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Season 9 of Doctor Who ran between 1 January 1972 and 24 June 1972. It starred Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant. The season opened with Day of the Daleks and concluded with The Time Monster.

Overview[edit | edit source]

It consisted of five serials and twenty-six episodes. Day of the Daleks re-introduced the Daleks to the series after a half-decade absence.

Television stories[edit | edit source]

# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 Day of the Daleks Louis Marks 4 Return of the Daleks. First appearance of the Ogrons.
2 The Curse of Peladon Brian Hayles 4 First non-appearance of Earth since 1969. First appearance of Alpha Centauri.
3 The Sea Devils Malcolm Hulke 6 First appearance of the Sea Devils.
4 The Mutants Bob Baker
Dave Martin
6 Episode 6 marks the first time a copyright date appears in the closing credits.
5 The Time Monster Robert Sloman
Barry Letts (uncredited)
6 Features the only use of a unique TARDIS interior redesign for the Doctor's and the Master's TARDISes. Third explanation for the destruction of Atlantis.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Recurring[edit | edit source]

Guest[edit | edit source]

Stories set during this season[edit | edit source]

Adaptations and merchandising[edit | edit source]

Home media[edit | edit source]

VHS releases[edit | edit source]

  • The Day of the Daleks (1986) (edited movie format)
  • The Day of the Daleks (1994)
  • The Curse of Peladon (1993)
  • The Sea Devils (1995)
  • The Mutants (2003)
  • The Time Monster (2001)

DVD & Blu-ray releases[edit | edit source]

All serials of season 9 have been released on DVD 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
Includes remastered version with new special effects.
4 × 25 min. 12 September 2011 6 October 2011 13 September 2011
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 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 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

 Download/streaming availability[edit | edit source]

Serial name Amazon Video BritBox iTunes
Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon
(4 episodes)
The Sea Devils
(6 episodes)
The Mutants
(6 episodes)
UK Except France, Germany
The Time Monster
(6 episodes)
UK Except France, Germany

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.

Novels[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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