Belgium

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Doctor Who did not air on any local terrestrial stations in BELGIUM, but it was available through other means.

Poster with French and Dutch titles


DALEK MOVIES

PETER CUSHING

As far as we can tell, only the second of the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies was shown in cinemas in Belgium in the late 1960s, under the usual French title "Les Daleks Envahissent la Terre".

The poster here was printed in Belgium, and since it also displays the Dutch title, it was likely designed specifically for use by the Benelux countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.


TV Series

Under the right atmospheric conditions, and with specially modified aerials, some viewers on the coast could tune in to transmissions directly from the BBC propagating across the English Channel.

In 1975 and 1976, and again in 1985 and 1986, viewers could see the programme on cable or terrestrial transmissions from the Netherlands.

BBC1 became officially available on the Belgium subscriber cable network 'Intergem' from October 1983 (with BBC2 added months later), so Doctor Who would have been seen from season 21 on-wards. (And by 1984 (if not earlier) BBC1 and BBC2 may have both been available "live" via satellite.)

From 24 March 1987, Doctor Who was available via the UK satellite station Super Channel.

Netherlands channel TROS could be viewed in Belgium - the listing here is for Robot ep1 on 28 July 1975; Belgian newspaper, De Voorpost
French station TF1 could be seen in Belgium - this listing shows the Saturday and Sunday morning airings on 22-23 April 1989; Belgian newspaper, De Voorpost


The series could also be viewed on cable or satellite from France (in 1989), and Germany (1989-1995), and on BBC Prime in the mid-1990s.


Belgium in Doctor Who