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Season 5

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Season 5
40 episodes comprising 7 stories
starting with The Tomb of the Cybermen
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Jamie, Victoria, Zoe
Key crew
Producer(s): Innes Lloyd
Script editor(s): Peter Bryant
Derrick Sherwin
Series details
Start date: 2 September 1967
End date: 1 June 1968
Premiere network: BBC1
Typical episode length: 25'
More info
Main DWM coverage in issues: 116, 143, 466
DWMSE: 4, 12, 36
Key reference books about the season: The Discontinuity Guide, The Second Doctor Handbook, The Sixties, Wiped!, About Time 2
Key documentaries about the season: Doctor Who Stories - Frazer Hines
Relevant Myth Makers interviews: Wendy Padbury, Deborah Watling, Victor Pemberton, Frazer Hines, Derrick Sherwin, Patrick Troughton, Innes Lloyd and Peter Bryant production teams
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The fifth season of Doctor Who ran between 2 September 1967 and 1 June 1968. It consisted of seven serials and forty episodes, many of which are lost. No complete stories from the season were known to have survived until the early-1990s, when archivists recovered a complete version of The Tomb of the Cybermen. A second complete story, The Enemy of the World was recovered in 2013, along with a nearly complete recovery of the story that followed it, The Web of Fear. Individual episodes have survived for a few of the other stories, and audio recordings exist for all. It was the first season not to have any episodes featuring Daleks.

Television stories Edit

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 The Tomb of the CybermenKit Pedler
Gerry Davis
4Introduction of Telos, the Cyber-Controller and the Cybermats. Earliest completely preserved Troughton story.
2 The Abominable SnowmenMervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
6First appearance of the Yeti and the Great Intelligence.
3 The Ice WarriorsBrian Hayles6First appearance of the Ice Warriors.
4 The Enemy of the WorldDavid Whitaker6Patrick Troughton appears in dual roles as the Doctor and Ramon Salamander.
5 The Web of FearMervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
6First appearance of Lethbridge-Stewart, then a Colonel, who would later be promoted to Brigadier. Second and last appearance of the Yeties. Second and last appearance of the Great Intelligence until The Snowmen.
6 Fury from the DeepVictor Pemberton6Final appearance of Victoria Waterfield, first appearance of the sonic screwdriver.
7 The Wheel in SpaceDavid Whitaker6First appearance of Zoe Heriot.

Cast Edit

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

Stories set during this season Edit

Adaptations and merchandising Edit

Home media Edit

VHS Edit

  • The Tomb of the Cybermen (1992)
  • The Troughton Years (1991) (The Abominable Snowmen episode 2 and The Enemy of the World episode 3)
  • Cybermen: The Early Years (1992) (The Wheel in Space episodes 3 and 6)
  • The Ice Warriors Collection (1998) (The Ice Warriors 1, 4, 5 and 6 with short reconstructions of episodes 2 and 3)
  • The Reign of Terror (2003) (The Web of Fear episode 1)

Loose Cannon VHS releases Edit

  • The Abominable Snowman (2006) (Episodes 1, 3-6 only)
  • The Ice Warriors (2004) (Episodes 2 and 3 only)
  • The Enemy of the World (2001) (Episodes 1-2, 4-6 only)
  • Fury from the Deep (2005)

DVD Edit

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
The Tomb of the Cybermen 4 × 25 min. 14 January 2002 4 April 2002 6 August 2002
The Tomb of the Cybermen – Special Edition
Part of the Revisitations 3 box set
4 × 25 min. 13 February 2012 1 March 2012 13 March 2012
Lost in Time: Patrick Troughton

The Abominable Snowmen (episode 2 of 6)
The Enemy of the World (episode 3 of 6)
The Web of Fear (episode 1 of 6)
The Wheel in Space (episodes 3 & 6 of 6)
Fury from the Deep (reconstruction)

5 × 25 min.
1 November 2004 2 December 2004
(Original release)
1 July 2010
2 November 2004
The Enemy of the World 6 × 25 min. 25 November 2013 TBA TBA
The Web of Fear (with telesnap reconstruction of episode 3) 6 × 25 min. 24 February 2014[source needed] TBA TBA

Download/streaming availability Edit

Serial name Amazon Video BBC Store Google Play iTunes
The Tomb of the Cybermen (4 episodes) UK
The Abominable Snowmen
The Ice Warriors (6 episodes, with animated reconstructions of episodes 2 & 3) UK
The Enemy of the World (6 episodes) UK
The Web of Fear (6 episodes, with telesnap reconstruction of episode 3) UK
Fury from the Deep
The Wheel in Space

Until early 2016, The Tomb of the CybermenThe Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear were available for streaming on Hulu Plus.

Novelisations Edit

Audiobooks Edit

to be added

External links Edit

BBC Website Guide to Season 5

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