Sixth: Vengeance on Varos

varosWriter: Phillip Martin

Director: Tony Troaden

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Season: 22, ep. 2

No. of Episodes 2, 45 minutes each

Summary: The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Varos in search of Zeiton-7, an element which could repair the TARDIS. The planet is run by a corporation that broadcasts tortures and experimentations on those who dare oppose it. The outcomes of the broadcasts are decided by viewers. Overlooking the broadcasts is a sadistic, disgusting creature named Sil, who delights in the torture.

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Sixth Doctor Lost Story: Mission to Magnus

missionWriter: Phillip Martin

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Producer: David Richardson

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Series: 1.2

No. of Episodes:    Running Time: 2 hours, 36 minutes (w/interviews)

Summary: The Doctor and Peri meet Anzor, a Time Lord who was basically the Academy’s school bully when The Doctor attended. He forces the TARDIS to take them to the binary planets Magnus and Salva. There he encounters a society where the women are outliving the men, and the women like it that way. He also meets two old enemies: Sil, and the Ice Warriors.

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Sixth Audio: Project Twilight

project twilightWriter: Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

Director/Producer: Gary Russell

Companion: Dr. Evelyn Smyth (Maggie Staples)

Running Time: 1 hr. 30 minutes

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn find a trail of dead animals and discover that humans have been eating them. The Doctor and Evelyn investigate, causing him to meet Dr. William Abberton, (aka Nimrod), a mad scientist working with The Forge, who are trying to create human/vampire hybrids.

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Overview: The Colin Baker Era (1984-1986)

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When Patrick Troughton met Peter Davison while filming “The Five Doctors”, he advised Davison not to be the Doctor for longer than three seasons. He took the advice and stepped down. He was replaced by Colin Baker, who had actually appeared in “The Arc of Infinity”. He was ecstatic, as he was a childhood fan of the show But he was unaware of how things would get.

About Colin Baker

Colin was born on June 8, 1943 in Waterloo, England. At 23, he enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He appeared as Bayban the Butcher in Blake’s Seven. He has also appeared on Top Gear and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

“In all my travelling throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation: decadent, degenerate, and rotten to the core. Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen – they’re still in the nursery compared to us. Ten million years of absolute power. That’s what it takes to be really corrupt.”–“The Ultimate Foe”

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Sixth: Attack of the Cybermen

Doctor Who - Attack of the CybermenWriter: Paula Moore (note: This is a pseudonym. The story is believed to have been the work of both Paula Woosley and Eric Saward, with some contributions by Ian Levine.)

Director: Matthew Robinson

Producer: John Nathan-Turner

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Season: 22, episode 1 and 2 (note: each episode was 45 minutes long.

Summary: The Doctor is repairing the Chameleon Circuit when he receives a distress signal and learns that the Cybermen are invading Earth. They want to take over the TARDIS to change history so that Mondas was never destroyed. They are assisted by Lytton, a man the Fifth Doctor once met.

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Sixth Doctor Lost Story: The Nightmare Fair


Writer: Graham Williams

Director and Producer: John Ainsworth

Running Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Summary: The Doctor and Peri travel to an amusement park in Blackpool in 1986. They discover an old enemy awaiting them: The Celestial Toymaker.

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Sixth Doctor Audio Drama: Bloodtide


Writer: Jonathan Morris

Director: Gary Russell

Producers: Gary Russell & Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Companion: Evelyn Smythe

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn Smythe travel to the Galapagos Islands and meet Charles Darwin aboard the Beagle. They also discover the Silurians have a civilization under the islands.

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Destiny of the Doctor: Trouble in Paradise (6th Doctor and Peri)

troubleWriter: Nev Fountain

Director: Jonathan Ainsworth

Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant, narrator)

Summary: The 6th Doctor receives a message from the 11th Doctor. He wants them to find an “Omni-paradox” in 1492.  They meet Christopher Columbus, but Peri is not enthusiastic because she had to study Columbus in high school and came away hating him.  Peri also sees the devil himself on the ship, and one of the sailors has come down with tuberculosis.

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Sixth Doctor Audio: The Holy Terror


Writer: Robert Shearman

Director: Nicholas Pegg

Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Companion: Frobisher (Robert Jezek)

Summary: Frobisher has convinced the TARDIS to create semi-living fish for him to play with. The Sixth Doctor reminds him that even a semi-living thing can feel pain, but Frobisher won’t listen. Suddenly, the TARDIS takes them to an absurd world, where the inhabitants elect someone to be their god and then kill them when they are unable to perform a miracle. The TARDIS then shuts down, preventing their escape.

When the Doctor and Frobisher arrive, all of the citizens marvel at Frobisher, proclaiming “All hail Frobisher! All hail the big talking bird!” Frobisher wants no part of this, and he and the Doctor must find some way to prevent him from being killed once it’s discovered he’s a fraud.

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Sixth Doctor Audio: The Apocalypse Element


Writer: Stephen Cole

Director: Nicholas Briggs

Producer: Gary Russell and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Rayner

Companion: Evelyn Smythe (Maggie Stables)

Running Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes

Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn discover that his old companion, Romana, now President of Galifrey, has been missing. To make matters worse, the Daleks are mining for the titular Apocalypse Element and set to invade Gallifrey.

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