Underworld

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Story Code: 4Y / Season 15 UK Airdate: 7 Jan to 28 Jan 1978 Doctor: Tom Baker
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.)

United Arab Emirates Oct 78? PAL
United States* Jan 79 NTSC
Australia Mar 79 PAL
Chile c May 79 NTSC
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
New Zealand Mar 80 PAL
Mexico Mar 80 NTSC
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Puerto Rico Sep 80? NTSC
Gibraltar Nov 80 PAL
Brazil 80? PAL
Brunei 81? PAL
Ecuador Mar 81 NTSC
Swaziland? 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.
  • The later (1981 onwards) US compilation version retains Howard da Silva narration at the end of episode 1:



Reissue

  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia early 86? NTSC
Armed Forces Network Aug 86 NTSC
Canada Nov 90 NTSC
  • The tapes supplied to Saudi Arabia were the omnibus editions from the US, and in the case of this story, retained the section of Howard da Silva narration, noted above.


US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Underworld

  • Part 1: The Doctor and Leela search for a missing spaceship carrying colonists and the gene bank of their race.
  • Part 2: The spaceship crashes on a newly-formed planet and its strange inhabitants are discovered.
  • Part 3: The Doctor must penetrate the Citadel to save the astronauts' race.
  • Part 4: The Doctor's escape from the planet is jeopardized when the spaceship runs out of fuel.
  • Compilation: The Doctor and Leela search for a missing spaceship carrying colonists and the gene bank of their race.


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