5th Doctor Episode Guide

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5th Doctor Episode Guide

The Fifth Doctor was portrayed by Peter Davison.

Season 19 (1982)

The show moved from its traditional once-weekly Saturday broadcast to being broadcast twice-weekly primarily on Monday and Tuesday, although there were regional variations to the schedule. Castrovalva, together with the previous two serials, The Keeper Of Traken and Logopolis, form a trilogy involving the return of the Master. they were released on DVD under the banner title New Beginnings. The season marked the final appearance of Adric.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
116 1 Castrovalva “Part One” Fiona Cumming Christopher H. Bidmead 4 January 1982 5Z 9.1
“Part Two” Fiona Cumming Christopher H. Bidmead 5 January 1982 5Z 8.6
“Part Three” Fiona Cumming Christopher H. Bidmead 11 January 1982 5Z 10.2
“Part Four” Fiona Cumming Christopher H. Bidmead 12 January 1982 5Z 10.4
117 2 Four to Doomsday “Part One” John Black Terence Dudley 18 January 1982 5W 8.4
“Part Two” John Black Terence Dudley 19 January 1982 5W 8.8
“Part Three” John Black Terence Dudley 25 January 1982 5W 8.9
“Part Four” John Black Terence Dudley 26 January 1982 5W 9.4
118 3 Kinda “Part One” Peter Grimwade Christopher Bailey 1 February 1982 5Y 8.4
“Part Two”  Peter Grimwade Christopher Bailey 2 February 1982 5Y 9.4
“Part Three”  Peter Grimwade Christopher Bailey 8 February 1982 5Y 8.5
“Part Four”  Peter Grimwade Christopher Bailey 9 February 1982 5Y 8.9
119 4 The Visitation “Part One” Peter Moffatt Eric Saward 15 February 1982 5X 9.1
“Part Two” Peter Moffatt Eric Saward 16 February 1982 5X 9.3
“Part Three” Peter Moffatt Eric Saward 22 February 1982 5X 9.9
“Part Four” Peter Moffatt Eric Saward 23 February 1982 5X 10.1
120 5 Black Orchid “Part One” Ron Jones Terence Dudley 1 March 1982 6A 9.9
“Part Two” Ron Jones Terence Dudley 2 March 1982 6A 10.1
121 6 Earthshock “Part One” Peter Grimwade Eric Saward 8 March 1982 6B 9.1
“Part Two” Peter Grimwade Eric Saward 9 March 1982 6B 8.8
“Part Three” Peter Grimwade Eric Saward 15 March 1982 6B 9.8
“Part Four” Peter Grimwade Eric Saward 16 March 1982 6B 9.6
122 7 Time-Flight “Part One” Ron Jones Peter Grimwade 22 March 1982 6C 10.0
“Part Two”Ron Jones Ron Jones Peter Grimwade 23 March 1982 6C 8.5
“Part Three” Ron Jones Peter Grimwade 29 March 1982 6C 8.9
“Part Four” Ron Jones Peter Grimwade 30 March 1982 6C 8.1

