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See broadcasts for WTTW 11 ChicagoPlanet of the Spiders: Part One of Two
(incorporating: Part One / Part Two / Part Three)

Last updated 11 January 2017
Planet of the Spiders: Part One of Two
Broadcast: Sunday 12th May 1985
11:00pm-12:08am CDT (04:00 GMT) « »
WTTW 11 Chicago
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Featuring: Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, John Dearth, Richard Franklin, John Kane, John Levene

The Doctor receives a mysterious package from his old companion, Jo Grant. Sarah joins Mike Yates to investigate sinister events at a Buddhist meditation centre.


Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide

WTTW split the story into two parts, with the break occuring just before the end of episode three when Sarah says that she'll come quietly from the village. [source: ChicagoEpguides]

Intro: It is said that someday cockroaches may inherit the Earth. Lest you reject this surmise as fantastic, please consider what happened in time past, when a colonist ship brought humans and spiders to Metebilis 3. Conditions on that orb favored the latter. And it is known today as the "Planet of the Spiders."

Outro: Next week, The Doctor confronts The Great One with cataclysmic results for both combatants. A profound event, not to be missed, next Sunday night at 11, the conclusion of "Planet of the Spiders." [source: ChicagoEpguides]

Broadcast Source: BroaDWcast