(Series 12, Episodes 1-4)

Summary: Tom Baker makes his debut in an episode featuring a robot with daddy issues.  The special effects department outdo themselves with bubble wrap on the camera lens, Benton is sergeant no longer and for some reason Sarah is dressed like a character from an Agatha Christie adaptation.  Dr Sullivan finally makes an appearance and is promptly kidnapped in the TARDIS in a throwback to the Doctor’s preferred method of acquiring human companions.

Watch it because: Debut of an iconic Doctor.

Original Air Date: 28 December 1974 – 18 January 1975.

Doctor: Tom Baker.

Companions: Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter).

Writer: Terrence Dicks.

Director: Christopher Barry.

Producer: Barry Letts.

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