The Moonbase

First Transmitted

1 – 11/02/1967 17:50

2 – 18/02/1967 17:50

3 – 25/02/1967 17:50

4 – 04/03/1967 17:50

Plot

The TARDIS arrives in 2070 AD on the Moon, where a weather control station under the command of a man named Hobson is in the grip of a plague epidemic – in reality the result of an alien poison planted by the Cybermen.

Polly realises that as the Cybermen’s chest units are made of plastic they must be vulnerable to attack by solvents. She and her friends manage to destroy all the Cybermen on the base with a ‘cocktail’ of such chemicals shot at them through fire extinguishers.

A second wave of Cybermen advances across the lunar surface but, prompted by the Doctor, Hobson uses the base’s gravity-generating weather control device, the Gravitron, to send them flying off into space.

Cast & Crew

Cast

The Doctor – Patrick Troughton

Ben Jackson – Michael Craze

Jamie – Frazer Hines

Polly – Anneke Wills

Benoit – Andre Maranne

Cyberman – John Wills

Cyberman – Sonnie Willis

Cyberman – Peter Greene

Cyberman – Keith Goodman

Cyberman – Reg Whitehead

Cyberman Voices – Peter Hawkins

Dr. Evans – Alan Rowe

Hobson – Patrick Barr

Nils – Michael Wolf

Ralph / Scientist – Mark Heath

Sam – John Rolfe

Scientist – Barry Ashton

Scientist – Derek Calder

Scientist – Arnold Chazen

Scientist – Leon Maybank

Scientist – Victor Pemberton

Scientist – Edward Phillips

Scientist – Ron Pinnell

Scientist – Robin Scott

Scientist – Alan Wells

Voice from Space Control – Alan Rowe

Voice of Controller Rinberg – Denis McCarthy

Crew

Director – Morris Barry

Assistant Floor Manager – Lovett Bickford

Costumes – Sandra Reid

Costumes – Mary Woods

Costumes – Daphne Dare

Designer – Colin Shaw

Film Cameraman – Peter Hamilton

Film Editor – Ted Walter

Incidental Music – stock

Make-Up – Gillian James

Make-Up – Jeanne Richmond

Producer – Innes Lloyd

Production Assistant – Desmond McCarthy

Special Sounds – Brian Hodgson

Story Editor – Gerry Davis

Studio Lighting – Dave Sydenham

Studio Sound – Gordon Mackie

Title Music – Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, arranged by Delia Derbyshire

Writer – Kit Pedler

Episodes 1 & 3 are missing from the BBC Archives.

© Anneke Wills 2017