Saint Lucia

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SAINT LUCIA is a small island in the Caribbean to the northwest of Barbados.

Profile

Country Number (?) 1985 THIRD WAVE
Region Caribbean Commonwealth
Television commenced unknown
Colour System 1980 NTSC
Population 1985 121,000
TV Sets 1984 3,000
Language/s English

Television Stations / Channels

Saint Lucia had its own television station, Helen Television (HSTV) / (HTS) (channel 4), but also received broadcasts from neighbouring islands – such as Barbados - via the services of CableVision.


DOCTOR WHO IN SAINT LUCIA

BBC Records

Saint Lucia is not identified in any available BBC records. It was reported in the September 1985 issue of Celestial Toyroom that the series had been offered to nine Caribbean countries, although those nine are not named. Although Saint Lucia did receive broadcasts of Doctor Who from nearby Barbados, it might still have had to pay the BBC something for that privilege, and might therefore be one of the nine.

Barbados CBC TV log – Terror of the Zygons, 20 May 1987
Barbados CBC TV log – Pyramids of Mars, 24 June 1987

Stories bought and broadcast

Transmission

TOM BAKER

Saint Lucia did not broadcast Doctor Who on its own channel, but it did receive cable transmissions from nearby Barbados, which screened a package of Tom Baker stories from 30 December 1985, with a repeat in 1987.




PAUL McGANN

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


TV listings

Airdates in Barbados
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The few issues of Voice of St Lucia that were available had TV listings for the Barbados channel CBC; only two episodes were identified by title: Wednesday, 20 May 1987 for "Terror of the Zygons Part 1", and Wednesday, 24 June 1987 with "Pyramids of Mars Pt 2", both of which were from the repeat screenings.


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