The Curse of Peladon

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Story Code: MMM / Season 9 UK Airdate: 29 Jan to 19 Feb 1972 Doctor: Jon Pertwee
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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.)

Cover of the BBC Enterprises sale info sheet for the serial that was sent to potential buyers
United States Nov 72 NTSC
Guam 72 or 73 NTSC
Australia May 73 b/w
Hong Kong Jun 73 b/w
Singapore Sep 73 b/w
Gibraltar May 74 b/w
Philippines 76 NTSC
Canada Nov 76 NTSC
Saudi Arabia Mar 78? b/w
  • The story may have been dubbed into Arabic.
  • It was not sold anywhere in its original PAL format. The tapes had been wiped by the end of 1973.
  • The NTSC tapes were returned from Canada by April 1981, but some were in such a poor state that they clogged up on play-back.
  • The tapes were repaired in time for a repeat screening in the UK in July 1982, but too late for them to be included as part of the 1983 reissue of just the complete colour Pertwee stories for syndication in the United States.


  • It was eventually released in early 1985, as part of a package of all 24 Jon Pertwee stories, and sold to the United States, as a NTSC to PAL conversion in Australia (in May 86, for the first time in colour), and later again to Canada.
  • It also aired for the first time in:
New Zealand Nov 85 N/PC
Ireland Mar 00 PAL

US TV Guide descriptions (1970s Pertwees)

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Title: The Curse of Peladon

  • Episode 1: Mistaken identity involves Dr. Who in intergalactic intrigue.
  • Episode 2: Clay pigeon: Dr. Who's been framed, and soon may be a dead duck.
  • Episode 3:  
  • Episode 4: It looks like curtains for Dr. Who until his assailant springs a life-saving surprise.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Curse of Peladon

  • Episode 1: Mistaken identity involves Dr. Who in intergalactic intrigue.
  • Episode 2: Dr. Who is framed.
  • Episode 3: Dr. Who is menaced by monsters and battered by beasts.
  • Episode 4: Dr. Who's assailant springs a lifesaving surprise.
  • Compilation: The Tardis lands on the planet of Peladon, where a case of mistaken identity involves Dr. Who in intergalactic intrigue.