The Ribos Operation
|Story Code: 5A / Season 16||UK Airdate: 2 Sep to 23 Sep 1978||Doctor: Tom Baker|
|First airings by location||UK Terrestrial and Satellite Repeats||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||Dec 78?||PAL|
|New Zealand||Apr 80||PAL|
|United States||from May 81 *||NTSC|
|Saudi Arabia||early 86?||PAL|
- (*) OETA and KRMA are two of the first in the United States to screen this and the remaining Tom Baker stories.
- The story was reissued in the early 1990s, during the final WAVE of sales.
US TV Guide descriptions
Title: Ribos Operation
- Part 1: With his new assistant, Romana, the Doctor begins a new odyssey—the search for the Key to Time.
- Part 2: The Doctor locates the first segment of the Key to Time, but he can't release it.
- Part 3: The Doctor, Romana and K9 are caught between savage beasts and deadly weapons.
- Part 4: The Doctor wants the jethrik, and neither the Ribans nor Vynda-Ks men are going to stop him.
- Compilation: With his new assistant, Romana, the Doctor begins a new odyssey—the search for the Key to Time.