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Season 9

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Season 9
26 episodes comprising 5 stories
starting with Day of the Daleks
Doctor Who logo Pertwee logo
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Jo, Brigadier, Benton, Yates
Key crew
Producer(s): Barry Letts
Script editor(s): Terrance Dicks
Series details
Start date: 1 January 1972
End date: 24 June 1972
Premiere network: BBC1
Typical episode length: 25'
More info
DWMSE: 2, 15
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
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The ninth season of Doctor Who ran between 1 January 1972 and 24 June 1972. It starred Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor.

Overview Edit

Season 9 consisted of five serials and twenty-six episodes. Day of the Daleks re-introduced the Daleks to the series after a half-decade absence.

Television stories Edit

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 Day of the DaleksLouis Marks4First full appearance of the Daleks since 1967. First appearance of the Ogrons.
2 The Curse of PeladonBrian Hayles4First non-appearance of Earth since 1969. First full appearance of the Ice Warriors since The Seeds of Death.
3 The Sea DevilsMalcolm Hulke6First appearance of the Sea Devils. The Master reappears and escapes imprisonment.
4 The MutantsBob Baker
Dave Martin
6Episode 6 marks the first time a copyright date appears in the closing credits.
5 The Time MonsterRobert Sloman
Barry Letts (uncredited)
6Featured 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.

Cast Edit

Recurring Edit

Stories set during this season Edit

Adaptations and merchandising Edit

Home media Edit

VHS 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)

DVD Edit

All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD individually and some in multi-serial box sets.

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
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

Novels Edit

External link Edit

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