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Network: PBS Channel(s): 54
First airing: 1981 Last airing: 2003


  • 13 April 1981: Doctor Who commences its run on KTEH, five days a week; KTEH is the third station in the Bay Area to screen the series.
  • 1982: Omnibus versions commenced on Saturday nights while episodes continue to run daily.
  • 1 December 1983: The Five Doctors airs at 8.50pm during a pledge night. The fan club "Legion of Rassilon" manned the phones.
  • 1984: The 14 available full color Jon Pertwee stories air. The series airs weeknights at 7.30pm, with an omnibus "movie" edition on Saturdays at 11.15pm.
  • KTEH generally airs two 'movie' compilations per week.
  • 1985: The repackaged color / black and white Jon Pertwee stories air around this time, and repeated in 1991 and 1992.
  • 16 September 1985: The Tom Baker stories are recycled again, weekdays at 7.30pm. Omnibus editions also screen Saturday evening (Nightmare of Eden screened 14 September 1985.)
  • A more detailed account of KTEH's broadcast history of Doctor Who can be found HERE
KTEH ad promoting Doctor Who and a special interview with John Nathan-Turner on 24 August 1984
Happy Birthday to WHO!' TV Guide, November 1983