The BEST episodes directed by Christopher Barry

Merry Gentlemen
star
9.02
50 votes

#1 - Merry Gentlemen

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 2 - Episode 14

Christmas at Skeldale House can be a formidable undertaking, what with sick foals, overfed dogs and a skeleton guarding Siegfried's secret hoard of goodies.

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Ways and Means
star
8.35
46 votes

#2 - Ways and Means

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 2 - Episode 11

James concludes that the drawbacks of a vet's life -- long hours, fierce dogs and a cunning sow named Prudence -- pale in comparison to the rigors of making a speech to the Darrowby Youth Club.

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The Brain of Morbius (3)
star
8.04
161 votes

#3 - The Brain of Morbius (3)

Doctor Who - Season 13 - Episode 19

While the Doctor goes to confront the Sisterhood to seek a cure for Sarah Jane's blindness, Solon realizes that he must transfer Morbius' brain into a new body before it is too late.

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Plenty to Grouse About
star
8.00
47 votes

#4 - Plenty to Grouse About

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 3 - Episode 1

James is busy with tuberculin testing but is summoned to the Ministry of Agriculture when the test results don't quite add up. Siegfried has to deal with a dog owner who only believes in strict discipline in dealing with his dog. He also has to deal with dying sheep, but the owners may not have the means to save them. Helen gets a job as a secretary, but James isn't quite sure he approves. Siegfried, on the other hand, thinks it's a wonderful idea. Tristan is less than enthused however when he realizes he will have to take over Helen's duties in the partnership. Mrs.Hall tells Siegfried that she has to leave to help her brother, who is now alone to work his farm.

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The Power of the Daleks (4)
star
7.98
215 votes

#5 - The Power of the Daleks (4)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 12

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

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Attendant Problems
star
7.91
79 votes

#6 - Attendant Problems

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 2 - Episode 2

The return of lambing season brings a boost to Siegfried's spirits, but James, laid up in the surgery, is reminded of the harsher realities of a vet's life.

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Pride of Possession
star
7.87
82 votes

#7 - Pride of Possession

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 2 - Episode 8

The atmosphere is tense as James prepares to perform groundbreaking surgery. Meanwhile, Siegfried wrestles with a disinterested prize bull, and Tristan's hormones run riot over Darrowby's merry widow.

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Judgment Day
star
7.80
81 votes

#8 - Judgment Day

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 2 - Episode 5

The Darrowby Show is a much-anticipated event for the whole community, except for the duty vet. This mixed honor falls to James this year.

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The Brain of Morbius (2)
star
7.80
160 votes

#9 - The Brain of Morbius (2)

Doctor Who - Season 13 - Episode 18

The Doctor is captured by the Sisterhood, and Sarah Jane is blinded freeing him. The Doctor has no choice but to go back for a cure, unaware that he is leaving Sarah Jane in the hands of a treacherous Dr. Solon and the renegade Time Lord Morbius.

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Will to Live
star
7.79
42 votes

#10 - Will to Live

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 3 - Episode 13

Siegfried takes Tristan to task for not mending a hole in the fence. Tristan announces that he now refuses to subject himself to Siegfried's tyranny but he is given 24 hours to mend the fence or face the consequences. Tristan tries to recruit James in his battle with Siegfried, but James will have nothing to do with it. Siegfried comes up with the perfect response. James operates on a sick calf but those assisting him are worse off than the calf. As a result, James comes down with a bad case of the flu. James is also concerned at having to give bad news to Andrew Vine about his dog, given his recent experience with Paul Cotterell.

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The Brain of Morbius (4)
star
7.78
160 votes

#11 - The Brain of Morbius (4)

Doctor Who - Season 13 - Episode 20

Morbius lives once more, but as a rampaging beast. The Doctor is forced to ally with Dr. Solon to bring him to heel, but the two disagree about what should happen to Morbius.

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The Power of the Daleks (5)
star
7.74
191 votes

#12 - The Power of the Daleks (5)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 13

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

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The Brain of Morbius (1)
star
7.73
164 votes

#13 - The Brain of Morbius (1)

Doctor Who - Season 13 - Episode 17

The storm-lashed planet Karn. Near a graveyard of crashed starships, the demented surgeon Solon hides in his castle, the last acolyte of the Time Lord despot Morbius. He only needs one final item to make his master live again... and then the Doctor and Sarah arrive...

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The Power of the Daleks (2)
star
7.68
184 votes

#14 - The Power of the Daleks (2)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 10

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

Be Prepared
star
7.65
46 votes

#15 - Be Prepared

All Creatures Great and Small - Season 3 - Episode 7

The possibility of war is on everyone's mind with Helen preparing for the privations ahead and Tristan tasked to tape the windows in the event of bombing. Siegfried decides that they should conserve food and heating by eating their meals together, but Mrs. Hall takes his instructions to economize a bit too seriously. James treats Hamish, a sick dog who requires an operation and Tristan, who is tasked with overseeing his recovery, loses him. The vets forgo a posh evening out to treat a stray dog who has had an accident. Tristan is aghast at Siegfried's attempt to pair him with Deirdre Headingley, one of his crony's less-than-attractive daughters.