To commemorate the twentieth season, the stories in this season involve the return of previous villains; Omega, the Mara, the Black Guardian and the Master. Mawdryn UndeadTerminus and Enlightenment involve the Black Guardian’s plot to force the Doctor’s new companion Vislor Turlough to kill the Doctor; they were released individually on VHS and as a set on DVD as parts of The Black Guardian Trilogy. This season was broadcast twice weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on BBC1. This was the last season to feature Nyssa as a companion.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
123 1 Arc of Infinity “Part One” Ron Jones Johnny Byrne 3 January 1983 6E 7.2 69
“Part Two” Ron Jones Johnny Byrne 5 January 1983 6E 7.3 70
“Part Three” Ron Jones Johnny Byrne 11 January 1983 6E 6.9 67
“Part Four” Ron Jones Johnny Byrne 12 January 1983 6E 7.2 66
124 2 Snakedance “Part One” Fiona Cumming Christopher Bailey 18 January 1983 6D 6.7 65
“Part Two” Fiona Cumming Christopher Bailey 19 January 1983 6D 7.7 66
“Part Three” Fiona Cumming Christopher Bailey 25 January 1983 6D 6.6 67
“Part Four” Fiona Cumming Christopher Bailey 26 January 1983 6D 7.4 67
125 3 Mawdryn Undead “Part One” Peter Moffatt Peter Grimwade 1 February 1983 6F 6.5 67
“Part Two” Peter Moffatt Peter Grimwade 2 February 1983 6F 7.5 70
“Part Three” Peter Moffatt Peter Grimwade 8 February 1983 6F 7.4 67
“Part Four” Peter Moffatt Peter Grimwade 9 February 1983 6F 7.7 68
126 4 Terminus “Part One” Mary Ridge Stephen Gallagher 15 February 1983 6G 6.8 65
“Part Two” Mary Ridge Stephen Gallagher 16 February 1983 6G 7.5 67
“Part Three” Mary Ridge Stephen Gallagher 22 February 1983 6G 6.5 64
“Part Four” Mary Ridge Stephen Gallagher 23 February 1983 6G 7.4 67
127 5 Enlightenment “Part One” Fiona Cumming Barbara Clegg 1 March 1983 6H 6.6 67
“Part Two” Fiona Cumming Barbara Clegg 2 March 1983 6H 7.2 65
“Part Three” Fiona Cumming Barbara Clegg 8 March 1983 6H 6.2 68
“Part Four” Fiona Cumming Barbara Clegg 9 March 1983 6H 7.3 70
128 6 The King’s Demons “Part One” Tony Virgo Terence Dudley 15 March 1983 6J 5.8 65
“Part Two” Tony Virgo Terence Dudley 16 March 1983 6J 7.2 63
Special
129 The Five Doctors N/A Peter Moffatt Terrance Dicks 25 November 1983[a] 6K 7.7 75
  1. ^ The Five Doctors was first broadcast in the United States on 23 November 1983, the actual date of the programme’s 20th anniversary.

Season 21

Episodes were broadcast twice weekly on Thursday and Friday evenings, with Resurrection Of The Daleks broadcast on two consecutive Wednesday nights in 45-minute, rather than 25-minute, parts. The Caves of Androzani saw the regeneration of the Fifth Doctor, and the season finale The Twin Dilemma was the first story of the Sixth Doctor. The season marked the departure of Tegan Jovanka and Vislor Turlough, as well as the introduction of Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
130 1 Warriors of the Deep “Part One” Pennant Roberts Johnny Byrne 5 January 1984 6L 7.6 65
“Part Two” Pennant Roberts Johnny Byrne 6 January 1984 6L 7.5 64
“Part Three” Pennant Roberts Johnny Byrne 12 January 1984 6L 7.3 62
“Part Four” Pennant Roberts Johnny Byrne 13 January 1984 6L 6.6 65
131 2 The Awakening “Part One” Michael Owen Morris Eric Pringle 19 January 1984 6M 7.9 65
“Part Two” Michael Owen Morris Eric Pringle 20 January 1984 6M 6.6 63
132 3 Frontios “Part One” Ron Jones Christopher H. Bidmead 26 January 1984 6N 8.0 66
“Part Two” Ron Jones Christopher H. Bidmead 27 January 1984 6N 5.8 69
“Part Three” Ron Jones Christopher H. Bidmead 2 February 1984 6N 7.8 65
“Part Four” Ron Jones Christopher H. Bidmead 3 February 1984 6N 5.6 65
133 4 Resurrection Of The Daleks “Part One” Matthew Robinson Eric Saward 8 February 1984 6P 7.3 69
“Part Two” Matthew Robinson Eric Saward 15 February 1984 6P 8.0 65
134 5 Planet of Fire “Part One” Fiona Cumming Peter Grimwade 23 February 1984 6Q 7.4
“Part Two” Fiona Cumming Peter Grimwade 24 February 1984 6Q 6.1
“Part Three” Fiona Cumming Peter Grimwade 1 March 1984 6Q 7.4
“Part Four” Fiona Cumming Peter Grimwade 2 March 1984 6Q 7.0
135 6 The Caves of Androzani “Part One” Graeme Harper Robert Holmes 8 March 1984 6R 6.9 65
“Part Two” Graeme Harper Robert Holmes 9 March 1984 6R 6.6
“Part Three” Graeme Harper Robert Holmes 15 March 1984 6R 7.8 65
“Part Four” Graeme Harper Robert Holmes 16 March 1984 6R 7.8 68
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