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Planet of the Spiders

6 episodes, broadcast: 4 May - 8 Jun 1974


Locations filmed for the story:
Tidmarsh Manor
Tidmarsh, Berkshire
Filmed: 11 Mar 1974

The Retreat
Tidmarsh Lane
Tidmarsh, Berkshire
Filmed: 11 Mar 1974

Mike and Sarah are forced off the road
Mortimer Station
Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire
Filmed: 11 Mar 1974

Mike meets Sarah at the station
Jacquet Weston Engineering (approach road)
(formerly Membury Airfield)
Membury, Wiltshire
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974

Airfields
Ramsbury Road
Membury, Wiltshire
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974

Chasing down roads
Membury Crossroads
Membury, Wiltshire
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974

Chasing down roads
Half Mile Road
Membury, Wiltshire
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974

Chasing down roads
Membury Hall Lane
Membury, Wiltshire
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 1974

Chasing down roads
Hillier Road
(formerly Le Marchant Barracks)
Devizes, Wiltshire
Filmed: 13 Mar 1974

UNIT HQ
Strand
Gloucestershire
Filmed: 14-15 Mar 1974

The Doctor and Sarah track Lupton to the river / The Doctor takes a shortcut!
River Severn
Gloucestershire
Filmed: 14-15 Mar 1974

The Doctor chases Lupton down the river.
Unknown locations - if you know where these are please let us know!
Lane (Mortimer area)
Filmed: 11 Mar 1974

Sarah and Mike chat on the way to the retreat.
Lane (Membury area)
Filmed: 12-13 Mar 2009

Bessie pursues the Whomobile along a lane
In Studio:
»BBC Television Centre, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7RJ (22 Feb 1974)
»BBC Television Centre (Studio TC1), Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7RJ (2-3 Apr 1974)
»BBC Television Centre (Studio TC8), Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7RJ (16-17 Apr 1974)
»BBC Television Centre (Studio TC6), Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7RJ (30 Apr, 1 May 1974)

Production Notes

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The Metebelis III landscape was made up of models and photographic images of Monument Valley in Colorado, and Bryce Canyon in Utah which were then CSO'd onto the yellow-screen backgrounds.

Articles relating to the story

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Restoration Team Article - Article on the DVD release of the story, which includes a "Now and Then" feature on the locations. (#87, 18 Apr 2011)

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