Recap: Inspector Spacetime

This is the "recap" page for Inspector Spacetime.note 
The Twelve Inspectors, 1962-2014

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    First Inspector 

Season 1
  1. A Timeless Man
  2. The Blorgons (a.k.a The Throwbacks)
  3. The Tip of Ruin
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
  5. The Gloom of Aquanus
  6. The Incas
  7. The Radarmen
  8. Reign of the Nightmare (a.k.a The Spanish Inquisition)

Season 2
  1. The Case of the Open Dimensioniser Door
  2. The Blorgon Incursion of Midgar
  3. The Saviour
  4. The Carthaginians
  5. The Sphere of Strands
  6. The Two Princes' Murder
  7. The Time Gallery
  8. The Marathon Pursuit
  9. The Spacetime Rabble-Rouser

Season 3
  1. Solar System 16 (one of the infamous "lost" serials)
  2. Journey to Déjà Vu (lost)
  3. The Legend Locators (lost)
  4. The Blorgons' Cunning Scheme (episodes 1, 3–4, 6–9, & 11–12 lost)
  5. The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (lost)
  6. The Hulk
  7. The Transcendental Tinker
  8. The Desperadoes
  9. The Noble Savages
  10. The Peacemakers

Season 4
  1. The Opium Dealers
  2. The Lost Asteroid

    Second Inspector 

Season 4 (Continued)
  1. The Might of the Blorgons
  2. The Netherlanders
  3. The Sunken Peril
  4. The Sun HQ
  5. The Crusta Infestation
  6. The De-Faced Doppelgängers
  7. The Beneficence of the Blorgons

Season 5
  1. The Retirement Home of the Circuit-Chaps
  2. The Unspeakable Lavamen
  3. The Sulphur Soldiers
  4. The Saviour of Earth
  5. The Underground of Doom
  6. Rage of the Depths
  7. The Cube in Time

Season 6
  1. The Servitors
  2. The Infinite Cyclorama
  3. The Revolution
  4. The Crütonnes
  5. The Spores of Doom
  6. The Time Bootleggers
  7. The Crime Sports

    Third Inspector 

Season 7
  1. Vanguard of the Void
  2. Inspector Spacetime and the Case of the Eocenes
  3. The Envoys of Entropy
  4. Abaddon

Season 8
  1. Return of the Nylans
  2. The Phobia Parasite
  3. The Talons of Asox
  4. Communality Above the Atmosphere
  5. The Kittens

Season 9
  1. Night of the Blorgons
  2. The Inspector's Mad Holiday
  3. The Ocean Demons
  4. The Throwbacks
  5. The Space Creature

Season 10
  1. The Three Inspectors
  2. Circus of Creatures
  3. The Border of Time
  4. Satellite of the Blorgons
  5. The Blue Ruination

Season 11
  1. The Space Viking
  2. Incursion of the Mastodons
  3. Funeral of the Blorgons
  4. The Inspector's Mad Holiday, Part Two
  5. Return to the Sphere of Strands

    Fourth Inspector 

Season 12
  1. Android
  2. The Trawler in Time
  3. The Rostraan Scientific Method
  4. Exodus of the Blorgons
  5. Reappearance of the Circuit-Chaps

Season 13
  1. Horror of the Asterozoids
  2. The Good World
  3. Ziggurats of Venus
  4. The Robot Revolution
  5. The Moribund Mind
  6. The Spores of Death

Season 14
  1. The Festival of Atropa
  2. The Foot of Terror
  3. The Lethal Murderer
  4. The Visage of Villainy
  5. The Mechanical Men of Doom
  6. The Claws of Shennong

Season 15
  1. Terror at Tooth Point
  2. The Unseen Threat
  3. Photo of the Dahlfen
  4. The Star Creators
  5. Blood and Servos
  6. Afterworld
  7. The Theft of Space

Season 16
(Season 16 has a single general story arc: "The Bolt of Space.")
  1. The Sobor Development
  2. The Buccaneer Comet
  3. The Megaliths of Plasma
  4. The Robots of Arat
  5. The Might of Zorl
  6. The Doomsday Scenario

