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'''[[Wikipedia:Costa Rica|COSTA RICA]]''' is located in Central America, between [[Nicaragua]] and Panama.  
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'''[[Wikipedia:Costa Rica|COSTA RICA]]''' is part of the [[:Category:Central America|Central American]] isthmus, between [[Nicaragua]] and [[Panama]].  
 
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==Profile==  
 
==Profile==  
  
 
{| {{small-table}}  
 
{| {{small-table}}  
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''Country Number (??)'''||1980||[[Selling Doctor Who|SECOND WAVE]]  
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|'''Country Number (33)'''||1971 and 1980||[[Selling Doctor Who|SECOND WAVE]]  
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''Region'''||[[:Category:Central America| Central America]]||.
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|'''Region'''||[[:Category:Central America| Central America]]||
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''Television commenced'''||1958||.
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|'''Television commenced'''||1958||
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|'''Colour System'''||1973||[[:Wikipedia:NTSC|NTSC]]  
 
|'''Colour System'''||1973||[[:Wikipedia:NTSC|NTSC]]  
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''[[WRTH|Population]]'''||19xx|| xx mill
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|'''[[WRTH|Population]]'''||1972||1.7 million
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|-
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|'''[[WRTH|TV Sets]]'''||1972||120,000
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|'''[[WRTH|Population]]'''||1984|| 2.3 million
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''[[WRTH|TV Sets]]'''||19xx|| xx mill
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|'''[[WRTH|TV Sets]]'''||1984|| 450,000
 
|-  
 
|-  
|'''Language/s'''||[[Spanish]]||.
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|'''Language/s'''||[[Spanish]]||Dubbed
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
|}
 
|}
  
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==Television Stations / Channels==
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Costa Rica began its television service in 1958, when [[Wikipedia:Teletica|Televisora de Costa Rica – Canal 7]] (aka Teletica) was launched. 
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By the early 1970s, there were five television broadcasters.
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'''Dr Misterio''' aired on '''[[Wikipedia:Teletica|Televisora de Costa Rica – Canal 7]]''' in the 1970s, and on '''Corporation Costarricense de Televisión – Canal 6''' in the 1980s.
  
==Television Stations / Channels==
 
  
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==Language/s==
  
Costa Rica began its television service in 1958.  
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The principal language of Costa Rica is [[Spanish]]. Foreign television programmes are dubbed into [[Spanish]].  
  
*Broadcaster: '''Corporation Costarricense de Television'''.
 
  
*'''Channel 6'''
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=='''DOCTOR WHO IN COSTA RICA (DR MISTERIO)'''==
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[[File:Dr Misterio logo.JPG|200px|right|Doctor Misterio logo]]
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In Latin America countries, '''Doctor Who''' was known as '''Dr Misterio'''.
  
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Costa Rica was the approximately the '''33rd''' country to screen '''Doctor Who'''.
  
=='''DOCTOR WHO (EL DR MISTERIO) IN COSTA RICA'''==
 
  
 
==[[BBC Records]]==
 
==[[BBC Records]]==
  
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A BBC memo dated '''10 December 1973''' lists Costa Rica as receiving prints dubbed into [[Spanish]] of serials {{A}}, {{B}}, {{C}}, {{E}}, {{F}}, {{G}}, {{J}}, {{L}}, {{N}}, {{Q}} and {{R}}. Interestingly, the country is not named in any other documentation covering sales of [[William Hartnell stories]], and yet the series aired there in 1971. (The existing sales documentation does record two sales of the same stories to [[Chile]]: could it be that the "second" sale was actually to Costa Rica?) 
  
A BBC memo dated 10 December 1973 lists Costa Rica as receiving prints dubbed into [[Spanish]] of serials {{A}}, {{B}}, {{C}}, {{E}}, {{F}}, {{G}}, {{J}}, {{L}}, {{N}}, {{Q}} and {{R}}, but this is clearly a mistake, as the country is not named in any other documentation covering sales of [[William Hartnell stories]].  
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In '''The Eighties''' - [http://www.shillpages.com/howe/b-dw80s.htm THE LOST CHAPTERS], records a sale of '''"(1)"''' story to Costa Rica (by 10 February 1987). However, this figure cannot be accurate, as the TV listings summaries clearly illustrate many more stories were purchased by Costa Rica. (Unless one story was repeated over 80 times?!)
  
