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Season 5 of Doctor Who ran between 2 September 1967 and 1 June 1968. It starred Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield. The season opened with The Tomb of the Cybermen and concluded with The Wheel in Space.

Overview Edit

It consisted of seven serials and forty episodes, many of which are lost. No complete stories from the season were known to have survived until the early-1990s when archivists recovered a complete version of The Tomb of the Cybermen. A second complete story, The Enemy of the World was recovered in 2013, along with a nearly complete recovery of the story that followed it, The Web of Fear. Individual episodes have survived for a few of the other stories, and audio recordings exist for all. It was the first season not to have any episodes featuring Daleks.

Television stories Edit

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 The Tomb of the CybermenKit Pedler
Gerry Davis
4Introduction of Telos, the Cyber-Controller and the Cybermats. Earliest completely preserved Troughton story.
2 The Abominable SnowmenMervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
6First appearance of the Yeti and the Great Intelligence.
3 The Ice WarriorsBrian Hayles6First appearance of the Ice Warriors.
4 The Enemy of the WorldDavid Whitaker6Patrick Troughton appears in dual roles as the Doctor and Ramon Salamander. First story to be directed by Barry Letts, which begins his long association with the series.
5 The Web of FearMervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
6First appearance of Lethbridge-Stewart, then a Colonel, who would later be promoted to Brigadier. Second and last appearance of the Great Intelligence until The Snowmen.
6 Fury from the DeepVictor Pemberton6Final appearance of Victoria Waterfield and the first appearance of the Doctor's sonic screwdriver.
7 The Wheel in SpaceDavid Whitaker6First appearance of Zoe Heriot.

Cast Edit

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

Stories set during this season Edit

Adaptations and merchandising Edit

Home media Edit

VHS Edit

  • The Tomb of the Cybermen (1992)
  • The Troughton Years (1991) (The Abominable Snowmen episode 2 and The Enemy of the World episode 3)
  • Cybermen: The Early Years (1992) (The Wheel in Space episodes 3 and 6)
  • The Ice Warriors Collection (1998) (The Ice Warriors 1, 4, 5 and 6 with short reconstructions of episodes 2 and 3)
  • The Reign of Terror (2003) (The Web of Fear episode 1)

Loose Cannon VHS releases Edit

  • The Abominable Snowman (2006) (Episodes 1, 3-6 only)
  • The Ice Warriors (2004) (Episodes 2 and 3 only)
  • The Enemy of the World (2001) (Episodes 1-2, 4-6 only)
  • Fury from the Deep (2005)

DVD Edit

Serial name Number and duration
of episodes
R2 release date R4 release date R1 release date
The Tomb of the Cybermen 4 × 25 min. 14 January 2002 4 April 2002 6 August 2002
The Tomb of the Cybermen – Special Edition
Part of the Revisitations 3 box set
4 × 25 min. 13 February 2012 1 March 2012 13 March 2012
Lost in Time: Patrick Troughton

The Abominable Snowmen (episode 2 of 6)
The Enemy of the World (episode 3 of 6)
The Web of Fear (episode 1 of 6)
The Wheel in Space (episodes 3 & 6 of 6)
Fury from the Deep (reconstruction)

5 × 25 min.
1 November 2004 2 December 2004
(Original release)
1 July 2010
2 November 2004
The Enemy of the World 6 × 25 min. 25 November 2013 TBA TBA
The Web of Fear (with telesnap reconstruction of episode 3) 6 × 25 min. 24 February 2014 TBA TBA

Download/streaming availability Edit

Serial name Amazon Video BritBox (US) Britbox (Canada) Google Play iTunes
The Tomb of the Cybermen
(4 episodes)
The Abominable Snowmen
The Ice Warriors
(6 episodes
with animated reconstructions of episodes 2 & 3)
The Enemy of the World
(6 episodes)
The Web of Fear
(6 episodes
with a telesnap reconstruction of episode 3)
Fury from the Deep
The Wheel in Space
(6 episodes
with telesnap reconstructions of episodes 1, 2, 4 & 5)

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

Novelisations Edit

Audiobooks Edit

to be added

External links Edit

BBC Website Guide to Season 5

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