Spearhead from Space
|Story Code: AAA / Season 7||UK Airdate: 3 Jan to 24 Jan 1970||Doctor: Jon Pertwee|
|First airings by location||UK Terrestrial and Satellite Repeats||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.)
|Hong Kong||Nov 71||b/w|
|United Arab Emirates (Dubai)||74||colour|
|New Zealand||Mar 75||b/w|
|United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)||76||colour|
|Qatar||77, 78 or 79?||b/w or colour|
|Sierra Leone||79 or 82?||colour|
|Bangladesh||Jul 80||b/w or colour|
|Sri Lanka||Apr 81||colour|
- Note: the story was made on 16mm colour film. All the countries known to have aired it in colour broadcast in the PAL format, so the serial was either supplied on colour film, or had been converted into PAL and transferred onto tape.
- The story may have been dubbed into Arabic.
- It had two separate screenings in the United Arab Emirates, so we have listed it twice.
- Australia aired the serial in colour for the first time in a May 1978 repeat. The serial was supplied by the BBC on colour film.
- Bangladesh was the last to screen it in black and white; however they may have got a set of colour copies 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.
- 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|
US TV Guide descriptions
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.