ST&SS02: Deep Undercurrents
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Preceeded by The Magical History Tour
Followed by Smokescreen
Featured cast
The Doctor Matthew Kopelke
Guy Anwar Kane Major
Production notes
Recorded March 2002
Released June 2002

The Doctor and Guy arrive in Brisbane in the early part of the 21st Century, after hearing disturbing reports of ships being sunk out at sea by some unearthly force. The Doctor feels the situation needs investigating, and Guy feels the need for a holiday.

The pair of them set off in a hired boat to discover just what is going on - but why are boats sinking in calm weather? Why has there been a strange glow sighted in the ocean depths?

Before long, their boat is attacked out at sea - but by whom and why, the Doctor doesn't know. All he does know is that Guy is in danger - and he must find him before whatever is out there is able to claim more lives...


The Walker's Costume Realisation: Susannah Tiller. Musical Score: Geoffrey Burgon & Peter Howell. Photographer and Editor: Witold Tietze. Producer: Matthew Kopelke. Director: Witold Tietze.


"Deep Undercurrents" by Darran Jordan-0

"Deep Undercurrents" by Darran Jordan-0

"Deep Undercurrents" Bloopers

"Deep Undercurrents" Bloopers

"Deep Undercurrents" Documentary - 'Return To Shorncliffe'

"Deep Undercurrents" Documentary - 'Return To Shorncliffe'

"Deep Undercurrents" Redux by Darran Jordan

"Deep Undercurrents" Redux by Darran Jordan


Episode endings

  1. The Doctor and the Walker stare out to sea, as they both contemplate which side of a possible war they would be on.

Additional credited cast

The Walker (Susannah Tiller).

Popular myths

Things to watch out for...

  • The Doctor's panama hat, last seen in Rapture The Heavens, makes its final appearance in a BTR Doctor Who release. The hat was already at this stage starting to fall apart, and almost did not survive filming this serial.
  • The music featured in the opening of the release is the demonstration music that Peter Howell created in 1980 as demo material for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop when asked to become the resident composers for the TV series.

Things you probably never knew...

  • The Walker's unique costume here was the first original costume creation for a BTR production, having been assembled by Susannah Tiller from various op-shop items in the week leading up to filming.

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