Planet of Giants

Planet of Giants
Planet of Giants


Whilst trying to return Ian and Barbara to the twentieth century, The Doctor attempts an unorthodox new technique, causing the TARDIS doors to open in mid-flight, setting alarms ringing inside the craft.

Arriving on Earth, the time-travellers discover that they have all been reduced in size – they are now minute people in a world of giant objects. The TARDIS has landed them between the cracks in a garden patio – a garden teeming with giant worms, ants and cats. All deadly hazards for the miniature travellers.

To make matters worse, the TARDIS crew are caught up in the trials of a deadly new insecticide – DN6. A chemical so deadly that all insect life is threatened – a chemical that is also lethal to minuscule time-travellers…

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 31st October and 14th November 1964.

Episode entry


  • Planet of Giants was the first episode of season 2
  • All three episodes exist as 16mm telerecordings.
  • This story had the working titles Miniscule Story and the Miniscules.
  • Negative film prints of all three episodes were recovered in 1978.
  • Arabic prints of all three episodes are also held by the BBC.
  • UK Release: January 2002 / US Release: May 2003
  • PAL – BBC Video BBCV7263
  • NTSC – Warner Video E1740

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