Doctor Who Season 8

No Code Title Air Date Eps Exists
55 3E Terror of the Autons 02 Jan 1971 4 All
56 3F The Mind of Evil 30 Jan 1971 6 All
57 3G The Claws of Axos 13 Mar 1971 4 All
58 3H Colony in Space 10 Apr 1971 6 All
59 3J The Daemons 22 May 1971 5 All


Many of the color recordings of these stories in the PAL color system used in the UK were lost. Some color recordings remain in the American NTSC color system and these were used to colorize remaining Black and White film print of the Daemons. The BBC were sufficiently impressed with this process that it has now been used to colorize Terror of the Autons, and some season 7 stories. Jo Grant and the Master both appear first in Terror of the Autons.

Episode Details

Terror of the Autons

The Master arrives on Earth in his TARDIS, camouflaging it as a horse box in a Circus. He immediately contacts the Nestenes and assists them in mounting a second invasion of Earth. The Doctor and his new assistant, Jo Grant, have to tackle the Autons, the Master and a large number of deadly daffodils!
Video Release: PAL VHS BBC Video BBCV4957, Cert PG. NTSC Version released by CBS/FOX (8254)

The Mind of Evil

The Doctor goes to Stangmoor Prison, to investigate a new process for treating dangerous criminals (the Keller Machine). At the demonstration, a prisoner is killed. Professor Keller (in reality the Master) organizes a prison takeover, capturing Jo and the Doctor, and hijacks a nerve gas missile being transported by UNIT. The Doctor soon discovers the real secret of the Keller Machine - a voracious alien parasite that amplifies and feeds off fear!

The Claws of Axos

An alien spaceship descends to Earth, time jumping a few seconds into the future to avoid a missile fired at it. The craft contains the Axons, a race of beautiful golden humanoids who offer a remarkable energy source called Axonite. The Doctor and Jo become suspicious, however, and discover that Axonite, the Axons and their ship are all a single organism, brought to Earth by the Master, which will feed on all life. The Doctor begins to behave strangely, and Jo wonders if he can outwit Axos and the Master - or does he intend to repair the TARDIS and abandon the Earth to its fate?
Video Release: PAL VHS BBC Video BBCV4742, Cert U..NTSC Video released by CBS/FOX (8374)

Colony in Space

A newly formed colony finds mysterious damage to property and crops, and then murder when a mining company move in. An arbiter arrives to mediate between the two parties, but the Doctor recognizes him as the Master. What is he doing here and what is the secret of the strange ruined city nearby?

The Daemons

Will the excavation of a barrow at Devil's End have the disastrous results that the local white witch promises? What is the connection with the sinister new vicar? All too soon the Doctor and UNIT are struggling against demonic forces summoned from the past by devil worshippers.
NTSC Version released by CBS/FOX (4791)