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Doctor Who Frontios TV Story

An irresistible force draws the TARDIS to the barren surface of Frontios, where in the far future the last surviving humans cower amongst the ruins of their wrecked spacecraft. Under constant threat from lethal meteorite bombardments, few of the doomed colony members realize that the ground of Frontios itself opens up and devours the unwary. Not permitted to assist, the Doctor attempts to leave, but is thwarted when the unimaginable occurs: the TARDIS is utterly destroyed.

Story Order

  • Story 132 from Doctor Who
  • Story 3 of 7 from Season 21

Episodes (4 episodes)

Thursday
26th January 1984
6:40PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Frontios - Part One

The Doctor and his companions find themselves grounded in the inhospitable planet of Frontios.

Friday
27th January 1984
6:40PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Frontios - Part Two

The Doctor, still trying to come to terms with the loss of the TARDIS, is surrounded by an impromptu firing squad.

Thursday
2nd February 1984
6:40PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Frontios - Part Three

Tegan manages to distract the Tractators and breaks their grip on the Doctor and Norna.

Friday
3rd February 1984
6:40PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Frontios - Part Four

The Gravis become intrigued when Tegan inadvertently reveals that they travelled to Frontios by TARDIS.

Characters

Credits

  • The DoctorPeter Davison
  • TeganJanet Fielding
  • TurloughMark Strickson
  • BrazenPeter Gilmore
  • NornaLesley Dunlop
  • RangeWilliam Lucas
  • PlantagenetJeff Rawle
  • CockerillMaurice O'Connell
  • OrderlyRichard Ashley
  • GravisJohn Gillett
  • TractatorGeorge Campbell
  • TractatorMichael Malcolm
  • TractatorStephen Speed
  • TractatorWilliam Bowen
  • TractatorHedi Khursandi
  • DeputyAlison Skilbeck
  • RetrogradeRaymond Murtagh