1st Doctor Episode Guide

1st Doctor Episode Guide

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
1 1 An Unearthly Child “An Unearthly Child” Waris Hussein Anthony Coburn 23 November 1963 A 4.4 63
“The Cave of Skulls” Waris Hussein Anthony Coburn 30 November 1963 A 5.9 59
“The Forest of Fear” Waris Hussein Anthony Coburn 7 December 1963 A 6.9 56
“The Firemaker” Waris Hussein Anthony Coburn 14 December 1963 A 6.4 55
2 2 The Daleks “The Dead Planet” Richard Martin Terry Nation 21 December 1963 B 6.9 59
“The Survivors” Richard Martin Terry Nation 28 December 1963 B 6.4 58
“The Escape” Christopher Barry Terry Nation 4 January 1964 B 8.9 63
“The Ambush” Richard Martin Terry Nation 11 January 1964 B 9.9 63
“The Expedition” Richard Martin Terry Nation 18 January 1964 B 9.9 63
“The Ordeal” Christopher Barry Terry Nation 25 January 1964 B 10.4 63
“The Rescue” Christopher Barry Terry Nation 1 February 1964 B 10.4 65
3 3 The Edge of Destruction “The Edge of Destruction” Richard Martin David Whitaker 8 February 1964 C 10.4 61
“The Brink of Disaster” Frank Cox David Whitaker 15 February 1964 C 9.9 60
4 4 Marco Polo “The Roof of the World” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 22 February 1964 D 9.4 63
“The Singing Sands” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 29 February 1964 D 9.4 62
“Five Hundred Eyes” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 7 March 1964 D 9.4 62
“The Wall of Lies” John Crockett John Lucarotti 14 March 1964 D 9.9 60
“Rider from Shang-Tu” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 21 March 1964 D 9.4 59
“Mighty Kublai Khan” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 28 March 1964 D 8.4 59
“Assassin at Peking” Waris Hussein John Lucarotti 4 April 1964 D 10.4 59
5 5 The Keys of Marinus “The Sea of Death” John Gorrie Terry Nation 11 April 1964 E 9.9 62
“The Velvet Web” John Gorrie Terry Nation 18 April 1964 E 9.4 60
“The Screaming Jungle” John Gorrie Terry Nation 25 April 1964 E 9.9 61
“The Snows of Terror” John Gorrie Terry Nation 2 May 1964 E 10.4 60
“Sentence of Death” John Gorrie Terry Nation 9 May 1964 E 7.9 61
“The Keys of Marinus” John Gorrie Terry Nation 16 May 1964 E 6.9 63
6 6 The Aztecs “The Temple of Evil” John Crockett John Lucarotti 23 May 1964 F 7.4 62
“The Warriors of Death” John Crockett John Lucarotti 30 May 1964 F 7.4 62
“The Bride of Sacrifice” John Crockett John Lucarotti 6 June 1964 F 7.9 57
“The Day of Darkness” John Crockett John Lucarotti 13 June 1964 F 7.4 58
7 7 The Sensorites “Strangers in Space” Mervyn Pinfield Peter R. Newman 20 June 1964 G 7.9 59
“The Unwilling Warriors” Mervyn Pinfield Peter R. Newman 27 June 1964 G 6.9 59
“Hidden Danger” Mervyn Pinfield Peter R. Newman 11 July 1964 G 7.4 56
“A Race Against Death” Mervyn Pinfield Peter R. Newman 18 July 1964 G 5.5 60
“Kidnap” Frank Cox Peter R. Newman 25 July 1964 G 6.9 57
“A Desperate Venture” Frank Cox Peter R. Newman 1 August 1964 G 6.9 57
8 8 The Reign of Terror “A Land of Fear” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 8 August 1964 H 6.9 58
“Guests of Madame Guillotine” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 15 August 1964 H 6.9 54
“A Change of Identity” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 22 August 1964 H 6.9 55
“The Tyrant of France” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 29 August 1964 H 6.4 53
“A Bargain of Necessity” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 5 September 1964 H 6.9 53
“Prisoners of Conciergerie” Henric Hirsch Dennis Spooner 12 September 1964 H 6.4 55

