Doctor Who (season 14)


Doctor Who (season 14)
Doctor Who season 14
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 4 September 1976 (1976-09-04) – 2 April 1977 (1977-04-02)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 7 October 2003 -
present
Region 2 28 April 2003 -
present
Region 4 30 June 2003 -
present
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The 14th season of British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 4 September 1976 with the episode The Masque of Mandragora, and ended with The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Contents

Casting

Main Characters

Tom Baker continues his roles as The Fourth Doctor. Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) departs halfway in the season in The Hand of Fear. The Doctor is then joined by Leela played by Louise Jameson in The Face of Evil.

Guest stars

The Master reappears in The Deadly Assassin the first time since Frontier in Space (1973) this time played by Peter Pratt.

Episodes

Story No. Serial Title Directed by Written by UK viewers
(million)
Original air date Production
code
086 1 "The Masque of Mandragora" Rodney Bennett Louis Marks 9.5[1] 4-25 September 1976 4M
An encounter with the living energy structure known as the Mandragora Helix leads the TARDIS to 15th century Italy
087 2 "The Hand of Fear" Lennie Mayne Bob Baker and
Dave Martin
11.0[1] 2-23 October 1976 4N
The Doctor and Sarah are caught in a mining explosion. Sarah is found clutching what appears to be a fossilised hand, buried in a 150-million-year-old stratum. 
088 3 "The Deadly Assassin" David Maloney Robert Holmes 12.2[1] 30 October - 20 November 1976 4P
The Doctor returns to his homeworld, Gallifrey. However, when the President of the High Council is assassinated, he becomes the prime suspect. 
089 4 "The Face of Evil" Pennant Roberts Chris Boucher 11.2[1] 1-22 January 1977 4Q
The Doctor arrives on a planet where two tribes, are at war, and discovers that their god of evil is himself. 
090 5 "The Robots of Death" Michael E. Briant Chris Boucher 12.7 [1] 29 January - 19 February 1977 4R
A vessel is commanded by a crew of indolent or avaricious human staff. It is a happy partnership until the human crew start being murdered one by one. 
091 6 "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" David Maloney Robert Holmes 10.4[1] 26 February - 2 April 1977 4S
The Doctor brings Leela to Victorian London of the 1890s 

Broadcast

DVD Release

All serials of season 14 are still being released individually.

References


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