As revealed at the recording of our last live episode, Four/Comedy, here is your homework viewing for episode Five/Fear, which will be recorded on May 19th at The Public Bar in Melbourne (full show details can be found here).
If you’ve never experienced the Fifth Doctor, we think the following three stories will show him – and the style of his era – at their best:
- The Caves of Androzani
For “Fear”, we’ve decided that these stories and episodes cover the theme best:
- Planet of the Spiders (Jon Pertwee, 1974; six episodes)
- The Ark in Space (Tom Baker, 1975; four episodes)
- Snakedance (Peter Davison, 1983; four episodes)
- Ghost Light (Sylvester McCoy, 1989; three episodes)
- Blink (David Tennant, 2007; one episode)
Some of these stories are terrifying, some are about facing or overcoming fear, and one probably isn’t all that frightening but keeps getting mentioned by our guests as the scary one they remember. With a history of being frightening, however, there are many other Doctor Who stories that fit this theme; if you’re keen, here’s Doctor Who TV’s “Top 5 Scariest Doctor Who moments” from the classic series, and – as part of the promotion for the recent episode Hide – the nominations for “Spookiest Ever Doctor Who Story” over at the official BBC Doctor Who blog.
Have any other stories made you cower behind the sofa? Share your suggestions in the comments below!