Maurice Colbourne (Lytton), Brian Glover (Griffiths), Terry Molloy (Russell) , James Beckett (Payne) , David Banks (Cyber Leader), Michael Kilgarriff (Cyber Controller), Michael Attwell (Bates), Jonathan David (Stratton), Brian Orrell (Cyber Lieutenant), John Ainley (Cyberman), Stephen Churchett (Bill) , Stephen Wale (David) , Sarah Berger (Rost) , Esther Freud (Threst) , Faith Brown (Flast) , Sarah Greene (Varne)
|Written by||Paula Woolsey|
|Directed by||Matthew Robinson|
|Produced by||John Nathan Turner|
|1||“Part One”||44:17||5 January 1985||8.9m|
|2||“Part Two”||44:29||12 January 1985||7.2m|
Whilst narrowly avoiding a collision with Halley’s Comet in the TARDIS, The Doctor and Peri encounter a distress call emanating from London, Earth in 1985. The Doctor decides to investigate…
In central London, a gang of diamond thieves, led by ex-Dalek agent Lytton, plan to enter their target building via the sewers. But once down in the darkness, things start going wrong, for lurking in the underground shadows are the Cybermen…
After The Doctor and his companion Peri are captured by the Cybermen, they are caught up in a complex scheme which involves dramatically altering history, allowing the Cybermen to prevent the destruction of their first home planet Mondas. Forced to take the TARDIS to the new homeworld of the Cybermen (the ice-tombs of Telos), The Doctor realises the situation is being sinisterly manipulated, but by whom? The Cybermen? Lytton? The Cryons (the original inhabitants of Telos)? Or perhaps even his own race, the Time Lords?
Paula Woolsey and Eric Saward, supposedly together wrote the story, however Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis can/could also be credits as the inventors of the Cybermen.