BBCDVD 1829 Doctor Who - The invasion by Derrick Sherwin

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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1829
TitleDoctor Who - The invasion
Artist(s)Derrick Sherwin
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code-
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed by2 entertain
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Period
View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Period.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100744964-A912 26 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
A0100744966-A922 28 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Episode 123.42
A2Episode 224.27
A3Episode 323.43
A4Episode 423.05
A5Episode 523.27
A6Episode 623.19
A7Episode 724.44
A8Episode 823.58
A9Flash frames - a featurette about the creation of the aninated episodes 1 and 411.30
A10Love off-air15.16
A11Animation trailers1.07
A12Character design2.51
A13Evolution of The Invasion50.25
A141993 VHS links2.59
A15Photo Gallery7.22
Total length of media 4:41:55.


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Patrick Troughton
Frazer Hinds
Wendy Padbury
Sally Faulkner
Kevin Stoney
Peter Halliday
Murray Evans
John Levene
Geoffrey Cheshire
Edward Burnham
Walter Randall
Ian Fairbairn
Nicholas Courtney
James Thornhill
Robert Sidaway
Edward Dentith
Pat Gorman
Peter Thompson
Dominic Allan
Stacy Davies
Clifford Earl
Norman Hartley
Sheila Dunn
Pat Gorman
Charles Finch
Derek Chaffer
John Spradbury
Terence Denville
Ralph Carrigon

Written by

Derrick Sherwin, from a story by Kit Pedler

Produced by

Peter Bryant

Directed by

Douglas Camfield


Investigating the disappearance of an eminent scientist, the Doctor and his companions follow his trail to the London headquarters of International Electromatics, a global supplier of electronic equipment run by formidable Tobias Vaughan. Teaming up with the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce - UNIT - under the command of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, it soon becomes apparent that Vaughan is working to his own agenda. As Cybermen invade in cities all over the world, can the Doctor convince Vaughan to help him defeat their plan for global domination?


The punishing schedule on Season Five of Doctor Who had taken its toll on both cast and production team. Patrick Troughton had announced his intention to move on, and both Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury decided they would be leaving at the same time. It was clear that a radical re-think was required if the programme was to survive into the next decade.

Script editor Derrick Sherwin had joined the series to work on The Web of Fear, and returned to themes that had proved successful in that story, reworking a Cybermen story submitted by Kit Pedler in a bold experiment. Making use of extensive location work and instantly recognisable London landmarks, The Invasion is a contemporary tale that takes the peril into the viewer's doorstep. The idea of Mankind versus alien invaders is realised through the introduction of UNIT, creating opportunities for dynamic action sequences and a sense of global scale previously unseen in the series. Douglas Camfield's direction adds to the sense of realism, and the story is further enhanced by an outstanding, cinematic score by Don Harper.

As a result, The Invasion is a stand-out achievement in Season Six, and proved to be a robust and successful template that would shape the entire Pertwee era, ensuring that Doctor Who met the challenge of the 1970s and colour television with a fresh new format.

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