Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Enemy of the World: Episode 4 

Fariah brings the Doctor and Kent evidence of Salamander's activities but then they come under attack from Benik.




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Episode cast overview:
Colin Douglas ...
Mary Peach ...
Carmen Munroe ...
Andrew Staines ...
Sergeant to Benik
Elliott Cairnes ...
Fighting Guard
Bill McGuirk ...
Guard in Corridor (as William McGuirk)
Christopher Burgess ...
Adam Verney ...
Margaret Hickey ...


Fariah brings the Doctor and Kent evidence of Salamander's activities but then they come under attack from Benik.

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Release Date:

13 January 1968 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode was wiped by the BBC and no copy was known to exist until 2013, when a copy was returned from Nigeria. See more »


Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Composed by Béla Bartók
Performed by the RIAS Orchestra
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Enjoyable and solid throughout, strange at times but becomes really good in last few episodes.
2 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review for all 6 episodes:

This is often said to be like a Bond adventure. Certainly it has that type of feel. It involves various locations around a near future Earth, political intrigue, spies, helicopters and chases, glamorous women and a Bond villain type enemy who is played by Patrick Troughton in a fabulous dual role. As the Doctor, Troughton is a genial, clowning and mercurial character. As Salamander, Troughton gets the chance to play a ruthless, slimy and powerful villain.

Throughout its 6 episodes this is solid, enjoyable and intriguing but it has some strange, awkward, slightly badly done moments in the first 3 episodes. The near future setting is not particularly convincingly realised. Jamie and Victoria are also given dialogue and actions not in keeping with the characters they are meant to be portraying. This happens a little bit in other stories but happens a bit more blatantly in this story. The final 3 episodes really crank up with great material for Troughton, interesting story developments and exciting action.

Overall a very good story if a bit below the extremely high level of series 5 brilliant standards in the first 3 parts.

My Ratings: Episodes 1-3 - 8/10, Episode 4 - 9/10, Episodes 5 & 6 - 10/10

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