Doctor Who (season 9)
|Doctor Who (season 9)|
Cover art of the Region 2 DVD release for first serial of the season
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of stories||5|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||1 January –|
24 June 1972
- Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- John Levene as Sergeant Benton
- Richard Franklin as Mike Yates
- Roger Delgado as The Master
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||Serial||Serial title||Episode titles||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|60||1||Day of the Daleks||"Episode One"||Paul Bernard||Louis Marks||1 January 1972||KKK||9.8||—|
|"Episode Two"||Paul Bernard||Louis Marks||8 January 1972||KKK||10.4||—|
|"Episode Three"||Paul Bernard||Louis Marks||15 January 1972||KKK||9.1||—|
|"Episode Four"||Paul Bernard||Louis Marks||22 January 1972||KKK||9.1||—|
|Rebels from a future Earth conquered by the Daleks travel to the 20th Century to change the course of history.|
|61||2||The Curse of Peladon||"Episode One"||Lennie Mayne||Brian Hayles||29 January 1972||MMM||10.3||—|
|"Episode Two"||Lennie Mayne||Brian Hayles||5 February 1972||MMM||11.0||—|
|"Episode Three"||Lennie Mayne||Brian Hayles||12 February 1972||MMM||7.8||—|
|"Episode Four"||Lennie Mayne||Brian Hayles||19 February 1972||MMM||8.4||—|
|A high priest on the planet Peladon warns a curse will fall on the planet if it joins the Galactic Federation.|
|62||3||The Sea Devils||"Episode One"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||26 February 1972||LLL||6.4||—|
|"Episode Two"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||4 March 1972||LLL||9.7||—|
|"Episode Three"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||11 March 1972||LLL||8.3||—|
|"Episode Four"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||18 March 1972||LLL||7.8||—|
|"Episode Five"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||25 March 1972||LLL||8.3||—|
|"Episode Six"||Michael E. Briant||Malcolm Hulke||1 April 1972||LLL||8.5||—|
|The Master allies with the Sea Devils to conquer Earth.|
|63||4||The Mutants||"Episode One"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||8 April 1972||NNN||9.1||—|
|"Episode Two"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||15 April 1972||NNN||7.8||—|
|"Episode Three"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||22 April 1972||NNN||7.9||—|
|"Episode Four"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||29 April 1972||NNN||7.5||—|
|"Episode Five"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||6 May 1972||NNN||7.9||—|
|"Episode Six"||Christopher Barry||Bob Baker and Dave Martin||13 May 1972||NNN||6.5||—|
|A despotic marshal wishes to wipe out the native population of the human colony Solos and make the planet habitable for humanity.|
|64||5||The Time Monster||"Episode One"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||20 May 1972||OOO||7.6||—|
|"Episode Two"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||27 May 1972||OOO||7.4||—|
|"Episode Three"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||3 June 1972||OOO||8.1||—|
|"Episode Four"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||10 June 1972||OOO||7.6||—|
|"Episode Five"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||17 June 1972||OOO||6.0||—|
|"Episode Six"||Paul Bernard||Robert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)||24 June 1972||OOO||7.6||—|
|The Master experiments on a special crystal to summon Kronos, a creature from outside time and space.|
The entire season was broadcast from 1 January to 24 June 1972.
All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD all individually and some in multi-serial box sets.
|Serial name||Number and duration
|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|
|Serial name||Novelisation title||Author||First published|
|Day of the Daleks||Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks||Terrance Dicks||27 March 1974|
|The Curse of Peladon||Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon||Brian Hayles||1 January 1975|
|The Sea Devils||Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils||Malcolm Hulke||17 October 1974|
|The Mutants||Doctor Who and the Mutants||Terrance Dicks||29 September 1977|
|The Time Monster||The Time Monster||Terrance Dicks||12 September 1985|
- "Ratings Guide". Doctor Who News. Retrieved 27 December 2014.