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A Fix With Sontarans

A Fix With Sontarans

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World Premiere: Sat 23 Feb 1985 - 6:07pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 9 minutes

10.10 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 50 () (UK)




The Doctor is attempting to set up the TARDIS to defend against two Sontaran troopers that are on board, but inadventently activates a matter transporter bringing first Tegan and then a young boy named Gareth Jenkins to the console room - the latter dressed identically to the Doctor! The boy assists the Doctor in operating the TARDIS in readiness, and is revealed by the Sontarans as they arrive as a key defender of Earth in its future, thwarting an invasion - he then saves the day by throwing a switch that releases a gas to kill the Sontarans.

This was an special mini-episode of Doctor Who recorded for the long-running Jim'll Fix It series, with the eight year old Gareth Roberts writing into the show to ask to meet Colin Baker and go into the TARDIS.