Denis Carey (old man)
David Ashton (Kendron)
Peter Robert Scott ([Councillor] Brunner)
Dicken Ashworth (Sezon)
Tracy Louise Ward (Katz)
Dean Hollingsworth (android)
James Richardson (guardolier)
Martin Gower (Bandril ambassador)

Uncredited
Richard Bonehill, Peter Gates Fleming, Kevin O'Brien, James Richardson [guardoliers]
Chris Bradshaw [young Karfelon]
Brian Melloy, Mike Nagel [rebels]

Extracts included in
The Good the Bad and the Ugly (2007)

Production Notes

Continuity errors
Peri refers to the Timelash as being similar to the Dalek time corridor seen in Resurrection of the Daleks although she wasn't there at the time and hadn't even met the Daleks yet. She also recognises Jo Gran from her photograph in the locket, even though again, she's never met her and actually says as such. Is this Doctor in the habit of talking about all of his old companions to Peri? The latter may have been caused by a decision to change the contents of the amulet from a reference to Gallifrey to a publicity still from Day of the Daleks.

References

Books

  • : The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.479-481 – credits, synopsis, review