As strange meteorites are crashing down, an unconscious Doctor is found lying just outside the TARDIS. The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is already onto the issue of the meteorites and when he learns that a man has been found unconscious in the woods lying next to blue police box, he's certain that his old friend the Doctor has returned. He visits him at the nearby hospital but doesn't recognize him, not realizing that he Doctor has regenerated. The Doctor foils an attempt to kidnap him and he's soon back in hospital having been shot by the soldiers guarding the TARDIS. Written by
Did You Know?
Because of a BBC strike, this story was shot entirely on location, with no studio scenes. This made it the first Doctor Who
(1963) serial to be made entirely on location and the only serial that was ever made entirely on film. See more
The TARDIS fades in with a model shot, which instantly cuts to a live action location. The model TARDIS does not bear much resemblance to the full sized prop (especially the roof shape), and gives the effect completely away. See more
In the last decade, we've been sending probes deeper and deeper into space. We've drawn attention to ourselves, Miss Shaw.
Oh Well, Part 1
Composed by Peter Green
Performed by Fleetwood Mac See more