The Visitation

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Story Code: 5X / Season 19 UK Airdate: 15 Feb to 23 Feb 1982 Doctor: Peter Davison
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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.)

New Zealand Listener issue dated 4 June 1983, with billing for part 1 (aired on 6 June 1983), which kind of gives away the surprise ending to the story!
Australia May 82 PAL
United States from 82 NTSC
New Zealand Jun 83 PAL
Canada Dec 84 NTSC
Netherlands Oct 85 PAL
Gibraltar Jun 86 PAL
United Arab Emirates Apr 87 PAL
Seychelles Jun 87 PAL
Germany Nov 21 PAL
  • This was the only Davison story to screen in the Seychelles.
  • The story was later dubbed into German and released on DVD. It was also released on DVD in the Netherlands (subtitled) in the mid-2000s.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Visitation

  • Part 1: The Doctor travels to 1666 London, where he discovers evidence of alien activity.
  • Part 2: Reptilian creatures from a prison planet plan to take over earth.
  • Part 3: The Doctor, Mace and Tegan are held captive by the Terileptils.
  • Part 4: Nyssa constructs a weapon to destroy the android.
  • Compilation: In 1666 London, the Doctor discovers evidence of alien activity.