Colony in Space

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Story Code: HHH / Season 8 UK Airdate: 10 Apr to 15 May 1971 Doctor: Jon Pertwee
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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.)

United States Oct 72 NTSC
Australia Jan 73 b/w
Guam Mar 73 NTSC
Hong Kong Mar 73 b/w
Singapore May 73 b/w
Gibraltar Feb 74 b/w
Philippines 76 NTSC
Canada 77? NTSC
Saudi Arabia Nov 77 b/w
Korea (South) Mar 78 NTSC
  • The story may have been dubbed into Arabic.
  • It was not sold anywhere in its original PAL format. The tapes had been wiped by the end of 1973.
  • The b/w film-recording of part 2 was not taken from the episode as transmitted but from an earlier edit in error; this had no music or sound effects and also contained a few seconds of additional material that had been removed from the broadcast episode. Only those countries screening the serial in b/w saw this 'extended' version. (The NTSC conversion came from the UK transmission tape.)
  • The NTSC tapes were recovered from Canada by March 1983.


Billing from San Jose's KTEH listings magazine, June 1984
New Zealand Sep 85 N/PC
Ireland Feb 00 PAL

US TV Guide descriptions (1970s Pertwees)

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Title: Colony in Space

  • Episode 1: A space colony—500 years in the future—faces starvation.
  • Episode 2: The evil miners plot against Dr. Who.
  • Episode 3: Jo becomes a hostage.
  • Episode 4: A doomsday machine is discovered in Primitive City. It's part of the fun in "Colony in Space."
  • Episode 5: Primitive City faces discovery by the baddies.
  • Episode 6: Over-reacher of the year: the Master, who is now threatening the entire galaxy with destruction.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Colony in Space

  • Episode 1: A space colony—500 years in the future—faces starvation.
  • Episode 2: Look out, Dr. Who! A giant lizard is after you!
  • Episode 3: Jo is captured by the miners and then by the primitives.
  • Episode 4: Dr. Who discovers a doomsday machine in the Primitive City.
  • Episode 5: The Master forces Dr. Who to lead him to the Primitive City.
  • Episode 6: The Master reveals a plan to destroy the entire galaxy.
  • Compilation: A space colony—500 years in the future—faces extinction by starvation leaping lizards.