Doctor Who (1963)

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  • Season 1
    • 11/23/63
      8.5
      London, 1963. Schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright are perplexed by the behaviour of one of their pupils, Susan Foreman. When they follow her home, they encounter something beyond their imagining.
    • 11/30/63
      7.7
      Earth, 100,000 B.C. The enigmatic Doctor, afraid that schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright will reveal his secrets to the people of 20th century Earth, has taken them and his granddaughter Susan back to the dawn of human history. There, the four travellers are dragged into the savage politics of a tribe of cavemen who have lost the secret of making fire…moreless
    • 12/7/63
      7.2
      Prisoners of the earliest humans, the TARDIS crew are caught in a deadly power play for leadership of the tribe.
    • The Firemaker
      Episode 4
      12/14/63
      7.6
      The TARDIS crew must make fire for the early humans to stay alive. But once they do, they may not be allowed to leave!
    • The Dead Planet
      Episode 5
      12/21/63
      8.3
      Time Unknown, Planet Unknown. The TARDIS lands in an eerie petrified forest overlooking a magnificent steel city. The Doctor wants to explore the city – but what is waiting there?
    • The Survivors
      Episode 6
      12/28/63
      8.4
      The dead planet is not uninhabited after all. The Doctor is about to meet what will become his greatest enemies. And he and his crew are dying of radiation sickness.
    • The Escape
      Episode 7
      1/4/64
      7.8
      Imprisoned on Skaro by the scheming Daleks, the Doctor and his companions work to escape their clutches.
    • The Ambush
      Episode 8
      1/11/64
      8.1
      The time travellers work desperately to both escape the Dalek city and prevent a bloody massacre.
    • The Expedition
      Episode 9
      1/18/64
      7.5
      The time travellers have escaped from the Daleks, but left a vital piece of the TARDIS behind. Getting it back will mean pushing the Thals to mount a dangerous operation.
    • The Ordeal
      Episode 10
      1/25/64
      7.9
      Ian, Barbara and the Thals struggle through the caves to reach the Dalek city. Will they get there in time? Is there even a way through the treacherous caves? And what are the Daleks planning?
    • The Rescue
      Episode 11
      2/1/64
      7.8
      Time is running out as the Doctor and his companions try to defeat the Daleks before they wipe out all life on Skaro.
    • The Edge of Destruction
      2/8/64
      7.8
      A mysterious explosion has knocked the TARDIS into void. And in their confusion, the crew are turning on one another.
    • The Brink of Disaster
      2/15/64
      7.4
      The TARDIS is adrift, the crew turning on each other. Only by working together can they find their way out before they are destroyed.
    • The Roof of the World
      2/22/64
      8.2
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • The Singing Sands
      The Singing Sands
      Episode 15
      2/29/64
      7.6
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • Five Hundred Eyes
      Five Hundred Eyes
      Episode 16
      3/7/64
      7.9
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • The Wall of Lies
      The Wall of Lies
      Episode 17
      3/14/64
      7.9
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • Rider From Shang-Tu
      3/21/64
      7.9
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • Mighty Kublai Khan
      Mighty Kublai Khan
      Episode 19
      3/28/64
      7.6
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • Assassin at Peking
      Assassin at Peking
      Episode 20
      4/4/64
      7.9
      The TARDIS experiences a total power failure and is stranded in the Himalayas in the 13th century. The travellers are forced to join the caravan of the famous explorer, Marco Polo, in order to survive -- but Polo, fascinated by their claims that the TARDIS can fly through the air, seizes it on behalf of Kublai Khan in the hope that presenting the Khan with such a fabulous gift will convince him to let Polo return home to Venice. The travellers are forced to accompany Polo on his long trek across Asia to the Khan's court, but their many attempts to reclaim their property are foiled -- not just by Polo, but by the war lord Tegana, who is apparently on a mission of peace but has entirely different plans for dealing with Kublai Khan...moreless
    • The Sea of Death
      The Sea of Death
      Episode 21
      4/11/64
      7.8

      The Doctor and his companions arrive on the planet Marinus. Within a pyramid, surrounded by an acid sea, rests a machine capable of bringing peace and order to the planet. Its keeper holds off the evil Voord and wants the Doctor and his crew to retrieve the missing circuits to reactivate it. They may have no choice but to comply...

