Doctor Who (season 9)

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Doctor Who season 9
Doctor Who title 1970-1973.jpg
Title card as used in this season
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26, 5 serials
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 1 January 1972 (1972-01-01) – 24 June 1972 (1972-06-24)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 3 June 2008 -
13 September 2011
Region 2 14 January 2008 -
12 September 2011
Region 4 5 March 2008 -
6 October 2012
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The ninth season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 1 January 1972 with Day of the Daleks, and ended with The Time Monster.

Casting[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Jon Pertwee continues his role as the Third Doctor, as does Katy Manning playing Jo Grant.

Guest stars[edit]

Roger Delgado returns to play The Master in The Sea Devils and The Time Monster.

Nicholas Courtney, John Levene and Richard Franklin continue their roles of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton and Captain Mike Yates respectively.

Alan Bennion makes his second of three appearances in the series playing an Ice Warrior. In this, his second appearance, he portrays Lord Izlyr in The Curse of Peladon.

Serials[edit]

The first serial, Day of the Daleks, saw the return of the Daleks for the first time since Season 4's The Evil of the Daleks in 1967. This was also the first time that the Daleks had been seen in colour in the television series (they had been in colour in the two films starring Peter Cushing produced in the mid-1960s).

Story No. Serial Title Directed by Written by UK viewers
(million)
AI
(%)
Original air date Production
code
060 1 Day of the Daleks Paul Bernard Louis Marks Ep. 1: 9.8
Ep. 2: 10.4
Ep. 3: 9.1
Ep. 4: 9.1[1]
1–22 January 1972 KKK
Rebels from a future Earth conquered by the Daleks travel to the 20th Century to change the course of history
061 2 The Curse of Peladon Lennie Mayne Brian Hayles Ep. 1: 10.3
Ep. 2: 11.0
Ep. 3: 7.8
Ep. 4: 8.4[2]
29 January - 19 February 1972 MMM
The Doctor and Jo land on the planet Peladon, where they have to contend with an ancient royal curse. 
062 3 The Sea Devils Michael E. Briant Malcolm Hulke Ep. 1: 6.4
Ep. 2: 9.7
Ep. 3: 8.3
Ep. 4: 7.8
Ep. 5: 8.3
Ep. 6: 8.5[3]
26 February - 1 April 1972 LLL
The Third Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his island prison and encounter the Sea Devils, cousins of the Silurians
063 4 The Mutants Christopher Barry Bob Baker &
Dave Martin
Ep. 1: 9.1
Ep. 2: 7.8
Ep. 3: 7.9
Ep. 4: 7.5
Ep. 5: 7.9
Ep. 6: 6.5[4]
8 April - 13 May 1972 NNN
On the colony world of Solos, something is transforming the solonian population, turning them into hideous mutants 
064 5 The Time Monster Paul Bernard Robert Sloman with Barry Letts (uncredited) Ep. 1: 7.6
Ep. 2: 7.4
Ep. 3: 8.1
Ep. 4: 7.6
Ep. 5: 6.0
Ep. 6: 7.6[5]
20 May – 24 June 1972 OOO
The Third Doctor and Jo investigate the workings of the TOMTIT machine, and what secret power is locked within the crystal of Kronos? 

Broadcast[edit]

The entire season was broadcast from 1 January to 24 June 1972.

DVD releases[edit]

All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD all individually and some in multi-serial box sets.

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
Day of the Daleks 4 × 25 min. 12 September 2011 6 October 2011 13 September 2011
Day of the Daleks - Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 92 4 × 25 min. 11 July 2012 11 July 2012 N/A
The Curse of Peladon
Only available as part of the Peladon Tales box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
4 × 25 min. 18 January 2010 4 March 2010 4 May 2010
The Curse of Peladon - Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 71 4 × 25 min. 21 September 2011 21 September 2011 N/A
The Sea Devils
Only available as part of the Beneath the Surface box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Available individually or in the box set in Region 1.
6 × 25 min. 14 January 2008 5 March 2008 3 June 2008
The Sea Devils - Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 66 4 × 25 min. 13 July 2011 13 July 2011 N/A
The Mutants 6 × 25 min. 31 January 2011 3 February 2011 8 February 2011
The Time Monster
Only available as part of the Myths and Legends box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
6 × 25 min. 29 March 2010 3 June 2010 6 July 2010

In print[edit]

Serial name Novelisation title Author First published
Day of the Daleks Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks Terrance Dicks 1974
The Curse of Peladon Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon Brian Hayles 1975
The Sea Devils Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils Malcolm Hulke 1974
The Mutants Doctor Who and the Mutants Terrance Dicks 1977
The Time Monster The Time Monster Terrance Dicks 1986

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Brief History Of Time (Travel): Day Of The Daleks". Shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  2. ^ "A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Curse Of Peladon". Shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  3. ^ "A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Sea Devils". Shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  4. ^ "A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Mutants". Shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  5. ^ "A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Time Monster". Shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19.