Third Doctor Episode Guide

Third Doctor Episode Guide

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Third Doctor

The Third Doctor was portrayed by Jon Pertwee. Sentenced to exile on Earth and forcibly regenerated at the end of The War Games, the Doctor spent his time working for UNIT (United Nations Intelligence Taskforce). After The Three Doctors, the Time Lords repealed his exile; however, the Doctor still worked closely with UNIT from time to time. The Third Doctor regenerated into his fourth incarnation as a result of radiation poisoning in the last moments of Planet of the Spiders.

From this season onwards the programme was produced in colour. To accommodate the new production methods the number of episodes in a season was cut: season 6 has 44 episodes; season 7 has 25 episodes. The seasons would continue to have between 20 and 28 episodes until season 22. This season featured companion Liz Shaw.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions)
AI
51 1 Spearhead from Space “Episode 1” Derek Martinus Robert Holmes 3 January 1970 AAA 8.4 54
“Episode 2” Derek Martinus Robert Holmes 10 January 1970 AAA 8.1
“Episode 3” Derek Martinus Robert Holmes 17 January 1970 AAA 8.3
“Episode 4” Derek Martinus Robert Holmes 24 January 1970 AAA 8.1 57
52 2 Doctor Who and the Silurians “Episode 1” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 31 January 1970 BBB 8.8 58
“Episode 2” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 7 February 1970 BBB 7.3 58
“Episode 3” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 14 February 1970 BBB 7.5 57
“Episode 4” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 21 February 1970 BBB 8.2 60
“Episode 5” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 28 February 1970 BBB 7.5 58
“Episode 6” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 7 March 1970 BBB 7.2 57
“Episode 7” Timothy Combe Malcolm Hulke 14 March 1970 BBB 7.5 58
53 3 The Ambassadors of Death “Episode 1” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker and Trevor Ray (uncredited) 21 March 1970 CCC 7.1 60
“Episode 2” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 28 March 1970 CCC 7.6 61
“Episode 3” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 4 April 1970 CCC 8.0 59
“Episode 4” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 11 April 1970 CCC 9.3 58
“Episode 5” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 18 April 1970 CCC 7.1
“Episode 6” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 25 April 1970 CCC 6.9 61
“Episode 7” Michael Ferguson David Whitaker, Malcolm Hulke (uncredited), and Terrance Dicks (uncredited) 2 May 1970 CCC 6.4 62
54 4 Inferno “Episode 1” Douglas Camfield Don Houghton 9 May 1970 DDD 5.7 61
“Episode 2” Douglas Camfield Don Houghton 16 May 1970 DDD 5.9 61
“Episode 3” Douglas Camfield and Barry Letts uncredited) Don Houghton 23 May 1970 DDD 4.8 60
“Episode 4” Douglas Camfield and Barry Letts (uncredited) Don Houghton 30 May 1970 DDD 6.0 60
“Episode 5” Douglas Camfield and Barry Letts (uncredited) Don Houghton 6 June 1970 DDD 5.4
“Episode 6” Douglas Camfield and Barry Letts (uncredited) Don Houghton 13 June 1970 DDD 6.7 58
“Episode 7” Douglas Camfield and Barry Letts (uncredited) Don Houghton 20 June 1970 DDD 5.5 60

