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.)

Australia confirms purchase of "Dr Who" on 20 February 1964: NOTE the story titles!
New Zealand Dec 64 b/w
Australia Mar 65 b/w
Canada Apr 65 b/w
Singapore Jun 65 b/w
Gibraltar Jun 65 b/w
Malta Aug 65 b/w
Aden Sep 65 b/w
Nigeria Oct 65 b/w
Rhodesia / Zimbabwe Dec 65 b/w
Zambia Jan 66 b/w
Trinidad & Tobago Jan 66 b/w
Bermuda Feb 66 b/w
Uganda Apr 66 b/w
Jamaica May 66 b/w
Cyprus May 66 b/w
Ghana May? 66 b/w
Barbados Jul 66 b/w
Hong Kong Jul 66 b/w
Kenya Sep 66 b/w
Thailand Nov 66 b/w
Mauritius Jan 67 b/w
Sierra Leone Jun 67 b/w
Tunisia 67? b/w
Venezuela Oct 67 b/w
Mexico May 68? b/w
Morocco 68? b/w
Saudi Arabia 68? b/w
Chile Mar 69 b/w
Iran May 69 b/w
Jordan 69? b/w
Libya Jan 70? b/w
Ethiopia Jan 71 b/w
Costa Rica Aug 71 b/w
Algeria Jan 74 b/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 States from Sep 85 b/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.