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Costa Rica is not named in any of the '''DWM''' story Archives.
  
In '''The Eighties''' - [http://www.shillpages.com/howe/b-dw80s.htm THE LOST CHAPTERS], records a sale of '''"(1)"''' story to Costa Rica (by 10 February 1987). However, this figure cannot be accurate, as the TV listings summaries clearly illustrate many more stories were purchased by Costa Rica.
 
  
Costa Rica is not listed under any of the '''DWM''' story Archives.
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==Stories bought and broadcast==
  
Around the time that Costa Rica was screening '''Doctor Who''', [[Nicaragua]] was also screening the series. (And screenings also purported but not yet confirmed in [[Brazil]], [[Guatemala]] and [[Ecuador]] around the same time.)
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===[[William Hartnell stories|WILLIAM HARTNELL]]===
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[[File:Costa080671.jpg|thumb|right|250px|First Episode, 5.00pm, 8 June 1971]]
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Twelve stories, 56 episodes:
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{| {{small-table}}
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|-
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|A||[[An Unearthly Child]]||4
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|-
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|B||[[The Daleks]]||7
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|-
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|C||[[Inside the Spaceship]]||2
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|-
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|E||[[The Keys of Marinus]]||6
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|-
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|F||[[The Aztecs]]||4
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|-
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|G||[[The Sensorites]]||6
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|-
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|J||[[Planet of Giants]]||3
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|-
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|K||[[The Dalek Invasion of Earth]]||6
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|-
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|L||[[The Rescue]]||2
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|-
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|N||[[The Web Planet]]||6
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|-
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|Q||[[The Space Museum]]||4
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|-
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|R||[[The Chase]]||6
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|-
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|}
  
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Costa Rica therefore bought the standard package of GROUP A, B, C and D of the [[William Hartnell stories]] dubbed into [[Spanish]].
  
==Stories bought and broadcast==
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The programme was supplied as 16mm black and white film prints with [[Spanish]] soundtracks.
  
As noted above, '''The Eighties''' records a sale of just one story by 10 February 1987, however it's clear that this total is far from being accurate. (Unless one story was repeated over 80 times!)
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The sale to Costa Rica may even have been handled through Time-Life Films. Was it the successful sale of the Hartnells to Costa Rica that sealed the deal between the BBC and Time-Life for the sale of the [[Jon Pertwee stories]] into US syndication a year later?
  
* According to this blog,  [http://www.89decibeles.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=1942&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=4eaf3eed4f0a78ebb99f53873d5c4bce DR MISTERIO], a series of [[Tom Baker stories]] aired in 1978-1979, however the years that are cited are incorrect.
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====Origin of the Prints?====
  
* And this blogger, says the series aired on channel 7, where in actual fact it was on channel 6: [http://viblotevi.blogspot.com/2007/07/dr-misterio.html DR MISTERIO]. They also suggests that the series was brought to Costa Rica by [[wikipedia:ITC Entertainment|ITC]], which does not seem likely as ITC did not distribute BBC programmes. 
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The prints would most likely have been supplied by [[Chile]], where the series had concluded in '''March 1970'''. (If the sale to [[Dominican Republic]] had been "cancelled" '''after''' receipt of the films, then the prints supplied to Costa Rica may have come via that Caribbean country…)
  
Programme distribution to Latin American countries was chiefly handled by '''Time Life Television''', who also distributed within the [[United States]], so in all likelihood Costa Rica received the standard package of [[Tom Baker stories]] (23 serials, 98 episodes) that was syndicated in the States, but dubbed into [[Spanish]]:
 
  
 