^† Episode is missing

This season would see the departure of Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman in The Dalek Invasion of Earth, and Ian and Barbara in The Chase. Companions Vicki and Steven were introduced in The Rescue and The Chase, respectively.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
codeUK viewers
(millions) AIProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
9 1 Planet of Giants “Planet of Giants” Mervyn Pinfield Louis Marks 31 October 1964 J 8.4 57
“Dangerous Journey” Mervyn Pinfield Louis Marks 7 November 1964 J 8.4 58
“Crisis” Douglas Camfield Louis Marks 14 November 1964 J 8.9 59
10 2 The Dalek Invasion of Earth “World’s End” Richard Martin Terry Nation 21 November 1964 K 11.4 63
“The Daleks” Richard Martin Terry Nation 28 November 1964 K 12.4 59
“Day of Reckoning” Richard Martin Terry Nation 5 December 1964 K 11.9 59
“The End of Tomorrow” Richard Martin Terry Nation 12 December 1964 K 11.9 59
“The Waking Ally” Richard Martin Terry Nation 19 December 1964 K 11.4 58
“Flashpoint” Richard Martin Terry Nation 26 December 1964 K 12.4 63
11 3 The Rescue “The Powerful Enemy” Christopher Barry David Whitaker 2 January 1965 L 12.0 57
“Desperate Measures” Christopher Barry David Whitaker 9 January 1965 L 13.0 59
12 4 The Romans “The Slave Traders” Christopher Barry Dennis Spooner 16 January 1965 M 13.0 53
“All Roads Lead to Rome” Christopher Barry Dennis Spooner 23 January 1965 M 11.5 51
“Conspiracy” Christopher Barry Dennis Spooner 30 January 1965 M 10.0 50
“Inferno” Christopher Barry Dennis Spooner 6 February 1965 M 12.0 50
13 5 The Web Planet “The Web Planet” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 13 February 1965 N 13.5 56
“The Zarbi” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 20 February 1965 N 12.5 53
“Escape to Danger” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 27 February 1965 N 12.5 53
“Crater of Needles” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 6 March 1965 N 13.0 49
“Invasion” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 13 March 1965 N 12.0 48
“The Centre” Richard Martin Bill Strutton 20 March 1965 N 11.5 42
14 6 The Crusade “The Lion” Douglas Camfield David Whitaker 27 March 1965 P 10.5 51
“The Knight of Jaffa” Douglas Camfield David Whitaker 3 April 1965 P 8.5 50
“The Wheel of Fortune” Douglas Camfield David Whitaker 10 April 1965 P 9.0 49
“The Warlords” Douglas Camfield David Whitaker 17 April 1965 P 9.5 48
15 7 The Space Museum “The Space Museum” Mervyn Pinfield Glyn Jones 24 April 1965 Q 10.5 61
“The Dimensions of Time” Mervyn Pinfield Glyn Jones 1 May 1965 Q 9.2 53
“The Search” Mervyn Pinfield Glyn Jones 8 May 1965 Q 8.5 56
“The Final Phase” Mervyn Pinfield Glyn Jones 15 May 1965 Q 8.5 49
16 8 The Chase “The Executioners” Richard Martin Terry Nation 22 May 1965 R 10.0 57
“The Death of Time” Richard Martin Terry Nation 29 May 1965 R 9.5 56
“Flight Through Eternity” Richard Martin Terry Nation 5 June 1965 R 9.0 55
“Journey into Terror” Richard Martin Terry Nation 12 June 1965 R 9.5 54
“The Death of Doctor Who” Richard Martin Terry Nation 19 June 1965 R 9.0 56
“The Planet of Decision” Richard Martin and Douglas Camfield (uncredited) Terry Nation 26 June 1965 R 9.5 57
17 9 The Time Meddler “The Watcher” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 3 July 1965 S 8.9 57
“The Meddling Monk” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 10 July 1965 S 8.8 49
“A Battle of Wits” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 17 July 1965 S 7.7 53
“Checkmate” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 24 July 1965 S 8.3 54

