Doctor Who Logo 'The War Machines'
(4 Parts)
Story Code 'BB'

by Ian Stuart Black
The Doctor

Arriving in London in 1966, the Doctor and Dodo visit the Post Office Tower, and meet Professor Brett and his revolutionary new computer WOTAN (Will Operating Thought Analogue). WOTAN is artificially intelligent, and is about to be connected to all the world's computers in a project overseen by Sir Charles Summer. Unknown to all, the supercomputer has determined that humans are inferior to machines, and should be their slaves; it takes over Brett's mind, and uses a hypnotised workforce to build giant, armoured War Machines, which it will use to take over the world. These mobile computers beat off attacks by the army, but the Doctor uses a magnetic field to capture one, and he reprogrammes it to destroy WOTAN. Dodo decides to stay on Earth, and Brett's secretary, Polly, and her friend Ben, a merchant seaman, follow the Doctor into the TARDIS just before it dematerialises.

Hartnell (Dr Who), Jackie Lane (Dodo), Anneke Wills (Polly), Michael Craze (Ben Jackson), Alan Curtis (Major Green), John Harvey (Professor Brett), Sandra Bryant (Kitty), Ewan Proctor (Flash), William Mervyn (Sir Charles Summer), John Cater (Professor Krimpton), Ric Felgate (American Journalist), John Doye (Interviewer), Desmond Cullum-Jones (Worker), Roy Godfrey (Tramp), Michael Rathborne (Taxi-driver), Gerald Taylor (Machine Operator), Eddie Davis (Worker), John Rolfe (Captain), John Boyd-Brent (Sergeant) , Frank Jarvis (Corporal), Robin Dawson (Soldier), Kenneth Kendall (Television Newsreader), George Cross (The Minister), Edward Colliver (Garage Mechanic), John Slavid (Man in Telephone Box), Dwight Whylie (Radio Announcer), Carl Conway (US Correspondant), Gerald Taylor (The Voice of WOTAN) and WOTAN

Produced by Innes Lloyd
Directed by Michael Ferguson

Part 1 - 25th June, 1966 @ 5.35pm - 6.00pm
Part 2 - 2nd July, 1966 @ 6.55pm - 7.20pm
Part 3 - 9th July, 1966 @ 5.35pm - 6.00pm
Part 4 - 16th July, 1966 @ 5.15pm - 5.40pm

*Featuring the First Doctor and Dodo and introducing Ben Jackson and Polly Wright

*WOTAN addresses the Doctor as 'Doctor Who', the only time he is called this in the series' history

*This is the first comptemporary television story

*The story was restored by adding missing clips discovered in Australia in 1996, although several portions of parts 3 and 4 are still missing

*Working title: 'Dr Who and the Computer'