Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Green Death: Episode Two 

The Doctor and the Brigadier attempt to rescue Jo and Bert from the mine but Global Chemicals prove distinctly uncooperative.


Michael E. Briant (as Michael Briant)


Robert Sloman




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
John Rolfe ... Fell
John Dearth ... Boss's Voice (voice)
Ben Howard Ben Howard ... Hinks
Mostyn Evans Mostyn Evans ... Dai Evans
Talfryn Thomas ... Dave
Roy Evans Roy Evans ... Bert


The Doctor and the Brigadier attempt to rescue Jo and Bert from the mine but Global Chemicals prove distinctly uncooperative.

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Who's the boss?
13 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Sarah and Bert search the mines, whilst The Doctor and Brigadier go in search of equipment to rescue them.

It's a solid second episode, there's plenty going on including a fight scene for The Doctor, and a big reveal of what's lurking in the mines.

Suspense is a big strength here, it's tantalising, the way in which the story develops, it's what I feel the new series lacks, time to development. Not that long ago, a similar story, Arachnids in the UK was released, so poor compared to this.

There is such a richness and depth to the characters, Bert for example, it's a lovely performance from Roy Evans, and all the cast.

Jon's fight scene is fun, although they could have matched the stunt man's hair up a bit better, the wig is a bit dark and ill fitting. The scenes in the mine look awesome, and those maggots are a real triumph.

More questions asked, what's that green one, and just who is The Boss?

Classic. 9/10

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Release Date:

26 May 1973 (UK) See more »

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Deri, Caerphilly, Wales, UK

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1.33 : 1
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