Doctor Who The Ark TV Story

In the final days of Earth, the TARDIS lands on a massive spaceship carrying the last members of the human race to a new home beyond the solar system. The humans are not out of danger, however, as a deadly plague emerges from the most unlikely of sources: the common cold carried by the Doctor’s companion, Dodo. Put on trial for their lives, the TARDIS crew must find a way to repair the damage they have unwittingly caused – and face up to the devastating consequences…

Story Order

  • Story 23 from Doctor Who
  • Story 6 of 10 from Season 3


5th March 1966
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Ark - The Steel Sky (1/4)

Episode 1 of 4 from The Ark
The Doctor, Steven and Dodo are accused of bringing the plague when Dodo's cold turns deadly.

12th March 1966
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Ark - The Plague (2/4)

Episode 2 of 4 from The Ark
The lives of the Doctor, Steven and Dodo hang in the balance as the Doctor attempts to find a cure.

19th March 1966
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Ark - The Return (3/4)

Episode 3 of 4 from The Ark
The travellers discover that the humans have been enslaved by their former servants, the Monoids.

26th March 1966
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Ark - The Bomb (4/4)

Episode 4 of 4 from The Ark
The Monoids plan to blow up the ark with a bomb which is hidden somewhere on the ship.


  • Dr. WhoFirst DoctorWilliam Hartnell
  • DodoDodo ChapletJackie Lane
  • Steven TaylorSteven TaylorPeter Purves


  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • DodoJackie Lane
  • Steven TaylorPeter Purves
  • CommanderEric Elliott
  • ZentosInigo Jackson
  • ManyakRoy Spencer
  • MelliumKate Newman
  • 1st MonoidEdmund Coulter
  • 2nd MonoidFrank George
  • RhosMichael Sheard
  • BaccuIan Frost
  • 1st GuardianStephanie Heesom
  • 2nd GuardianPaul Greenhalgh
  • MaharisTerence Woodfield
  • Monoid TwoRalph Carrigan
  • YendomTerence Bayler
  • Monoid OneEdmund Coulter
  • DassukBrian Wright
  • VenussaEileen Helsby
  • Monoid ThreeFrank George
  • Monoid VoicesRoy Skelton
  • Monoid VoicesJohn Halstead
  • Refusian VoiceRichard Beale
  • Monoid FourJohn Caesar