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Doctor Who The Green Death TV Story

UNIT is called in after a miner from the Welsh village of Llanfairfach is found dead, his skin glowing bright green. Jo joins forces with a local environment group, led by Professor Clifford Jones, while the Doctor investigates the nearby plant of a company called Global Chemicals. They discover that the mine workings are full of giant maggots and green slime – both lethal to touch – that have been produced by chemical waste pumped from the Global plant. Stevens, the Director of Global has been taken over by the BOSS – Bimorphic Organisational Systems Supervisor – a computer with a will of its own. The BOSS plans to seize power by linking itself to every other major computer in the world, but the Doctor uses a blue crystal – a souvenir from a brief visit to the planet Metebelis 3 – to break its hold over Stevens, who then programs it to self destruct…

Story Order

  • Story 69 from Doctor Who
  • Story 5 of 5 from Season 10

Episodes (6 episodes)

Saturday
19th May 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode One

Jo and UNIT investigate a spate of strange deaths near Global Chemicals' plant.

Saturday
26th May 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode Two

Investigating the old mine workings, Jo and miner, Bert, have become trapped beneath the surface.

Saturday
2nd June 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode Three

A giant maggot hatched from an egg that the Doctor brought back from the mine is on the loose.

Saturday
9th June 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode Four

Cliff and the Doctor work to find a way to destroy the green maggots.

Saturday
16th June 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode Five

Captain Mike Yates is taken over by the super computer, BOSS and ordered to kill the Doctor.

Saturday
23rd June 1973
5:50PM
BBC 1 (26 mins)

Doctor Who - The Green Death - Episode Six

Cliff is dying and the maggots are on the verge of transforming into giant flying insects.

Characters

Credits

  • Dr. WhoJon Pertwee
  • Jo GrantKaty Manning
  • Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
  • StevensJerome Willis
  • Clifford JonesStewart Bevan
  • ElginTony Adams
  • HinksBen Howard
  • Dai EvansMostyn Evans
  • DaveTalfryn Thomas
  • BertRoy Evans
  • MilkmanRay Handy
  • HughesJohn Scott Martin
  • FellJohn Rolfe
  • Boss's VoiceJohn Dearth
  • NancyMitzi McKenzie
  • Minister of EcologyRichard Beale
  • Mike YatesRichard Franklin
  • Sergeant BentonJohn Levene
  • CleanerJean Burgess
  • Yates's GuardBrian Justice
  • GuardTerry Walsh
  • JamesRoy Skelton