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|26 episodes comprising 5 stories|
|starting with Day of the Daleks|
|Companion(s):||Jo, Brigadier, Benton, Yates|
|Script editor(s):||Terrance Dicks|
|Start date:||1 January 1972|
|End date:||24 June 1972|
|Typical episode length:||25'|
|Key reference books about the season:||The Discontinuity Guide, The Third Doctor Handbook, The Seventies, About Time 3|
|Key documentaries about the season:||Jon and Katy, PanoptiCon 93|
|Relevant Myth Makers interviews:||Nicholas Courtney, Jon Pertwee, Richard Franklin, Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks (part 1), Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks (part 2), Roger Delgado, Katy Manning, Bob Baker and Dave Martin, Robert Sloman, John Levene|
- You may wish to consult
Series 9for other, similarly-named pages.
Television stories Edit
|1||Day of the Daleks||Louis Marks||4||First full appearance of the Daleks since 1967. First appearance of the Ogrons.|
|2||The Curse of Peladon||Brian Hayles||4||First non-appearance of Earth since 1969. First full appearance of the Ice Warriors since The Seeds of Death.|
|3||The Sea Devils||Malcolm Hulke||6||First appearance of the Sea Devils. The Master reappears and escapes imprisonment.|
|4||The Mutants||Bob Baker|
|6||Episode 6 marks the first time a copyright date appears in the closing credits.|
|5||The Time Monster||Robert Sloman|
Barry Letts (uncredited)
|6||Featured the only use of a unique TARDIS interior redesign for the Doctor's and the Master's TARDISes. Third explanation for the destruction of Atlantis. First mention of the Doctor's old mentor.|
- The Third Doctor - Jon Pertwee
- Jo Grant - Katy Manning
- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - Nicholas Courtney
- The Master - Roger Delgado
- Sergeant Benton - John Levene
- Mike Yates - Richard Franklin
Stories set during this season Edit
- PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy (during Day of the Daleks and before The Sea Devils)
- PROSE: The Face of the Enemy (during The Curse of Peladon)
- COMIC: The Man in the Ion Mask (before The Sea Devils)
- AUDIO: Tales from the Vault (after The Sea Devils)
- Involvement in PROSE: The Eight Doctors (after episode 6 of The Sea Devils)
Adaptations and merchandising Edit
Home media Edit
- The Day of the Daleks (1986) (edited movie format)
- The Day of the Daleks (1994)
- The Curse of Peladon (1993)
- The Sea Devils (1995)
- The Mutants (2003)
- The Time Monster (2001)
All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD 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|
Includes remastered version with new special effects.
|4 × 25 min.||12 September 2011||6 October 2011||13 September 2011|
| 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 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 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|
Download/streaming availability Edit
|Serial name||Amazon Video||BBC Store||iTunes|
|Day of the Daleks|
|The Curse of Peladon (4 episodes)||✓|
|The Sea Devils (6 episodes)||✓|
|The Mutants (6 episodes)||UK||✓||Except France, Germany|
|The Time Monster (6 episodes)||UK||✓||Except France, Germany|
- Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks
- Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon
- Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils
- Doctor Who and the Mutants
- The Time Monster