Nightmare of Eden

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Story Code: 5K / Season 17 UK Airdate: 24 Nov to 15 Dec 1979 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.)

Australia Mar 80 PAL
United Arab Emirates Dec 80? PAL
New Zealand Jan 81 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Gibraltar May 82 PAL
Brunei Jul 82? PAL
Swaziland Sep 82 PAL
Canada Dec 82 NTSC
Saudi Arabia mid 86? PAL


  • The story was reissued in the early 1990s, during the final WAVE of sales.
Greece Jul 91 SECAM

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Nightmare of Eden, none for compilations

  • Part 1: When two spaceships collide, Dr. Who and Romana discover a drug-smuggling operation.
  • Part 2: The Doctor suspects that the Mandrels are the source of Zip, the most dangerous drug in the Universe.
  • Part 3: The Doctor and Romana are threatened by the Mandrels.
  • Part 4: The Doctor battles the Mandrels and unmasks the smugglers.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who and Romana uncover a drug-smuggling operation and set out to prove that the Mandrels are the source of Zip, the most dangerous drug in the universe.