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Story Code: 5Q / Season 18 UK Airdate: 27 Sep to 18 Oct 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.)

A somewhat risqué listing from New Zealand Herald for the May/June 1988 repeat
New Zealand Apr 81 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Australia Mar 82 PAL
Brunei Jun 83 PAL
Swaziland Sep 83 PAL
Canada Sep 83 NTSC
Gibraltar Aug 84 PAL
Malaysia Feb 86 PAL
United Arab Emirates May 86 PAL
Saudi Arabia mid 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: Meglos

  • Part 1: Dr. Who is summoned to Tigella when the planet's energy source becomes dangerously unstable.
  • Part 2: Meglos alters his appearance to resemble that of Dr. Who.
  • Part 3: Mistaken for the man who stole the Dodecahdron, Dr. Who faces execution.
  • Part 4: Dr. Who and Romana must stop Meglos from unleashing the power of the Dodecahdron.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who meets his match when he is summoned to Tigella, a planet whose energy source has become unstable.