===[[Tom Baker stories|TOM BAKER]]===
 
===[[Tom Baker stories|TOM BAKER]]===
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Costa Rica therefore bought GROUPs A to D of the standard package of [[Tom Baker stories]]. Time Life would have supplied the NTSC video tapes for '''El Doctor Misterio''' that had been dubbed (by them?) into [[Spanish]].
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* See the dedicated chapter for the [[Spanish]] titles given to these serials.
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Costa Rica therefore bought GROUPs A to D of the standard package of [[Tom Baker stories]]. Time-Life would have supplied the NTSC video tapes for '''El Doctor Misterio''' that had been dubbed into [[Spanish]]. ([[Mexico]], [[Chile]] and [[Nicaragua]] also played the series at this time.)
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* See [[Missing Misterio|THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MISTERIOS]]
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According to this blog [http://www.89decibeles.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=1942&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=4eaf3eed4f0a78ebb99f53873d5c4bce DR MISTERIO], a series of [[Tom Baker stories]] aired in '''1978-1979''', however the years that are cited are incorrect.
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And this blogger: [http://viblotevi.blogspot.com/2007/07/dr-misterio.html DR MISTERIO], says the series aired on channel 7, where in actual fact it was on channel 6. (It was the earlier William Hartnells that had aired on Canal 7.) They also suggest that the series was brought to Costa Rica by [[wikipedia:ITC Entertainment|ITC]], which does not seem likely as ITC did not distribute BBC programmes.
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==Transmission==
 
==Transmission==
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===[[William Hartnell stories|WILLIAM HARTNELL]]===
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[[File:Costa051071.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Time change to 3.30pm from 5 October 1971]]
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[[File:Costa120172.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Time change to 2.30pm from January 1972]]
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The series commenced on Canal 7 on Monday, '''8 June 1971''' at 5.00pm.
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There were no listings for Canal 7 on 7 September 1971; if the series didn't air that week, that "break" does fall between [[Inside the Spaceship]] and [[The Keys of Marinus]].
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From '''5 October''', the time slot shifted to the earlier 3.30pm. Assuming the stories aired in the correct order, this was part-way through [[The Keys of Marinus]].
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From '''12 January 1972''', the day moved to Tuesdays at the even earlier time of 2.30pm. (Again, assuming the stories aired in the correct order, this change occurred with part two of [[Planet of Giants]].) The series remained in that slot until the final episode, which aired Tuesday, '''5 July 1972'''.
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Although there were several newspapers missing from the archived files, and there were no listings for Canal 7 in the 7 September 1971 issue, the date range covered by the first and last billing accounts for all 56 episodes. If an episode '''did''' air on 7 September, then it's likely that one was pre-empted on one of the "missing" dates.
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We did check papers after 1972 in case the series was repeated at a later date, but did not spot any further listings.
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====Fate of the Prints?====
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It's possible that the [[Spanish]] prints held by the BBC in the late 1970s were returned from Costa Rica after 1972...
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===[[Tom Baker stories|TOM BAKER]]===
 
===[[Tom Baker stories|TOM BAKER]]===
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[[File:Costa Rica 1.JPG|thumb|right|250px|"El Dr Misterio – color" in 1980]]
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[[File:Costa Rica 2.JPG|thumb|right|250px|"Dr Misterio – color" in 1980]]
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The series started on Monday, '''4 February 1980''', at 5.00pm on channel 6, and screened most weekdays. (No episode aired on Good Friday 4 April 1980.)
  
The series started on Monday, 4 February 1980 at 5.00pm on channel 6, and screened weekdays until at least 18 December 1980. (No episode aired on Good Friday 4 April 1980.)
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If this was the standard package of 98 Tom Baker episodes, then the run ended on (or around) '''19 June 1980'''.
  
If this was the package of 98 Tom Baker episodes, then the run ended on (or around) 5 November 1980. Repeats commenced the following day.  
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The following day, the series continued, presumably a full run of repeats.  
  
In November 1980, the repeat cycle ended, and the third screening commenced (from 6 November?).  
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From '''5 November 1980''', a second run of repeats commenced. The series took a break for a few weeks during December 1980, and resumed from '''6 January 1981''', now playing only once a week, Tuesdays at 4.00pm. From 6 March it moved to Friday, then on 7 May to the earlier time of 3.15pm on Thursdays.  
  
After a break for a few weeks in December 1980, the series returned on Tuesday, 6 January 1981, but now playing only once a week at 4.00pm. In March it moved to Friday, then in May to the earlier time of 3.15pm on Thursdays.  
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The run ended on '''30 July 1981'''. If our episode count is accurate, then this was midway through the '''second''' repeat of season 14.  
  
The series ended on 30 July 19781. If our episode count is accurate, then this was midway through the second repeat of season 14.  
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After a break of '''16 months''', '''Dr Misterio''' returned on Tuesday, '''16 November 1982''', again playing on weekdays, at 1.00pm. (It's possible it started earlier, as several newspapers were missing.)
  
