Doctor Who
Season 9
Cover art of the Blu-ray release for the complete season
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of stories5
No. of episodes26
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release1 January (1972-01-01) –
24 June 1972 (1972-06-24)
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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. This is the third series of the Third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee, as well as the third to be produced by Barry Letts and script edited by Terrance Dicks.

Casting

See also: List of Doctor Who cast members

Main cast

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

Recurring cast

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

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

Guest stars

Alan Bennion makes his second of three appearances in the series playing an Ice Warrior, portraying Lord Izlyr in The Curse of Peladon and Valentine Palmer plays Monia in episodes 3 and 4. Geoffrey Palmer makes an appearance as the Administrator in The Mutants, and Hammer actress Ingrid Pitt played Queen Galleia in The Time Monster.

Serials

See also: List of Doctor Who episodes (1963–1989)

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).

No.
story
No. in
season
Serial titleEpisode titlesDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
AI[1]
601Day of the Daleks"Episode One"Paul BernardLouis Marks1 January 1972 (1972-01-01)KKK9.8
"Episode Two"8 January 1972 (1972-01-08)10.4
"Episode Three"15 January 1972 (1972-01-15)9.1
"Episode Four"22 January 1972 (1972-01-22)9.1
Rebels from a future Earth conquered by the Daleks travel to the 20th Century to change the course of history.
612The Curse of Peladon"Episode One"Lennie MayneBrian Hayles29 January 1972 (1972-01-29)MMM10.3
"Episode Two"5 February 1972 (1972-02-05)11.0
"Episode Three"12 February 1972 (1972-02-12)7.8
"Episode Four"19 February 1972 (1972-02-19)8.4
A high priest on the planet Peladon warns a curse will fall on the planet if it joins the Galactic Federation.
623The Sea Devils"Episode One"Michael E. BriantMalcolm Hulke26 February 1972 (1972-02-26)LLL6.4
"Episode Two"4 March 1972 (1972-03-04)9.7
"Episode Three"11 March 1972 (1972-03-11)8.3
"Episode Four"18 March 1972 (1972-03-18)7.8
"Episode Five"25 March 1972 (1972-03-25)8.3
"Episode Six"1 April 1972 (1972-04-01)8.5
The Master allies with the Sea Devils to conquer Earth.
634The Mutants"Episode One"Christopher BarryBob Baker and Dave Martin8 April 1972 (1972-04-08)NNN9.1
"Episode Two"15 April 1972 (1972-04-15)7.8
"Episode Three"22 April 1972 (1972-04-22)7.9
"Episode Four"29 April 1972 (1972-04-29)7.5
"Episode Five"6 May 1972 (1972-05-06)7.9
"Episode Six"13 May 1972 (1972-05-13)6.5
A despotic marshal wishes to wipe out the native population of the human colony Solos and make the planet habitable for humanity.
645The Time Monster"Episode One"Paul BernardRobert Sloman and Barry Letts (uncredited)20 May 1972 (1972-05-20)OOO7.6
"Episode Two"27 May 1972 (1972-05-27)7.4
"Episode Three"3 June 1972 (1972-06-03)8.1
"Episode Four"10 June 1972 (1972-06-10)7.6
"Episode Five"17 June 1972 (1972-06-17)6.0
"Episode Six"24 June 1972 (1972-06-24)7.6
The Master experiments on a special crystal to summon Kronos, a creature from outside time and space.

Broadcast

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

Home media

See also: List of Doctor Who home video releases and List of other Doctor Who home video releases

VHS releases

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
UK release date Australia release date USA/Canada release date
9 60 Day of the Daleks 1 × 100 min.
4 25min.
February 1988[2][3] (Edited)
April 1994[3][4] (Unedited)
January 1987[3] March 1989[3]
61 The Curse of Peladon 4 × 25 min. August 1993[5][6] November 1993[6] September 1995[6]
62 The Sea Devils 6 × 25 min. September 1995[7][8]
(2 x VHS)
July 1996[8] May 1997[8]
(2 x VHS)
63 The Mutants 6 × 25 min. February 2003[9][10] May 2003[10] October 2003[10]
64 The Time Monster 6 × 25 min. November 2001[11][12]
(released only in UK as part of a boxset "Colony in Space / The Time Monster")
(2 x VHS)
December 2001[11]
(released only in AU as part of a boxset "Colony in Space / The Time Monster")
(2 x VHS)
January 2003[13]

Betamax releases

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
UK release date Australia release date USA/Canada release date
9 60 Day of the Daleks 1 × 100 min. July 1986 (edited)[14]

Laserdisc releases

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
UK release date Australia release date USA/Canada release date
9 60 Day of the Daleks 4 × 25 min. (UK) December 1996[15][16]
1 × 89 min. (US movie compilation) January 1992[15][17]

DVD and Blu-ray releases

All releases are for DVD unless otherwise indicated:

Season Story no. Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
9 60 Day of the Daleks 4 × 25 min. 12 September 2011[18][19][20] 6 October 2011[21][22][23] 13 September 2011[24]
61 The Curse of Peladon[a] 4 × 25 min. 18 January 2010[25][26][27] 4 March 2010[28][29][30] 4 May 2010[31]
62 The Sea Devils[b] 6 × 25 min. 14 January 2008[32][33] 5 March 2008[34] 3 June 2008[35]
63 The Mutants 6 × 25 min. 31 January 2011[36][37] 3 February 2011[38][39][40] 8 February 2011[41]
64 The Time Monster[c] 6 × 25 min. 29 March 2010[42][43][44] 3 June 2010[45][46][47] 6 July 2010[48]
60–64 Complete Season 9[d] 26 × 25 min. 20 March 2023 (B)[49] 23 August 2023 (B)[50] 11 July 2023 (B)[51]
  1. ^ Only available as part of the Peladon Tales box set in Regions 2 and 4. Only available individually in Region 1.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Only available as part of the Myths and Legends box set in Regions 2 and 4. Only available individually in Region 1.
  4. ^ Released as Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 9 in Region B. Released as Doctor Who – Jon Pertwee: Complete Season Three in Region A.

In print

See also: List of Doctor Who novelisations

Season Story no. Library no.[a] Novelisation title Author Hardcover
release date[b]
Paperback
release date[c]
Audiobook
release date[d]
9 060 18 Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks Terrance Dicks 20 August 1981 18 March 1974 3 November 2016
061 13 Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon Brian Hayles 17 July 1980 16 January 1975 3 July 1995 (abridged)
2 May 2013 (unabridged)
062 54 Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils Malcolm Hulke 18 June 1981 17 October 1974 7 June 2012
063 44 Doctor Who and the Mutants Terrance Dicks 29 September 1977 4 October 2018
064 102 The Time Monster 12 September 1985 13 February 1986 16 March 2023[52]
  1. ^ Number in Target's Doctor Who Library, if applicable
  2. ^ Published by Target's parent companies (Allen Wingate, W. H. Allen, BBC Books) unless otherwise indicated
  3. ^ Published by Target Books (or by BBC Books under the Target Collection umbrella) unless otherwise indicated
  4. ^ Unabridged from BBC Audio/AudioGo unless otherwise indicated

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