|'The Faceless Ones'
Story Code 'KK'
by David Ellis
and Malcom Hulke
The TARDIS materialises at Gatwick airport 1966, in the path of an incoming jet plane. Polly hides in a hanger, and witnesses the murder of a detective, but then the murderer, Spencer, kidnaps her and Ben. The Doctor finds that there have been further disappearances, all of which were passengers on charter flights run by Chameleon Tours. The Doctor and Jamie, together with Samantha Briggs, sister of one of the missing passengers, discover that the kidnappers are in fact the Chameleons, and alien race that have lost their faces and identities in a nuclear explosion, and are subsequently dying out. The Chameleon's scientists have devised a way to take over the identity of human beings, in a process that takes four weeks. They have lured 50,000 passengers onto their aircraft, and then miniaturised them, holding them in a space station in orbit around the Earth. The Doctor frees the captives, and helps the Chameleons to find a way to survive. Ben and Polly remain behind on Earth.
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who), Anneke Wills (Polly), Michael Craze (Ben Jackson), Frazer Hines (Jamie), James Appleby (Policeman), Colin Gordon (Commandant), George Selway (Meadows), Wanda Ventham (Jean Rock), Victor Winding (Spencer), Peter Whitaker (Inspector Gascoine), Donald Pickering (Blade), Christopher Tranchell (Jenkins), Madalena Nicol (Nurse Pinto), Bernard Kay (Crossland), Pauline Collins (Samatha Briggs), Gilly Fraser (Ann Davidson), Brigit Paul (Announcer), Barry Wilsher (Heslington), Michael Ladkin (R.A.F. Pilot), Leonard Trolley (Supt. Reynolds)
Produced by Innes Lloyd
Directed by Gerry Mill
Part 1 - 8th April, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 2 - 15th April, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 3 - 22nd April, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 4 - 29th April, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 5 - 6th May, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 6 - 13th May, 1967 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
*Featuring the Second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie
*Parts 2, 4, 5 and 6 are missing but audio recordings, telesnaps and a clip from part 2 exist
*Working title: 'Doctor Who and the Chameleons' (an earlier version was also called 'The Big Store')