The Seeds of Doom

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Story Code: 4L / Season 13 UK Airdate: 31 Jan to 6 Mar 1976 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.)

Netherlands Jul 76 PAL
United Arab Emirates Jun 77 PAL
Australia Mar 78 PAL
United States* Oct 78 NTSC
Gibraltar 79? PAL
New Zealand Jun 79 PAL
Chile Jun 79 NTSC
Mexico Sep 79 NTSC
Nigeria Oct 79 PAL
Canada Dec 79 NTSC
Brunei Dec 79 PAL
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Puerto Rico Mar 80? NTSC
Colombia Mar 80 NTSC
Hong Kong Jun 80 PAL
Ecuador Jul 80 NTSC
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Brazil 80? PAL
Swaziland Jan 81 PAL
Venezuela 81 NTSC
Honduras ? NTSC
  • (*) 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); Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); and subtitled in Dutch.


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia late 85? NTSC
Armed Forces Network May 86 NTSC
Trinidad & Tobago Aug 86 NTSC
Barbados/Saint Lucia Oct 86 NTSC
Spain May 88 PAL

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Seeds of Doom

  • Part 1: Dr. Who is summoned to the Antarctic to examine a vegetable pod discovered in the ice.
  • Part 2: The Doctor and Sarah face the deadly Krynoid.
  • Part 3: An eccentric millionaire steals a pod for his botany collection.
  • Part 4: The Krynoid develops quickly on Chase's country manor.
  • Part 5: The Krynoid unites the vegetables in a revolt against the animal world.
  • Part 6: Dr. Who joins the world ecology experts to overcome the Krynoid.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who is summoned to the Antarctic to examine a vegetable pod discovered in the ice.