The Creature from the Pit
|Story Code: 5G / Season 17||UK Airdate: 27 Oct to 17 Nov 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.)
|New Zealand||Oct 80||PAL|
|United Arab Emirates||Nov 80?||PAL|
|United States||from May 81||NTSC|
|Saudi Arabia||mid 86?||PAL|
- The stories of this season often aired in production order.
- The story was reissued in the early 1990s, during the final WAVE of sales.
US TV Guide descriptions
Title: The Creature from the Pit
- Part 1: Dr. Who and Romana respond to a distress signal emanating from Chloris, an abundandly fertile planet.
- Part 2: The Doctor is trapped in the pit; meanwhile, K9 is incapacitated.
- Part 3: Romana and the wicked Adrasta both search for Dr. Who
- Part 4: Dr. Who must bring the Creature's dark secret to light.
- Compilation: Dr. Who and Romana land on Cloris, a planet rich in plant life but poor in metal resources.