Destiny of the Daleks

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Story Code: 5J / Season 17 UK Airdate: 1 Sep to 22 Sep 1979 Doctor: Tom Baker
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 Feb 80 PAL
United Arab Emirates Nov 80? PAL
New Zealand Dec 80 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Swaziland? Dec 81? PAL
Brunei 82? PAL
Canada Oct 82 NTSC
Malaysia Apr 86 PAL
Saudi Arabia mid 86? PAL
  • The stories of this season often aired in production order.
  • Possibly also Taiwan in late 1986, if billings for Genesis of the Daleks as a 4-parter had the incorrect title.


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Philippines Aug 89? NTSC
Greece 91? SECAM

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Destiny of the Daleks

  • Part 1: Dr. Who and Romana travel to Skaro, where they encounter the Doctor's archemies—the Daleks.
  • Part 2: The Movellans intend to use Dr. Who to discover the purpose of the Daleks.
  • Part 3: Dr. Who and Romana are trapped underground as the Daleks advance.
  • Part 4: The Doctor and Romana must defeat the Daleks without unleashing a greater terror.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who and Romana encounter the Doctor's archemies—the Daleks.