Doctor Who

A cult favorite about the journeys through the universe of a time-traveling eccentric, a cultural icon who has been portrayed by more than a half dozen actors since the show's 1963 debut on the BBC. The campy sci-fi fantasy developed an equally fanatical following when it was syndicated in the U.S. in the late 1970s, mostly on PBS.

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Season 11, Episode 21 Planet of the Spiders

First Aired: May 11, 1974

"Planet of the Spiders," Part 1. Field research leads the Doctor to a peculiar monastery in rural England. Dr. Who: Jon Pertwee. Brigadier: Nicholas Courtney. Yates: Richard Franklin. Sarah: Elisabeth Sladen.

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