Doctor Who (season 13)

Doctor Who (season 13)
Doctor Who season 13
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 30 August 1975 (1975-08-30) – 6 March 1976 (1976-03-06)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 7 September 2004 -
present
Region 2 1 March 2004 -
present
Region 4 10 June 2004 -
present
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The 13th season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 30 August 1975 with the episode Terror of the Zygons, and ended with The Seeds of Doom.

Contents

Casting

Main characters

Tom Baker continued his role as The Fourth Doctor along with Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen. Harry Sullivan played by Ian Marter departed in Terror of the Zygons and reappeared in The Android Invasion as a guest star.

Guest stars

Nicholas Courtney returns as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in Terror of the Zygons having last appeared in Robot.

Episodes

Story No. Serial Title Directed by Written by UK viewers
(million)
Original air date Production
code
080 1 "Terror of the Zygons" Douglas Camfield Robert Banks Stewart 6.1 - 8.4[1] 30 August - 20 September 1975 4F
The Fourth Doctor is summoned to Earth by Brigadier who is in Scotland investigating the mysterious loss of oilrigs. 
081 2 "Planet of Evil" David Maloney Louis Marks 9.9 (average)[2] 27 September - 18 October 1975 4H
A expedition is murdered. The Doctor lands on the planet at the same time as the expedition's rescue team, and is immediately taken prisoner as the suspected murderer. 
083 3 "Pyramids of Mars" Paddy Russell Robert Holmes 10.7[2] 25 October - 15 November 1975 4G
The TARDIS materialises inside a mansion. The Doctor quickly becomes aware that something is very wrong. Cloth-wrapped mummies rise up and roam the grounds, killing anyone in their path. 
084 4 "The Android Invasion" Barry Letts Terry Nation 11.7[2] 22 November - 13 December 1975 4J
The Doctor and Sarah find themselves in the English village of Devesham. But the village seems deserted, and suited figures are wandering about aimlessly. 
085 5 "The Brain of Morbius" Christopher Barry Robert Holmes 9.8 [2] 3-24 January 1976 4K
Years ago, the Time Lord known as Morbius was executed. When the Fourth Doctor and Sarah arrive on the planet, they discover that, thanks to Dr Solon, Morbius may rise. 
086 6 "The Seeds of Doom" Douglas Camfield Robert Banks Stewart 10.9[2] 31 January – 6 March 1976 4L
Explorers uncover two giant seed pods from another time and place. Ruthless plant-lover Harrison Chase decides he must have them for his rare collection. 

Broadcast

VHS, Laserdisc and DVD releases

The stories have been released on DVD individually since 2004. Terror of the Zygons and the Android Invasion are the two remaining stories to come out in DVD with a release date in 2012.

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Shannon (2007-08-07). "Terror of the Zygons". A Brief History of Time Travel. http://www.shannonsullivan.com/drwho/serials/4f.html. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e http://www.themindrobber.co.uk/ratings.html

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