The BFI will show Doctor Who: Earthshock at midday on Saturday 17th November 2018 in a special screening featuring Eric Saward and Matthew Waterhouse.

The BFI has announced that it will be putting on a special screening of the classic Doctor Who story Earthshock on Saturday 17th November.  The screening of the story, which originally aired back in 1982, will be accompanied by a Q&A session with writer Eric Saward and Adric himself, actor Matthew Waterhouse.

Earthshock is one of the Fifth Doctor’s most enduring stories and of course features the iconic cybermen as well as the death of companion, Adric.

The screening will feature a new up-converted HD version of Earthshock, which will coincide with the Blu-ray release of Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 19 on 19th November.


In this story, the Doctor and his companions Nyssa, Tegan and Adric finds themselves on Earth in the year 2526. Inhabitants of a group of planets work together to try and defeat one of the most deadly foes in the universe – the Cybermen. They in return, are planning to destroy the Earth once and for all, but haven’t factored in the arrival of a Time Lord on a mission.


Peter Davison as The Doctor
Matthew Waterhouse as Adric
Sarah Sutton as Nyssa
Janet Fielding as Tegan
Directed by Peter Grimwade
Written by Eric Saward
Producer John Nathan-Turner


Tickets for the BFI screening will go on sale on Tuesday 25th September at 11:30am. You can buy them at the BFI website.

The new Blu-ray edition of Earthshock will go on sale on Monday 19th November.



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