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TV Appearances: 1975-1979

1975 - Weetabix Advert

0'31", 4:3

A bright red/black Dalek appears on a very 60s set to tell us they want to exterminate all the special packs of Weetabix that contain Doctor Who cutouts. Blimey, better get eating them fast I guess!

24th January 1975 - The Ark in Space Trailer

0'50" 

A short trailer advertising the new story.

A fan video exists of this which, with most of the visuals replaced, appeared on the Ark in Space disc.

1st March-13th Dec 1975 - Genesis of the Daleks Continuity

1'05" 

0'19": Announcement over the end credits of The Sontaran Experiment Part Two.
0'12": Intro to Part Three.
0'15": Revenge of the Cybermen announcement from the end of Part Six.
0'19": 13th Dec 1975 advert for the omnibus edition.

A compilation of this, along with this, this and this, appeared on the Genesis of the Daleks disc.

March 1975 - Crackerjack



A silly spoof of Doctor Who forms part of the classic children's show.

18 seconds of this appeared on Thirty Years in the TARDIS.

20th March 1975 - Blue Peter

7'12" 

March 1975; John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd look at 16 year old Jonathan Sellers' models of Zarbi, Alpha Centori, Yeti, Sea Devil, Kroton, TARDIS console room, Metabelis 3 spider room, UNIT office with TARDIS and Dalek, Dalek control interigation centre, and Moonbase 3 exterior. Makes reference to previous Blue Peter Design a Monster competition, which Jonathan won with a Phronian - a strange and deadly machine with a mind of itsí own. Includes clip from Death to the Daleks: Part Four .

Appeared on the Genesis of the Daleks disc.

April 1975 - Unknown News Programme

0'41", 4:3

A brief report on William Hartnell's death, including a clip from The Tenth Planet.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.

7th June 1975 - Jim'll Fix It

8'24" 

The show in which kids' dreams come true this week presents Tom Baker, in costume and in character. Three lucky girls get the chance to interview him, asking him who made his scarf (he rips it into bits and gives them away, along with some Jelly Babies and toothpaste), what happens to the old monsters (he gives away tickets to the Doctor Who Exhibition),

Two clips.

25th August 1975 - Disney Time

42'36" 

The long running show featuring clips from Disney films and full Disney animated shorts is hosted by Tom Baker, in character as the Doctor sat in a cinema.

He watches segments of Fantasia, Clock-Kings, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Jungle Book, African Lion, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Return of the Big Cat, Escape to Witch Mountain and Lady & the Tramp.

Finally, he is called from the cinema by a message from the Brigadier, leading directly into Terror of the Zygons, which began airing the following Saturday, the 30th.

20th September1975 - Planet of Evil Announcement

0'32" 

An announcement for the following week's new story.

A compilation of this (reconstructed from a fan audio), this and this appeared on the DVD release of Planet of Evil.

18th September1975 - Pyramids of Mars Announcement

0'25" 

An announcement for the following week's new story.

A compilation of this (reconstructed from a fan audio), this and this appeared on the DVD release of Pyramids of Mars.
A compilation of this (reconstructed from a fan audio), this and this appeared on the DVD release of Planet of Evil.

25th October-15th November 1975 - Pyramids of Mars Continuity

0'55" 

Various continuity announcements:

0'25": After the preceding story - advertising Pyramids of Mars.
0'13": Introducing Episode One.
0'17": After Episode Four - advertising The Android Invasion.

A 2'26" compilation of this (reconstructed from a fan audio), this and this appeared on the DVD release of Pyramids of Mars.

25th October 1975 - Basil Brush

10'24" 

Basil Brush goes up against one of the original Yeti.

This appears on the Mind Robber DVD.

20th November 1975 - Q6

2'20" 

A Pakistani Dalek on Spike Milligan's comedy show.

13 seconds of this appeared, cropped and with an added caption, on the eleventh episode of DW:C in 2005, while a slightly longer clip was used in Thirty Years in the TARDIS.

January 1976 - Nationwide

1'42" 

Elisabeth Sladen talks about her dreams, and those of little girls who write letters to her, the fun behind the scenes and the important work the designers do. She knows when she'll be leaving Doctor Who, but not how.

This appeared on the DVD release of The Hand of Fear.

5th July 1976 - Planet of Evil / The Sontaran Experiment Repeat Trailer

0'55" 

Clips from these two stories, advertising a short repeat run.

A compilation of this (reconstructed from a fan audio), this and this appeared on the DVD release of Planet of Evil.

25th Sep - 23rd Oct 1976 - The Hand of Fear Continuity

1'25" 

Two clips making up 0'54" from the end of The Masque of Mandragora advertising The Hand of Fear and the latest exhibition, followed by a 0'31" caption card advertising The Deadly Assassin from the end of Part Four.

