Doctor Who Castrovalva TV Story

Still weak and confused after his fourth regeneration, the Doctor retreats to Castrovalva to recuperate. But Castrovalva is not the haven of peace and tranquility the Doctor and his companions are seeking. Far from being able to rest quietly, the unsuspecting time travellers are once again caught up in the machinations of the Master. Only an act of supreme self-sacrifice will enable them to escape the maniacal lunacy of the renegade Time Lord.

Story Order

  • Story 116 from Doctor Who
  • Story 1 of 7 from Season 19

Episodes (4 episodes)

4th January 1982
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Castrovalva - Part One

The newly-regenerated fifth Doctor must rely on his friends to survive as the regeneration threatens to fail.

5th January 1982
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Castrovalva - Part Two

The Master reveals to the trapped Adric that he has a further trap set for the Doctor.

11th January 1982
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - Castrovalva - Part Three

Nyssa and Tegan follow the trail of blood away from the Cabinet, trying to find the Doctor.

12th January 1982
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Castrovalva - Part Four

Realising the true nature of Castrovalva's reality, The Master, seeing all is lost, flees to his TARDIS.



  • The DoctorPeter Davison
  • TeganJanet Fielding
  • NyssaSarah Sutton
  • AdricMatthew Waterhouse
  • The MasterAnthony Ainley
  • Head of SecurityDallas Cavell
  • RutherFrank Wylie
  • ShardovanDerek Waring
  • MergraveMichael Sheard
  • PortreeveNeil Toynay
  • ChildSouska John