J. Planet Of Giants

Season Two - 1965/1965

Story Editor: David Whitaker
Writer: Louis Marks
Directors: Mervyn Pinfield (1-2) and Douglas Camfield (3)
Produced by: Verity Lambert
Designer: Raymond P. Cusick
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson


The TARDIS is sent out of control, and when it materialises on Earth it has shrunk, and so have the occupants who are all now around 1 inch tall.

The Doctor and his companions stumble across a plot by a scientist, Professor Smithers, and a buisnessman, Forester, to launch the new insecticide DN6. DN6 does not just kill insects that are harmful to agriculture, but also those that are essantial.

A Government agent, Farrow, discovers the plan but is murdered before he can reveal it. The minaturised Ian and Barbara witness the murder.

Despite the fact the being minaturised leaves the Doctor and his companions to the mercy of plugholes and giant matchboxes, the Doctor manages to create an explosion and also rouse the suspicsions of the local police who call round to investigate.

Regular Cast

  • Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
  • Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
  • Ian Chesterton: William Russell

Guest Cast

  • Forester: Alan Tilvern
  • Arnold Farrow: Frank Cranshaw (1-2)
  • Professor Smithers: Reginald Barrett (2-3)
  • Hilda Rowse: Rosemary Johnson (3)
  • Bert Rowse: Fred Ferris (3)

Original broadcast on the BBC

Channel Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 43. Planet Of Giants Saturday, October 31, 1964 5:15 PM - 5:40 PM 8.4M 57%
BBC 1 44. Dangerous Journey Saturday, November 7, 1964 5:15 PM - 5:40 PM 8.4M 58%
BBC 1 45. Crisis Saturday, November 14, 1964 5:15 PM - 5:40 PM 8.9M 59%


  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Television Centre Studio 4

Working Titles

Part 2: Death In The Afternoon

The Miniscules