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The twelfth season of Doctor Who ran between 28th December 1974 and 10th May 1975. It was the first season of the series to feature Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. It was also the last Doctor Who season to have a December/January start until the Peter Davison era.



Season 12 consisted of 5 serials, and 20 episodes, which made it the shortest season to date. The season was shortened due to a decision by the BBC to move Terror of the Zygons, originally intended as the finale, to the start of Season 13 in order to allow the next season to begin earlier and allow Doctor Who to better compete against the soon-to-debut Space: 1999. All the stories in this season were interconnected, with several forming a loose story arc relating to Space Station Nerva. The Cybermen return to the series for the first time since The Invasion. Genesis of the Daleks, a story which introduced Davros and showed the creation of the Daleks is one of the most famous of all Doctor Who serials.


# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 Robot Terrance Dicks 4 First appearance of Harry Sullivan; final regular appearance of Bessie. First story to feature videotaped exteriors
2 The Ark in Space Robert Holmes 4
3 The Sontaran Experiment Bob Baker
Dave Martin
4 Genesis of the Daleks Terry Nation 6 First appearance of Davros
5 Revenge of the Cybermen Gerry Davis 4 First full appearance of the Cybermen since 1969

Main Cast





  • Though they only appeared in one story during Season 12, the Brigadier and Benton had appeared more prominently in previous stories.

Adaptations and merchandising



  • Robot
  • The Ark in Space
  • The Sontaran Experiment/Genesis of the Daleks
  • Revenge of the Cybermen
  • The Tom Baker Years (extracts from each of the stories)


  • Robot
  • The Ark in Space
  • The Sontaran Experiment
  • Genesis of the Daleks
  • Revenge of the Cybermen



  • In 2004, BBC Books published a hardcover, annotated collection of all the scripts from Season 12.

External Links

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Season 12
Robot  • The Ark in Space  • The Sontaran Experiment  • Genesis of the Daleks  • Revenge of the Cybermen
Aliens and Enemies of Season 12
Robot: K1  • Hilda Winters  • J.P. Kettlewell  • Arnold Jellicoe  • Short The Ark in Space: Wirrn  • Noah The Sontaran Experiment: Styre  • Sontarans  • The Marshal  • Styre's Robot Genesis of the Daleks: Davros  • Nyder  • Daleks  • Thals  • Kaleds  • Kaled mutants  • Mutos  • Revenge of the Cybermen: Cybermen  • Cyber-Leader  • Kellman  • Vogans  • Cybermats

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From Muppet Wiki

The Season 12 cast.
Many new Muppets joined the cast of characters this season, including a little red monster named Elmo.
Fred Rogers on Sesame Street
A boy thinks his dog's shadow is an alligor's shadow.

Sesame Street Season 12 aired from November 24, 1980 to May 22, 1981.

Episodes 1446 - 1575 (130 episodes)


Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Buster the Horse, Clementine, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Countess Dahling Von Dahling, Deena, Dr. Nobel Price, Elmo, Ernie, Ferlinghetti Donizetti, Forgetful Jones, Grover, Honkers, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Pearl, Poco Loco, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster, Warren Wolf

Human Characters

Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, Linda, Bob, David, Mr. Hooper, Olivia, Buffy, Mr. Macintosh, Willy


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Emilio Delgado, Will Lee, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed, Buffy Sainte-Marie


Caroll Spinney, with Kevin Clash (uncredited), Michael Earl Davis, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Karen Prell, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Cab Calloway, Fred Rogers

Season 12 Credits

Previous season: Next season:
Season 11 (1979-1980) Season 13 (1981-1982)

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