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"Doctor Who" Planet of Giants (TV Episode 1964) Poster

(TV Series)

(1964)

Trivia

This episode was watched by 8.4 million viewers on its original transmission.
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This episode takes place in England in 1964.
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Richard Martin was the original choice to direct.
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Fans voted this number 131 in a countdown of the 163 Doctor Who (1963) stories in Outpost Gallifrey's 40th anniversary poll in 2003.
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This story had the working titles Miniscule Story and The Miniscules.
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The story was filmed as part of the first block of stories but a decision was made to hold it over as the opener for the second series.
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This is the first time the Doctor manages to return to contemporary Earth since Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (1963), the first story.
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The idea of the Doctor and his companions shrinking was considered for the first episode of the series.
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An emergency klaxon is heard in the TARDIS. The Cloister Bell is first heard in Doctor Who: Logopolis: Part One (1981).
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This was the first Doctor Who (1963) story to be scored by Dudley Simpson.
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This was the first Doctor Who (1963) to be directed by Douglas Camfield.
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This three-part serial was released by the BBC on video cassette in the UK in January 2002.
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