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The Ambassadors of Death: Episode 2 

UNIT retrieve the returned Recovery 7 but then Carrington hijacks it while the Doctor and Liz try to decode the signal he sent.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Cawdron ...
Ronald Allen ...
John Abineri ...
Dallas Cavell ...
Robert Robertson ...
Ray Armstrong ...
Michael Wisher ...
Ric Felgate ...
Van Lyden (voice)
Cheryl Molineaux ...
Bernard Martin ...
Control Room Assistant
John Moreno ...
Dobson (as Juan Moreno)
James Haswell ...


UNIT retrieve the returned Recovery 7 but then Carrington hijacks it while the Doctor and Liz try to decode the signal he sent.

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28 March 1970 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode was watched by 7.6 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


Doctor Who: [after activating the Anti-Theft Device force field on the Who-Mobile] Don't worry, it'll switch itself off... eventually.
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Featured in Mars Probe 7: Making the Ambassadors of Death (2012) See more »

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Appearances can be deceptive.
21 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 7 episodes:

This story begins intriguingly with UNIT and The Doctor helping to look into space missions which have run into trouble. The first two episodes are extremely well done with interest provided by missing astronauts, mysterious goings on and good adult science fiction writing. The performances are good and there is plenty going on. Episodes 3 to 6 though are far less interesting or impressive. Partly this is due to stretching the story over 7 episodes without enough ideas or material to sustain it. Largely however it is due to plotting which just loses its way. It does not all make sense and it lacks the high standards set in the first two parts. It is still decent but much more run of the mill than the start of the story. The final segment of the story picks up more interest as it brings matters to conclusion but is still not quite as good as Episodes 1 and 2.

There are themes in this story to do with judging by appearances and racism/xenophobia in this story but more could have been done in many ways in the middle part of this adventure.

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