1st Doctor Episode Guide

Title Code Episodes Writer Director Original airdate
An Unearthly Child
aka 100,000 BC
aka The Tribe of Gum
A “An Unearthly Child”
“The Cave of Skulls”
“The Forest of Fear”
“The Firemaker”
Anthony Coburn
(and C. E. Webber)[α]
Waris Hussein 23 November 1963
30 November 1963
7 December 1963
14 December 1963
The Daleks
aka The Mutants
aka The Dead Planet
B “The Dead Planet”
“The Survivors”
“The Escape”
“The Ambush”
“The Expedition”
“The Ordeal”
“The Rescue”
Terry Nation Richard Martin &
Christopher Barry
21 December 1963
28 December 1963
4 January 1964
11 January 1964
18 January 1964
25 January 1964
1 February 1964
The Edge of Destruction
aka Inside the Spaceship
C “The Edge of Destruction”
“The Brink of Disaster”
David Whitaker Richard Martin &
Frank Cox
8 February 1964
15 February 1964
Marco Polo
aka A Journey to Cathay
D “The Roof of the World”
“The Singing Sands”
“Five Hundred Eyes”
“The Wall of Lies”
“Rider from Shang-Tu”
“Mighty Kublai Khan”
“Assassin at Peking”
(all missing)
John Lucarotti Waris Hussein 22 February 1964
29 February 1964
7 March 1964
14 March 1964
21 March 1964
28 March 1964
4 April 1964
The Keys of Marinus
aka The Sea of Death
E “The Sea of Death”
“The Velvet Web”
“The Screaming Jungle”
“The Snows of Terror”
“Sentence of Death”
“The Keys of Marinus”
Terry Nation John Gorrie 11 April 1964
18 April 1964
25 April 1964
2 May 1964
9 May 1964
16 May 1964
The Aztecs F “The Temple of Evil”
“The Warriors of Death”
“The Bride of Sacrifice”
“The Day of Darkness”
John Lucarotti John Crockett 23 May 1964
30 May 1964
6 June 1964
13 June 1964
The Sensorites G “Strangers in Space”
“The Unwilling Warriors”
“Hidden Danger”
“A Race Against Death”
“Kidnap”
“A Desperate Venture”
Peter R. Newman Mervyn Pinfield &
Frank Cox
20 June 1964
27 June 1964
11 July 1964
18 July 1964
25 July 1964
1 August 1964
The Reign of Terror
aka The French Revolution
H “A Land of Fear”
“Guests of Madame Guillotine”
“A Change of Identity”
“The Tyrant of France”
“A Bargain of Necessity”
“Prisoners of Conciergerie”
(episodes 4–5 missing)
Dennis Spooner Henric Hirsch &
John Gorrie
8 August 1964
15 August 1964
22 August 1964
29 August 1964
5 September 1964
12 September 1964

Season 2 (1964–65)

Dennis Spooner replaced David Whitaker as script editor after The Dalek Invasion of Earth, and edited the remainder of the season apart from The Time Meddler, which was edited by Donald Tosh.

Title Code Episodes Writer Director Original airdate
Planet of Giants J “Planet of Giants”
“Dangerous Journey”
“Crisis”
Louis Marks Mervyn Pinfield &
Douglas Camfield
31 October 1964
7 November 1964
14 November 1964
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
aka World’s End
K “World’s End”
“The Daleks”
“Day of Reckoning”
“The End of Tomorrow”
“The Waking Ally”
“Flashpoint”
Terry Nation Richard Martin 21 November 1964
28 November 1964
5 December 1964
12 December 1964
19 December 1964
26 December 1964
The Rescue L “The Powerful Enemy”
“Desperate Measures”
David Whitaker Christopher Barry 2 January 1965
9 January 1965
The Romans M “The Slave Traders”
“All Roads Lead to Rome”
“Conspiracy”
“Inferno”
Dennis Spooner Christopher Barry 16 January 1965
23 January 1965
30 January 1965
6 February 1965
The Web Planet
aka The Zarbi
N “The Web Planet”
“The Zarbi”
“Escape to Danger”
“Crater of Needles”
“Invasion”
“The Centre”
Bill Strutton Richard Martin 13 February 1965
20 February 1965
27 February 1965
6 March 1965
13 March 1965
20 March 1965
The Crusade
aka The Lionheart
aka The Crusaders
P “The Lion”
“The Knight of Jaffa”
“The Wheel of Fortune”
“The Warlords”
(episodes 2 & 4 missing)
David Whitaker Douglas Camfield 27 March 1965
3 April 1965
10 April 1965
17 April 1965
The Space Museum Q “The Space Museum”
“The Dimensions of Time”
“The Search”
“The Final Phase”
Glyn Jones Mervyn Pinfield 24 April 1965
1 May 1965
8 May 1965
15 May 1965
The Chase R “The Executioners”
“The Death of Time”
“Flight Through Eternity”
“Journey into Terror”
“The Death of Doctor Who”
“The Planet of Decision”
Terry Nation Richard Martin &
Douglas Camfield
22 May 1965
29 May 1965
5 June 1965
12 June 1965
19 June 1965
26 June 1965
The Time Meddler S “The Watcher”
“The Meddling Monk”
“A Battle of Wits”
“Checkmate”
Dennis Spooner Douglas Camfield 3 July 1965
10 July 1965
17 July 1965
24 July 1965

