The Second Doctor



Opening Sequence Titles designed by Bernard Lodge, created by Ben Palmer, 1967

Used from "The Macra Terror" (1967) to "The War Games" (1969)




"Yes, yes, I can see that, but how did you know in the first place?"

"Oh, I use my own special technique."

"Oh, really, Doctor? And may we know what that is?"

"Keeping my eyes open and my mouth shut."

Klieg and The Doctor, in "Tomb of the Cybermen"


Starring Patrick Troughton (The Doctor), Anneke Wills (Polly), Michael Craze (Ben Jackson), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon), Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), John Levene (Benton)

                                                                                                                                                             Episode Setting

Number, Title         # of  Episodes                                    Airdate                               Time                                                  Place

Season Four - 1966-67

Polly, Ben
30 The Power of the Daleks                                                          22nd century                                    Vulcan

                (6, all missing*; clips from episodes 1, 2, 4-6 surviving)                                                                   

                                                   5, 12, 19, 26 November, 3, 10 December 1966

                The Doctor regenerates, and the TARDIS lands on the planet Vulcan, a human colony world, where they encounter the Daleks.

Polly, Ben, Jamie
31 The Highlanders                                                                      1746                             Culloden, Scotland

               (4, all missing; clips from episode 1 surviving)                                    

                                                  17, 24, 31 December 1966; 7 January 1967

               Polly, Ben and the Doctor land in 18th century Scotland after the battle of Culloden, and meet Jamie McCrimmon, a piper who was involved with the conflict.


32 The Underwater Menace                                              around 1970                        Atlantis, near the Azores

 in the Atlantic ocean

                (4; 1, 2, and 4 missing, 3 surviving with clips from the other episodes)

                                                 14, 21, 28 January, 4 February 1967

                 The travelers are captured and taken to the lost city of Atlantis beneath the ocean on Earth.

33 The Moonbase                                                                                   2070                                  The Moon

             (4; 1 and 3 missing, 2 and 4 surviving)

                                                11, 18, 25 February, 4 March 1967

                  The TARDIS lands on the moon, where the Earth's weather is being controlled, and the crew of the moonbase is affected by a plague.  Established the Cybermen as major villains in the series along with the Daleks after their first appearance in "The Tenth Planet."

34 The Macra Terror                                                                                   colony on an alien planet

           (4, all missing; clips from episodes 2 and 3 surviving)

                                         11, 18, 25 March, 1 April 1967

            A human colony has been taken over by the Macra, gigantic crablike alien creatures.

35 The Faceless Ones                                                         19-20 July 1966             Gatwick Airport, England

          (6; episodes 2, 4-6 missing, 1 and 3 surviving)

                                     8, 15, 22, 29 April, 6, 13 May 1967

         The Doctor, Jamie, Polly and Ben discover mysterious goings-on involving aliens at Gatwick after landing the TARDIS on an airplane runway.


Jamie, Victoria
36 The Evil of the Daleks                                         20 July 1966, 2 June 1866              London, England; Skaro

         (7; episodes 1, 3-7 missing, episode 2 surviving)

                                     20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June, 1 July 1967

         The Doctor and Jamie try to get the TARDIS back from an antique dealer, Edward Waterfield, who has stolen it and takes them to 1867.  They must rescue Waterfield's daughter Victoria from the Daleks.


Season Five - 1967-68
37 The Tomb of the Cybermen                                                                           2570                              Telos

         (4, all episodes surviving)         

                                      2, 9, 16, 23 September 1967            

         A team of archaeologists from Earth has uncovered a site on the planet Telos where Cybermen are entombed, and some of them want to revive the Doctor's enemies.

38 The Abominable Snowmen                                                                      1935                    Tibet, Earth

           (6; episodes 1, 3-6 missing, 2 surviving)     

                                       30 September, 7, 14, 21, 28 October, 4 November 1967

             At a Tibetan monastery, the Doctor meets an English explorer, Professor Travers who is looking for the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman of legend.

39 The Ice Warriors                                                             Second Ice Age, 3000               Brittanicus Ice Base

          (6; episodes 2 and 3 missing, 1, 4-6 surviving)

                                     11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9, 16 December 1967

          At a frozen scientific base in the future, the Doctor battles the Ice Warriors from Mars in their first appearance.

40 The Enemy of the World                                               21st century                       Australia, Europe

          (6; all episodes rediscovered in 2013) 

            (missing episodes until 2013: episodes 1, 2, 4-6 missing, episode 2 surviving)


                                  23, 30 December 1967, 6, 13, 20, 27 January 1968  

           After landing in Australia, the Doctor discovers that a dictator called Salamander who looks like him wants to take over the world, and must be stopped.

41 The Web of Fear                                                August 1966              London Underground subway system         

         (6; episodes 1-2 and 4-6 rediscovered in 2013; episode 3 missing)

            (missing episodes until 2013: episodes 2-6 missing, 1 surviving)

                               3, 10, 17, 24 February, 2, 9 March 1968

              The time-travelers find Professor Travers and the Yeti again as the creatures are invading the London subway tunnels.  They are assisted by the army, Captain Knight and Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart.

42 Fury from the Deep                                        1960s                           South coast of England, oil refinery

           (6; all missing, clips from 2, 4 and 5 surviving)                

                            16, 23, 30 March, 6, 13, 20 April 1968

            As the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are taken prisoner by guards outside an oil rig, they discover a parasitic seaweed that is interfering with operations.   

Jamie, Zoe
43 The Wheel In Space                            21st century                              Space Station W3 near Venus

         (6; 1, 2, 4, 5 missing, 3, 6 surviving, clips from 1, 4)

                         27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June 1968

         At a space station, the Doctor and Jamie find librarian, math and science expert Zoe Heriot who helps them to stop the Cybermen invading the place.

Season Six - 1968-69
44 The Dominators                                                                                      Dulkis

        (5, all surviving)

                           10, 17, 24, 31 August, 7 September 1968

            On the planet Dulkis, the Dominators are invading and disrupting the peaceful lifestyle that the Doctor had previously encountered.

45 The Mind Robber                                                                                                             The Land of Fiction

         (5, all surviving)

                       14, 21, 28 September, 5, 12 October 1968

           The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are transported into another dimension where they find fictional characters come to life.

46 The Invasion                                                                            1970s                           London, England

          (8; 1, 4 missing, 2, 3, 5-8 surviving, missing episodes animated in the 2007 The Invasion DVD release by Cosgrove Hall with the original soundtrack and voices)

                         2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 7, 14, 21 December 1968

              Professor Watkins has gone missing and to find him, the Doctor joins forces with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and UNIT in an investigation of the company International Electromatics and its director Tobias Vaughn.        

47 The Krotons                                                                                                                    planet of the Gonds

      (4, all existing)

                        28 December 1968, 4, 11, 18 January 1969  

      The Krotons, creatures in crystalline  suspended animation, are enslaving the Gonds on their home planet.

48 The Seeds of Death                                                       21st century                  Earth, the Moon, spaceship

       (6, all existing)

                      25 January, 1, 8, 15, 22 February, 1 March 1969

        A matter transport device malfunctions due to Ice Warrior interference on the Moon.

49 The Space Pirates                                                              Earth's future                    Space beacon Alpha 4

      (6; episodes 1, 3-6 missing, 2 surviving)

                     8, 15, 22, 29 March, 5, 12 April 1969 

         Pirates attack a space beacon to steal the valuable mineral Argonite.

50 The War Games                                                                                        Planet occupied by the War Lord

       (10, all surviving)

                    19, 26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May, 7, 14, 21 June 1969

      Aliens are transporting soldiers from throughout Earth's history to control the galaxy, and the Doctor calls upon the Time Lords to help. 

10th Anniversary Special

65 The Three Doctors (4 episodes)     30 December 1972, 6, 13, 20 January 1973

                                                                                                               November 1971           Earth, Gallifrey

                      Features the First, Second and Third Doctors played by William Harnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, with the Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney) and Sergeant Benton (John Levene).  The Time Lords send the Doctor's earlier selves to help him combat an alien that is threatening Earth and Gallifrey.