^† Episode is missing

Vicki would leave in The Myth Makers, and be replaced by several companions, such as Katarina, Sarah Kingdom, and Dodo Chaplet. The Savages would mark the final appearance of Steven, and War Machines would introduce companions, Ben and Polly. The practice of giving each individual episode a different title was abandoned after The Gunfighters, near the end of the season.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
18 1 Galaxy 4 “Four Hundred Dawns” Derek Martinus William Emms 11 September 1965 T 9.0 56
“Trap of Steel” Derek Martinus William Emms 18 September 1965 T 9.5 55
“Air Lock” Derek Martinus William Emms 25 September 1965 T 11.3 54
“The Exploding Planet” Derek Martinus William Emms 2 October 1965 T 9.9 53
19 2 Mission to the Unknown N/A Derek Martinus Terry Nation 9 October 1965 T/A 8.3 54
20 3 The Myth Makers “Temple of Secrets” Michael Leeston-Smith Donald Cotton 16 October 1965 U 8.3 48
“Small Prophet, Quick Return” Michael Leeston-Smith Donald Cotton 23 October 1965 U 8.1 51
“Death of a Spy” Michael Leeston-Smith Donald Cotton 30 October 1965 U 8.7 49
“Horse of Destruction” Michael Leeston-Smith Donald Cotton 6 November 1965 U 8.3 52
21 4 The Daleks’ Master Plan “The Nightmare Begins” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 13 November 1965 V 9.1 54
“Day of Armageddon” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 20 November 1965 V 9.8 52
“Devil’s Planet” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 27 November 1965 V 10.3 52
“The Traitors” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 4 December 1965 V 9.5 51
“Counter Plot” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 11 December 1965 V 9.9 53
“Coronas of the Sun” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 18 December 1965 V 9.1 56
“The Feast of Steven” Douglas Camfield Terry Nation 25 December 1965 V 7.9 39
“Volcano” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 1 January 1966 V 9.6 49
“Golden Death” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 8 January 1966 V 9.2 52
“Escape Switch” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 15 January 1966 V 9.5 50
“The Abandoned Planet” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 22 January 1966 V 9.8 49
“Destruction of Time” Douglas Camfield Dennis Spooner 29 January 1966 V 8.6 57
22 5 The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve “War of God” Paddy Russell John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh 5 February 1966 W 8.0 52
“The Sea Beggar” Paddy Russell John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh 12 February 1966 W 6.0 52
“Priest of Death” Paddy Russell John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh 19 February 1966 W 5.9 49
“Bell of Doom” Paddy Russell John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh 26 February 1966 W 5.8 53
23 6 The Ark “The Steel Sky” Michael Imison Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott 5 March 1966 X 5.5 55
“The Plague” Michael Imison Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott 12 March 1966 X 6.9 56
“The Return” Michael Imison Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott 19 March 1966 X 6.2 51
“The Bomb” Michael Imison Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott 26 March 1966 X 7.3 50
24 7 The Celestial Toymaker “The Celestial Toyroom” Bill Sellars Brian Hayles and Donald Tosh 2 April 1966 Y 8.0 48
“The Hall of Dolls” Bill Sellars Brian Hayles and Donald Tosh 9 April 1966 Y 8.0 49
“The Dancing Floor” Bill Sellars Brian Hayles and Donald Tosh 16 April 1966 Y 9.4 44
“The Final Test” Bill Sellars Brian Hayles and Donald Tosh 23 April 1966 Y 7.8 43
25 8 The Gunfighters “A Holiday for the Doctor” Rex Tucker Donald Cotton 30 April 1966 Z 6.5 45
“Don’t Shoot the Pianist” Rex Tucker Donald Cotton 7 May 1966 Z 6.6 39
“Johnny Ringo” Rex Tucker Donald Cotton 14 May 1966 Z 6.2 36
“The OK Corral” Rex Tucker Donald Cotton 21 May 1966 Z 5.7 30
26 9 The Savages “Episode 1” Christopher Barry Ian Stuart Black 28 May 1966 AA 4.8 48
“Episode 2 Christopher Barry Ian Stuart Black 4 June 1966 AA 5.6 49
“Episode 3” Christopher Barry Ian Stuart Black 11 June 1966 AA 5.0 48
“Episode 4” Christopher Barry Ian Stuart Black 18 June 1966 AA 4.5 48
27 10 The War Machines “Episode 1” Michael Ferguson Ian Stuart Black 25 June 1966 BB 5.4 49
“Episode 2” Michael Ferguson Ian Stuart Black 2 July 1966 BB 4.7 45
“Episode 3” Michael Ferguson Ian Stuart Black 9 July 1966 BB 5.3 44
“Episode 4” Michael Ferguson Ian Stuart Black 16 July 1966 BB 5.5 39

^† Episode is missing

The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet were the last serials to star the First Doctor, his regeneration to the Second occurring in the latter. It is also notable as the season with the most missing episodes, with not one serial existing in its entirety.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
28 1 The Smugglers “Episode 1” Julia Smith Brian Hayles 10 September 1966 CC 4.3 47
“Episode 2” Julia Smith Brian Hayles 17 September 1966 CC 4.9 45
“Episode 3” Julia Smith Brian Hayles 24 September 1966 CC 4.2 43
“Episode 4” Julia Smith Brian Hayles 1 October 1966 CC 4.5 43
29 2 The Tenth Planet “Episode 1” Derek Martinus Kit Pedler 8 October 1966 DD 5.5 50
“Episode 2” Derek Martinus Kit Pedler 15 October 1966 DD 6.4 48
“Episode 3” Derek Martinus Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis 22 October 1966 DD 7.6 48
“Episode 4” Derek Martinus Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis 29 October 1966 DD 7.5 47

^† Episode is missing

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