Season 8

This season forms a loose arc with the introduction of the Master, the villain in each of the season’s storylines, and introduces the companion Jo Grant portrayed by Katy Manning.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions)
AI
55 1 Terror of the Autons “Episode One” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 2 January 1971 EEE 7.3
“Episode Two” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 9 January 1971 EEE 8.0
“Episode Three” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 16 January 1971 EEE 8.1
“Episode Four” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 23 January 1971 EEE 8.4
56 2 The Mind of Evil “Episode One” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 30 January 1971 FFF 6.1
“Episode Two” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 6 February 1971 FFF 8.8
“Episode Three” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 13 February 1971 FFF 7.5
“Episode Four” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 20 February 1971 FFF 7.4
“Episode Five” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 27 February 1971 FFF 7.6
“Episode Six” Timothy Combe Don Houghton 6 March 1971 FFF 7.3
57 3 The Claws of Axos “Episode One” Michael Ferguson Bob Baker and Dave Martin 13 March 1971 GGG 7.3
“Episode Two” Michael Ferguson Bob Baker and Dave Martin 20 March 1971 GGG 8.0
“Episode Three” Michael Ferguson Bob Baker and Dave Martin 27 March 1971 GGG 6.4
“Episode Four” Michael Ferguson Bob Baker and Dave Martin 3 April 1971 GGG 7.8
58 4 Colony in Space “Episode One” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 10 April 1971 HHH 7.6
“Episode Two” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 17 April 1971 HHH 8.5
“Episode Three” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 24 April 1971 HHH 9.5
“Episode Four” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 1 May 1971 HHH 8.1
“Episode Five” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 8 May 1971 HHH 8.8
“Episode Six” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 15 May 1971 HHH 8.7
59 5 The Dæmons “Episode One” Christopher Barry Guy Leopold (Robert Sloman and Barry Letts) 22 May 1971 JJJ 9.2
“Episode Two” Christopher Barry Guy Leopold (Robert Sloman and Barry Letts) 29 May 1971 JJJ 8.0
“Episode Three” Christopher Barry Guy Leopold (Robert Sloman and Barry Letts) 5 June 1971 JJJ 8.1
“Episode Four” Christopher Barry Guy Leopold (Robert Sloman and Barry Letts) 12 June 1971 JJJ 8.1
“Episode Five” Christopher Barry Guy Leopold (Robert Sloman and Barry Letts) 19 June 1971 JJJ 8.3

Season 9

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions)
AI
60 1 Day of the Daleks “Episode One” Paul Bernard Louis Marks 1 January 1972 KKK 9.8
“Episode Two” Paul Bernard Louis Marks 8 January 1972 KKK 10.4
“Episode Three” Paul Bernard Louis Marks 15 January 1972 KKK 9.1
“Episode Four” Paul Bernard Louis Marks 22 January 1972 KKK 9.1
61 2 The Curse of Peladon “Episode One” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 29 January 1972 MMM 10.3
“Episode Two” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 5 February 1972 MMM 11.0
“Episode Three” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 12 February 1972 MMM 7.8
“Episode Four” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 19 February 1972 MMM 8.4
62 3 The Sea Devils “Episode One” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 26 February 1972 LLL 6.4
“Episode Two” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 4 March 1972 LLL 9.7
“Episode Three” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 11 March 1972 LLL 8.3
“Episode Four” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 18 March 1972 LLL 7.8
“Episode Five” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 25 March 1972 LLL 8.3
“Episode Six” Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke 1 April 1972 LLL 8.5
63 4 The Mutants “Episode One” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 8 April 1972 NNN 9.1
“Episode Two” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 15 April 1972 NNN 7.8
“Episode Three” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 22 April 1972 NNN 7.9
“Episode Four” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 29 April 1972 NNN 7.5
“Episode Five” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 6 May 1972 NNN 7.9
“Episode Six” Christopher Barry Bob Baker and Dave Martin 13 May 1972 NNN 6.5
64 5 The Time Monster “Episode One” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 20 May 1972 OOO 7.6
“Episode Two” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 27 May 1972 OOO 7.4
“Episode Three” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 3 June 1972 OOO 8.1
“Episode Four” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 10 June 1972 OOO 7.6
“Episode Five” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 17 June 1972 OOO 6.0
“Episode Six” Paul Bernard Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 24 June 1972 OOO 7.6

