Episode Number: Episode Title: Transmission Date: Duration: Ratings (in Millions):
1 Episode One 19/04/1969 25 Minutes 5.5
2 Episode Two 26/04/1969 25 Minutes 6.3
3 Episode Three 03/05/1969 24 Minutes 30 Sec. 5.1
4 Episode Four 10/05/1969 23 Minutes 40 Sec. 5.7
5 Episode Five 17/05/1969 24 Minutes 30 Sec. 5.1
6 Episode Six 24/05/1969 22 Minutes 53 Sec. 4.2
7 Episode Seven 31/05/1969 22 Minutes 28 Sec. 4.9
8 Episode Eight 07/06/1969 24 Minutes 37 Sec. 3.5
9 Episode Nine 14/06/1969 24 Minutes 34 Sec. 4.1
10 Episode Ten 21/06/1969 24 Minutes 23 Sec. 5.0
Season: Doctor: Producer: Script Editor: Writer: Director:
Six Patrick Troughton Derek Sherwin Terrance Dicks Malcolm Hulke, Terrence Dicks David Maloney

Further Information

Regular Cast
The Doctor - Patrick Troughton
Jamie - Farzer Hines
Zoe - Wendy Padbury
Lady Jennifer Buckingham - Jane Sherwin
German Soldiers - John Livesey, Bernard Davies
Lieutenant Carstairs - David Savile
Major Barrington - Terence Bayler
Sergeant Willis - Brian Forster
General Smythe - Noel Coleman
Captain Ransom - Hubert Rees
Sgt. Major Burns - Esmond Webb
Redcoat - Tony McEwan
Commandant Gorton - Richard Steele
Military Chauffeur - Peter Stanton
Military Policeman - Pat Gorman
Lieut. Crane - David Valla
Lieut. Lucke - Gregg Palmer
Von Weich - David Garfield
War Chief - Edward Brayshaw
Sgt. Thompson - Bill Hutchinson
Corporal Riley - Terry Adams
Leroy - Leslie Schofield
Scientist - Vernon Dobtcheff
Harper - Rudolph Walker
Alien Guard - John Atterbury
Spencer - Michael Lynch
Russell - Graham Weston
Security Chief - James Bree
Alien Technician - Charles Pemberton
Moor - David Troughton
War Lord - Philip Madoc
Du Pont - Peter Craze
Arturo Villar - Michael Napier-Brown
Petrov - Stephen Hubay
First Time Lord - Bernard Horsfall
Second Time Lord - Trevor Martin
Third Time Lord - Clyde Politt
Tanya - Clare Jenkins
Inheriting the mantle of the Doctor from William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton confronted some of the Doctor's deadliest enemies, but for his last action-packed adventure he returns to Earth in the midst of time zones crossing wars in mankind's history. Going out in a blaze of glory Troughton faces capture not by Yeti or Cybermen or Ice Warriors, but by his own people... the omnipotent Time Lords!

When the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on Earth they find themselves caught up in the terrifying events of World War One, but new and unexpected horrors await them as the cross landscapes full of enemies and time zones confounded by centuries of wars. At the centre of the mystery stand the aliens who have kidnapped soldiers from different periods of Earth's history and brainwashed them into fighting each other.

When the Doctor learns the terrible purpose of the War Games he has one chance to defeat the aliens and end the Games... but to take it means risking recapture by his own people, the all-powerful Time Lords who are waiting to bring him to trial and who are capable of ending his very existence.
Additional Information
Working Title:

Things to look out for:
  • The first mention of the Doctors race: The Timelords.

  • Patrick Troughtons son David.

  • The regeneration of the 2nd Doctor into the 3rd.

The complete Episode exists.

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Merchandise Releases




Title Information:

  • The War Games

  • Edited episodic format

  • UK PAL - Released 6th July 2009



Title Information:

  • The War Games

  • Episodic format, PAL

  • BBC DVD cat.#4310

Not yet released on Audio.
- The War Games by Malcolm Hulke, Published 1979 - [Target no.70]
 - The War Games by Malcolm Hulke, Published 1990 - [Target no.70]

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