Doctor Who (season 5)

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This article is about the 1967/68 season. For the 2010 series, see Doctor Who (series 5).
Doctor Who season 5
Doctor Who logo 1967-1969.jpg
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 40: 7 serials
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 2 September 1967 (1967-09-02) – 1 June 1968 (1968-06-01)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 6 August 2002 -
present
Region 2 14 January 2002 -
present
Region 4 4 April 2002 -
present
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The fifth season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 2 September 1967 with the first story of season 5 The Tomb of the Cybermen and ended on 1 June 1968 with The Wheel in Space.

Casting[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling appear as The Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield respectively. Deborah Watling departs in the penultimate story Fury from the Deep. Wendy Padbury makes her debut as Zoe Heriot in the season finale, The Wheel in Space.

Guest stars[edit]

Jack Watling makes his first and last appearances in the series as Professor Edward Travers in the serials The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of fear. Watling would go on to reprise his role of Travers thirty years on in the spin-off TV film Downtime.

Michael Kilgarriff makes his first appearance as the Cyber-Controller in Tomb of the Cybermen. Kilgarriff would reprise the role eighteen years later in Attack of the Cybermen (1985).

The Web of Fear introduced Nicholas Courtney as Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart. He appeared next in the next season's The Invasion, and became a regular supporting character in season 7 - season 13. He made subsequent appearances in season 20 and season 26.

Serials[edit]

Victor Pemberton was script editor for The Tomb of the Cybermen, with Peter Bryant as Producer. After this Bryant resumed his role as Script Editor with Innes Lloyd as Producer until The Web of Fear where Bryant took over as Producer. Derrick Sherwin replaced Bryant as Script Editor, The Enemy of the World was the last serial seen under Head of Drama and creator Sydney Newman, who left the BBC after his contract had expired in 1967.

Two serials, The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World, are complete in the BBC's archives; these are also the only complete serials from the first two seasons of Patrick Troughton's tenure as the Doctor. The two missing episodes from The Ice Warriors have been recreated in animated form for the DVD release of that story, in a similar fashion to Season 6's The Invasion, while The Web of Fear is missing only a single episode, and is due to be released on DVD in 2014. Of the remainder, Fury from the Deep is the most recent serial that is completely missing, with no episodes in the archives, while the other two have three existing episodes between them.

The Enemy of the World saw Patrick Troughton playing both the Doctor and the villanous Salamander; this was the first time that the lead actor had played both his regular part and the part of the villain since Season 3's The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve.

