Horror of Fang Rock

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Story Code: 4V / Season 15 UK Airdate: 3 Sep to 24 Sep 1977 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.)

United Arab Emirates Jun 78? PAL
United States* Dec 78 NTSC
Australia Feb 79 PAL
Chile c May 79 NTSC
Mexico Jan 80 NTSC
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Gibraltar Apr 80? PAL
Puerto Rico Jul 80? NTSC
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Colombia Oct 80 NTSC
Canada Dec 80 NTSC
Ecuador Dec 80 NTSC
Brazil 80? PAL
Brunei 80? PAL
Swaziland? 81? PAL
Venezuela 82? NTSC
Honduras ? NTSC
  • (*) The US date is based on the airdates for WTEV, which was the first US station to screen the initial package of 98 Tom Baker episodes.
  • This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America).
  • It was during a 1987 broadcast of this story on Chicago's WTTW that "Max Headroom" hijacked the signal: "The Max Headroom Pirating Incident"


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia early 86? NTSC
Armed Forces Network Jul 86 NTSC
New Zealand Sep 87 PAL
  • The story was released on DVD in the Netherlands in the mid-2000s.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Horror of Fang Rock

  • Part 1: The Doctor and Leela investigate a dark lighthouse on Fang Rock.
  • Part 2: Survivors of a shipwreck seek refuge at the mysterious lighthouse.
  • Part 3: The list of victims grows, but there is no trace of the killer.
  • Part 4: The killer reveals himself and battles Dr. Who and Leela.
  • Compilation: The Doctor and Leela investigate disappearances at a mysterious lighthouse.