The Leisure Hive

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Story Code: 5N / Season 18 UK Airdate: 30 Aug to 20 Sep 1980 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.)

US syndication promo card issued by Lionheart
New Zealand Mar 81 PAL
United States from May 81 NTSC
Australia Mar 82 PAL
Canada Jan 83 NTSC
Brunei Jul 83? PAL
Swaziland Aug 83 PAL
Gibraltar Jul 84 PAL
United Arab Emirates Mar 86 PAL
Malaysia May 86 PAL
Saudi Arabia mid 86? PAL
Philippines Aug 89? NTSC
Germany Sep 21 PAL

*The story was later dubbed into German and released on DVD. It was also released on DVD in the Netherlands (subtitled) in the mid-2000s.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Leisure Hive

  • Part 1: Dr. Who and Romana travel to a decaying resort on Argolis.
  • Part 2: An accident in the recreation generator is linked to the deadly Foamasi.
  • Part 3: The Doctor investigates the real purpose of the recreation generator.
  • Part 4: Hardin's rejuvenation theory is put to the test.
  • Compilation: Dr. Who and Romana visit the "Leisure Hive," a decaying resort on the planet Argolis, where a coup d'etat is imminent.