Fury From The Deep

Fury from the Deep is a great example of a story which just seems to work even when it is shorn of all visual imagery from it. and just presented as an audio recording and even then it is a pretty exciting listen, and it almost doesn’t matter that you cannot see the pictures as you can imagine what is happening perfectly well from the actors performances, and the script itself.

Now that it has been animated I think that the story works just as well. Yes it isn’t a totally accurate representation of what was originally broadcast but it is a decent enough version, and it makes me feel that this story was definitely one of the best of that season and that is saying something as they have all been pretty top notch.

What I like best about this one is the atmosphere and the setting of the oil rigs and the base itself. I also like the whole notion of the alien menace of the story and what makes it more frightening is that it is something so ordinary and normal, but so menacing and threatening in the story itself.

I also like the fact that nobody actually dies in the story; plenty of people are possessed during the story and a lot of bad stuff happens to people but they are ok by the end of the story, which is nice.

Quite early on in this story Victoria starts to show signs that she is not happy with life aboard the TARDIS and to be fair to her she often gets the worse deal of the companions in each of her stories so you can hardly blame her for getting this way by the time of the events in this story.

You also totally understand when she decides to leave at the end of adventure as well. However at least she was pretty much the major reason for their success in vanquishing the story’s enemy in this, her final story.

Like the majority of this seasons stories there is very little that you can fault about this story and, also, that even the six part stories in this season do seem to use all of its running time without resorting to ridiculous amounts of padding.

April 16th1972 BBC television

At 18:45 saw the broadcast of the launch of Apollo 16 featuring Patrick Moore.

At 20:15 was Frank Finlay and Maggie Smith in an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice.

April 9th-10th 1972

April 9th 1972

Farmhouse Kitchen- Baking with Yeast

The Cool Mikado directed by Michael Winner

The Golden Shot

The Forest Ranger starring Graydon Gould

Adam Smith – Episode 12 with Andrew Keir

Doctor in Charge – The Devil You Know. first of a new series

Sunday Night Theatre – The Last Journey by James Forsyth.

Danger Man – It’s Up To The Lady

April 10th 1972
Nanny and the Professor with Julie Mills

Skippy Honest Jack

Pardon My Genie – The Apprentice’s Sorceror

Opportunity Knocks with Hughie Green

Coronation Street

Bless This House – Get Me to the Match on Time

University Challenge

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

50 years ago this weekend 18th – 19th March 1972

Sat 18th Mar 1972


10:00 Wie bitte?

German for beginners.

10:30 Zarabanda

Spanish for beginners.

10:55 Closedown

11:55 Weatherman

The weekend weather

12:00 The Double Deckers: A Helping Hound

12:25 Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

12:45 Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough

Quarter-Finals Day in both the FA Cup and Scottish Cup. Sam Leitch brings you the latest news of this afternoon’s big matches, and introduces action and personalities.

The Calcutta Cup

Scotland v England 79th Calcutta Cup match

Final Score

17:05 We Want to Sing

Ray Alan joins 300 children in rousing uninhibited singing of songs they want to sing – with The Fivepenny Piece, The Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Herrmann

17:35 News

17:50 Doctor Who The Sea Devils Episode 4

18:15 It’s Cliff Richard

19:00 High Adventure: Son of Fury

20:35 The Dick Emery Show


The Befrienders: A Case of No Resolution



with Richard Baker and Weather

22:05 Match of the Day: The FA Cup Sixth Round

23:05 Braden’s Week

23:40 Weatherman; Closedown

Sun 19th Mar 1972

09:00 Nai Zindagi Naya Jeevan

09:30 Closedown

10:30 High Mass

11:30 Boomph with Becker

Get fit, look fit, and stay fit with Sue Becker, an Australian fitness guru apparently.

11:45 Closedown

13:00 Croesi’r Bont

13:20 Interval

13:25 Farming: Prices and Guarantees

13:50 Children Growing Up: 3: One Step at a Time

14:15 Made in Britain: Beat That!

Norris and Ross McWhirter talk to David Wilson about their book of records, which is now the world’s best-selling reference book.

14:24 News Headlines

14:25 Sound of Laughter: Fade-out

14:55 Ask Aspel

15:15 The Shari Lewis Show

15:25 Laurel and Hardy: The Music Box

15:50 Film of the Book: The Captain’s Table

17:20 Anne of Green Gables: Part 5

18:05 News

18:15 Paul: Envoy Extraordinary: 4: The Missionary

A journey in the footsteps of St Paul with Malcolm Muggeridge and Dr Alec Vidler

18:45 Keith Fordyce appeals on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for help with its schemes to keep families together when advanced MS threatens a break-up.

18:50 Songs of Praise

19:25 Engelbert with The Young Generation featuring The Goodies

20:10 The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen

21:55 News with Richard Baker and Weather

22:05 Omnibus presents: The Fall of Venice by Maurice Rowdon

with Vladek Sheybal as Casanova, John Ronane as the poet Angelo Maria Labia

23:05 Ad Lib

A late-evening conversation.

Each Sunday four men and women who have observed the events of the week discuss the issues that lie behind the news.

23:35 Weatherman; Closedown