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"Doctor Who" The Five Doctors (1983)

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23 November 1983 (Season 20, Episode 23)
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The Doctor and his previous regenerative versions are abducted to an isolated area of his home planet as part of a renegade timelord's scheme. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Davison ... The Doctor

Jon Pertwee ... The Doctor

Patrick Troughton ... The Doctor
Richard Hurndall ... The Doctor

Tom Baker ... The Doctor (archive footage)

William Hartnell ... The Doctor (archive footage)
Janet Fielding ... Tegan
Mark Strickson ... Turlough

Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith

Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman
Nicholas Courtney ... Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Anthony Ainley ... The Master
Philip Latham ... Borusa

Lalla Ward ... Romana (archive footage)

Dinah Sheridan ... Chancellor Flavia
Paul Jerricho ... The Castellan
David Banks ... Cyber Leader
Mark Hardy ... Cyber Lieutenant
Richard Mathews ... Rassilon

Frazer Hines ... Jamie McCrimmon
Wendy Padbury ... Zoe Heriot
David Savile ... Colonel Crichton

Caroline John ... Liz Shaw
Richard Franklin ... Captain Yates
John Leeson ... K9 (voice)
Roy Skelton ... Dalek (voice)
John Scott Martin ... Dalek Operator
Ray Float ... Sergeant
Keith Hodiak ... Raston Robot
Stuart Blake ... Commander
Stephen Meredith ... Technician
John Tallents ... Guard
William Kenton ... Cyber Scout
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Bassenger ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Norman Bradley ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Graham Cole ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Gilbert Gillan ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Emyr Morris Jones ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Myrddin Jones ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Johnnie Mack ... Time Lord (uncredited)
Ian Marshall-Fisher ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Charles Milward ... Time Lord (uncredited)
Richard Naylor ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Alan Riches ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Mark Whincup ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Lloyd Williams ... Cyberman (uncredited)
Frederick Wolfe ... Time Lord (uncredited)
Lee Woods ... Yeti / Cyberman (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Moffatt 
John Nathan-Turner (uncredited)
Pennant Roberts (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Terrance Dicks (by)

Douglas Adams  uncredited
Sydney Newman  creator (uncredited)
Eric Saward  uncredited

Produced by
Sue Kerr .... producer (special edition)
John Nathan-Turner .... producer
Paul Vanezis .... producer (special edition)
 
Cinematography by
Fintan Sheehan (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
M.A.C. Adams (film sequences)
Hugh Parson (videotape editor)
 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
 
Costume Design by
Colin Lavers 
 
Makeup Department
Jill Hagger .... make-up artist
 
Production Management
Jeremy Silberston .... production manager
 
Art Department
Robert Fleming .... properties buyer
Ian Hewett .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Andy Freeth .... dubbing mixer (special edition)
John Gatland .... film sound
Benedict Peissel .... dubbing mixer (special edition)
Martin Ridout .... studio sound
John Taylor .... boom operator
Brian Hodgson .... TARDIS sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Humphreys .... creature design
 
Visual Effects by
John Brace .... visual effects designer
Graham Brown .... visual effects assistant
Dave Chapman .... video effects
Mike Kelt .... visual effects designer
Jo McGrogan .... video effects (special edition)
Alison Rickman .... video effects (special edition)
Steve Roberts .... video effects (special edition)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Babbage .... studio lighting
John Baker .... film cameraman
Alec Wheal .... camera supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Tariq Anwar .... additional film editor
Shirley Coward .... vision mixer
Shirley O'Mara .... post-production liaison (special edition)
Paul Vanezis .... editor: video tape (special edition)
 
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... composer: title music
Peter Howell .... composer: incidental music
Delia Derbyshire .... music arrangement: theme (uncredited)
Peter Howell .... music arranger: title theme (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steve Broster .... consultant: graphics (special edition)
June Collins .... production associate
Jean Davis .... production assistant
Ian Levine .... program consultant (special edition)
Richard Molesworth .... researcher (special edition)
Ralph Montagu .... consultant: graphics (special edition)
Jean Peyre .... design effects
Eric Saward .... script editor
Pauline Seager .... assistant floor manager
Derek Thompson .... technical manager
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sydney Newman  creator (uncredited)

Production Design by
Bob Cove (1970s)
Victor Meredith 
 
Makeup Department
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup designer (1982, 1984-1988)
 
Art Department
Peter Brachaki .... production designer: TARDIS interior
 
Special Effects by
Mat Irvine .... special effects (1970s-1980s)
Ian Scoones .... special effects (1960s-1980s)
Ron Thornton .... special effects (1980s)
Bernard Wilkie .... special effects (1960s-1970s)
 
Visual Effects by
Mitch Mitchell .... special video effects (1960's-1970's) (as A. J. Mitchell)
Bernard Lodge .... title sequence designer (1963-1979) (uncredited 1963-1969)
 
Stunts
Alan Chuntz .... stunts (1960's-1970's)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (1960s)
Max Faulkner .... stunts (1960's-1970's)
Stuart Fell .... stunts (1970s-1980s)
Alf Joint .... stunts (1960s-1980s)
Derek Martin .... stunts (1960s-1970s)
Roy Scammell .... stunts (1960s-1980s)
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Derek Ware .... stunts (1960s-1970s)
 
Music Department
Paddy Kingsland .... composer: incidental music (1980-1985)
Keff McCulloch .... composer: incidental music (1987-1989)
Humphrey Searle .... composer: incidental music (1965)
Dudley Simpson .... composer: incidental music (1964-1980)
 
Other crew
Christopher Baker .... production assistant
Ali Bongo .... magic advisor
Kenneth J. Bussanmas .... creative consultant (1979-1985)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
90 min | 102 min (DVD version)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:U | UK:PG (25th anniversary DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Hurndall is the first person to double for the Doctor whose face was visible on screen (because he was playing the part of the First Doctor, which had been William Hartnell's role before his death). The other doubles for the Doctor had all had their faces hidden up to this time.See more »
Quotes:
[the second Doctor tries to get into U.N.I.T. headquarters]
Sergeant:I'm sorry, sir, you're not allowed in there!
Second Doctor:Not allowed? Me? I'm allowed everywhere!
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Movie Connections:
References "Worzel Gummidge" (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Destiny WaltzSee more »

FAQ

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining Television, 3 May 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

November 1983 marked the 20th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO and I remember the media coverage given to the event . Scotland's national newspaper had its centre pages dedicated to the history of the show and Britains best selling TV guide Radio Times had a front page cover and a multiple page feature on the show . There was even a special anniversary magazine from the Radio Times dedicated to the programme . But it was this one off special that really got the fans excited

The plot centres around someone capturing the different incarnations of the Doctor and holding them hostage in the dark zone of Gallifrey . Okay it's hardly a mind blowing premise and just sets up the story whose main function is to reunite as many Doctors and companions as possible and maybe the story is too cluttered with companion cameos for the story to work successfully , but at least we get to see some old villains like a Dalek and a Yeti and the Cybermen take centre stage in this monster mash

As entertainment for both fans and casual viewers it works very well and is one of the better stories from the early 1980s . There are one or two bits that don't work like Sarah falling down a " mountain " and Susan twisting her ankle but Patrick Troughton's performance alone makes this worth watching

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