Terror of the Autons

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Story Code: EEE / Season 8 UK Airdate: 2 Jan to 23 Jan 1971
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.)

Listing from Chicago newspaper; 27 October 1975
Australia May 72 b/w
United States Sep 72 NTSC
Hong Kong Feb 73 b/w
Singapore Apr 73 b/w
Gibraltar Dec 73 b/w
Guam Feb 74 NTSC
Philippines 76 NTSC
Saudi Arabia Aug 77 b/w
Korea (South) Dec 77? NTSC or b/w
Japan Mar 78? NTSC
Bangladesh Nov 80? b/w
  • The story was dubbed into Arabic.
  • It was not sold anywhere in its original PAL format. The tapes had been wiped by 1973.
  • For Whose Doctor Who (broadcast on 3 April 1977) a black and white clip was used from Terror of the Autons as that format was the best copy available at the time.
  • It was by using an off-air recording taken off a March 1977 broadcast in Chicago, Illinois, that enabled the BBC to restore the serial to full colour.


Reissue

  • It was released again in early 1985, as part of a package of all 24 Jon Pertwee stories, and sold to the United States, but in black and white only.
  • It was also sold to:
New Zealand Aug 85 b/w
Canada 1990s? b/w
Ireland Jan 00 b/w


US TV Guide descriptions (1970s Pertwees)

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Title: Terror of the Autons

  • Episode 1: Earth faces invasion from an army of plastic Autons.
  • Episode 2: Dr. Who discovers The Master's time machine.
  • Episode 3: Daffodil power! The Autons' plastic flowers are slaughtering the people of Earth.
  • Episode 4: The Master and Dr. Who unite again, this time to destroy the Nestenes: an evil alien foe who know no bounds.



US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Terror of the Autons

  • Episode 1: Earth faces invasion from an army of plastic Autons, led by Dr. Who's archenemy: The Master.
  • Episode 2: Dr. Who discovers the Master's time machine.
  • Episode 3: Autons unleash a curious weapon—deadly plastic dafodils.
  • Episode 4: The Master puts the final stages of his plan into action.
  • Compilation: Earth faces invasion from an army of plastic Autons, led by Dr. Who's archenemy: The Master.


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