Inside the Spaceship

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Story Code: C / Season 1 UK Airdate: 8 Feb to 15 Feb 1964
Doctor: William Hartnell Previous Story / Next Story

(aka "The Edge of Destruction")

This story aired in the following 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.)

New ZealandDec 64b/w
AustraliaMar 65b/w
CanadaApr 65b/w
SingaporeJun 65b/w
GibraltarJun 65b/w
MaltaAug 65b/w
AdenSep 65b/w
NigeriaOct 65b/w
Rhodesia / ZimbabweDec 65b/w
ZambiaJan 66b/w
Trinidad & TobagoJan 66b/w
BermudaFeb 66b/w
UgandaApr 66b/w
JamaicaMay 66b/w
CyprusMay 66b/w
GhanaMay? 66b/w
BarbadosJul 66b/w
Hong KongJul 66b/w
KenyaSep 66b/w
ThailandNov 66b/w
MauritiusJan 67b/w
Sierra LeoneJun 67b/w
VenezuelaOct 67b/w
MexicoMay 68?b/w
Morocco 68?b/w
Saudi Arabia 68?b/w
ChileMar 69b/w
IranMay 69b/w
Jordan 69?b/w
LibyaJan 70?b/w
EthiopiaJan 71b/w
Costa RicaAug 71b/w
AlgeriaJan 74b/w
  • New Zealand sent its prints to Denmark in 1968, but the serial did not play there.
  • It has been reported that Cyprus sent its prints to Uganda - and yet, Uganda screened the serial two months before Cyprus! (See Bicycling Chains for more on this...)
  • The serial was one of just six Hartnells still being offered for sale in 1974. As noted under The Web Planet, it appears that the BBC may have edited the serial's conclusion to reflect the fact that the next serial, Marco Polo, was not available. (See The Web Planet for more...)
  • See Hartnell Junkings

US TV Guide descriptions (1960s Hartnells on CBC)

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  • Episode 1: The damaged Tardis lands in central Asia, and Dr. Who and his friends are captured by a Tartar warlord. [actually Marco Polo 1]
  • Episode 2: Dr. Who suspects Ian and Barbara of sabotaging his space ship.


  • The serial was reissued by the BBC in late 1985, and sold to:
United Statesfrom Sep 85b/w

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Edge of Destruction

  • Episode 1:
  • Episode 2:
  • Compilation: A violent explosion on the Tardis threatens to send the craft—and its crew—hurtling vack to the beginning of time.


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