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Doctor Who The Invasion of Time TV Story

After a meeting in space with a group of unseen aliens the Doctor (Tome Baker) returns to Gallifrey and claims the presidency of the Time Lords. Leela meanwhile tries to work out why he is behaving out of character. At his induction, the Doctor is ‘crowned’ with a device giving him access to the Matrix. He then arranges for the transduction barriers around Gallifrey to be put out of action by K9. When this is done, his alien ‘friends’ materialise. They are telepathic invaders called Vardans…

Story Order

  • Story 97 from Doctor Who
  • Story 6 of 6 from Season 15

Episodes

Saturday
4th February 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part One

The Doctor returns to Gallifrey and abruptly stakes his claim on the Time Lord presidency.

Saturday
11th February 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part Two

The Doctor is made president of the Time Lords and immediately orders K9 to lower the planet's defences.

Saturday
18th February 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part Three

The Doctor has betrayed his own people and enabled a Vardan invasion of Gallifrey.

Saturday
25th February 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part Four

As the Vardans finally fully materialise on Gallifrey, the Doctor prepares to spring his trap.

Saturday
4th March 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part Five

The Sontarans have taken control of the Capital on Gallifrey and intend to use the power of the Time Lords.

Saturday
11th March 1978
6:25PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Invasion of Time - Part Six

Stor, the Sontaran leader, finally gains access to the TARDIS in search of the Great Key of Rassilon.

Characters

  • Doctor WhoFourth DoctorTom Baker
  • LeelaLeelaLouise Jameson
  • Voice of K-9K-9John Leeson

Credits

  • Doctor WhoTom Baker
  • LeelaLouise Jameson
  • VardanStan McGowan
  • VardanTom Kelly
  • AndredChristopher Tranchell
  • KelnerMilton Johns
  • BorusaJohn Arnatt
  • Lord GomerDennis Edwards
  • Lord SavarReginald Jessup
  • Gold UsherCharles Morgan
  • Voice of K-9John Leeson
  • GuardChristopher Christou
  • RodanHilary Ryan
  • AblifRay Callaghan
  • JaskoMichael Mundell
  • NesbinMax Faulkner
  • PrestaGai Smith
  • Castellan GuardEric Danot
  • StorDerek Deadman
  • SontaranStuart Fell