Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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The Mind Robber: Episode 2 

With the TARDIS destroyed, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves in a strange forest patrolled by mysterious soldiers.


David Maloney


Peter Ling (by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Troughton ... Dr. Who
Frazer Hines ... Jamie
Hamish Wilson Hamish Wilson ... Jamie
Wendy Padbury ... Zoe
Emrys Jones ... The Master of the Land of Fiction
Bernard Horsfall ... A Stranger
Barbara Loft Barbara Loft ... Child
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Child (as Sylvestra Le Tozel)
Timothy Horton Timothy Horton ... Child
David Reynolds ... Child
Martin Langley Martin Langley ... Child
Paul Alexander Paul Alexander ... Soldier
Ian Hines Ian Hines ... Soldier
Richard Ireson Richard Ireson ... Soldier
Philip Ryan Philip Ryan ... Redcoat


With the TARDIS destroyed, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves in a strange forest patrolled by mysterious soldiers.

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This episode was watched by 6.5 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


Zoe's hair grows by several inches after episode one of "The Mind Robber" (due to the actress being fitted with the wrong hairpiece) but returns to it's original length in Episode 3. See more »


Featured in The Fact of Fiction (2005) See more »

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You're not Jamie!
14 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Doctor joins Jamie and Zoe in the world beyond reality, strange characters and a new face for Jamie.

After a barn storming first episode, the second episode sees The Doctor and co enter a surreal world, so surreal, even Salvador Dali would blush by the concept. It's now very much a marmite story for most, people seem to utterly love it, or utterly loathe it. It isn't much favourite story, I find it quite silly from here on in, although I credit it for being imaginative, and the fact that they tried something a little different. I love the idea of the mysterious figure controlling events behind the scene.

Did the producers of New Who copy the sound of the soldiers when they brought The Cybermen back? They sound good, and look. What can you say about Hamish Wilson standing in for a poorly Frazer? As little as possible.

Muddled, but fun. 6/10

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21 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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