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Season 10 of Doctor Who ran from 30 December 1972 to 23 June 1973. It starred Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant. The season opened with The Three Doctors and concluded with The Green Death.


It consisted of five serials comprised of twenty-six episodes. William Hartnell returned in a cameo as the First Doctor and Patrick Troughton in a more substantial role as the Second Doctor in The Three Doctors. This story marked the end of the Doctor's exile on Earth, opening up the series to more off-world adventures and beginning a gradual reduction of UNIT-related stories.

Jo Grant left this season, becoming the first companion to appear for three complete seasons. Roger Delgado made his final appearance in the role of the Master in Frontier in Space. Owing to the actor's accidental death, the Master never had a proper send-off and would not return as a semi-regular character until 1981

Television stories[]

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 The Three Doctors Bob Baker
Dave Martin
4 First ever multi-Doctor story. First appearance of Omega. Final performance by William Hartnell as the First Doctor. The Doctor's exile is lifted by the Time Lords.
2 Carnival of Monsters Robert Holmes 4 First appearance of actor Ian Marter in a Doctor Who story.
3 Frontier in Space Malcolm Hulke 6 Final performance by Roger Delgado as the Master. First appearance of the refitted sonic screwdriver model.
4 Planet of the Daleks Terry Nation 6 First Daleks script written by Terry Nation since 1965.
5 The Green Death Robert Sloman
Barry Letts (uncredited)
6 First appearance of the planet Metebelis III and the Metebelis crystals. Final regular appearance of Jo Grant.




Stories set before this season[]


to be completed

Stories set during this season[]

Adaptations and merchandising[]

Home media[]

VHS releases[]

  • The Three Doctors (1991/2002)
  • Carnival of Monsters (1995)
  • Frontier in Space (1995)
  • Planet of the Daleks (1999) (episode 3 in B/W)
  • The Green Death (1996)
  • The Pertwee Years (1992) (Frontier in Space episode 6)

DVD & Blu-ray releases[]

All serials of season 10 were released individually on DVD between 2002 and 2013. The complete season was upscaled in 1080i50 high definition and released on Blu-ray as Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 10 in the UK on 8 July 2019.

It was later released in Australia on 13 November 2019 and was released in the US under the title Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee - Complete Season Four on 15 October 2019.

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
The Three Doctors 4 × 25 min. 24 November 2003 12 November 2003 2 March 2004
The Three Doctors – Special Edition
Only available as part of the Revisitations 3 box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
4 × 25 min. 13 February 2012 1 March 2012 13 March 2012
Carnival of Monsters 4 × 25 min. 15 July 2002 2 September 2002 1 July 2003
Carnival of Monsters – Special Edition
Only available as part of the Revisitations 2 box set in Regions 2 and 4.
Only available individually in Region 1.
4 × 25 min. 28 March 2011 5 May 2011 10 April 2012
Dalek War:
Frontier in Space (6 episodes)

Planet of the Daleks (6 episodes)

12 × 25 min. 5 October 2009 4 February 2010 2 March 2010
The Green Death 6 × 25 min. 10 May 2004 5 August 2004 1 March 2005
The Green Death - Special Edition 6 x 25 min. 5 August 2013 7 August 2013 13 August 2013
The Collection - Season 10 26 x 25 min. 8 July 2019 13 November 2019 15 October 2019

Download/streaming availability[]

Serial name Amazon Video BritBox iTunes
The Three Doctors
(4 episodes)
Carnival of Monsters
(4 episodes)
UK, US Except France, Germany
Frontier in Space
(6 episodes)
Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death
(6 episodes)

BritBox is available only in the US. iTunes stores carry Doctor Who serials in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the UK and US, unless stated otherwise.


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