20th Anniversary Special
130 The Five Doctors     (1)           25 November 1983      1970s, 1979, 1983      Eye of Orion; Earth; Gallifrey


Season Twenty-Two - 1985

The Two Doctors


Other Adventures:

Telos Novellas
Foreign Devils by Andrew Cartmel               November 2002          Canton, China; England         1800, 1900

         With Jamie and Zoe

Wonderland by Mark Chadbourn                  April 2003                       San Francisco, CA, USA               1967
         With Ben and Polly

Virgin Publishing: Missing Adventures
10 The Menagerie by Martin Day                               April 1995                                             far future          alien planet

         With Jamie and Zoe

          Takes place between The Space Pirates and The War Games

13 Invasion of the Cat-People by Gary Russell    August 1995             nn    3978 BC                    Space

With Ben and Polly                                                                                                                 1994   Australia and England

Takes place between The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders                  40,000 BC                 Australia


18 Downtime by Marc Platt                             January 1996   1857, 1984, 1994          England, Tibet, Geneva

            Novelization of a spin-off film released on video, released 2 September 1995 featuring Victoria and the Brigadier, with appearances by the Second and Third Doctors

           between Fury from the Deep and Battlefield


26 Twilight of the Gods by Christopher Bulis       September 1996                                                                     Vortis

          With Jamie and Victoria

          Takes place between The Web of Fear and Fury from the Deep

           Sequel to The Web Planet


32 The Dark Path by David A. McIntee                   March 1997               3300             Space, Darkheart, Terileptus

         With Jamie and Victoria

          Takes place between The Web of Fear and Fury from the Deep

BBC Books: Past Doctor Adventures
2 The Murder Game by Steve Lyons            7 June 1997              2136                        Space Hotel Galaxian,

    With Ben and Polly                                                                                                         Selachian warship, police cruiser

          between The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders

6 The Roundheads by Mark Gatiss             24 November 1997                  December 1648              England

          With Ben, Polly and Jamie

         between The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones

14 Dreams of Empire by Justin Richards    3 August 1998                                                                  Haddron,

With Jamie and Victoria                                                                                                                    Trphinamon, Santespri

        between The Ice Warriors and The Enemy of the World

24 The Final Sanction by Steve Lyons              5 July 1999                  2204              Kalaya, Ockora, New York City

         With Jamie and Zoe

        between The Seeds of Death and The Space Pirates

32 Heart of TARDIS by Dave Stone                   June 2000         1950, 1980s, the future     London, Lynchburg

        With the Second and Fourth Doctors, Jamie, Victoria, Romana I, and K9 II

         between The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Abominable Snowmen
                            The Stones of Blood and The Androids of Tara

47 Dying in the Sun by Jon De Burgh Miller     1 October 2001                       1947                    Los Angeles

         With Ben and Polly

          between The Power of the Daleks and The Highlanders

55 Combat Rock by Mick Lewis                  2 July 2002                                  the future                       Jenggel

        With Jamie and Victoria

       between The Ice Warriors and The Enemy of the World

61 The Colony of Lies by Colin Brake      7 July 2003                                                2539                  Axista Four

        With Jamie and Zoe, Seventh Doctor and Ace

        between The Invasion and The Krotons      

69 The Indestructible Man by Simon Messingham November 2004          21st Century                  Earth, Moon

         With Jamie and Zoe

         between The Invasion and The Krotons   


74 World Game by Terrance Dicks       6 October 2005                                                                                        Gallifrey

          With Lady Serena                                                         18th, 19th century     France, England, Belgium

         between The War Games and Spearhead from Space        


Eighth Doctor Adventures:

1 The Eight Doctors by Terrance Dicks                 June 1997

                    Takes place after the Doctor Who TV movie

                    The Eighth Doctor has his memory erased after finding a trap from the Master.  He meets Sam Jones in 1997 London after landing in the same junkyard from the first episode, "An Unearthly Child," then the TARDIS takes him through space and time to visit his past incarnations and help him remember his life.