Doctor Who (season 22)
|Doctor Who (season 22)|
Cover art of the Region 2 DVD release for first serial of the season
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of stories||6|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||5 January– 30 March 1985|
- Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor
- Nicola Bryant as Peri Brown
- Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor
- Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon
David Banks makes his third of four appearances as a Cyber-leader in Attack of the Cybermen.
The season mostly focused on Peri trying to adjust to the Sixth Doctor, who is still having trouble "getting his head on straight" while they're on adventures.
The series moved back to once-weekly Saturday broadcasts. All episodes were 45 minutes long, though they also exist in 25-minute versions. Although there were now only 13 episodes in the season, the total running time remained approximately the same as in previous seasons since the episodes were almost twice as long.
|Story||Serial||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|137||1||Attack of the Cybermen||Matthew Robinson||Paula Moore||5 January 1985
12 January 1985
|The Cybermen plot to hijack Halley's comet.|
|138||2||Vengeance on Varos||Ron Jones||Philip Martin||19 January 1985
26 January 1985
|The Doctor and Peri arrive on Varos, when they are pulled into a live torture show.|
|139||3||The Mark of the Rani||Sarah Hellings||Pip and Jane Baker||2 February 1985
9 February 1985
|The Master works with the Rani, who plans to take away a chemical that causes people to sleep.|
|140||4||The Two Doctors||Peter Moffatt||Robert Holmes||16 February 1985
23 February 1985
2 March 1985
|A Sontaran plot for mastery of time leads the Sixth Doctor to team up with the Second, in order to stop them and a duo of Androgums.|
|141||5||Timelash||Pennant Roberts||Glen McCoy||9 March 1985
16 March 1985
|The people of Karfel are terrorised by the sinister Borad.|
|142||6||Revelation of the Daleks||Graeme Harper||Eric Saward||23 March 1985
30 March 1985
|The Great Healer (Davros) has come up with a solution for famine. It involves dead bodies and Daleks.|
A specially written segment produced for the BBC children's programme Jim'll Fix It featuring Colin Baker in character as the Sixth Doctor. It was broadcast on 23 February 1985. It is not generally considered to be canonical by Doctor Who fans.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"A Fix with Sontarans"||Marcus Mortimer||Eric Saward||23 February 1985|
|The Doctor accidentally beams on board Tegan Jovanka and an Earthling called Gareth Jenkins, who happens to be dressed in an outfit similar to his own. They then have a short battle with two Sontarans.|
The entire season was broadcast from 5 January to 30 March 1985.
All serials of season 22 were released individually in between 2001 and 2009.
|Serial name||Number and duration
|R2 release date||R4 release date||R1 release date|
|Attack of the Cybermen||2 × 45 min.||16 March 2009||7 May 2009||7 July 2009|
|Vengeance on Varos||2 × 45 min.||15 October 2001||8 January 2002||4 March 2003|
|Vengeance on Varos – Special Edition||2 × 45 min.||10 September 2012||5 September 2012||11 September 2012|
|The Mark of the Rani||2 × 45 min.||4 September 2006||2 November 2006||7 November 2006|
|The Two Doctors
Available individually or in the Bred for War box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
|3 × 45 min.||8 September 2003||7 January 2004||1 June 2004|
|Timelash||2 × 45 min.||9 July 2007||31 July 2007||1 April 2008|
|Revelation of the Daleks
Available individually or in The Complete Davros Collection box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
|2 × 45 min.||11 July 2005||1 September 2005||6 June 2006|
|Serial name||Novelisation title||Author||First published|
|Attack of the Cybermen||Attack of the Cybermen||Eric Saward||1989|
|Vengeance on Varos||Vengeance on Varos||Philip Martin||1988|
|The Mark of the Rani||The Mark of the Rani||Pip and Jane Baker||1986|
|The Two Doctors||The Two Doctors||Robert Holmes||1985|
|Revelation of the Daleks||Never novelised^1|
- "Ratings Guide". Doctor Who News. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Mark of the Rani - Index
- Mento, Charles. "A Fix with Sontarans". Doctor Who Reference Guide. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "Doctor Who Online – Vengeance on Varos DVD for 2012". News.drwho-online.co.uk. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.