Doctor Who-The Robots of Death (1977)

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Released 3-Jul-2001
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On a distant, barren planet, Storm Mine 4 trawls across bleak deserts and through fierce duststorms in search of rare and valuable metals. Onboard the Sandminer is a small skeleton crew, who alternate between indulgent relaxation and skilled mining work. The mundane, day-to-day duties of the mine are attended to by a much larger complement of servile robots.
This is a society that is dependent on robots for all areas of life, the people comforted by the knowledge that the strictest safeguards are built into each and every robot's programming. So when one of the Sandminer crew is murdered, suspicion falls on two new arrivals...
The Doctor and Leela arrive on board, and are immediately accused of being the suspects. But the Doctor deduces that the killer is possibly not human. More deaths occur - can he persuade the remaining crew members that the killer may be a robot?
This story was first broadcast in the UK on BBC1 between 29th January and 19th February 1977.
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Tom Baker
Louise Jameson
Russell Hunter
Pamela Salem
David Bailie
Gregory de Ponlay
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Michael E. Briant
Dudley Simpson
Ron Grainer
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Science Fiction 1977 96:08 (Case: 95) 576i (PAL) 2 4
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (192Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired, English Audio Commentary
Main Menu Introduction, Menu Animation & Audio, Audio Commentary-Philip Hinchliffe (Prod) & Chris Boucher (Writer), Featurette, Gallery-Photo, Notes-Studio Plan
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