Season 17
  1. Fortuity of the Blorgons
  2. The Mona Lisa Caper
  3. The Monster in the Crevasse
  4. Night Terrors of Nede
  5. The Tusks of Pigator
  6. Ashata (never aired)

Season 18
  1. The Nest of Free Time
  2. Kaktos
  3. Infinite Loop
  4. Vampires From Space!
  5. Return of the Infinite Cyclorama
  6. Oddly Out of Place
  7. Mathsville

    Fifth Inspector 

Season 19
  1. The Persistence of Memory
  2. Doomsday at Four O'Clock
  3. Sorta
  4. The Arrival
  5. The Stinging Nettles
  6. Endingshock
  7. Space-Break

Season 20
  1. Rainbow of Eternity
  2. Samba of the Cobra
  3. Mawdrone Alive
  4. Genesis
  5. The Dark Ages
  6. The Queen's Angels

20th Anniversary Special
  • Five Inspectors, One Time Booth

Season 21
(Note: The Fifth Inspector's last story was so badly handled that a large number of staff left the show in frustration. It was around this time that the person in charge of episode titles quit as well, leading to a replacement who started taking pot shots at the stories. Surprisingly, the Sixth Doctor's first story was spared this treatment, due to how well received it was.)
  1. The Ocean's Teeth
  2. The Slumbering
  3. The End of the Line
  4. The Recollection of the Blorgons
  5. Moon of Water
  6. The Hills of Androgyny (working title: Dear Jesus, We Messed Up)note 

    Sixth Inspector 

Season 21 (Continued)
  1. The Triplicate Catastrophe

Season 22
(Note: Season 22 has become notorious as the season in which the behind-the scenes drama tended to leak onto the screen. Around this time, the person tampering with episode titles started to get more and more daring.)
  1. Ennui of the Circuit-Chaps (working title: Overused Cliche of the Circuit-Chaps)
  2. Brouhaha on Beeb (working title: Help- Overworked, Overpaid, Taking the Piss)
  3. The Mask of the Maharani (working title: The Martyr of the Macaroni)
  4. The Only Inspector (working title: The Andinodyne Gratuity)
  5. Spacewhip (working title, somewhat infamously: Lameshit)
  6. Corporation of the Blorgons (working title: Bugger This Corporation—of the Blorgons)

1985 Blue Peter Guest Segment

  • A Blue Badge for the Rostatraans (working title: They Still Haven't Found Out I'm Messing with the Titles on Purpose and I'm Grateful we Didn't do that Planned Crossover with Jimmy Saville- I Just Know he's Traumatised Half Those Children on his Show)

Season 23
(collected as 'Internal Investigation of the Inspector')
  1. The Obvious World (working title: Graham Got A Bad Report On His Health: Showed Up To Filming Utterly Trolleyed And Is Taking It Out On The Writers)
  2. Mindscrew (working title: Graham's Intervention And Subsequent Emotional Breakdown- Threatened To Leave The Show So We're Making The Next Story Rife With Innuendo To Cheer Him Up)
  3. The Lady-Bits People (working title: It Didn't Work- Graham Chapman's Calling It Quits After This One And Is Going To Give Us All A Colossal Bollocking If We Don't Write Him A Final Story Next)
  4. The Abominable Ally (AKA The Worst Thing I Ever Loved)

(Note: The BTV found that the final story of Season 23 had been sabotaged by the aforementioned irate script editor with permanent marker, leading to a large investigation, their immediate dismissal, and a very inconvenient need to rewrite the story at the last minute. After the incident, the title of the episode allegedly read: "SO LONG MONTY PYTHON WASHOUT, YOU MASSIVE COC—[unitelligible scribbles as marker was forcefully yanked from page mid-stroke, followed by a new message, neatly written in pen] We duly apologize for this disruptive vandalism of our Inspector Spacetime Scripts. We promise it will not happen again. Sincerely, Johnny Haddon Downes, Executive Producer")

    Seventh Inspector 

Season 24
  1. Space or the Maharani
  2. Perdition High-rise
  3. Omega and the Postmen
  4. Krakenice

Season 25
  1. Oblivion of the Blorgons
  2. The Melancholy Mafia
  3. Bronze Friends
  4. The Worst Fête in Aeons

Season 26
(Note: Season 26 is seen as an attempt to retool the show, which backfired catastrophically and resulted in its imposed hiatus.)
  1. Cattlefield
  2. Spectre Night
  3. The Spell of Roomion
  4. Failure

30th Anniversary Special
  • Concepts of Space

The Seventh Inspector's adventures continue in the Veteran Old Expeditions animated Series of Inspector Spacetime.

