The Ribos Operation

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Story Code: 5A / Season 16 UK Airdate: 2 Sep to 23 Sep 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 Emirates Dec 78? PAL
Australia Apr 79 PAL
Rhodesia May 79 PAL
New Zealand Apr 80 PAL
Gibraltar Jan 81 PAL
Brunei 81? PAL
United States from May 81 * NTSC
Canada Sep 81 NTSC


Reissue

  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia early 86? PAL
Greece 91? SECAM


US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Ribos Operation

  • Part 1: With his new assistant, Romana, the Doctor begins a new odyssey—the search for the Key to Time.
  • Part 2: The Doctor locates the first segment of the Key to Time, but he can't release it.
  • Part 3: The Doctor, Romana and K9 are caught between savage beasts and deadly weapons.
  • Part 4: The Doctor wants the jethrik, and neither the Ribans nor Vynda-Ks men are going to stop him.
  • Compilation: With his new assistant, Romana, the Doctor begins a new odyssey—the search for the Key to Time.


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