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The Green Death: Episode One 

While the Doctor plans a holiday to Metebelis Three, Jo and the Brigadier are intrigued by a mysterious death at a coal mine in Llanfairfach, which is being blamed on local company Global Chemicals.

Director:

Michael E. Briant (as Michael Briant)

Writer:

Robert Sloman
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Pertwee ... Dr. Who
Katy Manning ... Jo Grant
Nicholas Courtney ... Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Jerome Willis ... Stevens
Stewart Bevan Stewart Bevan ... Clifford Jones
Tony Adams Tony Adams ... Elgin
Ben Howard Ben Howard ... Hinks
Mostyn Evans Mostyn Evans ... Dai Evans
Talfryn Thomas ... Dave
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... Bert
Mitzi McKenzie Mitzi McKenzie ... Nancy (credit only)
Ray Handy Ray Handy ... Milkman
John Scott Martin ... Hughes
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While the Doctor plans a holiday to Metebelis Three, Jo and the Brigadier are intrigued by a mysterious death at a coal mine in Llanfairfach, which is being blamed on local company Global Chemicals.

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Trivia

Some of the real maggots used in certain scenes rapidly turned into Blue Bot Flies due to heat from the lamps being used to light the sets. See more »

Goofs

When Dai is alone down the mine, telephoning for help, a crew member's arm is clearly visible moving in the bottom right corner of the screen. He may be signalling the actor to start. See more »

Connections

Featured in When Worlds Collide (2012) See more »

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A great start, well worth watching in 2019.
12 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Doctor finally gets to Metebelis Three, while Jo Grant and The Brigadier head to Llanfairfach in South Wales. Llanfairfach is the scene of a strange death, and the headquarters of Global Chemicals.

Professor Jones utters some words which have even more relevance in 2019, the days of Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion, where environmental catastrophe is more talked about then ever before. Jones talks about economic greed at the planet's expense, Robert Sloman was a man ahead of his time.

It's nice that we get a Welsh themed story, it's very authentic, Wales in the 1970's, a coal mining backdrop and actual Welsh actors. Even in this first part Jerome Willis has the makings of a master villain with Stevens, such a wonderful villainous face. Nice production values, the designers did a good job with Metebelis Three, and the mining sets.

It's a terrific start. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1973 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deri, Caerphilly, Wales, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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