Doctor Who: The Robots Of Death
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1977
Director: Michael E. Briant
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-112026
Running time: 1:35 (95 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 11, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1629)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 10 / 10
Overview
On a distant, barren planet, Storm Mine 4 trawls across bleak deserts and through fierce dust storms in search of rare and valuable metals. Onboard the Sandminer is a small skeleton crew, who alternate between indulgent relaxation and skilled mining work. The mundane day-to-day duties of the mine are attended to by a much larger complement of servile robots.

This is a society that is dependent on robots for all areas of life, the people comforted by the knowledge that the strictest safeguards are built into each and every robot's programming. So when one of the miner crew is murdered, suspicion falls on two new arrivals...

The Doctor and Leela arrive on board, and are immediately accused of being the prime murder suspects. But the Doctor soon realizes that perhaps the killer isn't human. More deaths occur – can he persuade the remaining crewmembers that the killer is a robot?
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • BBC Video
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
 
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Model Tests, Studio Plans
Crew
Direction
Michael E. Briant....Director
Writing
Chris Boucher....Writer
Production
Philip Hinchcliffe....Producer
Music
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Ron Grainer....Composer
Sound
Tony Miller....Sound
Art
Richard Conway....Visual Effects
Elizabeth Waller....Costume Designer
Ann Briggs....Make-up Artist
Kenneth Sharp....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Louise Jameson....Leela
Russell Hunter....Uvanov
Pamela Salem....Toos
David Bailie....Dask
David Collings....Poul
Brian Croucher....Borg
Tania Rogers....Zilda
Tariq Yunus....Cass
Rob Edwards....Chub
Gregory De Polnay....D.84
Miles Fothergill....S.V.7
Robots
Mark Blackwell Baker
John Bleasdale
Mark Cooper
Peter Langtry
Jeremy Ranchev
Richard Seager
 Part Two
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Louise Jameson....Leela
Russell Hunter....Uvanov
Pamela Salem....Toos
David Bailie....Dask
David Collings....Poul
Brian Croucher....Borg
Tania Rogers....Zilda
Tariq Yunus....Cass
Gregory De Polnay....D.84
Miles Fothergill....S.V.7
Robots
Mark Blackwell Baker
John Bleasdale
Mark Cooper
Peter Langtry
Jeremy Ranchev
Richard Seager
 Part Three
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Louise Jameson....Leela
Russell Hunter....Uvanov
Pamela Salem....Toos
David Bailie....Dask
David Collings....Poul
Gregory De Polnay....D.84
Miles Fothergill....S.V.7
Robots
Mark Blackwell Baker
John Bleasdale
Mark Cooper
Peter Langtry
Jeremy Ranchev
Richard Seager
 Part Four
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Louise Jameson....Leela
Russell Hunter....Uvanov
Pamela Salem....Toos
David Bailie....Dask
David Collings....Poul
Gregory De Polnay....D.84
Miles Fothergill....S.V.7
Robots
Mark Blackwell Baker
John Bleasdale
Mark Cooper
Peter Langtry
Jeremy Ranchev
Richard Seager