Episode Number: Episode Title: Transmission Date: Duration: Ratings (in Millions):
1 Strangers in Space 20/6/1964 24:26 Mins 7.9
2 The Unwilling Warriors 27/6/1964 24:44 Mins 6.9
3 Hidden Danger 11/7/1964 24:53 Mins 7.4
4 A Race Against Death 18/7/1964 24:49 Mins 5.5
5 Kidnap 25/7/1964 25:47 Mins 6.9
6 A Desperate Venture 1/8/1964 24:29 Mins 6.9
Season: Doctor: Producer(s): Writer: Script Editor: Director(s):
One The 1st Doctor Verity Lambert,
Mervyn Pinfield
Peter R. Newman David Whitaker Mervyn Pinfield,
Frank Cox

Further Information

Regular Cast
The Doctor - William Hartnell
Ian Chesterton - William Russell
Barbara Wright - Jacqueline Hill
Susan - Carole Ann Ford
Cast
John - Stephen Dartnell
Carol Richmond - Ilona Rodgers
Captain Maitland - Lorne Cossette
First Sensorite - Ken Tyllsen
Second Sensorite - Joe Greig
Third Sensorite - Peter Glaze
Fourth Sensorite - Arthur Newall
First Elder - Eric Francis
Second Elder - Bartlett Mullins
First Scientist - Ken Tyllsen
Second Scientist - Joe Greig
Warrior - Joe Greig
Commander - John Bailey
First Human - Martyn Huntley
Second Human - Giles Phibbs
Crew
Designer - Raymond P. Cusick
Costumes - Daphne Dare
Make-Up - Jill Summers, Sonia Markham
Incidental Music - Norman Kay
Studio Lighting - Peter Murray
Studio Sound - Les Wilkins, Jack Brummitt
Production Assistant - David Conroy
Assistant Floor Managers - Val McCrimmon, Dawn Robertson
Synopsis
The Doctor and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death.

The planet is the Sense-Sphere, home of the Sensorites, beings of immense intelligence and power. Unable to leave, the Doctor and his companions must deduce the Sensorites' intentions: are they friendly, hostile, or frightened? And what is the deadly secret at the heart of the Sense-Sphere?
Additional Information
Working Title(s):
■  N/A

Things to look out for:
■  Jacqueline Hill does not appear in Episodes Five and Six, as she was on holiday in the weeks they were recorded.

Archive:
■  All 6 episodes exist as 16mm telerecordings.

Bloopers:
■  During Episode 1, while The Doctor is delivering his lines, the camera hits the table in front of him.
■  The drill marks are visible before Maitland starts to use the drill.
Merchandise Releases

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The Sensorites


Manufactured by: BBC DVD / 2|Entertain (cat.#3377)

Format: DVD - Region 2 & 4 - PAL UK  Episodic

RRP: £20.42
Rating: PG

Released: 23rd January 2012


Special Features:

■  Commentary
■  Looking for Peter - Toby Hadoke goes in search of the enigmatic Peter R Newman.
■  Vision On - What exactly does a Vision Mixer do?
■  Secret Voices of the Sense-Sphere - Clive Doig reveals the origins of the eerie Sensorite voices.
■  Photo Gallery
■  Coming Soon Trailer
■  Radio Times Listings
■  Production Subtitles
■  Programme Subtitles
■  Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality

Video

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The First Doctor - [Box-set]


Manufactured by: BBC Video (cat.#7268)

Format: VHS - PAL UK - Episodic
RRP: £29.99
Rating: PG

Released: 11th November 2002

Notes:

This was released as part of The First Doctor Special Edition Box-set, together with The Time Meddler & The Gunfighters
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Audio



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The Sensorites


Manufactured by: BBC Audio
Format:
Audio CD
RRP: £13.99

Released: 10th July 2008


Notes:

The Original BBC Television Soundtrack.
Includes bonus interview with William Russell
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The Sensorites


Manufactured by: BBC / AudioGO
Format:
Audio CD
RRP: £13.25

Released: 3rd May 2012


Notes:

Novelisation of the Classic Series adventure over 4 x CD's.
Read by William Russell
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Books



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The Sensorites


Manufactured by: Target
Format: Paperback Book
Written by: Nigel Robinson

RRP: £1.95

Published: 16th July 1987


Notes:

No.118 in the Target Doctor Who Library.


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