Doctor Who (1963)

Doctor Who: Season 18

1980
Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
USA | English | Color | 1h 40min
8.4

Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. Doctor Who is about ideas. It pioneered sophisticated mixed-level storytelling. Its format was the key to its longevity: the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, travels in his ship, the TARDIS. The TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes...


Cast View all

Tom Baker THE DOCTOR
William Hartnell The First Doctor
Patrick Troughton The Second Doctor
Jon Pertwee The Third Doctor
Lalla Ward ROMANA
Paul McGann The Eighth Doctor
Peter Davison The Fifth Doctor
Colin Baker The Sixth Doctor
Tom Baker The Fourth Doctor
Richard Hurndall The First Doctor
Sylvester McCoy The Seventh Doctor
Frazer Hines Jamie McCrimmon
William Russell Ian Chesterton
Mary Tamm Romana I
Maureen O'Brien Vicki
Eric Roberts The Master
Jean Marsh Sara Kingdom
Geoffrey Beevers The Master
Gerald Flood Kamelion
Ian Marter Harry Sullivan
Louise Jameson Leela
Lalla Ward Romana II
Daphne Ashbrook Dr. Grace Holloway
Katy Manning Josephine "Jo" Grant
Anthony Ainley The Master
Roger Delgado The Master
Jacqueline Hill Barbara Wright
Deborah Watling Victoria Waterfield
Sophie Aldred Ace
Wendy Padbury Zoe Heriot
Carole Ann Ford Susan Foreman
Nicholas Courtney Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
Richard Franklin Mike Yates
John Levene John Benton
Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith
John Leeson K9 Mark I
Janet Fielding Tegan Jovanka
Sarah Sutton Nyssa
Matthew Waterhouse Adric
Mark Strickson Vislor Turlough
Nicola Bryant Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown
Adrienne Hill Katarina
Jackie Lane Dodo Chaplet
Peter Purves Steven Taylor
Michael Craze Ben Jackson
Anneke Wills Polly Wright
Caroline John Liz Shaw
Peter Pratt The Master
Bonnie Langford Melanie "Mel" Bush
Elizabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith
John Leeson K9 Mark II

Crew View all

Director Peter Grimwade
Writer Christopher H. Bidmead

Episodes View details

1 The Leisure Hive (1) 25 min | Aug 29, 1980

The planet Argolis, around the year 2290. The Argolins live in a huge shielded city, protected from the irradiated wasteland outside. The planet's survival depends on the tourists their Leisure Hive attracts. But a series of horrific deaths seems to jeopardise that future - can the Doctor and Romana find a solution?

Director: Lovett Bickford
Writer: David Fisher
Guest stars: Harriet Reynolds, Roy Montague, Martin Fisk, Nigel Lambert, David Haig, John Collins, Adrienne Corri
2 The Leisure Hive (2) 25 min | Sep 05, 1980

The planet Argolis, around the year 2290. The Argolins live in a huge shielded city, protected from the irradiated wasteland outside. The planet's survival depends on the tourists their Leisure Hive attracts. But a series of horrific deaths seems to jeopardise that future - can the Doctor and Romana find a solution?

Director: Lovett Bickford
Writer: David Fisher
Guest stars: John Collins, Adrienne Corri, Nigel Lambert, David Haig, Roy Montague, Martin Fisk
3 The Leisure Hive (3) 25 min | Sep 12, 1980

The planet Argolis, around the year 2290. The Argolins live in a huge shielded city, protected from the irradiated wasteland outside. The planet's survival depends on the tourists their Leisure Hive attracts. But a series of horrific deaths seems to jeopardise that future - can the Doctor and Romana find a solution?

Director: Lovett Bickford
Writer: David Fisher
Guest stars: Nigel Lambert, David Haig, Roy Montague, Martin Fisk, Andrew Lane, John Collins, Adrienne Corri
4 The Leisure Hive (4) 25 min | Sep 19, 1980

The planet Argolis, around the year 2290. The Argolins live in a huge shielded city, protected from the irradiated wasteland outside. The planet's survival depends on the tourists their Leisure Hive attracts. But a series of horrific deaths seems to jeopardise that future - can the Doctor and Romana find a solution?

