|Country Number (N/K)||1980s||SECOND WAVE|
|Television commenced||17 January 1958|
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 WHO IN PERU
In Spanish-language countries, the series was known as Doctor Misterio.
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:
- See also THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MISTERIOS
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:
|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|
|4Z||The Invasion of Time||6|
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.
Doctor Who in Peru
- The Doctor says he has seen markings like Exxilon writing on a pyramid in Peru (Death to the Daleks)