    Eighth Inspector 

Made for TV Movie
  • Inspector Spacetime (a.k.a The Hero Without)
50th anniversary webisode
  • The Twilight of the Inspector

    The Unknown Inspector 
US Inspector Spacetime 2012 Thanksgiving Special
  • The Harvest of the Inspectors
Web Specials
  1. Turbines of Peace (60-minute adaptation from the 2013 best-selling novel)
  2. The First Night (prequel to the 50th anniversary special)

    Ninth Inspector 

Series 1 / Season 27
  1. Lily
  2. The Creation of Earth
  3. The Riotous Living
  4. Humans of Westminster (part 1 of 2)
  5. The Tenth Crusade (part 2 of 2)
  6. Blorgon
  7. Short Work
  8. Mothering Sunday
  9. The Cambiare Machine (part 1 of 2)
  10. A Spacetime Musical (part 2 of 2)
  11. Explodingville
  12. Good Lamb (part 1 of 2)
  13. The Intersection of the Parallels (part 2 of 2)

    Tenth Inspector 
2004 Charity Telethon
  • Created Anew

2004 Christmas Special
  • The Xmas Rebellion

2004 Interactive Special

  • Assault of the Larhxe

Series 2 / Season 28
  1. Old Planet
  2. The Teddy Bears' Picnic
  3. The Embarrassing 15th Anniversary Reunion
  4. The Boy on the Mantle
  5. Rise of the Circuits (part 1 of a 2)
  6. The Age of Clang (part 2 of a 2)
  7. The Boob Tube
  8. The Probable World (part 1 of 2)
  9. The God Spire (part 2 of 2)
  10. Hate & Heroes
  11. Love Him
  12. The Zombie Navy (part 1 of 2)
  13. Apocalypse (part 2 of 2)

2005 Christmas Special
  • The Bride at the Altar

Series 3 / Season 29
  1. Fry and Laurie
  2. The Chaucer Puzzle
  3. Light Traffic
  4. Blorgons in Hollywood (part 1 of 2)
  5. Creationism of the Blorgons (part 2 of 2)
  6. The Nicodemus Examination
  7. The Answer
  8. The Identity of the Inspector (part 1 of 2)
  9. The Anger of the Inspector (part 2 of 2)
  10. Stare
  11. Dystopia (part 1 of 3)
  12. The Blaring of Horns (part 2 of 3)
  13. First of the Infinity Knights (part 3 of 3)

2006 Absolutely Inspector Spacetime Animated Serial

  • The Scarce Voyage

2006 Charity Telethon
  • Space Wreck

2006 Christmas Special
  • Journey of the Blessed

Series 4 / Season 30
  1. Accomplices of Good
  2. The Water of Venice
  3. World of the Radarmen
  4. The Rostraan Ruse (part 1 of 2)
  5. The Curing Sea (part 2 of 2)
  6. Son of the Inspector
  7. The Owl and the Pussycat
  8. Terror in the Shadows (part 1 of 2)
  9. Quiet in the Church (part 2 of 2)
  10. Noon
  11. Turn Right
  12. Return to Earth (part 1 of 2)
  13. Odyssey's Beginning (part 2 of 2)

2008 Proms Special

  • Song of the Dodecahedrons (a.k.a Ballad of the Inspector)

2008 Specials
  1. The Previous Inspector (Harry Potter franchise crossover)
  2. World of the Living
  3. The Deserts of Venus

