The Android Invasion

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Story Code: 4J / Season 13 UK Airdate: 22 Nov to 13 Dec 1975 Doctor: Tom Baker
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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.)

Netherlands Mar 76 PAL
United Arab Emirates 77? PAL
Australia Feb 78 PAL
United States* Oct 78 NTSC
New Zealand Dec 78 PAL
Hong Kong Mar 79 PAL
Gibraltar 79? PAL
Chile c May 79 NTSC
Brunei Jul 79 PAL
Nigeria Aug 79 PAL
Mexico Aug 79 NTSC
Canada Oct 79 NTSC
Denmark Jan 80 PAL
Costa Rica Feb 80 NTSC
Puerto Rico Feb 80? NTSC
Brazil 80? PAL
Ecuador Jul 80 NTSC
Nicaragua Aug 80 NTSC
Swaziland Dec 80 PAL
Venezuela 81 NTSC
Honduras ? 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); Japanese; Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); and subtitled in Dutch, Danish, and Swedish.


  • The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
Saudi Arabia mid-85? NTSC
Armed Forces Network May 86 NTSC
Trinidad & Tobago Jun 86 NTSC
Barbados/Saint Lucia Jul 86 NTSC
Spain Apr 88 PAL
Japan Jan 90 NTSC
Sweden Dec 96 PAL

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: Android Invasion

  • Part 1: Dr. Who and Sarah are met with hostility when they return to earth.
  • Part 2: The Doctor is suspicious of everyone—even Sarah—in the village.
  • Part 3: The Doctor uncovers the Kraals' plot to invade the earth.
  • Part 4: With the Doctor on another planet, the Kraals begin their invasion of the earth.
  • Compilation: Returning to Earth, the Doctor and Sarah are met with hostility.