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Full page ad in TV Guide, May 29, 1979
The original artwork, courtesy of Bill Hinton
Network: PBS Channel(s): 23
First airing: 1979 Last airing:


  • 1 January 1979: The Tom Baker stories begin, weeknights at 6pm.
  • 18 January 1980: The series stops.
  • 28 September 1980: The series returns, now at 5pm.
  • 7 June 1982: After a complete run, the series moves to 10pm.
  • 1990: Screened the 24 repackaged Jon Pertwee stories.
TV Guide, Oct. 5, 1981
TV Guide, Nov. 23, 1981
TV Guide May 18, 1982

The Peter Davison Movies on WSRE start in April 2018
  • 2 April 2016: Following a run of the new series episodes, the Tom Baker stories are repeated, shown as omnibuses, Saturdays at 10pm. 6-parters are split in half, with parts 1-3 one week, then 4-6 the following week.
  • 1 April 2017: The Peter Davison stories commence. Rights issues prevent Earthshock, The Five Doctors and Resurrection of the Daleks from playing.
  • 9 September 2017: The Colin Baker stories play; Revelation of the Daleks is skipped.
  • 11 November 2017: Tom Baker is repeated - two full omnibus stories air each Saturday night. The run stops at The Invasion of Time.
  • 7 April 2018: Two Peter Davison stories air each Saturday, followed by Colin Baker in the same pattern. The Davisons and Bakers are then repeated until 18 November 2018.
  • 16 December 2018: Another showing of the Tom Baker "movies", which play through to the end of 2019 and on into 2020...
  • 21 November 2020: The series ends following a run of "Tom Baker Movies".