The Time Monster

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Story Code: OOO / Season 9 UK Airdate: 20 May to 24 Jun 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.)

Incorrect listing for The Time Monster in Chicago newspaper: probably a description for The Mutants? 10 December 1975
United States Dec 72 NTSC
Guam Jun 73 NTSC
Australia Aug 73 b/w
Hong Kong Sep 73 b/w
Singapore Dec 73 b/w
Gibraltar Jul 74 b/w
Philippines 76 NTSC
Canada Sep 77 NTSC
Saudi Arabia Dec 77 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.
  • For Whose Doctor Who (broadcast on 3 April 1977) a black and white clip was used from The Time Monster as that format was the best copy available at the time.
  • The NTSC tapes were returned from Canada by April 1981.


New Zealand Jan 86 N/PC

US TV Guide descriptions

More Information
Title: Time Monster

  • Episode 1: A scientist activates a mysterious crystal that ages an assistant 60 years.
  • Episode 2: The Master transmits the high priest of the lost city of Atlantis to his laboratory.
  • Episode 3: The Master plans to transport himself to Atlantis to capture the Crystal of Kronos.
  • Episode 4: Both the Master and Doctor Who set off for Atlantis.
  • Episode 5: The Doctor is transported to eternal nothingness and the Master arrives in Atlantis.
  • Episode 6: Dr. Who saves Jo from the monstrous Minotaur that guards the Crystal of Kronos.
  • Compilation: A scientist activates a portion of the powerful crystal that destroyed the civilization of Atlantis.