Planet of Giants

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Story Code: J / Season 2 UK Airdate: 31 Oct to 14 Nov 1964
Doctor: William Hartnell Previous Story / Next Story

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.)

AustraliaNov 65b/w
SingaporeFeb 66b/w
GibraltarFeb 66b/w
MaltaMar 66b/w
AdenApr 66b/w
NigeriaMay 66b/w
Rhodesia / ZimbabweJul 66b/w
ZambiaAug 66b/w
Trinidad & TobagoAug 66b/w
UgandaNov 66b/w
JamaicaDec 66b/w
BarbadosFeb 67b/w
Hong KongMar 67b/w
KenyaApr 67b/w
ThailandSep 67b/w
TunisiaSep 67b/w
MauritiusDec 67b/w
VenezuelaFeb 68b/w
New ZealandMar 68b/w
Sierra LeoneMar 68b/w
MexicoMay 68?b/w
Morocco 68?b/w
Saudi Arabia 68?b/w
ChileAug 69b/w
IranOct 69b/w
Jordan 69?b/w
LibyaMar 70?b/w
EthiopiaAug 71b/w
Costa RicaJan 72b/w
AlgeriaJan 74b/w
  • In mid-1967, New Zealand was sent the prints that had been used by the ABC in Australia.
  • The New Zealand prints were destroyed on 14 July 1971.
  • All three episodes with the Arabic soundtrack exist, and featured on the DVD of this story.
  • A Spanish dub of part three is held by a collector. This may have been returned from Costa Rica.
  • See Hartnell Junkings


  • 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: Planet of Giants

  • Episode 1: The Doctor emerges from the Tardis to find that he is only one-inch tall.
  • Episode 2:
  • Episode 3:  
  • Compilation: The Doctor emerges from the Tardis to find that he is only one-inch tall. But this small inconvenience doesn't interfere with his efforts to keep an unprincipled manufacturer from distributing a dangerous insecticide.


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