The Invasion of Time

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Story Code: 4Z / Season 15 UK Airdate: 4 Feb to 11 Mar 1978
Doctor: Tom Baker 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 EmiratesNov 78?PAL
United States*Jan 79NTSC
AustraliaMar 79PAL
Chile c May 79NTSC
Costa RicaFeb 80NTSC
MexicoMay 80NTSC
NicaraguaAug 80NTSC
Puerto RicoSep 80?NTSC
GibraltarOct 80?PAL
Brunei 80?PAL
Canada Feb 81NTSC
EcuadorFeb 81?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 was the last Tom Baker story to be dubbed into Spanish.


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabiaearly 86?NTSC
Armed Forces NetworkAug 86NTSC
New ZealandNov 87PAL

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Invasion of Time

  • Part 1: Dr. Who returns to Gallifrey to become President.
  • Part 2: The Doctor expels Leela to the wasteland.
  • Part 3: The Doctor sides with the Vardans when they invade Gallifrey.
  • Part 4: The Doctor and Leela fight the invaders on their own.
  • Part 5: The Sontarans invade Gallifrey with the help of Kelner.
  • Part 6: Dr. Who battles the Sontarans inside the Tardis.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who returns to Gallifrey, becomes president and expels Leela to the wasteland.


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