The Claws of Axos

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Story Code: GGG / Season 8 UK Airdate: 13 Mar to 3 Apr 1971 Doctor: Jon Pertwee
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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.)

United States Oct 72 NTSC
Australia Dec 72 b/w
Hong Kong Mar 73 b/w
Singapore May 73 b/w
Gibraltar Jan 74 b/w
Guam Mar 74 NTSC
Philippines 76 NTSC
Canada Oct 76 NTSC
Saudi Arabia Oct 77 b/w
Bangladesh Dec 80? b/w
  • The story may have been dubbed into Arabic.
  • It was not sold anywhere in its original PAL colour format. The PAL tapes of eps 2 and 3 had been wiped by 1973.
  • For Whose Doctor Who (broadcast on 3 April 1977) a black and white clip was used from The Claws of Axos as that format was the best copy available at the time.
  • The NTSC tapes sent to Canada were recovered by April 1981.


Listing from San Jose's KTEH Channel 54 magazine, covering 23 June 1984
New Zealand Sep 85 N/PC
Ireland Feb 00 PAL

US TV Guide descriptions (1970s Pertwees)

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Title: The Claws of Axos

  • Episode 1: Beware of humanoids bearing gifts.
  • Episode 2: Unearthly humanoids have an unpleasant surprise for Dr. Who
  • Episode 3: A search and destroy mission for Dr. Who and the Master.
  • Episode 4: Dr. Who gambles with death when he taxis Axos into a time loop.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Claws of Axos

  • Episode 1:
  • Episode 2:
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  • Episode 4:  
  • Compilation: An alien spaceship wth a crew of seemingly friendly, statue-like humanoids lands on Earth.