About the Series
Genre: British Sci-Fi Series
Series: Series 7-11 (Jon Pertwee)
Episodes: 24 stories
First Transmission: 1970-1974
The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is an incarnation of the Doctor (preceded by Patrick Troughton and followed by Tom Baker), the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Pertwee portrays a dapper man of action of stark contrast to his less action-oriented predecessors. For production reasons Pertwee’s stories initially depicted the Doctor stranded on Earth in exile, where he worked as a scientific advisor to the international military group UNIT. He gets through three companions, Liz Shaw, Jo and Sarah Jane Smith. This incarnation meets his demise and is regenerated in the story, The Planet of the Spiders.
Jon Pertwee: The Doctor
Katy Manning: Jo
Elizabeth Sladen: Sarah Jane Smith
Caroline John: Liz Shaw
Best Episodes ( S7 Ep20-25)
Inferno – The Doctor transports himself “sideways in time” to a parallel world, where an English drilling project causes catastrophic amounts of heat and force to be unleashed when it penetrates the Earth’s crust.
9 May 1970
Best Episodes ( S11 Ep16-20 )
The Monster of Peladon – The engineer Eckersley and the rogue Ice Warrior, Commander Azaxyr, conspire to take over the planet and sell its minerals to Peladon’s enemies in Galaxy Five.
23 March 1974
Full Episode Guide
Blue stories rated above par.
Brown stories rated below par.
Spearhead from Space (1970) –
The newly regenerated Doctor is exiled to Earth in the 20th century. The Doctor has to devise a way to destroy the Autons before they kill humanity.
Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970) –
The Silurians, Earth’s original inhabitants, have been awakened from their hibernation in the caves.
The Ambassadors of Death (1970) –
The British space programme oversees the launch of the Recovery Seven probe that has been sent to Mars to make contact with the missing Mars Probe Seven and its two astronauts, who lost contact with Earth eight months earlier. Van Lyden makes contact with the Probe but is then silenced by a piercing unearthly sound.
Inferno (1970) –
The Doctor transports himself to an alternate universe where project “Inferno” could cause a catastrophe.
Terror of the Autons (1971) –
The Master arrives on Earth and forms an alliance with the Autons to conquer the planet.
The Mind of Evil (1971) –
The Master creates the Keller Machine, a device that appears to rehabilitate prisoners, but instead kills them.
The Claws of Axos (1971) –
The Axons land on Earth and offer a new energy source. However, that is not their real purpose.
Colony in Space (1971) –
The Dæmons (1971) –
The Master awakens the demonic Azal from his spaceship under a Bronze Age burial mound.
Day of the Daleks (1972) –
The Curse of Peladon (1972) –
The Sea Devils (1972) –
The Mutants (1972) –
The Time Monster (1972) –
The Three Doctors (1972) –
Carnival of Monsters (1973) –
Frontier in Space (1973) –
Planet of the Daleks (1973) –
The Green Death (1973) –
The Time Warrior (1973) –
Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974) –
Death to the Daleks (1974) –
The Monster of Peladon (1974) –
Planet of the Spiders (1974) –