This appeared on the DVD release of The Hand of Fear.

2nd October 1976 - Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

10'56" 

Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen refuses to give much away about The Hand of Fear (starting this evening), but instead talk about the excitement Tom gets from playing the Doctor, the filming schedule, Sladen's future and being recognised and Tom's eyeballs and personality. Children phone in to ask how many Doctors there have been, who knitted Tom's scarf, who design's Sladen's clothes and why the TARDIS is bigger on the inside.

11 minutes of clips from this appeared on the DVD release of The Hand of Fear. A longer version is know to exist, but the quality is extremely poor and much work had to be done on this segment to bring it up to releasable quality.
 

1st January 1977 - The Face of Evil Part One Trailer 1

0'13" 

A short trailer for the story aired the day Part One broadcast.

Now exists as audio only, and as fan reconstructions.

1st January 1977 - The Face of Evil Part One Trailer 2

0'48" 

A short trailer for the story aired the day Part One broadcast.

Now exists as audio only, and as fan reconstructions..

29th January 1977 - The Robots of Death Continuity

0'19" 

The continuity announcement leading into Part One of this story.

A version of this (reconstructed from a fan audio) appeared on the DVD release of Robots of Death.

5th February 1977 - The Robots of Death Part Three Trailer

0'14" 

A short trailer for the third episode of this story.

Now exists as audio only, and as a fan reconstruction.

19 February - 5th March 1977 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang Continuity

0'19" 

0'14" - "Next Week" from the end of Robots of Death
0'15" - Introduction to Part One
0'13" - Introduction to Part Two

A compilation of these, along with this and this (reconstructed from fan audios) appeared on the DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

April 1977 - Pebble Mill

11'29" 

An interview with Philip Hinchcliffe covering his time on the show. After a plug for Whose Doctor Who and a clip from 100,000BC, Hinchcliffe arrives. He talks about his first experiences watching the show (he didn't think it would last), how it's survived so long, the different personalities of the Doctors, if the show is just for children, violence vs fear and how to appeal to children and adults simultaneously. We see a clip from The Deadly Assassin which is then discussed, and then one from Whose Doctor Who. They finish off by talking about drawing the line, Leela's uniqueness as a companion and Hinchliffe's future plans...

Two clips from one show.

This appeared on the DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

2nd April 1977 - Whose Doctor Who Teaser

0'10" 

A short announcement of the following day's documentary.

A compilation of this, this and this (reconstructed from fan audios) appeared on the DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

2nd April 1977 - Whose Doctor Who Trailer

1'25" 

A lengthy collection of clips from the documentary and the series proper.

A compilation of this, this and this (reconstructed from fan audios) appeared on the DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

3rd April 1977 - Whose Doctor Who


 

 

 

 

58'43" 

A lavish documentary from the Lively Arts team examining the success of Doctor Who, full of clips from the first fourteen years and looking behind the scenes at the latest story, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, which had finished the previous day.
  • Young fans Caron Scott tells us her Mum gets frightened and Rosemary Matthews tells us about pretending to be an Ice Warrior. Educationalist Keith Hewett talks about the Doctor's ability to disarm, and son Caspar Hewett loves the sense of humour. Physician Dr Eric Sherwood Jones talks about the show's wide appeal and finally two more young fans inform us that they usually watch it.
  • Melvyn Bragg introduces the show telling us how popular Doctor Who is, and gives us a brief history.
  • Tom Baker tells us about William Hartnell's crotchetiness, Patrick Troughton's pixie-like nature and Jon Pertwee being grand. He then goes on to cover his early reaction to the series, and the problems of playing the role.
  • Kenneth Bailey, a retired Educationalist, talks about diversity in the show and student Elizabeth Fiberry remembers how often the Doctor's enemies want to enslave humanity. Matthews' Mum Elizabeth wants to play a monster. Strange lady.
  • Dick Mills shows us the Radiophonic Workshop and how he creates sounds while David Moloney hosts a meeting with Dudley Simpson and others.
  • Philip Hinchcliffe tells us how many producers have preceded him, and how expensive the show is to make. We see some of the work going into making Talons, and he talks about failing visual effects. We see the giant rat in production, which Hinchcliffe doesn't seem to consider such a failure. He then moves on to talk about the paradox of convincing vs fear and we see the Greel mask being made.
  • Scott talks about her own sense of fear surrounding the show, and the younger Hewett remembers the Autons. Another child, Donna Savage, seems genuinely terrified that one of the fictional characters will kidnap her. Dean Boreham says he watches the show between his fingers and Tina Sullivan shares her memories of "the vegetable man". Brave Nicholas Bishop doesn't have nightmares, and Matthews tells us about some of her scarier memories and believes baddies should be killed. Her father, teacher Ronald Matthews talks about watching as a family.
  • Educational Psychologist John Miller gives his point of view: he's forced to watch the series to relate to children, and he's witnessed Daleks helping one autistic patient of his (not literally, that would be strange) but does not believe the TV can bring out the dark side in people. He feels that as a psychologist he is very similar to the Doctor.
  • Bailey returns to talk about his gadgets and trickery, and student Ann Miller shares her amazement at his intelligence, with the younger Hewett shares. Bailey covers the metaphysical plane and student David Scott talks about his fallibility.
  • Dr Jones and his colleagues, including Sisters Norma Wilson and Margaret Rogerson, relate to the Doctor - his ability to solve problems but also to make mistakes.
  • In a fake script conference, Terrance Dicks talks about State of Decay (several years early) with Hinchcliffe and Robert Holmes. Tom Baker tells us that he knows more about the show than they do anyway, we see some rehearsal footage of Talons and he talks about humour and morality in the series. Miller covers faith and courage, student Helen Dickinson bemoan the lack of female role models, all the girls speak of their love of Leela and the children talk about Doctor Who ending one day...