CGI-animated Special

  • Sleepytown

2008 Specials (Continued)

  1. The Last Minutes

    Eleventh Inspector 

Series 5 / Season 31

  1. The Clock Strikes Eleven
  2. The Icon Above
  3. Return of the Revenge of the Blorgons
  4. Stare Into Darkness (part 1 of 2)
  5. See No Evil (part 2 of 2)
  6. Fangs in Florence
  7. Morton's Fork
  8. The Starveling World (part 1 of 2)
  9. The Earth Bites Back (part 2 of 2)
  10. Inspector Gidget
  11. The Inspector That Wouldn't Leave
  12. The Promethium Closes (part 1 of 2)
  13. The Horrendous Space Kablooie (part 2 of 2)

2009 Christmas Special
  1. A Christmas Story

Red Nose Day Special, April 2011
  1. Spacetime

Series 6 / Season 32

  1. Rise of the Quiet (part 1 of 2)
  2. Day of the Sun (part 2 of 2)
  3. The Blessing of the White Squares
  4. The Inspector's Ex
  5. Sins of the Eyes (part 1 of 2)
  6. Sins of the World (part 2 of 2)
  7. A Pleasant Chap Stays At Home (part 1 of 2)
  8. Let's Kill Hitler note  (part 2 of 2)
  9. Day Dreams
  10. The Child Who Left
  11. The Satan Theorem
  12. Grand Opening (working title: Why Won't You Leave Us Alone, Inspector!)
  13. Brooke Gets Hitched

2010 Christmas Special
  1. The 1981 Inspector Spacetime Holiday Special

Series 7 / Season 33 (2011)

Script to Screen Special

  • Prouder than Platinum

Series Prequel

  • Lake Hobbies

  1. Bedlam of the Blorgons (working title: Nothing But Blorgons)
  2. Cavemen on a UFO
  3. A Village Called Sympathy
  4. Squared
  5. The Last of the Snarling Lions


  • Return to Sender (Epilogue to The Last of the Snarling Lions)

2011 Charity Minisode

  • The Private Investigator

Web Special

  • Rostatraan Hymns

2011 Summer Solstice Special
  • When the Sun Falls

Web Special

  • The Skirmish of Angel's March: The Next Day

Series 7 / Season 33 (2012)

  1. Pokers and Tongs
  2. The Torcs of Vortigern
  3. The Great Game
  4. Seek (working title: The Seeker in the Scheme)
  5. Around the Century in 80 Yesterdays
  6. The Turquoise Terror
  7. Daydream in Bronze (working title: The First of the Circuit-Chaps)
  8. The Alias of the Inspector (working title: Requiem for Brooke Rhapsody)
  9. The Night of the Inspector—50th anniversary special (75 min.) (preceded by the webisode "The Twilight of the Inspector")

Web Special

  1. Quincy and the Quiet Men (Prequel to "The Alias of the Inspector")

Home Video Bonus Specials

  1. The Databotique
  2. Fire Demons
  3. Geneva and the Booth

2012 Christmas Special
  • The Golden Jubilee of the Inspector

    Twelfth Inspector 

Series 8 / Season 34 (2013)
  1. Twelfth Knight (working title: Shallow Breathing)
  2. Behind the Blorgon
  3. Android of Camelot
  4. Look
  5. Space Swindle
  6. The Flatsitter
  7. Save the Satellite
  8. The Mysterious Affair at the Vampire's
  9. Waveband
  10. These Dark Satanic Mills
  11. Bright Air
  12. Life In Hell (working title: Sergeant-at-Arms)

2013 Christmas Special
  • Christmas in July

Series 9 / Season 35(2014)
  1. The Sorcerer's Superior

    Undated stories and episodes 
Out of Time

  1. The "Sixty Second Time" AKA "Minute By Minute" as well as "The Groundhog Minute" This was a special one hour and two minute episode.
  2. Time And Time Again. (actually The "Sixty Second Time" with the scenes in different order). The producers claim the revision was to try and make "more" sense of all 62 individual minutes, stating the editor got confused by the many short bits. Many fans believe it was a poor attempt to satisfy a contractual obligation. This was a less than special one hour and two minute episode.

The Lil' Inspector Episodes

Long thought lost to history, the Lil' Inspector episodes starring a young Sean Pantwhistle were finally included on the Special Edition of the Eleventh Doctor box set.

  1. Triumph Of The Space Planet
  2. The Boy Who Wrote Yesterday
  3. Good Tidings

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