The Power of the Daleks (3)
star
7.61
184 votes

#16 - The Power of the Daleks (3)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 11

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

The Power of the Daleks (6)
star
7.59
177 votes

#17 - The Power of the Daleks (6)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 14

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

The Slave Traders (1)
star
7.56
264 votes

#18 - The Slave Traders (1)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 12

The story begins with the Doctor and his three friends, including new girl Vicki,in the year 64 AD enjoying a holiday at an Italian villa But the Doctor gets bored and sets off to visit nearby Rome, taking Vicki with him. While they are away, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders. In Rome the Doctor is mistaken for a musician and is asked to perform at Emperor Nero's Court. The Doctor, however, can't play a note and has to come up with elaborate schemes to avoid revealing this!!. Ian becomes a galley slave, while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and another slave escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm. They make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara but are recaptured and forced to fight as gladiators in the Arena. Events climax when, by accidentally setting fire to Nero's plans for the rebuilding of Rome, the Doctor gives him the idea of having the city burned to the ground. Nero plays the lyre while Rome burns, and the Doctor, Vicki and a now reunited Ian and Barbara go back to the villa.

All Roads Lead to Rome (2)
star
7.55
266 votes

#19 - All Roads Lead to Rome (2)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 13

The story begins with the Doctor and his three friends, including new girl Vicki,in the year 64 AD enjoying a holiday at an Italian villa But the Doctor gets bored and sets off to visit nearby Rome, taking Vicki with him. While they are away, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders. In Rome the Doctor is mistaken for a musician and is asked to perform at Emperor Nero's Court. The Doctor, however, can't play a note and has to come up with elaborate schemes to avoid revealing this!!. Ian becomes a galley slave, while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and another slave escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm. They make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara but are recaptured and forced to fight as gladiators in the Arena. Events climax when, by accidentally setting fire to Nero's plans for the rebuilding of Rome, the Doctor gives him the idea of having the city burned to the ground. Nero plays the lyre while Rome burns, and the Doctor, Vicki and a now reunited Ian and Barbara go back to the villa.

The Survivors (2)
star
7.52
643 votes

#20 - The Survivors (2)

Doctor Who - Season 1 - Episode 6

The dead planet is not uninhabited after all. The Doctor is about to meet what will become his greatest enemies. And he and his crew are dying of radiation sickness.

Inferno (4)
star
7.46
183 votes

#21 - Inferno (4)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 15

The story begins with the Doctor and his three friends, including new girl Vicki,in the year 64 AD enjoying a holiday at an Italian villa But the Doctor gets bored and sets off to visit nearby Rome, taking Vicki with him. While they are away, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders. In Rome the Doctor is mistaken for a musician and is asked to perform at Emperor Nero's Court. The Doctor, however, can't play a note and has to come up with elaborate schemes to avoid revealing this!!. Ian becomes a galley slave, while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and another slave escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm. They make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara but are recaptured and forced to fight as gladiators in the Arena. Events climax when, by accidentally setting fire to Nero's plans for the rebuilding of Rome, the Doctor gives him the idea of having the city burned to the ground. Nero plays the lyre while Rome burns, and the Doctor, Vicki and a now reunited Ian and Barbara go back to the villa.

The Dæmons (4)
star
7.42
141 votes

#22 - The Dæmons (4)

Doctor Who - Season 8 - Episode 24

Earth, the near future. When an archaological dig at the village of Devil's End goes disastrously wrong, an ancient power begins to revive. Can even the Doctor withstand the power of the Daemons? And just what is the local vicar up to in his spare time?

Robot (2)
star
7.41
213 votes

#23 - Robot (2)

Doctor Who - Season 12 - Episode 2

England, the near future. Sarah Jane Smith meets a gigantic robot, and the Doctor finds himself struggling for his life.

Robot (1)
star
7.37
378 votes

#24 - Robot (1)

Doctor Who - Season 12 - Episode 1

England, the near future. Something inhumanly strong and resilient is raiding scientific establishments across the country. Can the new Doctor help UNIT? And what are the staff of the secret government think tank working on in their spare time?

The Forest of Death
star
7.35
43 votes

#25 - The Forest of Death

The Tripods - Season 2 - Episode 12

Will and Beanpole pretend to be clowns in Ali Pasha´s circus. Their goal now is to get back to the White Mountains and tell the free men about what the Masters are going to do to Earth. They are doublecrossed by Ali, though, who intends to give them all to the Tripods to finally receive their capping.

