Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Full Circle

  It’s time to welcome someone new to the TARDIS, in this first part of what has become known as the E-Space Trilogy. Written by Andrew Smith, this four episode story aired from 25 October to 15 November, 1980. This episode looks pretty good, in large part to the location work. With the summons to…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Shada

  The infamous incomplete Douglas Adams story should have finished out Season 17. The  six part story revolves around the lost planet of Shada, wherein a prison was built by the Time Lords to keep dangerous villains trapped. A former inmate, Skagra (Christopher Neame) is trying to locate the hidden planet, and possibly release all…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Armageddon Factor

  Season 16, and the Key to Time arc concludes this week with this six-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that aired from 20 January to 24 February, 1979. The Doctor (Baker), Romana (Mary Tamm) and K9 find themselves caught up in an intergalactic war, as they arrive on the planet Atrios,…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ribos Operation

Welcome to Season 16! The first story of the season was written by Robert Holmes, consisted of four parts, and ran from 2 September to 23 September, 1978. This is the first season that introduced the idea of a season long arc, as the Doctor (Baker) is recruited by the White Guardian (Cyril Luckham) to…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Invasion of Time

  We come to the conclusion of season 15 of the classic series, with a six-part story by David Agnew, that ran from 4 February to 11 March, 1978. The story sees the Doctor (Baker) return to Gallifrey, and also by story’s end, sees the departure of Leela (Louise Jameson) and this model of K9. There’s…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Deadly Assassin

  This week, we have the Doctor travelling without a companion (and still using the lovely Victorian console room) for the first time since we’ve met him. He’s been recalled to Gallifrey, the home planet of the Time Lords, urged on by a mental image he has of himself assassinating the Time Lord Council President…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Hand of Fear

  This week’s story sees the TARDIS returning to Earth, and a departure of one of the most well-known companions. The Hand of Fear is a four-part story that was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin and ran from 2 October to 23 October, 1976. The Doctor (Baker) and Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) arrive in a…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Brain of Morbius

  The Doctor (Baker) find himself in a riff on the classic Frankenstein story in this four part story written by Robin Bland (a pseudonym for Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes). The story ran from 3 January to 24 January, 1976. The Doctor and Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) still haven’t arrived in London, in fact the…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Warrior

  Jon Pertwee’s final season as The Doctor begins with this four-part story written by Robert Holmes which ran from 15 December 1973 to 5 January, 1974. There are a couple of noticeable changes right off the bat… there’s a new title sequence, there’s the introduction of perhaps The Doctor’s most famous companion, Sara-Jane Smith…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Three Doctors

  Season 10 of Doctor Who starts off with a bang in this highly enjoyable four-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 30 December, 1972 to 20 January, 1973. What better way to celebrate the tenth season of the series than with a commemorative story that would feature all three incarnations of the…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The War Games

  Patrick Troughton’s final story as The Doctor is this 10 part story written by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks that ran from 19 April to 21 June, 1969. The TARDIS arrives on, what the Doctor believes, initially, is a battlefield in World War I, but it becomes apparent very quickly that they are not…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Faceless Ones

  More danger and excitement in the TARDIS  this week with an epic six-parter written by David Ellis and Malcolm Hulke and aired from 8 April to 13 May, 1967 and sees our heroes arriving at Gatwick airport on 20 July, 1966. Once again, sadly, there isn’t much in the way of original video recordings…