Main Personnel


254. Episode One 03.01.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.4M/54th/54% 255. Episode Two 10.01.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.1M/57th 256. Episode Three 17.01.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.3M/49th 257. Episode Four 24.01.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.1M/51st/57% REPEAT DETAILS Episode One Fri 09.07.71 6.20pm - 6.45pm 2.9M/115th Episode Two 16.07.71 6.20pm - 6.45pm 3.0M/102nd Episode Three 23.07.71 6.20pm - 6.45pm 3.4M/98th Episode Four 30.07.71 6.20pm - 6.45pm 3.9M/83rd

NOTES: This was the first colour story and the only story to be made entirely on film. The story introduced new opening titles (again by an uncredited Bernard Lodge) and end credits which now no longer scrolled. In the opening titles, the story title enlarges from the centre of the screen. No audience appreciation figures are available for Episodes Two and Three.

NOVELISATION: "Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion" by Terrance Dicks. Interior Illustrations by Chris Achilleos (1974/Number 6).

Personnel Changes

Producer: Barry Letts


258. Episode One 31.01.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.8M/41st/58% 259. Episode Two 07.02.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.3M/68th/58% 260. Episode Three 14.02.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.5M/60th/59% 261. Episode Four 21.02.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 8.2M/46th/60% 262. Episode Five 28.02.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.5M/52nd/58% 263. Episode Six 07.03.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.2M/63rd/57% 264. Episode Seven 14.03.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.5M/54th/58%

WORKING TITLE: The Silurians

NOTES: This story, an oddity due to it having "Doctor Who and..." in the title, is the first to feature Bessie, the Doctor's car. This story now exists in a UK transmittable version obtained by merging the previously surviving black and white film prints and NTSC colour recordings.

NOVELISATION: "Doctor Who and the Cave-Monsters" by Malcolm Hulke. Interior Illustrations by Chris Achilleos (1974/Number 9). Retitled "The Silurians" (1992).


265. Episode One 21.03.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.1M/60th/60% 266. Episode Two 28.03.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.6M/59th/61% 267. Episode Three 04.04.70 5.20pm - 5.45pm 8.0M/60th/59% 268. Episode Four 11.04.70 5.45pm - 6.10pm 9.3M/46th/60% ~ 269. Episode Five 18.04.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 7.1M/57th 270. Episode Six 25.04.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 6.9M/70th/61% 271. Episode Seven 02.05.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 5.4M/80th/62% ~ - scheduled for 5.15pm - 5.40pm

WORKING TITLES: The Invaders from Mars, Carriers of Death, The Ambassadors

NOTES: This story has a unique way of handling the titles; the story title, writer credit and episode number come up in a separate title sequence after the recap. Episodes Two to Seven are held only as film prints and NTSC recordings (a fault on the colour copy has prevented successful restoration as with Doctor Who and The Silurians).

NOVELISATION: Terrance Dicks (1987/Number 121)


272. Episode One 09.05.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 5.7M/72nd/61% 273. Episode Two 16.05.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 5.9M/66th/61% 274. Episode Three 23.05.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 4.8M/85th/60% 275. Episode Four 30.05.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 6.0M/54th/60% 276. Episode Five 06.06.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 5.4M/54th 277. Episode Six 13.06.70 5.25pm - 5.50pm 5.7M/73rd/58% 278. Episode Seven 20.06.70 5.15pm - 5.40pm 5.5M/79th/60%

WORKING TITLES: The Mo-Hole Project, Project Inferno

NOTES: The story title, writer credit and episode number blurr in over footage of volcanoes and flowing lava. The whole story only survives as film prints and NTSC recordings. For episode five only, Caroline John is credited as Section Leader Elizabeth Shaw. This is also the last story to feature the character of Liz, who disappears between seasons. This is also the last story to have no specially composed incidental music. Douglas Camfield fell ill during production, so Barry Letts took over as director for some of the story. There are no audience appreciation figures available for Episode Five.

NOVELISATION: Terrance Dicks (1984/Number 89)