Full Circle

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Story Code: 5R / Season 18 UK Airdate: 25 Oct to 15 Nov 1980 Doctor: Tom Baker
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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.)

BBC video tape label for Full Circle part 4, used in New Zealand in 1981
New Zealand May 81 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Australia Mar 82 PAL
Brunei Aug 83? PAL
Canada Oct 83 NTSC
Swaziland Oct 83 PAL
Gibraltar Sep 84 PAL
Malaysia Mar 86 PAL
United Arab Emirates Jun 86 PAL
Saudi Arabia May/June 86? PAL
Philippines Aug 89? NTSC
Germany Sep 21 PAL
  • The story was later dubbed into German and released on DVD.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Full Circle

  • Part 1: On a voyage home to Gallifrey, Dr. Who and Romana are diverted to the planet Alzarius.
  • Part 2: The marsh creatures rampage the planet under fog cover.
  • Part 3: The Starliners' preparations for departure prove to be an empty ritual.
  • Part 4: The Doctor gives evolution a small boost.
  • Compilation: In "Full Circle," Dr. Who and Romana are diverted to the planet Alzarius on a voyage home.