However, unlike The Five Faces of Doctor Who, Doctor Who and the Monsters featured stories only from the respective eras of Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison, with nothing at all shown from those of William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. These were not broadcast in their original form from Mondays to Thursdays on BBC Two, but once a week — on Mondays — as 50' compiled episodes on BBC One.
This repeat season came about due to the unexpected cancellation in March of NBC's Western television series revival Bret Maverick (1981-82), as a result of which seven 50' transmission slots were available. The season was proposed by Nathan-Turner as a showcase for the series' three most popular monsters, the Ice Warriors, the Daleks and the Cybermen — with the stories chosen being The Curse of Peladon, Genesis of the Daleks and Earthshock respectively.
The four-part stories The Curse of Peladon and Earthshock were each re-edited and broadcast as 2 x 50 minute compiled episodes. The six-part Genesis of the Daleks was originally planned to be broadcast as 3 x 50 minute compiled episodes, but this proposed repeat had to be re-adjusted when one of the transmission slots was given over to a reshowing of the NBC science-fiction adventure series Star Trek (1966-69). The story was thus re-edited extensively from the existing 625 line PAL colour videotapes in order to fit the required 2 x 50 minute slots and — at the same time — ensure it made sense to viewers.
The repeat transmission dates — which were not scheduled by BBC One Cymru, Wales — were as follows: