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See broadcasts for WTTW 11 ChicagoPlanet of the Spiders: Part One of Two
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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
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

Broadcast notes:

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