The Face of Evil

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Story Code: 4Q / Season 14 UK Airdate: 1 Jan to 22 Jan 1977 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 Dec 77? PAL
Australia Apr 78 PAL
United States* Nov 78 NTSC
Rhodesia Feb 79 PAL
Chile c May 79 NTSC
New Zealand Oct 79 PAL
Mexico Nov 79 NTSC
Gibraltar 79? PAL
Nigeria Feb 80 PAL
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Puerto Rico May 80? NTSC
Brunei Jul 80 PAL
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Canada Oct 80 NTSC
Brazil 80? PAL
Ecuador Feb 81 NTSC
Swaziland Jun 81 PAL
Venezuela 82? NTSC
Honduras ? NTSC
  • (*) 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.
  • This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America).


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia late 85? NTSC
Armed Forces Network Jun 86 NTSC

US TV Guide descriptions

More Information
Title: Face of Evil, none for compilations

  • Part 1: On a strange planet, Dr. Who encounters two warring tribes who look upon him as "the Evil One."
  • Part 2: The Doctor becomes a prisoner of the tribesmen.
  • Part 3: The Doctor and Leela face the god of the tribes—a computer.
  • Part 4: Dr. Who must enter the Tower of Xoanon to save the tribes.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who and Sarah encounter trouble when they answer a distress call from the fringe of the universe.