Doctor Who The War Machines TV Story

Its 1966, and Londons brand new Post Office Tower looms over the Doctor and Dodo as they step from the TARDIS. When the Doctor meets Professor Brett, creator of a new, superintelligent computer called WOTAN, he is intrigued to hear of a plan to link all the major computers around the world.But there is more to WOTAN than meets the eye: it secretly believes humans to be inferior to machines, and already has a number of Post Office Tower staff under hypnotic power. WOTAN is planning the widespread construction of War Machines, large armoured computers bent on taking over the world!

Story Order

  • Story 27 from Doctor Who
  • Story 10 of 10 from Season 3

Episodes (4 episodes)

25th June 1966
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The War Machines - Episode 1

The Doctor and Dodo visit the new Post Office Tower and are introduced to the super computer, WOTAN.

2nd July 1966
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The War Machines - Episode 2

WOTAN has ordered its human subjects to construct deadly war machines in secret locations.

9th July 1966
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The War Machines - Episode 3

The Doctor comes face-to-face with the unstoppable might of the War Machines.

16th July 1966
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The War Machines - Episode 4

The Doctor hatches a dangerous plan to capture a War Machine and turn WOTAN's creations against it.



  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • DodoJackie Lane
  • Major GreenAlan Curtis
  • Professor BrettJohn Harvey
  • PollyAnneke Wills
  • KittySandra Bryant
  • BenMichael Craze
  • FlashEwan Proctor
  • Sir Charles SummerWilliam Mervyn
  • Professor KrimptonJohn Cater
  • American JournalistRic Felgate
  • InterviewerJohn Doye
  • WorkerDesmond Cullum-Jones
  • TrampRoy Godfrey
  • Taxi DriverMichael Rathborne
  • Machine OperatorGerald Taylor
  • WorkerEddie Davis
  • CaptainJohn Rolfe
  • SergeantJohn Boyd-Brent
  • CorporalFrank Jarvis
  • SoldierRobin Dawson
  • Television NewsreaderKenneth Kendall
  • The MinisterGeorge Cross
  • Garage MechanicEdward Colliver
  • Man in telephone boxJohn Slavid
  • Radio AnnouncerDwight Whylie
  • US CorrespondentCarl Conway
  • The voice of WOTANGerald Taylor