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Classic Who S1 • Serial 3 · (2 episodes)

The Edge of Destruction

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First aired Saturday, February 8, 1964
Production Code C
Written by David Whitaker
Runtime 50 minutes
Story Type Bottle Episode
Time Travel Present
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Locations TARDIS
Synopsis

As they slowly recover from the shock of being thrown to the TARDIS floor, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara all start acting strangely. Unexplained events occur and the travellers start to turn on each other as they contemplate what is happening on the TARDIS.

2 Episodes:

First aired Saturday, February 8, 1964
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by David Whitaker
Directed by Richard Martin
UK Viewers 10.4 million
Appreciation Index 61

Synopsis

A mysterious explosion has knocked the TARDIS into void. And in their confusion, the crew are turning on one another.

First aired Saturday, February 15, 1964
Runtime 25 minutes
Written by David Whitaker
Directed by Frank Cox
UK Viewers 9.9 million
Appreciation Index 60

Synopsis

The TARDIS is adrift, the crew turning on each other. Only by working together can they find their way out before they are destroyed.

Ratings are from TARDIS Guide members only.

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