Doctor Who (1963)

Season 8 Episode 1

Terror of the Autons, Episode One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 02, 1971 on BBC
8.2
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Terror of the Autons, Episode One
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Earth, the near future. The Master – another renegade Time Lord and the Doctor's sworn enemy – arrives and allies himself with the Nestene Consciousness in an attempt to conquer the planet.

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  • Classic 'Who.

    8.5
    Fans of the Series 7-9 Doctor Who formula will enjoy this episode. Another Earth set adventure for the exiled Doctor, this sees the introduction of two important characters in Who lore.



    First, The Doctor is given a new assistant, the attractive and sparkling Jo Grant, played by Katy Manning. Second, we get the first glimpse of The Doctor's arch enemy, The Master, played with understated menace by the late Robert Delgado.



    It also sees the return of The Autons, who last terrorised Earth in the classic Jon Pertwee debut adventure Spearhead from Space.



    All these factors make Terror of the Autons, Part 1 a terrific 25 minutes of Doctor Who.

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John Baskcomb

John Baskcomb

Rossini

Guest Star

Frank Mills

Frank Mills

Radio Telescope Director

Guest Star

Harry Towb

Harry Towb

McDermott

Guest Star

Dave Carter

Dave Carter

Museum Attendant

Recurring Role

Andrew Staines

Andrew Staines

Goodge

Recurring Role

Christopher Burgess

Christopher Burgess

Professor Philips

Recurring Role

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