Story No. Episodes Title Directed by Written by UK viewers
(million)
AI
(%)
Original air date Production
code
037 4 The Tomb of the Cybermen Morris Barry Kit Pedler &
Gerry Davis
Ep. 1: 6.0
Ep. 2: 6.4
Ep. 3: 7.2
Ep. 4: 7.4[1]
Ep. 1: 53
Ep. 2: 52
Ep. 3: 49
Ep. 4: 50[1]
2–23 September 1967 MM
The TARDIS crew arrives on Telos where they find an expedition excavating the Tomb of the Cybermen. Inside the tomb, they find frozen Cybermen who are soon to awake.
038 6 The Abominable Snowmen Gerald Blake Mervyn Haisman
and Henry Lincoln
Ep. 1: 6.3
Ep. 2: 6.0
Ep. 3: 7.1
Ep. 4: 7.1
Ep. 5: 7.2
Ep. 6: 7.4[1]
Ep. 1: 50
Ep. 2: 52
Ep. 3: 51
Ep. 4: 50
Ep. 5: 51
Ep. 6: 52[1]
30 September – 4 November 1967 NN
The TARDIS crew arrive on a cold and windy hillside within the Himalayas. After exploring, the Doctor—wearing an extremely furry coat—is mistaken for what they think could be ... a Yeti.
039 6 The Ice Warriors Derek Martinus Brian Hayles Ep. 1: 6.7
Ep. 2: 7.1
Ep. 3: 7.4
Ep. 4: 7.3
Ep. 5: 8.0
Ep. 6: 7.5[2]
Ep. 1: 52
Ep. 2: 52
Ep. 3: 51
Ep. 4: 51
Ep. 5: 50
Ep. 6: 51[2]
11 November – 16 December 1967 OO
In the distant future, the crew at Brittanicus Base struggle to control an ioniser, which they are using to slow the progress of glaciers rolling over Britain. Creatures then awaken from the glacier, identifying themselves as Ice Warriors from the planet Mars.
040 6 The Enemy of the World Barry Letts David Whitaker Ep. 1: 6.8
Ep. 2: 7.6
Ep. 3: 7.1
Ep. 4: 7.8
Ep. 5: 6.9
Ep. 6: 8.3[3]
Ep. 1: 50
Ep. 2: 49
Ep. 3: 48
Ep. 4: 49
Ep. 5: 49
Ep. 6: 52[3]
23 December 1967 – 27 January 1968 PP
Arriving in Australia in 2018, The Doctor finds out he has a evil doppelgänger named Salamander who plans to rule the world with volcanoes.
041 6 The Web of Fear Douglas Camfield Mervyn Haisman
and Henry Lincoln
Ep. 1: 7.2
Ep. 2: 6.8
Ep. 3: 7.0
Ep. 4: 8.4
Ep. 5: 8.0
Ep. 6: 8.3[4]
Ep. 1: 54
Ep. 2: 53
Ep. 3: 51
Ep. 4: 53
Ep. 5: 55
Ep. 6: 55[4]
3 February – 9 March 1968 QQ
The Doctor, with the help of the military, tries to stop yeti invading the London Underground.
042 6 Fury from the Deep Hugh David Victor Pemberton Ep. 1: 8.2
Ep. 2: 7.9
Ep. 3: 7.7
Ep. 4: 6.6
Ep. 5: 5.9
Ep. 6: 6.9[5]
Ep. 1: 55
Ep. 2: 55
Ep. 3: 56
Ep. 4: 56
Ep. 5: 56
Ep. 6: 57[5]
16 March – 20 April 1968 RR
The TARDIS lands in the North Sea off the eastern coast of England. The Second Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria investigate a nearby beach where there's something nasty in the pipes.
043 6 The Wheel in Space Tristan DeVere Cole David Whitaker
and Kit Pedler
Ep. 1: 7.2
Ep. 2: 6.9
Ep. 3: 7.5
Ep. 4: 8.6
Ep. 5: 6.8
Ep. 6: 6.5[6]
Ep. 1: 57
Ep. 2: 60
Ep. 3: 55
Ep. 4: 56
Ep. 5: 57
Ep. 6: 62[6]
27 April – 1 June 1968 SS
The Doctor and Jamie find themselves on a deserted spaceship carrying Cybermen heading for a nearby space station, The Wheel.

Missing episodes[edit]

  • The Abominable Snowmen - Episodes 1, 3 - 6 (of 6 total)
  • The Ice Warriors - Episodes 2 & 3 (of 6 total)
  • The Web of Fear - Episode 3 (of 6 total)
  • Fury from the Deep - All 6 Episodes
  • The Wheel in Space - Episodes 1, 2, 4 & 5 (of 6 total)

DVD releases[edit]

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
The Tomb of the Cybermen 4 × 25 min. 14 January 2002 4 April 2002 6 August 2002
The Tomb of the Cybermen – Special Edition
Only available as part of the Revisitations 3 box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
4 × 25 min. 13 February 2012[7] 1 March 2012[8] 13 March 2012[9]
The Ice Warriors 6 × 25 min. 26 August 2013 28 August 2013[10] 17 September 2013[11]
The Enemy of the World 6 × 25 min. 25 November 2013[12] 27 November 2013[13] 10 December 2013[14] (Canada)
20 May 2014[15] (USA)
The Web of Fear 5 × 25 min.
1 x 25 min reconstruction.
24 February 2014[16] 26 February 2014[17] 22 April 2014[18]

Lost in Time
Lost in Time was released in two formats in Region 1, with individual releases for volumes one and two (which cover First Doctor and Second Doctor episodes respectively), as well as an edition combining both volumes. In Regions 2 and 4, Lost in Time is available only as the combined single volume.

Includes episodes from Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
The Abominable Snowmen (episode 2 of 6)
The Enemy of the World (episode 3 of 6)
The Web of Fear (episode 1 of 6)
The Wheel in Space (episodes 3 & 6 of 6)
(Also includes surviving clips from Fury from the Deep)
5 × 25 min.
1 November 2004 2 December 2004
(Original release)
1 July 2010
(Re-release)
2 November 2004

In print[edit]

Serial name Novelisation title Author First published
The Tomb of the Cybermen Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen Gerry Davis 1978
The Abominable Snowmen Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen Terrance Dicks 1974
The Ice Warriors Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Brian Hayles 1976
The Enemy of the World Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World Ian Marter 1981
The Web of Fear Doctor Who and the Web of Fear Terrance Dicks 1976
Fury from the Deep Fury from the Deep Victor Pemberton 1986
The Wheel in Space The Wheel in Space Terrance Dicks 1988

References[edit]

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