Director: Lovett Bickford
Writer: David Fisher
Guest stars: Andrew Lane, Adrienne Corri, Nigel Lambert, David Haig, John Collins, Roy Montague, Martin Fisk, Harriet Reynolds
5 Meglos (1) 25 min | Sep 26, 1980

The desert planet Zolpha-Thura, the 1980s. Giant intelligent megalomaniac cactus Meglos is planning to conquer the galaxy but first it needs the dodecahedron, a powerful energy source currently on the planet Tigella. To get it back Meglos recruits a band of galactic mercenaries and hatches a cunning scheme requiring it to impersonate the Doctor...

Director: Terence Dudley
Writer: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch
Guest stars: Crawford Logan, Colette Gleeson, Jacqueline Hill, Edward Underdown, Frederick Treves, Bill Fraser, Simon Shaw, Christopher Owen
6 Meglos (2) 25 min | Oct 03, 1980

The desert planet Zolpha-Thura, the 1980s. Giant intelligent megalomaniac cactus Meglos is planning to conquer the galaxy but first it needs the dodecahedron, a powerful energy source currently on the planet Tigella. To get it back Meglos recruits a band of galactic mercenaries and hatches a cunning scheme requiring it to impersonate the Doctor...

Director: Terence Dudley
Writer: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch
Guest stars: Simon Shaw, Colette Gleeson, Christopher Owen, Jacqueline Hill, Crawford Logan, Edward Underdown, Frederick Treves, Bill Fraser
7 Meglos (3) 25 min | Oct 10, 1980

The desert planet Zolpha-Thura, the 1980s. Giant intelligent megalomaniac cactus Meglos is planning to conquer the galaxy but first it needs the dodecahedron, a powerful energy source currently on the planet Tigella. To get it back Meglos recruits a band of galactic mercenaries and hatches a cunning scheme requiring it to impersonate the Doctor...

Director: Terence Dudley
Writer: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch
Guest stars: Simon Shaw, Christopher Owen, Crawford Logan, Colette Gleeson, Jacqueline Hill, Edward Underdown, Frederick Treves
8 Meglos (4) 25 min | Oct 17, 1980

The desert planet Zolpha-Thura, the 1980s. Giant intelligent megalomaniac cactus Meglos is planning to conquer the galaxy but first it needs the dodecahedron, a powerful energy source currently on the planet Tigella. To get it back Meglos recruits a band of galactic mercenaries and hatches a cunning scheme requiring it to impersonate the Doctor...

Director: Terence Dudley
Writer: John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch
Guest stars: Bill Fraser, Christopher Owen, Crawford Logan, Simon Shaw, Colette Gleeson, Jacqueline Hill, Edward Underdown, Frederick Treves
9 Full Circle (1) 25 min | Oct 24, 1980

Deep space, an unknown time - on course for Gallifrey, the TARDIS passes through a strange disruption. When they materialise, the scanner shows the Time Lord homeworld... but the travellers have passed into the negative pocket universe of E-Space and are in fact on the planet Alzarius, where evolution works very differently...

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Andrew Smith
Guest stars: Tony Calvin, Andrew Forbes, Adrian Gibbs, Bernard Padden, June Page, Richard Willis, Leonard Maguire, George Baker
10 Full Circle (2) 25 min | Nov 01, 1980

Deep space, an unknown time - on course for Gallifrey, the TARDIS passes through a strange disruption. When they materialise, the scanner shows the Time Lord homeworld... but the travellers have passed into the negative pocket universe of E-Space and are in fact on the planet Alzarius, where evolution works very differently...

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Andrew Smith
Guest stars: June Page, Andrew Forbes, Richard Willis, Bernard Padden, Tony Calvin, George Baker, Barney Lawrence, Norman Bacon
11 Full Circle (3) 25 min | Nov 08, 1980

Deep space, an unknown time - on course for Gallifrey, the TARDIS passes through a strange disruption. When they materialise, the scanner shows the Time Lord homeworld... but the travellers have passed into the negative pocket universe of E-Space and are in fact on the planet Alzarius, where evolution works very differently...

