The TARDIS lands on the surface of the sea, just off the east coast of England. The time travellers use a rubber dinghy to get ashore, where they are shot with tranquiliser darts and taken prisoner by security guards as they have arrived in the restricted area of a gas refinery.
At the refinery base, run by a man named Robson, the Doctor learns that there have been a number of unexplained problems with the pressure in the feed pipes from the offshore drilling rigs. It is later revealed that one of the rigs has sucked up a parasitic form of seaweed, which is capable of releasing poisonous gas or a strange kind of foam that allows it to take control of the minds of those it touches.
The weed spreads rapidly and seems set on establishing a huge colony centred around the rigs. The Doctor makes the chance discovery that it is very susceptible to high pitched noise; consequently he is able to use the amplified sound of Victoria's screams to destroy it. Victoria elects to stay with the family of one of the refinery workers, Harris.
The Doctor, although sharing Jamie's sadness at her departure, understands her decision to settle down to a quieter life.
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- The Doctor - Patrick Troughton
- Jamie McCrimmon - Frazer Hines
- Victoria Waterfield - Deborah Watling
- Robson - Victor Maddern
- Harris - Roy Spencer
- Price - Graham Leaman
- Guard - Peter Ducrow
- Maggie Harris - June Murphy
- Carney - John Garvin
- Chief Engineer - Hubert Rees
- Van Lutyens - John Abineri
- Chief Baxter - Richard Mayes
- Quill - Bill Burridge
- Oak - John Gill
- Megan Jones - Margaret John
- Perkins - Brian Cullingford
- Assistant Floor Manager - Margot Hayhoe
- Costumes - Martin Baugh
- Designer - Peter Kindred
- Film Cameraman - Ken Westbury
- Film Editor - Colin Hobson
- Incidental Music - Dudley Simpson
- Make-Up - Sylvia James
- Producer - Peter Bryant
- Production Assistant - Michael Briant
- Script Editor - Derrick Sherwin
- Special Sounds - Brian Hodgson
- Studio Lighting - Sam Neeter
- Studio Sound - David Hughes
- Theme Arrangement - Delia Derbyshire
- Title Music - Ron Grainer
- Visual Effects - Peter Day, Len Hutton
- This is the first appearance of the sonic screwdriver.
- Victoria mentions: Cybermen, Daleks and Yeti.
- This story had a working title of; The Colony Of Devils.
- Episode 1 - 8.2 million viewers
- Episode 2 - 7.9 million viewers
- Episode 3 - 7.7 million viewers
- Episode 4 - 6.6 million viewers
- Episode 5 - 5.9 million viewers
- Episode 6 - 6.9 million viewers
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- Red Sands Sea Fort in the Thames Estuary
- Botony Bay near Kingsgate, Kent
- Ealing Television Film Studios, Ealing Green, Ealing
- Lime Grove Studios (Studio D), Lime Grove, London
Discontinuity, Plot Holes, Errors
- Why does the Doctor rely on Victoria's hairpin to open doors rather than using the Sonic screwdriver?
- This is the sonic screwdriver's first appearance, it would continue to appear until The Visitation, and then not again until Doctor Who: The TV Movie.
- Victoria does not appear again until MA: Downtime.
- The TARDIS can take off like a rocket, it's not seen to do this again until The Runaway Bride.
DVD, Video and Other Releases
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- Main article: Fury from the Deep (novelisation)
- Official BBC Episode Guide for Fury from the Deep
- Outpost Gallifrey Fury from the Deep page
- Doctor Who Reference Guide detailed synopsis of Fury from the Deep
- A Brief History of Time Travel - Fury from the Deep
- The Locations Guide to Doctor Who - Fury from the Deep
- Fury from the Deep transcript