The Horns of Nimon

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Story Code: 5L / Season 17 UK Airdate: 22 Dec 1979 to 12 Jan 1980 Doctor: Tom Baker
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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.)

Australia Mar 80 PAL
United Arab Emirates Dec 80? PAL
New Zealand Feb 81 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Gibraltar Apr 82 PAL
Brunei Jul 82? PAL
Swaziland Oct 82 PAL
Canada Jan 83 NTSC
Saudi Arabia mid 86? PAL


  • The story was reissued in the early 1990s, during the final WAVE of sales.
Greece 91? SECAM

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Horns of Nimon

  • Part 1: With the Tardis in for repairs, Dr. Who and Romana get pulled into a gravity whirlpool.
  • Part 2: Romana is trapped aboard a ship full of human sacrifices.
  • Part 3: The Nimon is bull-headed in his resolve to hold onto Romana.
  • Part 4: Armed with the truth about the Nimons, Romana and Dr. Who attempt to thwart the master plan.
  • Compilation: The Doctor and Romana encounter a spaceship carrying human sacrifices to the Minotaur-like Nimon.