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PORTUGAL is west of Spain.


Doctor Who did not screen on any local Portuguese television stations in the period that we cover in BroaDWcast.

In the late 1980s, British satellite channels such as Super Channel and BBC Prime (see Cable and Satellite) may have been available in Portugal.

And those in north Portugal, close to the border with Galicia, the north western region of Spain, may have been able to view the Tom Baker stories airing on channel TVG (as "Doutor Who") that commenced from February 1988. (The Galician dialect shares much with Portuguese.)

The DVD release of The Five Doctors had Portuguese as a subtitle language option:

Five Doctors subtitled


In 1982, Editorial Presença, published the first of ten Portuguese translations of Target novelisations as part of their "Colecção Andrómeda" range; the other nine were published in 1983:

Gallery of Portuguese Target adaptations (in story order)
Wraparound cover of The Zarbi

These paperbacks featured unique wrap-around artwork covers.

Portugal in Doctor Who

  • The Brazilian native, Latoni, speaks Portuguese (Black Orchid).