Doctor Who (1963)

Season 10 Episode 5

Carnival of Monsters, Episode One

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 27, 1973 on BBC

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  • Memorable.

    (This is a review of all four parts of Carnival of Monsters)

    This is a memorable, visually colourful episode of Doctor Who that effectively showcases the chemistry of stars Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning while also putting early 70s television effects to good use. The first two parts of the serial are slightly confusing, as the action fritters between the actions of two intergalactic entertainers as they are interrogated on an alien planet and The Doctor and Jo's exploration of an early 20th century sea liner that appears to be stuck in a time loop. As the plot unfolds things start to make sense, the action ante is upped and it remains a highly enjoyable adventure to the end.