This appeared on the DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and clips in Thirty Years in the TARDIS.

28th April 1977 - Blue Peter

8'57" 

After showing a clip from Planet of the Daleks, Peter Purves introduces their latest 'make' - a Doctor Who theatre, in show# 1341.

All three parts of this feature on the Talons of Weng-Chiang disc, along with this.

 

5th May 1977 - Blue Peter

17'20" 

In show# 1343, the previous 'make' concludes as the team build sets for their theatre.

All three parts of this feature on the Talons of Weng-Chiang disc, along with this.
 

19th May 1977 - Blue Peter

11'40" 

Following on from their successful Doctor Who theatre feature, the Blue Peter team invite Dick Mills to talk about making sound effects in show #1347.

All three parts of this feature on the Talons of Weng-Chiang disc, along with this.

 

24th September 1977 - The Invisible Enemy Trailer

0'26" 

Clips from the story.
 

1st - 22nd October 1977 - The Invisible Enemy Continuities

2'47" 

0'39": Intro to Part One
0'25": Part One end credits
0'20": Intro to Part Two
0'17": End of Part Two, including Exhibition ad
0'26": Intro to Part Three
0'23": End of Part Three, referencing the theme music single
0'19": Intro to Part Four

10th October 1977 - Blue Peter

4'32" 

After a clip from The Invisible Enemy

22nd October 1977 - Image of the Fendahl Trailer

0'18" 

After the final part of The Invisible Enemy, clips from the following story.
 

19th November 1977 - The Sunmakers Trailer

0'39" 

After the final part of Image of the Fendahl, clips from the following story.
 

1978 - Nationwidee

3'18" 

Jon Pertwee promotes his Book of Alien Monsters and tells us his favourite one is a Venus Flytrap. The presenter drags him onto the subject of Doctor Who and asks him if he was ever frightened on set - Pertwee reassures us that the monsters were made of cardboard and tin and his friend John Scott-Martin drives into the studio inside a Dalek.
 

1978 - And Now The Good News

1'49" 

Richard Stilgoe pities the actors inside the monster outfits.
 

1978 - Pebble Mill At One

8'12" 

Following clips from The Web Planet, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Seeds of Death, The Krotons, Doctor Who and the Silurians, Planet of the Spiders, The Time Warrior, The Claws of Axos, Terror of the Zygons, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Pyramids of Mars and The Three Doctors, Tom Baker appears in studio and talks about being the Doctor, the popularity of the show, getting on with small children, scarves, horror in Doctor Who, being allowed to "drive the story", the fear the Wirrn create (the presenter had asked about the giant spiders that offed Pertwee... close enough) and whether or not the Daleks will return...

1978 - Nationwide

8'27" 

After clips from The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Three Doctors, Carole Ann Ford speaks of her surprise at the success of Doctor Who, working with William Hartnell and stereotyping. Mary Tamm also discusses stereotyping and working with Tom Baker. Baker then talks about being the Doctor, violence in the series, the success of K.9 and the wonder of John Leeson. Finally, an Arab clip from Inside the Spaceship is shown.

4th February - 11th March 1978 - The Invasion of Time Continuities

2'31" 

0'16": Part One Intro
0'20": Part One End Credits
0'19": Part Two Intro
0'16": Part Three Intro
0'12": Part Four Intro
0'16": End of Part Four, including advert for theme single
0'10": Part Five Intro
0'21": Part Six Intro
0'21": End of Part Six, including advert for theme single and reassurances there will be a new series "later in the year".