Season 3 (1965–66)

John Wiles replaced Verity Lambert as producer after Mission to the Unknown. Innes Lloyd, in turn, replaced Wiles after The Ark. Donald Tosh continued as script editor until The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve, which was also script-edited by his replacement, Gerry Davis. The practice of giving each individual episode a different title was abandoned after The Gunfighters, near the end of the season.

Title Code Episodes Writer Director Original airdate
Galaxy 4 T “Four Hundred Dawns”
“Trap of Steel”
“Air Lock”
“The Exploding Planet”
(episodes 1, 2, & 4 missing)
William Emms Derek Martinus &
Mervyn Pinfield
11 September 1965
18 September 1965
25 September 1965
2 October 1965
“Mission to the Unknown”
aka “Dalek Cutaway”
T/A, TA or DC “Mission to the Unknown”
(missing)
Terry Nation Derek Martinus 9 October 1965
The Myth Makers U “Temple of Secrets”
“Small Prophet, Quick Return”
“Death of a Spy”
“Horse of Destruction”
(all missing)
Donald Cotton Michael Leeston-Smith 16 October 1965
23 October 1965
30 October 1965
6 November 1965
The Daleks’ Master Plan V “The Nightmare Begins”
“Day of Armageddon”
“Devil’s Planet”
“The Traitors”
“Counter Plot”
“Coronas of the Sun”
“The Feast of Steven”
“Volcano”
“Golden Death”
“Escape Switch”
“The Abandoned Planet”
“Destruction of Time”
(episodes 1, 3–4, 6–9, & 11–12 missing)
Terry Nation &
Dennis Spooner
Douglas Camfield 13 November 1965
20 November 1965
27 November 1965
4 December 1965
11 December 1965
18 December 1965
25 December 1965
1 January 1966
8 January 1966
15 January 1966
22 January 1966
29 January 1966
The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve
aka The Massacre
W “War of God”
“The Sea Beggar”
“Priest of Death”
“Bell of Doom”
(all missing)
John Lucarotti &
Donald Tosh
Paddy Russell 5 February 1966
12 February 1966
19 February 1966
26 February 1966
The Ark X “The Steel Sky”
“The Plague”
“The Return”
“The Bomb”
Paul Erickson &
Lesley Scott
Michael Imison 5 March 1966
12 March 1966
19 March 1966
26 March 1966
The Celestial Toymaker Y “The Celestial Toyroom”
“The Hall of Dolls”
“The Dancing Floor”
“The Final Test”
(episodes 1–3 missing)
Brian Hayles
(and Donald Tosh)
Bill Sellars 2 April 1966
9 April 1966
16 April 1966
23 April 1966
The Gunfighters Z “A Holiday for the Doctor”
“Don’t Shoot the Pianist”
“Johnny Ringo”
“The OK Corral”
Donald Cotton Rex Tucker 30 April 1966
7 May 1966
14 May 1966
21 May 1966
The Savages AA 4 episodes
(all missing)
Ian Stuart Black Christopher Barry 28 May – 18 June 1966
The War Machines BB 4 episodes Ian Stuart Black
(and Kit Pedler)
Michael Ferguson 25 June – 16 July 1966

Season 4 (1966–67)

Title Code Episodes Writer Director Original airdate
The Smugglers CC 4 episodes
(all missing)
Brian Hayles Julia Smith 10 September – 1 October 1966
The Tenth Planet DD 4 episodes
(episode 4 missing)
Kit Pedler &
Gerry Davis
Derek Martinus 8–29 October 1966
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