After a break of 16 months, '''Dr Misterio''' returned on Tuesday, 16 November 1982, again playing on weekdays, at 1.00pm. (It's possible it started earlier, as several newspapers were missing.)
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But after only ten episodes, the series took another break during the whole of December 1982, and returned on Monday, '''3 January 1983''', still at 1.00pm. It aired for 54 episodes before stopping on '''18 March'''. During February 1983, the '''second''' repeat run would have ended, and the series recycled again for a '''fourth''' run.  
  
After only ten episodes, the series took another break during December 1982, and returned on Monday, 3 January 1983, still at 1.00pm. It aired for 54 episodes before stopping on 18 March. During February 1983, the '''third''' screening ended, and the series started again for the '''fourth''' run.  
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The next billed episode is Monday, '''4 July 1983''', at 10.30am, again five days a week. However, the TV listings from March to July 1983, and from '''18 July''' onwards are inconsistent with their television coverage – '''Dr Misterio''' aired at 10.30am, but TV listings in both papers often started from noon or 11.45am, so any earlier listings are unknown. It is unknown for certain when the series stopped.  
  
The next billed episode is Monday, 4 July 1983, at 10.30am, again five days a week. However, the TV listings from March to July 1983, and from 18 July onwards are inconsistent with their television coverage – '''Dr Misterio''' aired at 10.30am, but TV listings in the paper often started from noon, so the early morning listings are unknown.
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No further listings for '''Dr Misterio''' were found in random issues to the end of 1984.
  
If the series aired uninterrupted and completed its '''fourth''' cycling through the episodes, then the 392th episode aired around October 1983. But no further listings for '''Dr Misterio''' were found to the end of 1983.
 
  
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==TV listings==
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===[[Paul McGann stories|PAUL McGANN]]===
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The 1996 [[TV Movie]] was available via the [[HBO OLE]] cable station in '''1999'''.
  
TV listings have been obtained from the Costa Rican newspaper ''La Prensa Libre''.
 
  
The name of the series was generally given as '''El Dr Misterio''' or just '''Dr Misterio'''. Some listing also stated that it was '''Color'''.  
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==TV listings==
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{{airdates-left|}}
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TV listings have been obtained from hard copies as well as those archived online of the Costa Rican newspapers ''La Prensa Libre'' and ''La Nación''.
  
The listing for 4 March 1980, however, did erroneously say the series was '''El Sr Misterio'''.
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The name of the series was generally given in both as '''"El Dr Misterio"''' or just '''"Dr Misterio"'''. In the 1980s, some ''Prensa'' listings also added that it was in '''"color"'''.  
  
On 11 September 1980, there was no billing for ''El Dr Misterio'''; however '''Superamigos''' ([[wikipedia:Superfriends|Superfriends]]), the half-hour cartoon that played earlier was given the timeslot 4.30 to 5.30, rather than its usual time of 4.30 to 5.00, so this can be taken to be a typo. A similar error happened on 21 November – '''Superamigos''' was billed for 4.40 to 5.30 rather than 4.35 to 5.00.  
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The ''Prensa'' listing for 4 March 1980, however, did erroneously say the series was '''El Sr Misterio'''.
  
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On 11 September 1980, there was no billing in ''Prensa'' for '''El Dr Misterio'''; however '''Superamigos''' ([[wikipedia:Superfriends|Superfriends]]), the half-hour cartoon that played earlier was given the timeslot 4.30 to 5.30, rather than its usual time of 4.30 to 5.00, so this can be taken to be a typo, and the scheduled episode of '''Dr Misterio''' aired at the usual time. A similar error happened on 21 November – '''Dr Misterio''' was not listed, but '''Superamigos''' was billed for 4.40 to 5.30 rather than 4.35 to 5.00. (The corresponding issues of ''La Nación'' were missing.)
  
