Doctor Who

The edge of destruction (1964)

About this serial

This is a two-part serial, first broadcast between 8th - 15th February 1964. The serial was written by David Whitaker, produced by Verity Lambert and directed by Richard Martin and Frank Cox. The script editor was David Whitaker.

Plot summary

After the Tardis breaks down, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara all start to behave strangely...


This serial was a last minute addition to the first season. It was inserted either to bring the total number of episodes to thirteen (the number of episodes that had been approved by BBC management) or to fill a gap that was caused by a delay in creating the sets and costumes for the subsequent serial 'Marco Polo'. In any case, it had to be made with no money, which meant that only the regulars could be in it and that they couldn't leave the Tardis.

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If you're a fan you should see this. If not, you might as well give it a miss.

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