Doctor Who (season 10)

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Doctor Who (season 10)
Doctor Who Season 10 Blu-ray.jpg
Cover art of the Blu-ray release for the complete season
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of stories5
No. of episodes26
Release
Original networkBBC One
Original release30 December 1972 (1972-12-30) –
23 June 1973 (1973-06-23)
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The tenth season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 30 December 1972 with the tenth anniversary special The Three Doctors, and ended with Katy Manning's final serial The Green Death.

Casting[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Jon Pertwee continues his role as the Third Doctor, and Jo Grant played by Katy Manning makes her final appearance in The Green Death.

Recurring and guest cast[edit]

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

Previous lead actors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton return to guest as the First and Second Doctors in the programme's tenth anniversary serial, The Three Doctors, although illness limited Hartnell's involvement. This was the first time that previous incarnations of the Doctor had returned to the programme, in what would become a regular feature of anniversary episodes.

Roger Delgado makes his final appearance as The Master in Frontier in Space. He died in a car crash in Turkey shortly after the story's transmission.

Serials[edit]

At the conclusion of The Three Doctors, the Doctor is finally released from his sentence of exile by the Time Lords, enabling him to travel through time and space once again. This ends the cycle of mostly Earth-bound stories where the Doctor was stranded that began at the conclusion of The War Games in 1969.

The serials Frontier in Space and Planet of the Daleks both feature the Daleks and lead directly from the first into the second, forming a rough twelve-part epic.

StorySerialSerial titleEpisode titlesDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
AI[1]
651The Three Doctors"Episode One"Lennie MayneBob Baker and Dave Martin30 December 1972 (1972-12-30)RRR9.6
"Episode Two"Lennie MayneBob Baker and Dave Martin6 January 1973 (1973-01-06)RRR10.8
"Episode Three"Lennie MayneBob Baker and Dave Martin13 January 1973 (1973-01-13)RRR8.8
"Episode Four"Lennie MayneBob Baker and Dave Martin20 January 1973 (1973-01-20)RRR11.9
When Omega, a pioneer of Time Lord civilisation trapped in another universe, starts ripping our universe apart, the Time Lords enlist the help of the Doctor - all 3 incarnations of him.
662Carnival of Monsters"Episode One"Barry LettsRobert Holmes27 January 1973 (1973-01-27)PPP9.5
"Episode Two"Barry LettsRobert Holmes3 February 1973 (1973-02-03)PPP9.0
"Episode Three"Barry LettsRobert Holmes10 February 1973 (1973-02-10)PPP9.0
"Episode Four"Barry LettsRobert Holmes17 February 1973 (1973-02-17)PPP9.2
The Doctor and Jo are trapped in a miniscope, a peepshow device for displaying humans and other life-forms for entertainment.
673Frontier in Space"Episode One"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke24 February 1973 (1973-02-24)QQQ9.1
"Episode Two"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke3 March 1973 (1973-03-03)QQQ7.8
"Episode Three"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke10 March 1973 (1973-03-10)QQQ7.5
"Episode Four"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke17 March 1973 (1973-03-17)QQQ7.1
"Episode Five"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke24 March 1973 (1973-03-24)QQQ7.7
"Episode Six"Paul BernardMalcolm Hulke31 March 1973 (1973-03-31)QQQ8.9
Materialising on an Earth cargo spaceship, the Doctor is caught up in the tensions between the Earth and Draconian Empires.
684Planet of the Daleks"Episode One"David MaloneyTerry Nation7 April 1973 (1973-04-07)SSS11.0
"Episode Two"David MaloneyTerry Nation14 April 1973 (1973-04-14)SSS10.7
"Episode Three"David MaloneyTerry Nation21 April 1973 (1973-04-21)SSS10.1
"Episode Four"David MaloneyTerry Nation28 April 1973 (1973-04-28)SSS8.3
"Episode Five"David MaloneyTerry Nation5 May 1973 (1973-05-05)SSS9.7
"Episode Six"David MaloneyTerry Nation12 May 1973 (1973-05-12)SSS8.5
The Time Lords have landed the TARDIS on the planet Spiridon, where the Daleks are awakening the biggest Dalek army the galaxy has ever seen.
695The Green Death"Episode One"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)19 May 1973 (1973-05-19)TTT9.2
"Episode Two"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)26 May 1973 (1973-05-26)TTT7.2
"Episode Three"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)2 June 1973 (1973-06-02)TTT7.8
"Episode Four"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)9 June 1973 (1973-06-09)TTT6.8
"Episode Five"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)16 June 1973 (1973-06-16)TTT8.3
"Episode Six"Michael E. BriantRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)23 June 1973 (1973-06-23)TTT7.0
Waste produced by an oil company causes mutated giant maggots to appear in South Wales.

