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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

The Sunmakers

Serial Code

4W

First Transmitted

26 November 1977

Final ratings

9.50m

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VHS RELEASE

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CAST

Regular Cast

Tom Baker (Doctor Who), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9)

Guest Cast

Richard Leech (Hade), Jonina Scott (Marn), Roy Macready (Cordo), William Simons (Manrel), Michael Keating (Goudry), Adrienne Burgess (Veet), Carole Hopkin (Nurse) [1], Henry Woolf (Collector) [2-4], David Rowlands (Bisham) [2-4], Derek Crewe (Synge) [3-4], Colin McCormack (Commander) [3-4], Tom Kelly (Guard) [4].

CREW

Written by Robert Holmes
Directed by Pennant Roberts
Produced by Graham Williams

sypnosis

The TARDIS lands on Pluto in the far future, where the Doctor is astonished to find the planet inhabited by humans and heated by a number of miniature suns. He, Leela and K-9 discover that The human race has been moved off Earth to do the bidding of the Company, a ruthless intergalactic conglomerate.

It is up to the Doctor to uncover the secret of the Company’s head, the Collector, while Leela is sentenced to death by steaming.

NOTES

  1. Michael Keating (here playing Goudry) would later be cast as Vila in Blake’s 7 based partially on this performance.
  2. Most of the corridors were named after UK tax forms, as the story was intended as a satire of contemporary British taxes.
  3. This story marks the last appearance of Leela’s darker outfit. For the next two serials – her last – she would continue to wear the lighter (and more revealing) one.
  4. Some textures of the walls are enlarged photographs of a die of an AMD microprocessor. The trademark of AMD is large visible.
  5. Gatherer Pile works in Megropolis Three.
  6. One of Hade’s predecessors was called Morton. Hade names a tactical manoeuvre Morton’s fork, in honour of him.
  7. When Leela is prodded, she grabs Veet, threatening to "fillet" her.
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