Season 10

This season marked the final appearance of companion Jo Grant.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions)
AI
65 1 The Three Doctors “Episode One” Lennie Mayne Bob Baker and Dave Martin 30 December 1972 RRR 9.6
“Episode Two” Lennie Mayne Bob Baker and Dave Martin 6 January 1973 RRR 10.8
“Episode Three” Lennie Mayne Bob Baker and Dave Martin 13 January 1973 RRR 8.8
“Episode Four” Lennie Mayne Bob Baker and Dave Martin 20 January 1973 RRR 11.9
66 2 Carnival of Monsters “Episode One” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 27 January 1973 PPP 9.5
“Episode Two” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 3 February 1973 PPP 9.0
“Episode Three” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 10 February 1973 PPP 9.0
“Episode Four” Barry Letts Robert Holmes 17 February 1973 PPP 9.2
67 3 Frontier in Space “Episode One” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 24 February 1973 QQQ 9.1
“Episode Two” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 3 March 1973 QQQ 7.8
“Episode Three” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 10 March 1973 QQQ 7.5
“Episode Four” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 17 March 1973 QQQ 7.1
“Episode Five” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 24 March 1973 QQQ 7.7
“Episode Six” Paul Bernard Malcolm Hulke 31 March 1973 QQQ 8.9
68 4 Planet of the Daleks “Episode One” David Maloney Terry Nation 7 April 1973 SSS 11.0
“Episode Two” David Maloney Terry Nation 14 April 1973 SSS 10.7
“Episode Three” David Maloney Terry Nation 21 April 1973 SSS 10.1
“Episode Four” David Maloney Terry Nation 28 April 1973 SSS 8.3
“Episode Five” David Maloney Terry Nation 5 May 1973 SSS 9.7
“Episode Six” David Maloney Terry Nation 12 May 1973 SSS 8.5
69 5 The Green Death “Episode One” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 19 May 1973 TTT 9.2
“Episode Two” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 26 May 1973 TTT 7.2
“Episode Three” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 2 June 1973 TTT 7.8
“Episode Four” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 9 June 1973 TTT 6.8
“Episode Five” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 16 June 1973 TTT 8.3
“Episode Six” Michael E. Briant Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 23 June 1973 TTT 7.0

Season 11

This season introduces the companion Sarah Jane Smith portrayed by Elizabeth Sladen.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
70 1 The Time Warrior “Part One” Alan Bromly Robert Holmes 15 December 1973 UUU 8.7 59
“Part Two” Alan Bromly Robert Holmes 22 December 1973 UUU 7.0
“Part Three” Alan Bromly Robert Holmes 29 December 1973 UUU 6.6
“Part Four” Alan Bromly Robert Holmes 5 January 1974 UUU 10.6 60
71 2 Invasion of the Dinosaurs “Part One” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 12 January 1974 WWW 11.0 62
“Part Two” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 19 January 1974 WWW 10.1
“Part Three” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 26 January 1974 WWW 11.0 63
“Part Four” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 2 February 1974 WWW 9.0
“Part Five” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 9 February 1974 WWW 9.0
“Part Six” Paddy Russell Malcolm Hulke 16 February 1974 WWW 7.5 62
72 3 Death to the Daleks “Part One” Michael E. Briant Terry Nation 23 February 1974 XXX 8.1 61
“Part Two” Michael E. Briant Terry Nation 2 March 1974 XXX 9.5
“Part Three” Michael E. Briant Terry Nation 9 March 1974 XXX 10.5 61
“Part Four” Michael E. Briant Terry Nation 16 March 1974 XXX 9.5 62
73 4 The Monster of Peladon “Part One” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 23 March 1974 YYY 9.2
“Part Two” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 30 March 1974 YYY 6.8
“Part Three” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 6 April 1974 YYY 7.4
“Part Four” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 13 April 1974 YYY 7.2
“Part Five” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 20 April 1974 YYY 7.5
“Part Six” Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles 27 April 1974 YYY 8.1
74 5 Planet of the Spiders “Part One” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 4 May 1974 ZZZ 10.1 58
“Part Two” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 11 May 1974 ZZZ 8.9 60
“Part Three” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 18 May 1974 ZZZ 8.8 57
“Part Four” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 25 May 1974 ZZZ 8.2
“Part Five” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 1 June 1974 ZZZ 9.2
“Part Six” Barry Letts Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited) 8 June 1974 ZZZ 8.9 56

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