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Story Code: 5Z / Season 19 UK Airdate: 4 Jan to 12 Jan 1982 Doctor: Peter Davison
First airings by location UK Repeats / Foreign Cable and Satellite Previous Story / Next Story

This story aired in the following known countries. They are listed in chronological order according to known airdate. If no month is noted, the actual airdate is not confirmed, and is a close approximate. (Refer also to Selling Doctor Who for expanded airdates.)

Australia Apr 82 PAL
United States from 82 NTSC
New Zealand Mar 83 PAL
Canada Sep 84 NTSC
Gibraltar Apr 86 PAL
United Arab Emirates Jan 87 PAL
Germany Oct 21 PAL
  • The story was later dubbed into German and released on DVD.
Publicity Card 5Z.jpg Publicity Card 5Z side 2.jpg
  • Synopsis publicity card issued by BBC Enterprises Ltd for Castrovalva

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Castrovalva

  • Part 1: A regeneration process produces a youthful, new Doctor Who.
  • Part 2: The Doctor's recuperation is anything but restful—he's abducted by a group of warriors.
  • Part 3: The Doctor attempts to explain "recursive occlusion." Portreeve: Neil Tonay.
  • Part 4: The sham of "Castrovalva" is revealed by the Doctor.
  • Compilation: Following a regeneration process, the youthful, new Doctor is quickly abducted by a group of warriors.