Pyramids of Mars

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Story Code: 4G / Season 13 UK Airdate: 25 Oct to 15 Nov 1975 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 77? PAL
Australia Feb 78 PAL
United States* Oct 78 NTSC
New Zealand Oct 78 PAL
Hong Kong Jan 79 PAL
Rhodesia Jan 79 PAL
Canada Mar 79 NTSC
Gibraltar 79? PAL
Brunei May 79 PAL
Chile c May 79 NTSC
Nigeria Jun 79 PAL
Mexico Jul 79 NTSC
Puerto Rico Jan 80? NTSC
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Italy Feb 80 PAL
Swaziland Mar 80 PAL
Brazil 80? PAL
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Colombia Oct 80 NTSC
Ecuador Jan 81 NTSC
Venezuela 81 NTSC
Honduras ? NTSC
Bahrain 82? PAL
  • (*) 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.
  • On TV, it was often shown before Planet of Evil, the stories being screened in production code order.
  • This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America); Italian; Japanese; Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); and subtitled in Swedish. It was also released on subtitled VHS in Japan, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
  • The United Arab Emirates returned some of the tapes of this story to the BBC in 1991.


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Monaco Dec 83 PAL
Sri Lanka May 84 PAL
Saudi Arabia mid-85? NTSC
Trinidad & Tobago Dec 85 NTSC
Armed Forces Network May 86 NTSC
Barbados/Saint Lucia May 86 NTSC
Seychelles May 87 PAL
Spain Apr 88 PAL
Japan Dec 89 NTSC
Sweden Nov 96 PAL
  • The story was released on DVD in the Netherlands in the mid-2000s.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Pyramids of Mars

  • Episode 1: An Egyptian professor summons the power of an ancient god.
  • Episode 2: The evil god Sutekh awakens in his tomb.
  • Episode 3: The Doctor loses a confrontation with his adversary.
  • Episode 4: Dr. Who battles the evil god Sutekh.
  • Compilation: An Egyptian professor summons the power of an ancient god.