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In pictures: The Cybermen return

Rise of the Cybermen, 2006

The Cybermen, one of Doctor Who's most popular adversaries, return this month in a two-part adventure.

The Tenth Planet, 1966

They made their first appearance in the series in 1966's The Tenth Planet - the last episode to feature William Hartnell.

The Moonbase, 1967

The Doctor next encountered the malevolent metallic menace in The Moonbase, a four-part adventure broadcast in 1967.

The Tomb of the Cybermen, 1967

The Doctor met them again that year when he travelled to the planet Telos, setting for The Tomb of the Cybermen.

The Wheel in Space, 1968

Doctor Who companion Zoe Heriot (Wendy Padbury) got a nasty shock from a Cyberman in 1968's The Wheel in Space.

The Invasion, 1968

St Paul's Cathedral in London provided a vivid backdrop to a Cybermen attack in 1968 adventure The Invasion.

Revenge of the Cybermen, 1975

The evil cyborgs returned in 1975's Revenge of the Cybermen - partly shot in Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset.

Earthshock, 1982

The Cybermen's reappearance in 1982's Earthshock led to the death of the Doctor's assistant Adric (Matthew Waterhouse).

The Five Doctors, 1983

A Cyberman met an explosive end in The Five Doctors, produced to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary in 1983.

Rise of the Cybermen, 2006

The Cybermen have been extensively redesigned for their latest adventure, which begins in the UK on 13 May.

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