The Celestial Toymaker

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Story Code: Y / Season 3 UK Airdate: 2 Apr to 23 Apr 1966 Doctor: William Hartnell
First airings by location UK Terrestrial and Satellite Repeats Previous Story / Next Story

This story aired in the following countries. They are listed in chronological order according to known airdate. (Refer also to Selling Doctor Who for expanded airdates.)

The episode later found in Australia in 1984; Melbourne Age, 12 January 1967
Australia Jan 67 b/w
Barbados Mar 68 b/w
Zambia Jun 68 b/w
New Zealand Apr 69 b/w
Sierra Leone Feb 71 b/w
Singapore Feb 73 b/w
  • New Zealand sent its film prints of this serial to Singapore on 20 September 1972. The sale to Singapore was actually "back-catalogue", as they had already started screening Jon Pertwee stories by this time.
  • Sierra Leone sent its prints back to the BBC in 1974.
  • A print of episode four - "The Final Test" - was found in the ABC's film library in early 1984, and was returned to the BBC on 13 February. The print was missing the "NEXT EPISODE: A HOLIDAY FOR THE DOCTOR" caption. This was because the ABC often chopped out the "NEXT EPISODE" captions from the final episodes because they would sometimes screen serials out of sequence during subsequent repeat runs.


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