Check out the Doctor Who 1201 Master Plan of Sacha Dhawan revealed where the actor takes over the role as The Master!

You may remember Sacha from tv series Mr Selfridge or indeed Last Tango in Halifax. He is even in Dracula, TV Mini-Series currently on UK screens.

Doctor Who 1201 Master

Masters brief history told by Sacha Dhawan

Hi I’m Sacha Dhawan and I’m going to give you a brief history of the Master in as little time as possible I hope!

Let’s go. Just like the Doctor, The Master is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey and as children the two of them were the best of friends. The Master also fled their home planet in a stolen TARDIS but, unlike the Doctor, he chose to travel the universe causing chaos and revelling in wickedness on an epic scale.

When we first met the Master, he was trying to form an alliance with the deadly Nestene Consciousness. The Doctor intervened and the plan was aborted but that didn’t stop the Master from pursuing the Doctor during his exile on Earth in an ongoing bid for power.

Master on Gallifrey

Okay so, the next time the Doctor encountered the Master was on Gallifrey. He had reached the end of his regeneration cycle, and was in a decayed state that had left him with a monstrous appearance. His charm had been replaced by a seething malevolence, leading the Doctor to brand him the ‘quintessence of evil’.

The Master eventually stole another body and began plotting… His plan led to the destruction of Logopolis and only the Doctor was able to prevent this disaster triggering the end of the Universe!

The Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors battled this version of the Master across the galaxies from England in 1215, to the far away world known as ‘the planet of the Cheetah People’.

Master stole another new body

The Master stole another new body after escaping to San Francisco, circa 1999. He almost managed to use the TARDIS to destroy Earth but the Doctor’s travels were unhampered. The Doctor went on to play a key part in the Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks.

So fast forward to the planet Malcassairo, where the resurrected Master was disguised as the kind-hearted, Professor Yana. Even he didn’t know he was actually the Master until a device concealed as a fob watch was opened and his true personality was unleashed, resulting in the Master killing a companion, stealing the TARDIS and leaving the Doctor for dead.

When the Doctor next came face-to-face with the Master he’d regenerated into Harold Saxon, Prime Minister of Great Britain and was trying to replace every living person with a version of himself, a ‘Master race’!

But the Doctor was able to derail his plans and the Master was defeated once again!


The Doctor fought on numerous occasions with his next incarnation Missy, but a big surprise was in store.

The Doctor and his companions are caught on a giant colony ship on the horizon of a black hole. There they discover that loveable passenger, Razor, was actually the Master in disguise!

United with Missy, the two Masters joined forces to bring the Doctor down once and for all. However, in the biggest twist so far, Missy stabbed the Master in the back! Knowing that he was about to die and regenerate into Missy, the Master shot Missy in the back with his laser screwdriver!

And this was where we last found the Master.

Until now…

Master Plan of Sacha Dhawan revealed

So satisfying. Doctor I did say look for the spymaster or should I say spy… Master! Hi!!