4th March 1978 - The Invasion of Time Part Six Tonight

0'49" 

A clip from the final part of The Invasion of Time as part of the night's lineup.

August 1978 - Season 16 Trailer

0'29" 

A collection of clips from the Key to Time season.

September 1978 - The Ribos Operation Trailer A

0'13", 4:3

A brief clip from the opening story of the new season.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.

September 1978 - The Ribos Operation Trailer B

0'18", 4:3

Another clip from Ribos.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.

October 14th 1978 - Larry Grayson's Generation Game

1'16" 

K.9 appears in studio and menaces Larry Grayson, making a pun along the lines of "shoot that labrador".

November 1978 - The Androids of Tara Trailer

0'15", 4:3

Clips from Tara backed with the Mankind version of the theme.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.

30th November 1978 - Top of the Pops

2'43" 

Peter Powell introduces Mankind playing their rendition of the Doctor Who theme. Clips of the current title sequence are used.

 

December 1978 - The Country Game

6'22"

A behind the scenes look at The Power of Kroll, showing the problems of working in marshland. Tom Baker tells his "don't talk to strange men" anecdote, one of the Swampies talks about showering with "negroe basketball players who say 'hey man, you must be from Mars!'" and Mary Tamm rubbishes the fear factor of the Swampies. She left Doctor Who a few months after this slagging off. Hmmm...
 

14th December 1978 - Top of the Pops

2'43" 

Tony Blackburn introduces Mankind playing their rendition of the Doctor Who theme. Clips of the current title sequence are used.

 

January 20th 1979 - The Armageddon Factor Tonight Trailer

0'45", 4:3

Clips from the final story of the sixteenth season, starting that evening.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.

1979 - Keep Australia Beautiful 1 - Facts

1'05"

Tom Baker appears in character, in costume and in an odd version of the TARDIS set, talking about caring for the environment well in Australia, in a series of adverts including this, where the TARDIS tests him on his knowledge of Australian facts, and informs him that the country is about to collapse under its own pollution.

 

1979 - Keep Australia Beautiful 2 - The Year of the Child

0'55"

Tom Baker appears in character, in costume and in an odd version of the TARDIS set, talking about caring for the environment well in Australia, in a series of adverts including this, where he speaks to Darren, who's sister Raylene has cut herself on some broken glass.
 

1979 - Keep Australia Beautiful 3 - Conthpiraky

0'49"

Tom Baker appears in character, in costume and in an odd version of the TARDIS set, talking about caring for the environment well in Australia, in a series of adverts including this, where a disembodied voice worries that its "a conthpiraky".

 

1979 - Prime Computer Ad 1

0'29"

One of four adverts for Prime Computers starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward partially in-character.

In this, the Doctor saves the Universe using a Prime.

All of these appeared on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD.

1979 - Prime Computer Ad 2

0'58"

One of four adverts for Prime Computers starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward partially in-character.

In this, the Doctor expresses his excitement at Romana upgrading his systems to the "terribly interactive" Prime.

All of these appeared on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD. This one appeared as part of Thirty Years in the TARDIS.
 

1979 - Prime Computer Ad 3

0'57"

One of four adverts for Prime Computers starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward partially in-character.

In this, the Doctor asks for advice from his Prime - it suggests he marries Romana. Oh, how telling...

All of these appeared on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD. This one appeared as part of Thirty Years in the TARDIS.
 

1979 - Prime Computer Ad 4

0'57"

One of four adverts for Prime Computers starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward partially in-character.

In this, Romana is kidnapped by aliens wanting to buy a Prime.

All of these appeared on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD.
 

15th April 1979 - End of Part One

1'57" 

A short sketch entitled 'Doctor Eyes', in which the Doctor (Fred Harris) and Gloria (Sue Holderness) land on the planet Chromakey V and get attacked by a dustbin, causing him to regenerate...

 

1st May 1979 - Animal Magic

2'00" 

Tom Baker appears in character and in stocks to preview the new series by remembering monsters of old.

August 1979 - Season 17 Trailer

1'56" 

A specially filmed trail in which a mysterious voice warns the Doctor about the Daleks return and then wipes his memory...

This, along with this and this, appears on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD.

August 1979 - Destiny of the Daleks Trailer

0'43" 

Clips from the first four episodes of the new series...

This, along with this and this, appears on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD.

1st September 1979 - Destiny of the Daleks Continuity

0'33" 

The intro (0'17") and outro (0'16") to the first episode, include an advert for the LP of Genesis of the Daleks.

This, along with this and this, appears on the Destiny of the Daleks DVD.

October 1979 - The Creature from the Pit Trailer

0'45", 4:3

Clips from the The Creature from the Pit.

The only copy TME holds of this is audio only.