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Doctor Who The Keys of Marinus TV Story

On a remote island of glass surrounded by a sea of acid, there is a machine that can remove evil from the minds of an entire population – the Conscience of Marinus. Fearful of its immense power falling into the wrong hands, its sole guardian has scattered the machine’s operating keys across the planet. The TARDIS crew arrive to find the island under attack by the evil Voord. Marinus’ last line of defence – and its only hope – is the Conscience machine. The Doctor and his companions must undertake a deadly quest to recover the Keys of Marinus…

Story Order

  • Story 5 from Doctor Who
  • Story 5 of 8 from Season 1

Episodes

Saturday
11th April 1964
5:30PM
BBC TV (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - The Sea of Death (1/6)

Episode 1 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
The TARDIS lands on a remote island, surrounded by a sea of acid, where the Conscience of Marinus is kept.

Saturday
18th April 1964
5:30PM
BBC TV (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - The Velvet Web (2/6)

Episode 2 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
In the city of Morphoton, the travellers are welcomed as honoured guests and given anything they want.

Saturday
25th April 1964
5:30PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - The Screaming Jungle (3/6)

Episode 3 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
Ian and Barbara find a temple in the middle of a hostile jungle. Inside is Darrius, keeper of one of the keys.

Saturday
2nd May 1964
5:30PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - The Snows of Terror (4/6)

Episode 4 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
In a snowy wasteland, Vasor, an unscrupulous trapper, imprisons the travellers in a frozen cavern.

Saturday
9th May 1964
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - Sentence of Death (5/6)

Episode 5 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
Arriving in the city of Millennius, Ian is put on trial for murder. The Doctor takes on the role of defence counsel.

Saturday
16th May 1964
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Keys of Marinus - The Keys of Marinus (6/6)

Episode 6 of 6 from The Keys of Marinus
With Ian now free, the travellers return to the island only to discover that Arbitan has been murdered.

Characters

Credits

  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • Ian ChestertonWilliam Russell
  • Barbara WrightJacqueline Hill
  • Susan ForemanCarole Ann Ford
  • ArbitanGeorge Coulouris
  • VoordMartin Cort
  • VoordPeter Stenson
  • VoordGordon Wales
  • AltosRobin Phillips
  • SabethaKatharine Schofield
  • Voice of MorphoHeron Carvic
  • WarriorMartin Cort
  • DarriusEdmund Warwick
  • VasorFrancis de Wolff
  • Ice SoldierMichael Allaby
  • Ice SoldierAlan James
  • Ice SoldierPeter Stenson
  • Ice SoldierAnthony Verner
  • TarronHenley Thomas
  • LarnMichael Allaby
  • Senior JudgeRaf de la Torre
  • First JudgeAlan James
  • Second JudgePeter Stenson
  • KalaFiona Walker
  • AydanMartin Cort
  • EyesenDonald Pickering
  • GuardAlan James
  • YartekStephen Dartnell