When the spaceship UK-201 crashed on the planet in 2493, the Dido people met with the surviving passengers, but were killed along with them in an explosion engineered by Bennett to cover up a murder he had earlier committed aboard the ship. At least two of the Dido people survived, and when they confronted him, he backed away in fear and fell from a rock ledge to his death.
After the First Doctor's TARDIS left Dido, the Dido people wrecked the spaceship's communications system so that the approaching Earth rescue ship would never find the planet. (TV: "Desperate Measures")
Behind the scenes Edit
- The Rescue doesn't give us a clear, one-word demonym for "a being from the planet Dido". The name Dido people is what the First Doctor directly called them in "Desperate Measures". The Time-Travellers' Guide refers to them as Didoi.
- The appearance of the two Dido people in "Desperate Measures" is never explained.
- The two Dido people were played by John Stuart and Colin Hughes, who remained uncredited both on-screen and in Radio Times. [source needed]