The Third Doctor

Opening Sequence Titles Designed by Bernard Lodge, 1970

Used from "Spearhead from Space" (1970) to "The Green Death" (1973)

 

 

 Opening Sequence Titles Designed by Bernard Lodge, 1973

Used from "The Time Warrior" (1973) to "Planet of the Spiders" (1974)

 

 

 

"I don't believe it. It's bigger inside than out!"

"Yes, the TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental."

"What does that mean?"

"It means it's bigger inside than out."

Jo and the Doctor, in "Colony in Space"

 

Starring Jon Pertwee (The Doctor), Caroline John (Liz Shaw), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Roger Delgado (The Master), Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith)

                                                                                                                               Episode Setting

Number, Title                   # of  Episodes                 Airdate                                              Time                            Place

Season Seven - 1970

Liz Shaw
51 Spearhead from Space       (4)               3, 10, 17, 24 January 1970      Spring 1969    London,England, Earth

              The Time Lords put the Doctor on trial for interfering in events in space and time (in "The War Games"), exiling him to Earth in the 20th Century and changing his appearance.  After arriving in England, he must convince the Brigadier and UNIT that he is the same Doctor they met before.  Along with scientist Liz Shaw, they investigate the Auton invasion of Earth who are using shop window dummies to attack people.


52 Doctor Who and the Silurians (7)                                                 Summer 1969    Wenley Moor Atomic

Research Station, England

                            31 January, 7, 14, 21, 28 February, 7, 14 March 1970

              Research into a nuclear reactor has awakened the Silurians, humanoid reptile creatures who have been hibernating in nearby caves for millions of years.  The Doctor tries to negotiate with the Silurians and reconcile them with humanity, but some of the creatures consider humans a threat to their survival.

 

53 The Ambassadors of Death (7)                                                                       1969                    Earth, Space

                            21, 28 March, 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 2 May 1970

              The Doctor assists UNIT in investigating the disappearance of a team of astronauts on a mission to Mars.  He takes a rocket into space to discover their whereabouts.


54 Inferno (7)            9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6, 13, 20 June 1970                                    23 July 1969   Earth

              A secret base is drilling for new energy into the Earth's crust, which becomes unsafe when a green ooze transforms the scientists into dangerous monsters.  The TARDIS console which the Doctor has been attempting to repair transports him into a militarized parallel universe where he receives a warning about what will happen if the project reaches its goal in his universe.

 

Season Eight - 1971

Jo Grant
55 Terror of the Autons (4)             2, 9 16, 23 January 1971                 Summer 1970        Tarminster, England

              The Brigadier assigns Jo Grant to be the Doctor's new assistant after the departure of Liz Shaw (between "Inferno" and "Terror of the Autons").  The Master, another Time Lord, takes over a plastics factory and creates deadly toys using Nestene technology, with the assistance of Auton dummies. 


56 The Mind of Evil    (6)                                                                          Autumn 1970       England

                                   30 January, 6, 13, 20, 27 February, 6 March 1971

              A machine invented by Professor Keller is supposed to eliminate evil thoughts from criminals' minds, but the Doctor thinks it is being controlled by a dangerous alien.


57 The Claws of Axos (4)   13, 20, 27 March, 3 April 1971                       November 1970       Nuton Power

Complex, England

              


58 Colony In Space (6)    10, 17, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May 1971           late 1970/early 1971         Earth

                                                                                                         1-5 March 2472                 Uxarieus


59 The Daemons (5)           22, 29 May, 5, 12, 19 June 1971         30 April-1 May 1971    Devil's End, Wiltshire

 
Season Nine - 1972
60 Day of the Daleks  (4)      1, 8, 15, 22 January 1972                11-14 September 1971  Auderley

                                                                                                     22nd Century                Dalek occupied Earth


61 The Curse of Peladon (4)                                                                                                Peladon

                                  29 January, 5, 12, 19 February 1972


62 The Sea Devils  (6)                                                                  Autumn 1971                 England, South Coast

                          26 February, 4, 11, 18, 25 March, 1 April 1972


63 The Mutants  (6)       8, 15, 22, 29 April, 6, 13 May 1972          30th Century                  Earth Colony Solos


64 The Time Monster  (6)     20, 27 May, 3, 10, 17, 24 June 1972     1971                 Wooton, near Cambridge

                                                                                             c 1500 BC                     Atlantis (San Torini Islands, near Greece

 

Season Ten - 1972-1973

10th Anniversary Special

65 The Three Doctors (4 episodes)                                                      November 1971           Earth, Gallifrey

                                    30 December 1972, 6, 13, 20 January 1973                                                                   

                      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.


66 Carnival of Monsters  (4)  27 January, 3, 10, 17 February 1973                         Inter Minor and the

Miniscope                          


67 Frontier In Space  (6)                                                                                26th Century      Earth, the Moon,

                                         24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 1973                            Draconia, Ogron Planet


68 Planet of the Daleks  (6)   7, 14, 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May 1973            26th Century      Spiridon


69 The Green Death  (6)   19, 26 May, 2, 9, 16, 23 June 1973                 February 1972     Llanfairfach, Wales  

 
Season Eleven - 1973 - 1974

Sarah Jane Smith
70 The Time Warrior  (4)                                                                                 12th Century          Wessex

                         15, 22, 29 December 1973, 5 January 1974                          September 1972    England


71 Invasion of the Dinosaurs  (6)                                                                    October 1972          London

                           12, 19, 26 January, 2, 9, 16 February 1974


72 Death to the Daleks  (4)     23 February, 2, 9, 16 March 1974                                                   Exxilon   


73 The Monster of Peladon  (6)                                           50 years after "The Curse of Peladon"       Peladon

                         23, 30 March, 6, 13, 20, 27 April 1974


74 Planet of the Spiders  (6)  4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1, 8 June 1974   Spring 1973               Mortimer, Berkshire

                the future                 Metebelis 3                       

           

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

 

Children in Need 30th Anniversary Special

Dimensions in Time           (2)           26-27 November 1993                 1973, 1993, 2013       East London, England 

 

Other Adventures:

Radio Plays: with Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen and Nicholas Courtney

The Paradise of Death  5 episodes broadcast on BBC Radio 5 from 27 August to 24 September 1993

The Ghosts of N-Space  6 episodes broadcast on BBC Radio 2 from 20 January to 24 February 1996

          CDs released in 2000 in the BBC Radio collection

 

Telos Novellas
Nightdreamers by Tom Arden          May 2002                                                                                    Verd (Moon)

                              (Features Jo Grant, takes place after Planet of the Daleks)


Virgin Publishing: Missing Adventures Novels
The Ghosts of N-Space
Dancing the Code
The Eye of the Giant
The Scales of Injustice by Gary Russell           July 1996                  1970                                    England

               (Features Liz Shaw and UNIT, takes place between "Inferno" and "Terror of the Autons")

              (Re-published at http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/ebooks/scalesofinjustice/index.shtml)


Speed of Flight


BBC Books: Past Doctor Adventures
The Devil Goblins From Neptune
Catastrophea
The Wages of Sin
Last of the Gaderene
Verdigris
Rags
Amorality Tale
The Suns of Caresh
Deadly Reunion

71 Island of Death by Barry Letts    July 2005   

        With the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith

 

Eighth Doctor Adventures Novel:

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.