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    • The Velvet Web
      The Velvet Web
      Episode 22
      4/18/64
      7.9
      The travellers arrive on the island of Morphoton, where they are told they can have whatever their hearts desire. However, Barbara learns that everything is not as it seems.
    • The Screaming Jungle
      4/25/64
      7.5

      Ian, Barbara, Susan, Altos and Sebetha arrive in a jungle and begin to search for the next key. The group soon finds out that their task is fraught with danger.

    • The Snows of Terror
      5/2/64
      7.7
      Ian and Barbara find themselves in a snowy wasteland, searching for the third key. Their only source of help is a duplicitous trapper set on betrayal…
    • Sentence of Death
      Sentence of Death
      Episode 25
      5/9/64
      7.3
      The travellers have reached the location of the last key, the city of Millennius. But Ian stands accused of murder. And under the perverse justice of Millennius, the Doctor must proven his innocence to save his life…
    • The Keys of Marinus
      5/16/64
      7.8
      The Doctor and his friends race against time to rescue Susan and clear Ian's name. But even if they succeed, a dangerous foe awaits them…
    • The Temple of Evil
      Episode 27
      5/23/64
      7.8
      Mexico, the early 15th century.The TARDIS arrives in the tomb of former Aztec High Priest Yetaxa. The travellers become cut off from the ship and Barbara is hailed as Yetaxa's divine reincarnation. But now she is determined to use her position to change the course of history…
    • 5/30/64
      7.6
      Tlotoxl begins to move against Barbara. His first step is to destroy Ian. And the Doctor may have unwittingly lent his help to the plot…
    • 6/6/64
      7.8
      While the Doctor searches for a way into the tomb, Barbara tries to stall Tlotoxl until the day of sacrifice. But the cunning Priest of Sacrifice now turns his plans to the destruction of Susan…
    • 6/13/64
      8.1
      Tlotoxl finally gains the upper hand, now prepared to destroy Barbara and all of her companions. All depends on the Doctor's ability to get back into the tomb…
    • Strangers in Space
      Strangers in Space
      Episode 31
      6/20/64
      7.5

      The 28th century. The TARDIS materialises on a spaceship orbiting a planet known as the Sense-Sphere, whose natives, the Sensorites, have trapped the ship's human crew in a state of paralysis.

    • The Unwilling Warriors
      6/27/64
      6.9

      The Doctor and his companions are on board an Earth ship trapped in orbit around the Sense-Sphere when it is boarded by the Sensorites, who have stolen the lock mechanism from the TARDIS.

    • Hidden Danger
      Hidden Danger
      Episode 33
      7/11/64
      7.7

      The Doctor and his companions are escorted to the Sense-Sphere where they attempt to negotiate with the Sensorites for the release of the TARDIS.

    • A Race Against Death
      7/18/64
      7.4

      Trapped on the Sense-Sphere, Ian is dying from the illness that has been killing the Sensorites and the Doctor tries to find a cure.

    • Kidnap
      Kidnap
      Episode 35
      7/25/64
      7.7

      Trapped on the Sense-Sphere, the Doctor's investigations into the cause of the sickness affecting the Sensorites are hampered by the subversive activities of the City Administrator.

    • A Desperate Venture
      8/1/64
      8.0

      Trapped on the Sense-Sphere, the Doctor and his companions find three deranged human survivors who have been fighting a guerilla war against the Sensorites.

    • A Land of Fear
      A Land of Fear
      Episode 37
      8/8/64
      8.1

      The Doctor tries to return Ian and Barbara to their own time and they find themselves in Revolutionary France. It isn't long before they are caught between escaping aristocrats and blood-thirty soldiers.

    • Guests of Madame Guillotine
      8/15/64
      7.8

      Ian, Barbara and Susan are taken to Paris and sentenced to death. The Doctor is in pursuit but may not be able to reach them before they become victims of the guillotine…

    • A Change of Identity
      8/22/64
      7.9

      Ian, Barbara and Susan try to escape their appointments with the guillotine. Meanwhile, the Doctor assumes a new identity…

    • The Tyrant of France
      8/29/64
      7.5

      The Doctor meets with First Citizen Robespierre. Barbara, Ian and Susan are safe. But plots are afoot that endanger all of them…

    • A Bargain of Necessity
      9/5/64
      7.9

      The Doctor's friends are imprisoned again. To free them, he may have to betray them.

    • Prisoners of Conciergerie
      9/12/64
      7.8

      The Terror comes to its bloody end with the fall of Robespierre. The Doctor and his companions will be lucky to avoid being swept up in the violence.

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