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Story Code: DDD / Season 7 UK Airdate: 5/9/1970 Doctor: Jon Pertwee
First airings by location UK Repeats / Foreign Cable and Satellite Previous Story / Next Story

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.)

United States Sep 72
Philippines > Mar 76
Lebanon 77?
Canada 76
Saudi Arabia Jun 77
Japan Mar 78?

|New Zealand||Jul 85 |- |Australia||Mar 86

This story was rejected by the Australian censors, and therefore was not purchased by the ABC. Accordingly, other Commonwealth countries - such as New Zealand||, Singapore||, Hong Kong||, Gibraltar||, etc - could not purchase it.

Canada / USA - extended ep 5 Found Canada

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UK airdate:

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Foreign transmissions

The fourth serial of Season 7 screened in the following (known) countries:


The story was offered to the ABC Australia but was "rejected" by the government censors. Therefore the serial did not screen there, or in any other Commonwealth territory prior to 1979.

The story did screen in:

- as 16mm black and white film prints:

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- as NTSC colour video tapes (distributed via Time-Life):

Note: The serial was never sold in its original PAL colour format. By 1974, the original PAL tapes had been wiped. BBC Enterprises did, however, retain the black and white films.


In mid 1983, NTSC colour tapes had been recovered in Canada, and the serial was again made available for sale in colour; it screened in:


The serial was also repeated in some of the above four countries during the 1990s.