  
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*[[Spanish]]
 
*[[Spanish]]
 
*[[Doctors]]
 
*[[Doctors]]
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**[[William Hartnell stories]]
 
**[[Tom Baker stories]]
 
**[[Tom Baker stories]]
  
 
[[Category:Central America]]
 
[[Category:Central America]]

Latest revision as of 03:52, 12 March 2020

COSTA RICA is part of the Central American isthmus, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Profile

Country Number (33) 1971 and 1980 SECOND WAVE
Region Central America
Television commenced 1958
Colour System 1973 NTSC
Population 1972 1.7 million
TV Sets 1972 120,000
Population 1984 2.3 million
TV Sets 1984 450,000
Language/s Spanish Dubbed

Television Stations / Channels

Costa Rica began its television service in 1958, when Televisora de Costa Rica – Canal 7 (aka Teletica) was launched.

By the early 1970s, there were five television broadcasters.

Dr Misterio aired on Televisora de Costa Rica – Canal 7 in the 1970s, and on Corporation Costarricense de Televisión – Canal 6 in the 1980s.


Language/s

The principal language of Costa Rica is Spanish. Foreign television programmes are dubbed into Spanish.


DOCTOR WHO IN COSTA RICA (DR MISTERIO)

Doctor Misterio logo

In Latin America countries, Doctor Who was known as Dr Misterio.

Costa Rica was the approximately the 33rd country to screen Doctor Who.


BBC Records

A BBC memo dated 10 December 1973 lists Costa Rica as receiving prints dubbed into Spanish of serials A, B, C, E, F, G, J, L, N, Q and R. Interestingly, the country is not named in any other documentation covering sales of William Hartnell stories, and yet the series aired there in 1971. (The existing sales documentation does record two sales of the same stories to Chile: could it be that the "second" sale was actually to Costa Rica?)

In The Eighties - THE LOST CHAPTERS, records a sale of "(1)" story to Costa Rica (by 10 February 1987). However, this figure cannot be accurate, as the TV listings summaries clearly illustrate many more stories were purchased by Costa Rica. (Unless one story was repeated over 80 times?!)

Costa Rica is not named in any of the DWM story Archives.


Stories bought and broadcast

WILLIAM HARTNELL

First Episode, 5.00pm, 8 June 1971

Twelve stories, 56 episodes:

A An Unearthly Child 4
B The Daleks 7
C Inside the Spaceship 2
E The Keys of Marinus 6
F The Aztecs 4
G The Sensorites 6
J Planet of Giants 3
K The Dalek Invasion of Earth 6
L The Rescue 2
N The Web Planet 6
Q The Space Museum 4
R The Chase 6

Costa Rica therefore bought the standard package of GROUP A, B, C and D of the William Hartnell stories dubbed into Spanish.

The programme was supplied as 16mm black and white film prints with Spanish soundtracks.

The sale to Costa Rica may even have been handled through Time-Life Films. Was it the successful sale of the Hartnells to Costa Rica that sealed the deal between the BBC and Time-Life for the sale of the Jon Pertwee stories into US syndication a year later?

Origin of the Prints?

The prints would most likely have been supplied by Chile, where the series had concluded in March 1970. (If the sale to Dominican Republic had been "cancelled" after receipt of the films, then the prints supplied to Costa Rica may have come via that Caribbean country…)


TOM BAKER

23 stories, 98 episodes:

4A Robot 4
4B The Sontaran Experiment 2
4C The Ark in Space 4
4D Revenge of the Cybermen 4
4E Genesis of the Daleks 6
4F Terror of the Zygons 4
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4H Planet of Evil 4
4J The Android Invasion 4
4K The Brain of Morbius 4
4L The Seeds of Doom 6
4M The Masque of Mandragora 4
4N The Hand of Fear 4
4P The Deadly Assassin 4
4Q The Face of Evil 4
4R The Robots of Death 4
4S The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6
4V Horror of Fang Rock 4
4T The Invisible Enemy 4
4X Image of the Fendahl 4
4W The Sun Makers 4
4Y Underworld 4
4Z The Invasion of Time 6
  • See the dedicated chapter for the Spanish titles given to these serials.

Costa Rica therefore bought GROUPs A to D of the standard package of Tom Baker stories. Time-Life would have supplied the NTSC video tapes for El Doctor Misterio that had been dubbed into Spanish. (Mexico, Chile and Nicaragua also played the series at this time.)

According to this blog DR MISTERIO, a series of Tom Baker stories aired in 1978-1979, however the years that are cited are incorrect.

