MM. The Tomb Of The Cybermen

Season Five - 1967/1968

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


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

Guest Cast

  • 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

Original broadcast on the BBC

Channel 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%


  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Lime Grove Studio D

Outside Locations

  • Gerrards Cross Sand & Ballast Co, Bucks

Working Titles

The Cybermen Plane

The Ice Tombs Of Telos