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The Moonbase

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First Transmitted

11 February 1967

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Regular Cast

Patrick Troughton (Dr Who), Micheal Craze (Ben), Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie)

Guest Cast
Patrick Barr (Hobson), Andre Maranne (Benoit), Michael Wolf (Nils), John Rolfe (Sam), Alan Rowe (Voice from Space Patrol) [1-3], Mark Heath (Ralph) [1], Alan Rowe (Dr Evans) [1, 3, 4], Barry Ashton, Derek Calder, Arnold Chazen [1-3], Leon Maybank [1-3], Victor Pemberton, Edward Phillips [1-3], Ron Pinnell [1-3], Robin Scott, Alan Wells, Mark Heath [3] (Scientists), Denis McCarthy (Voice of Controller Rinberg) [2], John Wills, Sonnie Willis, Peter Greene [2-4], Keith Goodman [3-4], Reg Whitehead [3-4] (Cybermen), Peter Hawkins (Cyberman Voice).


Written by Kit Pedler
Directed by Morris Barry
Produced by Innes Lloyd


A mysterious virus is wrecking havoc among the crew of the Earth’s weather control station on the moon. While investigations into the strange disease are in progress, International Space Headquarters Earth puts the entire Moonbase into strict quarantine – The Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie included!

To take matters worse, the personnel of the Moonbase inexplicably vanish, and vital weather control equipment is sabotaged. Who is responsible? The Director of the base suspects the time-travellers. But The Doctor fears a ruthless enemy from his own past responsible that the evil Cybermen have returned


  1. Episodes 1 and 3 are missing, but audio recordings and telesnaps exist.
  2. The soundtrack has been released as part of the BBC Radio Collection.
  3. Episodes 2 and 4 have been released on Cybermen: The Early Years video.
  4. they have also been released on DVD as part of the Lost in Time collection. Novelised as Doctor Who and the Cybermen by Gerry Davis.
  5. The scripts of all the episodes are available on the Scripts Project page.
  6. A photonovel of the story is available on the BBC Doctor Who website.
  7. Fan-produced photovideo reconstructions of the missing episodes have been made by A Change of Identity, Joint Venture and Loose Cannon Productions.
  8. Doctor Who Magazine Archive: Issue #322.
  9. Order the DVD in the BBC DVD Guide

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