And this blogger: DR MISTERIO, says the series aired on channel 7, where in actual fact it was on channel 6. (It was the earlier William Hartnells that had aired on Canal 7.) They also suggest that the series was brought to Costa Rica by ITC, which does not seem likely as ITC did not distribute BBC programmes.


Transmission

WILLIAM HARTNELL

Time change to 3.30pm from 5 October 1971
Time change to 2.30pm from January 1972

The series commenced on Canal 7 on Monday, 8 June 1971 at 5.00pm.

There were no listings for Canal 7 on 7 September 1971; if the series didn't air that week, that "break" does fall between Inside the Spaceship and The Keys of Marinus.

From 5 October, the time slot shifted to the earlier 3.30pm. Assuming the stories aired in the correct order, this was part-way through The Keys of Marinus.

From 12 January 1972, the day moved to Tuesdays at the even earlier time of 2.30pm. (Again, assuming the stories aired in the correct order, this change occurred with part two of Planet of Giants.) The series remained in that slot until the final episode, which aired Tuesday, 5 July 1972.

Although there were several newspapers missing from the archived files, and there were no listings for Canal 7 in the 7 September 1971 issue, the date range covered by the first and last billing accounts for all 56 episodes. If an episode did air on 7 September, then it's likely that one was pre-empted on one of the "missing" dates.

We did check papers after 1972 in case the series was repeated at a later date, but did not spot any further listings.

Fate of the Prints?

It's possible that the Spanish prints held by the BBC in the late 1970s were returned from Costa Rica after 1972...


TOM BAKER

"El Dr Misterio – color" in 1980
"Dr Misterio – color" in 1980

The series started on Monday, 4 February 1980, at 5.00pm on channel 6, and screened most weekdays. (No episode aired on Good Friday 4 April 1980.)

If this was the standard package of 98 Tom Baker episodes, then the run ended on (or around) 19 June 1980.

The following day, the series continued, presumably a full run of repeats.

From 5 November 1980, a second run of repeats commenced. The series took a break for a few weeks during December 1980, and resumed from 6 January 1981, now playing only once a week, Tuesdays at 4.00pm. From 6 March it moved to Friday, then on 7 May to the earlier time of 3.15pm on Thursdays.

The run ended on 30 July 1981. If our episode count is accurate, then this was midway through the second repeat of season 14.

After a break of 16 months, Dr Misterio returned on Tuesday, 16 November 1982, again playing on weekdays, at 1.00pm. (It's possible it started earlier, as several newspapers were missing.)

But after only ten episodes, the series took another break during the whole of December 1982, and returned on Monday, 3 January 1983, still at 1.00pm. It aired for 54 episodes before stopping on 18 March. During February 1983, the second repeat run would have ended, and the series recycled again for a fourth run.

The next billed episode is Monday, 4 July 1983, at 10.30am, again five days a week. However, the TV listings from March to July 1983, and from 18 July onwards are inconsistent with their television coverage – Dr Misterio aired at 10.30am, but TV listings in both papers often started from noon or 11.45am, so any earlier listings are unknown. It is unknown for certain when the series stopped.

No further listings for Dr Misterio were found in random issues to the end of 1984.



PAUL McGANN

The 1996 TV Movie was available via the HBO OLE cable station in 1999.


TV listings

Airdates in Costa Rica
← AIRDATES ...... (CLICK ICON TO GO TO TABLE SHOWING EPISODE BREAKDOWN AND AIRDATES - N/S = story title is Not Stated)

TV listings have been obtained from hard copies as well as those archived online of the Costa Rican newspapers La Prensa Libre and La Nación.

The name of the series was generally given in both as "El Dr Misterio" or just "Dr Misterio". In the 1980s, some Prensa listings also added that it was in "color".

The Prensa listing for 4 March 1980, however, did erroneously say the series was El Sr Misterio.

On 11 September 1980, there was no billing in Prensa for El Dr Misterio; however Superamigos (Superfriends), the half-hour cartoon that played earlier was given the timeslot 4.30 to 5.30, rather than its usual time of 4.30 to 5.00, so this can be taken to be a typo, and the scheduled episode of Dr Misterio aired at the usual time. A similar error happened on 21 November – Dr Misterio was not listed, but Superamigos was billed for 4.40 to 5.30 rather than 4.35 to 5.00. (The corresponding issues of La Nación were missing.)


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