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PERU is on the west of the South American continent. It shares a border with Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.


Country Number (N/K) 1980s SECOND WAVE
Region South America
Television commenced 17 January 1958
Colour System 1976 NTSC
Language/s Spanish Dubbed

Television Stations / Channels

Peru commenced its television service on 17 January 1958. The first was Public broadcasting station Radio y Televisión Peruana (RTP) (Canal 7).

Colour transmissions (using the NTSC format) were introduced by Televisión del Estado in 1976, and on Canal 7 in 1978.

It was on Canal 7 that "Doctor Misterio" aired. (The station is now known as TV Perú.)


The principal language of Peru is Spanish.


Doctor Misterio logo

In Spanish-language countries, the series was known as Doctor Misterio.

BBC Records

Peru is not named in any of our regular BBC Records sources. It should probably have at least been named in the 1987 list, published in The Eighties, but like many other Latin American countries, is not:

According to this BLOG: “Yo he sido fan de Doctor Who, la clásica serie británica de ciencia ficción, desde que era niño, cuando la daban en Canal 7.“

This translates as:

“I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who, the classic British science fiction series, ever since I saw it as a kid on Canal 7.”

And "Anna", who got in touch with us, remembers "national TV channel Canal 7 Peru aired Doctor Misterio back in the 80s, I remember seeing it when I was very little..."

Stories bought and broadcast


Presumably 23 stories, 98 episodes:

We have no information about what screened and when. Time Life had actively promoted and sold the standard package of 23 stories / 98 episodes to Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America from late 1978 onwards, soon after the Tom Baker series launch in the United States in that year.

  • For the Spanish story titles, go to: SPANISH



From the anecdotal evidence to hand, the series screened in Peru sometime in the early 1980s.

If anyone can further assist by clarifying what screened in Peru and when, please drop us a line.


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