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Andrew Smith
Guest stars: Andrew Forbes, June Page, Bernard Padden, Tony Calvin, Richard Willis, George Baker, Norman Bacon, Barney Lawrence
12 Full Circle (4) 25 min | Nov 15, 1980

Deep space, an unknown time - on course for Gallifrey, the TARDIS passes through a strange disruption. When they materialise, the scanner shows the Time Lord homeworld... but the travellers have passed into the negative pocket universe of E-Space and are in fact on the planet Alzarius, where evolution works very differently...

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Andrew Smith
Guest stars: Bernard Padden, June Page, Barney Lawrence, Richard Willis, George Baker
13 State of Decay (1) 25 min | Nov 22, 1980

Still trapped in negative E-Space, the TARDIS lands on an unnamed world to find a society sliding back into feudalism. What is the secret of the Three Who Rule? And what ancient enemy of the Time Lords is stirring again on this world...?

Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Guest stars: Dean Allen, Iain Rattray, Rhoda Lewis, Thane Bettany, Emrys James, Rachel Davies, William Lindsay
14 State of Decay (2) 25 min | Nov 29, 1980

Still trapped in negative E-Space, the TARDIS lands on an unnamed world to find a society sliding back into feudalism. What is the secret of the Three Who Rule? And what ancient enemy of the Time Lords is stirring again on this world...?

Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Guest stars: Iain Rattray, Rhoda Lewis, Thane Bettany, Rachel Davies, William Lindsay, Emrys James
15 State of Decay (3) 25 min | Dec 06, 1980

Still trapped in negative E-Space, the TARDIS lands on an unnamed world to find a society sliding back into feudalism. What is the secret of the Three Who Rule? And what ancient enemy of the Time Lords is stirring again on this world...?

Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Guest stars: Rachel Davies, William Lindsay, Emrys James, Thane Bettany
16 State of Decay (4) 25 min | Dec 13, 1980

Still trapped in negative E-Space, the TARDIS lands on an unnamed world to find a society sliding back into feudalism. What is the secret of the Three Who Rule? And what ancient enemy of the Time Lords is stirring again on this world...?

Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Guest stars: Thane Bettany, Iain Rattray, William Lindsay, Emrys James, Rachel Davies
17 Warriors' Gate (1) 25 min | Jan 03, 1981

Nowhere, literally - the Zero Point between the positive and negative universes. The TARDIS materialises in a white void, but the travellers are not alone. A stone gateway, filled with ageing warrior robots and a very strange hall of mirrors, is also in the void. As is a slaver ship filled with the time-riding Tharils, and captained by the increasingly unstable Rorvik...

Director: Paul Joyce
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Guest stars: Vincent Pickering, Robert Vowles, Harry Waters, Kenneth Cope, David Kincaid, Freddie Earlle, Clifford Rose
18 Warriors' Gate (2) 25 min | Jan 10, 1981

Nowhere, literally - the Zero Point between the positive and negative universes. The TARDIS materialises in a white void, but the travellers are not alone. A stone gateway, filled with ageing warrior robots and a very strange hall of mirrors, is also in the void. As is a slaver ship filled with the time-riding Tharils, and captained by the increasingly unstable Rorvik...

Director: Paul Joyce
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Guest stars: Clifford Rose, Kenneth Cope, Robert Vowles, Jeremy Gittins, Harry Waters, Vincent Pickering, David Kincaid, Freddie Earlle
19 Warriors' Gate (3) 25 min | Jan 17, 1981

Nowhere, literally - the Zero Point between the positive and negative universes. The TARDIS materialises in a white void, but the travellers are not alone. A stone gateway, filled with ageing warrior robots and a very strange hall of mirrors, is also in the void. As is a slaver ship filled with the time-riding Tharils, and captained by the increasingly unstable Rorvik...

