MM. Doctor Who - The Tomb Of The Cybermen

Season Five

  • Story Editor: Victor Pemberton
  • Writers: Gerry Davis and Kit Pedlar
  • Produced by: Peter Bryant
  • Director: Morris Barry
  • Designer: Martin Johnson
  • Incidental Music: Stock

MM. Doctor Who - The Tomb Of The Cybermen

The TARDIS materialises on the planet Telos, where the Doctor and Jamie come across a group of archaeologists who are attempting to discover why the Cybermen have seemingly disappeared.

The Doctor and Jamie are thought to be from a rival party, but as the archeological party's craft is disabled they join forces. They start to look around a Cyberbase. Apart from a dead target there are no signs of the Cybermen.

One of the members tries to open the Cybermen's tomb, but is unsuccessful, until the Doctor unwittingly provides him with the answer. Underground, and frozen, they discover the Cybermen, entombed.

Klieg plans to thaw the Cybermen, and thinks he can control them, but the Cybermen are prepared and use Cybermats to attack the people. The Cybermen plan to convert all who are present into Cybermen, and nearly convert Klieg's servant Toberman.

The Doctor, Jamie, Victoria and the archaeological party manage to get out of the Cyberbase, and Toberman closes the electrified doors. When the door closes Toberman is electrocuted, but the Cybermen are trapped once again.

Regular Cast

  • Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines
  • Victoria Waterfield: Deborah Watling


  • Eric Klieg: George Pastell
  • Kaftan: Shirley Cooklin
  • Toberman: Roy Stewart
  • Professor Parry: Aubrey Richards
  • Captain Hopper: George Roubicek
  • First Officer Jim Callum: Clive Merrison (1,3,4)
  • John Viner: Cyril Shaps (1-2)
  • Peter Haydon: Bernard Holley (1-2)
  • Ted Rogers: Alan Johns (1)
  • Crewman: Ray Groven (1)
  • Cyberman Controller: Michael Kilgarriff (2-4)
  • Cyberman Voices: Peter Hawkins (2-4)
  • Cybermen: (all 2-4) Hans de Vries, Tony Harwood, John Hogan, Richard Kerley, Ronald Lee, Charles Pemberton, Kenneth Seeger, Reg Whitehead
  • Extra: Frankie Dunn

Showings on the BBC

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 170 Episode 1 Saturday, September 2, 1967 5:50 PM - 6:15 PM 6.0M 53%
BBC 1 171 Episode 2 Saturday, September 9, 1967 5:50 PM - 6:15 PM 6.4M 52%
BBC 1 172 Episode 3 Saturday, September 16, 1967 5:50 PM - 6:15 PM 7.2M 49%
BBC 1 173 Episode 4 Saturday, September 23, 1967 5:50 PM - 6:15 PM 7.4M 50%


Outside Locations

  • Gerrards Cross Sand & Ballast Co, Bucks


  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Lime Grove Studio D



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Working titles

  • The Cybermen Plane
  • The Ice Tombs Of Telos