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The eighth season of Doctor Who ran between 2nd January 1971 and 19th June 1971. It starred Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor.

Overview

It marked the appearance of the first on-screen version of The Master and the season was the show's first attempt at a season-long story arc as each serial featured him. It consisted of 5 serials, and 25 episodes. Jo Grant joins as companion.

Television Stories

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 Terror of the AutonsRobert Holmes4First appearances of Jo Grant, Mike Yates and The Master; beginning of the season-long Master arc
2 The Mind of EvilDon Houghton6
3 The Claws of AxosBob Baker
Dave Martin
4
4 Colony in SpaceMalcolm Hulke6
5 The DæmonsGuy Leopold, aka
Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
5Conclusion of the Master arc

Main Cast

Season 8 Cast

The cast of Season 8.

Regular

Semi-Regular

Adaptations and merchandising

Home Media

VHS

  • Terror of the Autons (1993) (Colour Restoration)
  • The Mind of Evil (1998) (in B+W)
  • The Claws of Axos (1992)
  • Colony in Space (2001)
  • The Dæmons (1993) (Colour Restoration)
  • The Pertwee Years (1992) (The Daemons 5 - in B+W)

DVD

  • Terror of the Autons (2011)
  • The Claws of Axos (2005)

Unannounced DVDs

  • Colony in Space
  • The Daemons

Novels

External links

BBC website guide to Season 8

Previous season:
Season 7
Next season:
Season 9

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