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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

The sixteenth season of Doctor Who ran between 2nd September 1978 and 24th February 1979. It consisted of 6 serials and 26 epsiodes. This season saw the introduction of the Black and White Guardians as well as the companion Romana. This season is sometimes colloquially known as The Key to Time season after the story arc involving the Key to Time. Although not the first season to consist of linked stories (Season 8 in 1971 was the first, as all the stories that year featured The Master), it was the first to be recognized as having a series-long arc. Although multi-serial arcs would occur again, such a full-season experiment wouldn't be attempted again until Season 23.

Season 16 marked a triple milestone for Doctor Who: the 100th story (The Stones of Blood), the 500th episode (episode 1 of The Armageddon Factor) and the 15th anniversary of the first broadcast, on November 23, 1978.

In 2002 (Region 1) it became the first Doctor Who season to be released to DVD in its entirety in a single box set; it remained the only "classic series" season to be available as a single set until the release of Season 23, The Trial of a Time Lord to DVD in 2008.



# Title Writer Episodes Notes
1 The Ribos Operation Robert Holmes 4 First appearance of Romana
2 The Pirate Planet Douglas Adams 4
3 The Stones of Blood David Fisher 4
4 The Androids of Tara David Fisher 4
5 The Power of Kroll Robert Holmes 4
6 The Armageddon Factor Bob Baker
Dave Martin
6 Final appearance of Mary Tamm as Romana; first appearance of the Black Guardian

Main Cast



Adaptations and merchandising



  • The Ribos Operation
  • The Pirate Planet
  • The Stones of Blood
  • The Androids of Tara
  • The Power of Kroll
  • The Armageddon Factor
  • The Tom Baker Years (excerpts from all stories)


  • The Key to Time (box set containing all stories)
Bare-bones version consisting of the six stories in individual clam-shell boxes, with extras limited to commentaries, photo galleries, and productin factoid subtitles.
Expanded edition featuring copious extras for each serial.

The Key to Time: Special Edition

NTSC - Same as 2007 Region 2 version, only published in a single book-like DVD case (similar to that used for the release of Torchwood Series 2 in Region 1) rather than each serial packaged individually (although separate releases of the serials are planned).
  • Region 2 16th November 2009. Titled The Key to Time: The Complete Adventure, this is a reissue of the 2007 version in a new edition.


Target Books was unable to come to an agreement with Douglas Adams to novelise his script, The Pirate Planet, leaving it one of only a half-dozen classic-series episodes never adapted as a book.


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Season 16
The Ribos Operation  • The Pirate Planet  • The Stones of Blood  • The Androids of Tara  • The Power of Kroll  • The Armageddon Factor
Aliens and Enemies of Season 16
The Ribos Operation: Graff Vynda-K  • Shrivenzales  • Ribosians  • White Guardian The Pirate Planet: The Captain  • Mentiads  • Xanxia  • Polyphase Avatron The Stones of Blood: Cessair of Diplos  • Ogri  • The Megara The Androids of Tara: Taran androids  • Taran wood beast  • Grendel of Gracht The Power of Kroll: Thawn  • Swampies  • Kroll The Armageddon Factor: The Marshal  • The Shadow  • Black Guardian  • Mutes

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Up to date as of February 02, 2010
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From Muppet Wiki

The Season 16 cast of Sesame Street.
Petey (played by Eddie Castrodad) is added to the cast.

Sesame Street Season 16 aired from November 19, 1984 to 1985.

Episodes 1966 - 2095 (130 episodes)


Muppet Characters

Anything Muppets, Barkley, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Ernie, Forgetful Jones, Gladys the Cow, Grover, Hoots the Owl, Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Two-Headed Monster

Human Characters

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


Linda Bove, Northern Calloway, Eddie Castrodad, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Sonia Manzano, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, Alaina Reed

Muppets of Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney, Pam Arciero, Kevin Clash, Fred "Garbo" Garver, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Brian Muehl, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Martin P. Robinson, Bryant Young

Guest Stars

Dizzy Gillespie

Season Credits

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This article uses material from the "Season 16 (1984-1985)" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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