The Brain of Morbius
|Story Code: 4K / Season 13||UK Airdate: 3 Jan to 24 Jan 1976||Doctor: Tom Baker|
|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 Arab Emirates||77?||PAL|
|United States*||Oct 78||NTSC|
|New Zealand||May 79||PAL|
|Chile||c May 79||NTSC|
|Costa Rica||Feb 80||NTSC|
|Puerto Rico||Mar 80?||NTSC|
|Hong Kong||May 80||PAL|
- (*) The US date is based on the airdates for WTEV, which was the first US station to screen the initial package of 98 Tom Baker episodes.
- The Time-Life copy of episode 1 was missing music and some sound effects.
- This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America); Japanese; Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); and subtitled in Dutch.
- The story was initially classified "A" by the censors in Australia. The ABC however only screened the 60 minute omnibus version that had been "repeated" in the UK on 4 December 1976. The full version finally aired in Australia in May 1987.
- The edited-down 1976 repeat was cut further to fit a standard 60 minute video cassette, and released on VHS and Beta in 1984.
- The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
|Saudi Arabia||late 85?||NTSC|
|Armed Forces Network||May 86||NTSC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||Jul 86||NTSC|
|Barbados/Saint Lucia||Aug 86||NTSC|
US TV Guide descriptions
Title: Brain of Morbius
- Part 1: Dr. Who visits the desolate planet of Karn.
- Part 2: The Doctor is condemned to death by the Sisterhood of the Flame.
- Part 3: Solon wants the Doctor's head for the body of Morbius.
- Part 4: Dr. Who fights the body controlled by the brain of Morbius.
- Compilation: Dr. Who visits the planet of Karn to find that its inhabitants desire his head for the body controlled by Morbius's brain.