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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.

Doctor Who (season 9)
Doctor Who Season 9 DVD.jpg
Cover art of the Region 2 DVD release for first serial of the season
Starring
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of stories 5
No. of episodes 26
Release
Original network BBC One
Original release 1 January (1972-01-01) – 24 June 1972 (1972-06-24)
Season chronology
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List of Doctor Who episodes (1963–1989)

Contents

CastingEdit

Main castEdit

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

Recurring castEdit

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 starsEdit

Alan Bennion makes his second of three appearances in the series playing an Ice Warrior. In this, his second appearance, he portrays Lord Izlyr in The Curse of Peladon.

SerialsEdit

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).

StorySerialTitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
AI [1]
601Day of the DaleksPaul BernardLouis Marks1 January 1972 (1972-01-01)
8 January 1972
15 January 1972
22 January 1972
KKK9.8
10.4
9.1
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 PeladonLennie MayneBrian Hayles29 January 1972 (1972-01-29)
5 February 1972
12 February 1972
19 February 1972
MMM10.3
11.0
7.8
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 DevilsMichael E. BriantMalcolm Hulke26 February 1972 (1972-02-26)
4 March 1972
11 March 1972
18 March 1972
25 March 1972
1 April 1972
LLL6.4
9.7
8.3
7.8
8.3
8.5
The Master allies with the Sea Devils to conquer Earth.
634The MutantsChristopher BarryBob Baker and Dave Martin8 April 1972 (1972-04-08)
15 April 1972
22 April 1972
29 April 1972
6 May 1972
13 May 1972
NNN9.1
7.8
7.9
7.5
7.9
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 MonsterPaul BernardRobert Sloman and Barry Letts20 May 1972 (1972-05-20)
27 May 1972
3 June 1972
10 June 1972
17 June 1972
24 June 1972
OOO7.6
7.4
8.1
7.6
6.0
7.6
The Master experiments on a special crystal to summon Kronos, a creature from outside time and space.

BroadcastEdit

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

DVD releasesEdit

All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD all 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 4 × 25 min. 12 September 2011 6 October 2011 13 September 2011
Day of the DaleksDoctor Who DVD Files Issue 92 4 × 25 min. 11 July 2012 11 July 2012 N/A
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 Curse of PeladonDoctor Who DVD Files Issue 71 4 × 25 min. 21 September 2011 21 September 2011 N/A
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 Sea DevilsDoctor Who DVD Files Issue 66 4 × 25 min. 13 July 2011 13 July 2011 N/A
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

In printEdit

Serial name Novelisation title Author First published
Day of the Daleks Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks Terrance Dicks 27 March 1974
The Curse of Peladon Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon Brian Hayles 1 January 1975
The Sea Devils Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils Malcolm Hulke 17 October 1974
The Mutants Doctor Who and the Mutants Terrance Dicks 29 September 1977
The Time Monster The Time Monster Terrance Dicks 12 September 1985

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ratings Guide". Doctor Who News. Retrieved 27 December 2014.