Spearhead from Space

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Story Code: AAA / Season 7 UK Airdate: 3 Jan to 24 Jan 1970
Doctor: Jon Pertwee 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.)

Australia Jul 71 b/w
Singapore Sep 71 b/w
Hong Kong Nov 71 b/w
Gibraltar Nov 72 b/w
United Arab Emirates 74 b/w or colour
New Zealand Mar 75 b/w
Lebanon Aug 77 b/w
Swaziland Feb 78 colour
Saudi Arabia 78? b/w
Qatar 78 or 79? b/w or colour
Malta Apr 79 colour
Sierra Leone 79 or 82? colour
Bangladesh Jul 80 b/w or colour
Sri Lanka Apr 81 colour
  • The story was dubbed into Arabic.
  • Bangladesh was the last to screen it in black and white; however they may have got a set of colour prints from Australia following the colour repeat on the ABC in May 1979.
  • The New Zealand prints of this story (supplied to them from Australia in late 1974) were junked in 1984.


Reissue

  • Australia aired the serial for the first time in colour in a May 1978 repeat.
  • It was released as part of a package of all 24 Jon Pertwee stories, and sold to New Zealand, where it aired for the first time in colour in Apr 1985, and:
United States Dec 84 NTSC
Canada 1990s? NTSC
Ireland Oct 99 PAL


US TV Guide descriptions

More Information
Title: Spearhead from Space

  • Episode 1: Dr. Who battles aliens who plan to take over the earth by replacing key government officials.
  • Episode 2: A horrible discovery is made at the plastics factory.
  • Episode 3: The Doctor discovers that the metorite contains an alien life form.
  • Episode 4: The Doctor must foil the Autons' plan to rule the Earth by impersonating government officials.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who battles aliens who plan to take over the earth by replacing key government officials.


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