The Sensorites, 1964

The seventh story of William Hartnell’s time as the first Doctor.  This six part story was first broadcast in 1964.

The story is notable for its demonstration of Susan’s telepathy and its references to the Doctor’s and her home planet.


When the Doctor and his fellow travellers on the TARDIS board a moving spaceship they are surprised to discover that its occupants appear to be dead.  Ian Chesterton manages to revive a few of the crew and discovers that they have been banned from leaving the orbit of the nearest planet: Sense-Sphere.

A number of Sensorites, the race that inhabits the planet, subsequently arrive on the ship and threaten the Doctor and his comrades in a similar manner.

A battle of wits ensues in which the humans, aided by the Doctor, attempt to escape the clutches of their alien captors.





William Hartnell – The Doctor
Carole Ann Ford – Susan Foreman
William Russell – Ian Chesterton
Jacqueline Hill – Barbera Wright


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Peter R. Newman
Produced By: Verity Lambert
Script Editor: David Whitaker
Original Transmission Dates: 20th June – 1st August 1964

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