The Ambush (4)
star
7.35
567 votes

#26 - The Ambush (4)

Doctor Who - Season 1 - Episode 8

The time travellers work desperately to both escape the Dalek city and prevent a bloody massacre.

The Powerful Enemy (1)
star
7.34
270 votes

#27 - The Powerful Enemy (1)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 10

Sometime in the 25th century, the Doctor and his friends land on the planet Dido and happen across a spaceship (from Earth) that has crash-landed. Its two occupants - a man named Bennett and a young girl called Vicki - are living in fear of a creature called Koquillion, a native of Dido possibly responsible for murdering other members from the spaceship. However, the Doctor realises after a while that Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise; it was Bennett who killed the others so as to conceal an earlier murder that he had performed on ship. In a confrontation with Dido humanoid inhabitants Bennett dies as he falls from a cliff. Not wishing the girl Vicki to be alone, the Doctor takes her with him in the TARDIS as a new companion.

Will is Arrested
star
7.31
16 votes

#28 - Will is Arrested

The Tripods - Season 2 - Episode 3

Will is arrested after a fight while drunk, Beanpole is missing, and Fritz may head for the games without them. Will and Beanpole end up on the run from Goetz.

The Dæmons (5)
star
7.30
146 votes

#29 - The Dæmons (5)

Doctor Who - Season 8 - Episode 25

Earth, the near future. When an archaological dig at the village of Devil's End goes disastrously wrong, an ancient power begins to revive. Can even the Doctor withstand the power of the Daemons? And just what is the local vicar up to in his spare time?

The Power of the Daleks (1)
star
7.30
232 votes

#30 - The Power of the Daleks (1)

Doctor Who - Season 4 - Episode 9

The Doctor appears to have transformed into an entirely different person, but Ben and Polly are unsure whether this strange man really is the Doctor or not. They soon have other matters to worry about, as the TARDIS takes them to a human colony on the planet Vulcan. Rebel activity is causing trouble for the colony governor, an Earth Examiner has recently been murdered, and the colony scientist Lesterson is obsessed with his experiments on an alien capsule unearthed from the mercury swamps. The Doctor takes the Examiner's place in order to investigate his murder, but soon discovers that the alien capsule is far more significant – for it contains dormant Daleks which Lesterson has woken. Lesterson believes that the Daleks are harmless robots which can be used to serve the colony, while the rebels are far more interested in the uses of the Daleks' in-built weaponry. Nobody will listen to the Doctor when he warns them that the Daleks have their own agenda – one which could result in the extermination of all human beings in the colony.

The Dead Planet (1)
star
7.25
777 votes

#31 - The Dead Planet (1)

Doctor Who - Season 1 - Episode 5

Time Unknown, Planet Unknown. The TARDIS lands in an eerie petrified forest overlooking a magnificent steel city. The Doctor wants to explore the city – but what is waiting there?

Robot (4)
star
7.24
225 votes

#32 - Robot (4)

Doctor Who - Season 12 - Episode 4

England, the near future. The Robot grows to gigantic proportions and goes on a rampage. The Doctor finds the solution in a test tube.

Desperate Measures (2)
star
7.22
272 votes

#33 - Desperate Measures (2)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 11

Sometime in the 25th century, the Doctor and his friends land on the planet Dido and happen across a spaceship (from Earth) that has crash-landed. Its two occupants - a man named Bennett and a young girl called Vicki - are living in fear of a creature called Koquillion, a native of Dido possibly responsible for murdering other members from the spaceship. However, the Doctor realises after a while that Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise; it was Bennett who killed the others so as to conceal an earlier murder that he had performed on ship. In a confrontation with Dido humanoid inhabitants Bennett dies as he falls from a cliff. Not wishing the girl Vicki to be alone, the Doctor takes her with him in the TARDIS as a new companion.

Help from Friends
star
7.20
69 votes

#34 - Help from Friends

The Tripods - Season 2 - Episode 4

With some help from Zerlina and Papagena, Will and Beanpole escape from Goetz, and make their way to the stadium just in time for the games.

The Mutants (6)
star
7.20
175 votes

#35 - The Mutants (6)

Doctor Who - Season 9 - Episode 20

The planet Solos in the 30th century. As Earth slowly moves towards granting Solos its independence, the Doctor and Jo arrive on a mission for the Time Lords. How far will the brutal Marshal go to retain his power over the planet? And why are the native Solosians undergoing a gradual mutation into hideous, insect-like creatures?

The White Mountains - November, 2089 A.D.
star
7.19
73 votes

#36 - The White Mountains - November, 2089 A.D.

The Tripods - Season 1 - Episode 13

A Tripod is destroyed. Racing towards the White Mountains, the black guards capture the boys and an interrogation begins.