Broadcast[edit]

The entire season was broadcast from 30 December 1972 to 23 June 1973.

Home media[edit]

VHS releases[edit]

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
10 065 The Three Doctors 4 × 25 min. August 1991[2][3]
(Original)
September 2002[4] (Re-release as part of The Time Lord Collection X4 VHS)
September 1992[3] Original)
April 2003[4]
(Re-release as part of The Time Lord Collection X3 VHS)
January 1992[3]
066 Carnival of Monsters 4 × 25 min. March 1995[5][6] May 1995[6] March 1996[6]
067 Frontier in Space 6 × 25 min. August 1995[7][8]
(2 x VHS)
November 1995[8] March 1996[8]
(2 x VHS)
068 Planet of the Daleks 6 × 25 min. November 1999[9][10]
(2 x VHS)
December 1999[11] November 2000 [11]
(2 x VHS)
069 The Green Death 6 × 25 min. October 1996[12][13]
(2 x VHS)
April 1997[13] February 1997[13]
(2 x VHS)

DVD and Blu-ray releases[edit]

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
10 065 The Three Doctors 4 × 25 min. 24 November 2003[14] 12 November 2003[15][16] 2 March 2004[17]
The Three Doctors (Special Edition)[a] 4 × 25 min. 13 February 2012[18][19] 1 March 2012[20][21] 13 March 2012[22]
066 Carnival of Monsters 4 × 25 min. 15 July 2002[23] 29 August 2002[24] 1 July 2003[25]
Carnival of Monsters (Special Edition)[b] 4 × 25 min. 28 March 2011[26][27] 5 May 2011[28] 10 April 2012[29]
067–068 Frontier in Space
Planet of the Daleks[c]
12 × 25 min. 5 October 2009[30][31] 4 February 2010[32][33][34] 2 March 2010[35]
069 The Green Death 6 × 25 min. 10 May 2004[36][37] 5 August 2004[38][39] 1 March 2005[40]
The Green Death (Special Edition)[d] 6 × 25 min. 5 August 2013[37][41] 7 August 2013[42] 13 August 2013[43]
065–069 Complete Season 10[e] 26 × 25 min. 8 July 2019 (B)[44] 13 November 2019 (B)[45] 15 October 2019 (B)[46]
  1. ^ Only available as part of the Revisitations 3 box set in Regions 2 and 4. Only available individually in Region 1.
  2. ^ Only available as part of the Revisitations 2 box set in Regions 2 and 4. Only available individually in Region 1.
  3. ^ Double release known collectively as the Dalek War box set. Each serial has six episodes each.
  4. ^ Also includes The Sarah Jane Adventures serial Death of the Doctor.
  5. ^ Released as Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 10 in Region B. Released as Doctor Who – Jon Pertwee: Complete Season Four in Region A.

In print[edit]

Serial name Novelisation title Author First published
The Three Doctors The Three Doctors[a] Terrance Dicks 20 November 1975
Carnival of Monsters Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters Terrance Dicks 20 January 1977
Frontier in Space Doctor Who and the Space War Malcolm Hulke 23 September 1976
Planet of the Daleks Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks Terrance Dicks 21 October 1976
The Green Death Doctor Who and the Green Death Malcolm Hulke 21 August 1975
  1. ^ The 1976 edition (and subsequent reprintings until 1991) have the title as Doctor Who and the Three Doctors on the front cover.

References[edit]

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