Image of the Fendahl
|Story Code: 4X / Season 15||UK Airdate: 29 Oct to 19 Nov 1977||Doctor: Tom Baker|
|First airings by location||UK Repeats / Foreign Cable and Satellite||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||Sep 78?||PAL|
|United States*||Dec 78||NTSC|
|Chile||c May 79||NTSC|
|New Zealand||Feb 80||PAL|
|Costa Rica||Feb 80||NTSC|
|Mexico||Apr 80? (*)||NTSC|
|Puerto Rico||Sep 80?||NTSC|
|Ecuador||Nov 80? (*)||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 story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America).
- It's possible the serial did not play in Mexico and Ecuador; was the theme of "aliens manipulating human evolution" the reason?
- The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
|Saudi Arabia||early 86?||NTSC|
|Armed Forces Network||Jul 86||NTSC|
US TV Guide descriptions
Title: Image of the Fendahl
- Part 1: An eight-million-year old skull is the subject of scientific experiments.
- Part 2: Witchcraft and strange creatures add to the mystery at the priory.
- Part 3: The Fendahl gains power by absorbing the life force of humans.
- Part 4: The Doctor employs ancient powers to overcome the Fendahl.
- Compilation: An eight-million-year old skull is the subject of scientific experiments.