The Dæmons (3)
star
7.18
148 votes

#37 - The Dæmons (3)

Doctor Who - Season 8 - Episode 23

Earth, the near future. When an archaological dig at the village of Devil's End goes disastrously wrong, an ancient power begins to revive. Can even the Doctor withstand the power of the Daemons? And just what is the local vicar up to in his spare time?

Escape from the City of Gold
star
7.17
46 votes

#38 - Escape from the City of Gold

The Tripods - Season 2 - Episode 11

Fritz chooses to stay in the City, and Beanpole saves Will from drowning during his escape. They make it to a nearby town, and hide from the black guards in a circus.

The Dæmons (2)
star
7.17
151 votes

#39 - The Dæmons (2)

Doctor Who - Season 8 - Episode 22

Earth, the near future. When an archaological dig at the village of Devil's End goes disastrously wrong, an ancient power begins to revive. Can even the Doctor withstand the power of the Daemons? And just what is the local vicar up to in his spare time?

Conspiracy (3)
star
7.17
218 votes

#40 - Conspiracy (3)

Doctor Who - Season 2 - Episode 14

The story begins with the Doctor and his three friends, including new girl Vicki,in the year 64 AD enjoying a holiday at an Italian villa But the Doctor gets bored and sets off to visit nearby Rome, taking Vicki with him. While they are away, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders. In Rome the Doctor is mistaken for a musician and is asked to perform at Emperor Nero's Court. The Doctor, however, can't play a note and has to come up with elaborate schemes to avoid revealing this!!. Ian becomes a galley slave, while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and another slave escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm. They make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara but are recaptured and forced to fight as gladiators in the Arena. Events climax when, by accidentally setting fire to Nero's plans for the rebuilding of Rome, the Doctor gives him the idea of having the city burned to the ground. Nero plays the lyre while Rome burns, and the Doctor, Vicki and a now reunited Ian and Barbara go back to the villa.

Travel
star
7.12
43 votes

#41 - Travel

The Tripods - Season 2 - Episode 2

All the boys have been chosen to participate in the games. Now comes a trip to Germany, to reach the games stadium.

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The Dæmons (1)
star
7.09
156 votes

#42 - The Dæmons (1)

Doctor Who - Season 8 - Episode 21

Earth, the near future. When an archaological dig at the village of Devil's End goes disastrously wrong, an ancient power begins to revive. Can even the Doctor withstand the power of the Daemons? And just what is the local vicar up to in his spare time?

The Creature from the Pit (4)
star
7.05
144 votes

#43 - The Creature from the Pit (4)

Doctor Who - Season 17 - Episode 12

The truth about the creature is revealed. But its imprisonment may have already set in motion a terrible revenge.

Robot (3)
star
7.02
200 votes

#44 - Robot (3)

Doctor Who - Season 12 - Episode 3

England, the near future. The Doctor attempts to thwart the plans of a group of unscrupulous scientists who threaten the Earth's destruction, and plan to use their giant robot to obtain the power they need to blackmail the world into obeying them.

The Savages (1)
star
6.98
132 votes

#45 - The Savages (1)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 38

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

The Expedition (5)
star
6.84
556 votes

#46 - The Expedition (5)

Doctor Who - Season 1 - Episode 9

The time travellers have escaped from the Daleks, but left a vital piece of the TARDIS behind. Getting it back will mean pushing the Thals to mount a dangerous operation.

The Savages (4)
star
6.80
132 votes

#47 - The Savages (4)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 41

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

The Savages (2)
star
6.76
132 votes

#48 - The Savages (2)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 39

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.

The Creature from the Pit (3)
star
6.75
142 votes

#49 - The Creature from the Pit (3)

Doctor Who - Season 17 - Episode 11

The Doctor has come face to face with a massive green creature. Adrasta goes into the mines to kill the monster. But everything is not as it appears…

The Savages (3)
star
6.71
129 votes

#50 - The Savages (3)

Doctor Who - Season 3 - Episode 40

The TARDIS materialises in what the Doctor claims is a time of great peace and prosperity – but if the Elders of the city are so wise and powerful why do savages still live in the wilderness outside the city walls? And why do the people of the city apparently hunt and harvest the savages? The Doctor learns that all of the Elders' great achievements are based on a terrible form of exploitation; the people of the city are harvesting the life essence of the savages, reducing them to little more than cattle and devastating their civilisation while the Elders prosper. When the Doctor vows to put an end to this, the leader of the Elders, Jano, has him sent to the laboratories – but Jano, unwilling to risk the life essence of an alien on any of his people, takes it all into himself, and thus acquires the Doctor's morals and ethics as well. With Jano's help, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo organise the savages and help them strike back against the cruel Elders. They will require a strong leader to guide them, however, and they choose Steven, who leaves the Doctor's company to lead the newly united people.