Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 1974
Director: Barry Letts
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-014503-180928
Running time: 2:28 (148 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, Color, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 18, 2011
Collection type: Owned (#2127)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 16, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
At a Tibetan retreat in the English countryside, a group of men are using ancient meditation rituals to tap into a mysterious alien power. They unwittingly create a bridgehead between Earth and Metebelis 3, a planet where the "Two Legs" are opressed by giant spiders. The creatures are desperate to recover the blue crystal that the Doctor gave to Jo Grant as a wedding gift.

Now the Doctor must risk everything and return to Metebelis 3 to face the awesome power of the Great One, who plans to use the crystal to enslave all of human kind.

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 4th May - 8th June 1974
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • 2 entertain Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Trivia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Omnibus Edition
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Episodic and Omnibus editions, Audio navigation
Crew
Direction
Barry Letts....Director
Writing
Robert Sloman....Writer
Film Editing
Bob Rymer....Film Editor
Music
Ron Grainer....Theme By
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Sound
Dick Mills....Sound
John Gatland....Sound
John Holmes....Sound
Art
Bernard Wilkie....Visual Effects
L. Rowland-Warne....Costume Designer
Deanne Turner....Make-up Artist
Rochelle Selwyn....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Nicholas Courtney....Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Levene....Sergeant Benton
Cyril Shaps....Professor Clegg
John Dearth....Lupton
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
Terence Lodge....Moss
Carl Forgione....Land
Andrew Staines....Keaver
Kevin Lindsay....Cho-je
John Kane....Tommy
 Part Two
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Nicholas Courtney....Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Levene....Sergeant Benton
John Dearth....Lupton
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
Terence Lodge....Moss
Carl Forgione....Land
Andrew Staines....Keaver
Kevin Lindsay....Cho-je
John Kane....Tommy
Chubby Oates....Policeman
Pat Gorman....Soldier
Terry Walsh....Man with boat
Michael Pinder....Hopkins
Stuart Fell....Tramp
Spider voices
Ysanne Churchman.... (voice)
Kismet Delgado.... (voice)
 Part Three
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Dearth....Lupton
Kevin Lindsay....Cho-je
John Kane....Tommy
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
Terence Lodge....Moss
Gareth Hunt....Arak
Geoffrey Morris....Sabor
Jenny Laird....Neska
Joanna Monro....Rega
Ralph Arliss....Tuar
Walter Randall....Guard Captain
Spider Voices
Ysanne Churchman.... (voice)
Kismet Delgado.... (voice)
Maureen Morris.... (voice)
 Part Four
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Dearth....Lupton
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
John Kane....Tommy
Terence Lodge....Moss
Carl Forgione....Land
Andrew Staines....Keaver
Gareth Hunt....Arak
Geoffrey Morris....Sabor
Jenny Laird....Neska
Joanna Monro....Rega
Ralph Arliss....Tuar
Walter Randall....Guard Captain
Spider Voices
Ysanne Churchman.... (voice)
Kismet Delgado.... (voice)
Maureen Morris.... (voice)
 Part Five
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Dearth....Lupton
Kevin Lindsay....Cho-je
John Kane....Tommy
Gareth Hunt....Arak
Geoffrey Morris....Sabor
Jenny Laird....Neska
Joanna Monro....Rega
Ralph Arliss....Tuar
Guard Captains
Walter Randall
Max Faulkner
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
Terence Lodge....Moss
Carl Forgione....Land
Andrew Staines....Keaver
Spider Voices
Ysanne Churchman.... (voice)
Kismet Delgado.... (voice)
Maureen Morris.... (voice)
 Part Six
Jon Pertwee....Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen....Sarah Jane Smith
Nicholas Courtney....Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Richard Franklin....Mike Yates
John Dearth....Lupton
George Cormack....K'anpo
Kevin Lindsay....Cho-je
John Kane....Tommy
Christopher Burgess....Barnes
Terence Lodge....Moss
Carl Forgione....Land
Andrew Staines....Keaver
Gareth Hunt....Arak
Ralph Arliss....Tuar
Spider Voices
Ysanne Churchman.... (voice)
Kismet Delgado.... (voice)
Maureen Morris.... (voice)