Revenge of the Cybermen

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Story Code: 4D / Season 12 UK Airdate: 19 Apr to 10 May 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.)

Netherlands Oct 75 PAL
Bahrain ? PAL
United Arab Emirates 76? PAL
Hong Kong Feb 77 PAL
Australia May 77 PAL
New Zealand Aug 78 PAL
United States* Sep 78 NTSC
Maldives? 78? PAL
Canada Nov 78 NTSC
Gibraltar 79? PAL
Brunei Feb 79 PAL
Nigeria Mar 79 PAL
Swaziland Apr 79 PAL
Chile May 79 NTSC
Mexico Jun 79 NTSC
Malta Nov 79 PAL
Puerto Rico Nov 79? NTSC
Italy Feb 80 PAL
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Ecuador May 80 NTSC
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Colombia Sep 80 NTSC
Brazil 80? PAL
Venezuela 81 NTSC
Honduras ? NTSC
Bahrain Jan 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.
  • This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America); Italian; French; Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); Turkish; and Japanese, and subtitled in Dutch, Croatian, Chinese and Swedish.
  • It was also released as a subtitled VHS in Japan.
  • This story was often shown after The Ark in Space, the stories being screened in production code order.

Italian Cybermen! (1980)


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Monaco Nov 83 PAL
Sri Lanka Jun 84? PAL
Saudi Arabia mid-85? NTSC
Barbados/Saint Lucia Jan 86 NTSC
Trinidad & Tobago Feb 86 NTSC
Armed Forces Network Apr 86 NTSC
Bahamas Sep 86 NTSC
Taiwan Oct 86 NTSC
Yugoslavia Oct 86 PAL
Greece Jan 87 SECAM
Malaysia May 87 PAL
Spain Mar 88 PAL
Turkey Aug 88 PAL
France Apr 89 SECAM
Philippines Aug 89? NTSC
Japan Sep 89 NTSC
Sweden Oct 96 PAL
Poland May 02 PAL
  • Based on the number of known screenings worldwide, this is by far the number one top selling Doctor Who story of all, reaching over 42 countries. (The Ark in Space takes the second position.)
  • The story was later dubbed into German and released on DVD.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Revenge of the Cybermen

  • Part 1: Dr. Who and his friends encounter a strange plague from space.
  • Part 2: Sarah is infected with the plague.
  • Part 3: The Cybermen plan to destroy the planet of gold before the Vogans destroy them.
  • Part 4: Dr. Who and Sarah await the biggest explosion in history.
  • Compilation: After Dr. Who and his friends are exposed to a strange plague, Sarah becomes infected.