The Macra Terror
11 March 1967
Peter Jeffrey (Pilot), Graham Armitage (Barney) , Ian Fairbairn (Questa) , Jane Enshawe (Sunaa) [1,3-4], Sandra Bryant , Karol Keyes  (Chicki), Maureen Lane (Drum Majorette) [1,4], Terence Lodge (Medok) [1-3], Gertan Klauber (Ola), Graham Leaman (Controller), Anthony Garnder (Alvis) , Denis Goacher (Control Voice) [1-3], Richard Beale (Broadcast Voice / Broadcast and Propaganda Voices) [1-3]*, Robert Jewell (Macra Operator), John Harvey (Official) [3-4], John Caesar, Steve Emerson, Danny Rae (Guards) †, Ralph Carrigan, Roger Jerome, Terry Wright (Cheerleaders) .
|Written by||Ian Stuart Black|
|Directed by||John Davies|
|Produced by||Innes Lloyd|
An Earth colony in the far future has all the look and feel of a holiday camp. But the Doctor, Polly, Ben and Jamie quickly become aware that a sinister force is lurking beneath the jolly veneer of the settlement, in the form of the mammoth crab-like Macra who have secretly infiltrated the colony administration and are using the settlers for slave labour. And already, Ben has fallen into the Macra’s power
- The Macra return in 2007 in Gridlock
- All episodes are missing but audio recordings and telesnaps exist. The soundtrack has been released as part of the BBC Radio Collection.
- Fourteen clips from Episodes 2 and 3 are known to exist.
- They are either from a reel of 8mm film shot at a TV screen or among the censor clips discovered in the Australian TV achives in 1996.-
- Novelised as Doctor Who – The Macra Terror by Ian Stuart Black
- The scripts of all episodes are available on the Scripts Project page
- A photonovel of the story is available on the BBC Doctor Who website. Fan-produced photovideo reconstructions of the story have been made by Joint Venture and by Loose Cannon Productions.
- Doctor Who Magazine Archive: Issue #308.
- Order the DVD in the BBC DVD Guide