The Macra Terror: Doctor Who: Season 4




The Macra Terror SYNOPSIS:

The Travellers arrive on a planet colonised by humans and are arrested and taken to the colony which resembles a holiday camp in the middle of a festival. The Doctor and the others find the nature of the society fake even to the colony officials of the Pilot and the mysterious Controller.

A colonist named Medok is persecuted for deviating from the society and alarming the populace of monsters that roam the camp at night. The Doctor believes his claims and the travellers are arrested for associating with Medok and all four are hypnotized all except Ben resist who happily goes to work in the colonies mines, mining a gas lethal to humans but essential to the colony.

His conditioning is briefly broken when Polly's investigations require her rescue from mind controlling, crab-like creatures call the Macra that are the colonies true rulers. She, Jamie, the Doctor and Medok are sentenced to a dangerous part of the gas mines for not conforming and uncover the full extent of the Macra's plan to get the humans to mine a gas production plant vital to Macra survival whilst posing as a holiday camp.

the Doctor's only weapon is providing enough inference and evidence to free the colonists from the Macra's mind control and find a way to stop the spread of the deadly gas.

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The Macra Terror DETAILS:

Episode Broadcast Run Time Viewership (In Millions)
Part One 11-Mar-67 22:58 8
Part Two 18-Mar-67 23:21 7.9
Part Three 25-Mar-67 23:24 8.5
Part Four 1-Apr-67 24:41 8.4

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The Macra Terror CAST & CREW

The Doctor:
Patrick Troughton(Second Doctor)

Michael Craze (Ben Jackson)
Anneke Wills (Polly)
Fraser Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)

Guest Stars:
Peter Jeffrey — Pilot
Graham Armitage — Barney
Ian Fairbairn — Questa
Jane Enshawe — Sunaa
Sandra Bryant & Karol Keyes — Chicki
Maureen Lane — Drum Majorette
Terence Lodge — Medok
Gertan Klauber — Ola
Graham Leaman — Controller
Anthony Gardner — Alvis
Denis Goacher — Control Voice
Richard Beale — Broadcast/Propaganda Voice
Robert Jewell — Macra Operator
John Harvey — Official
John Caesar, Steve Emerson & Danny Rae — Guards
Ralph Carrigan, Roger Jerome & Terry Wright — Cheerleaders

Production Staff for Serial JJ:
Writer - Ian Stuart Black
Director - John Davies
Script editor - Gerry Davis
Producer - Innes Lloyd

All 4 episodes missing.

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