Director: Paul Joyce
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Guest stars: Vincent Pickering, Freddie Earlle, Harry Waters, Kenneth Cope, David Kincaid, Clifford Rose, Jeremy Gittins
20 Warriors' Gate (4) 25 min | Jan 24, 1981

Nowhere, literally - the Zero Point between the positive and negative universes. The TARDIS materialises in a white void, but the travellers are not alone. A stone gateway, filled with ageing warrior robots and a very strange hall of mirrors, is also in the void. As is a slaver ship filled with the time-riding Tharils, and captained by the increasingly unstable Rorvik...

Director: Paul Joyce
Writer: Stephen Gallagher
Guest stars: Jeremy Gittins, Vincent Pickering, Freddie Earlle, Harry Waters, Kenneth Cope, David Kincaid, Clifford Rose
21 The Keeper of Traken (1) 25 min | Jan 31, 1981

The planet Traken. The Traken union is a society living in perfect harmony, watched over by the powerful but benign Keeper. But now the Keeper is dying, and he senses a great evil within his protectorate. Can the Doctor help him discover the secret of the Melkur?

Writer: Johnny Byrne
Guest stars: Sheila Ruskin, Roland Oliver, Robin Soans
22 The Keeper of Traken (2) 25 min | Feb 07, 1981

The planet Traken. The Traken union is a society living in perfect harmony, watched over by the powerful but benign Keeper. But now the Keeper is dying, and he senses a great evil within his protectorate. Can the Doctor help him discover the secret of the Melkur?

Writer: Johnny Byrne
Guest stars: Roland Oliver, Robin Soans, Sheila Ruskin
23 The Keeper of Traken (3) 25 min | Feb 14, 1981

The planet Traken. The Traken union is a society living in perfect harmony, watched over by the powerful but benign Keeper. But now the Keeper is dying, and he senses a great evil within his protectorate. Can the Doctor help him discover the secret of the Melkur?

Writer: Johnny Byrne
Guest stars: Sheila Ruskin, Robin Soans, Liam Prendergast, Roland Oliver
24 The Keeper of Traken (4) 25 min | Feb 21, 1981

The planet Traken. The Traken union is a society living in perfect harmony, watched over by the powerful but benign Keeper. But now the Keeper is dying, and he senses a great evil within his protectorate. Can the Doctor help him discover the secret of the Melkur?

Writer: Johnny Byrne
Guest stars: Robin Soans, Sheila Ruskin, Philip Bloomfield, Roland Oliver
25 Logopolis (1) 25 min | Feb 28, 1981

Southern England, 1981. Air hostess Tegan's first day on the job does not go as planned when she pulls over by a police box with a flat tyre en route to the airport. Why is the Doctor suddenly interested in genuine police boxes? And what is the terrible secret of the planet Logopolis?

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Christopher Bidmead
Guest stars: Dolore Whiteman
26 Logopolis (2) 25 min | Mar 07, 1981

Southern England, 1981. Air hostess Tegan's first day on the job does not go as planned when she pulls over by a police box with a flat tyre en route to the airport. Why is the Doctor suddenly interested in genuine police boxes? And what is the terrible secret of the planet Logopolis?

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Christopher Bidmead
Guest stars: John Fraser
27 Logopolis (3) 25 min | Mar 14, 1981

Southern England, 1981. Air hostess Tegan's first day on the job does not go as planned when she pulls over by a police box with a flat tyre en route to the airport. Why is the Doctor suddenly interested in genuine police boxes? And what is the terrible secret of the planet Logopolis?

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Christopher Bidmead
Guest stars: John Fraser
28 Logopolis (4) 25 min | Mar 21, 1981

Southern England, 1981. Air hostess Tegan's first day on the job does not go as planned when she pulls over by a police box with a flat tyre en route to the airport. Why is the Doctor suddenly interested in genuine police boxes? And what is the terrible secret of the planet Logopolis?

Director: Peter Grimwade
Writer: Christopher Bidmead
Guest stars: Christopher Hurst, John Fraser

Editions

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883929661718 Blu-ray Disc A Dec 04, 2018