|Story Code: 4A / Season 12||UK Airdate: 28 Dec 1974 to 18 Jan 1975||Doctor: Tom Baker|
|First airings by location||UK Terrestrial and Satellite Repeats||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.)
|Hong Kong||Oct 75||PAL|
|United Arab Emirates||76?||PAL|
|New Zealand||Feb 78||PAL|
|United States*||Aug 78||NTSC|
|Puerto Rico||Oct 79?||NTSC|
|Costa Rica||Feb 80||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.
- Although Robot was the first exposure to Doctor Who for many countries, the BBC and / or its distributors elected to retain the regeneration from Jon Pertwee into Tom Baker at the start of episode one, which must have been very confusing to viewers new to the series.
- This story was dubbed into Spanish (for Latin America); Italian; French; Catalan, Galician and Spanish (for Spain); Turkish; and Japanese, and subtitled in Dutch, Danish, Croatian, and Swedish.
Robot part 1 in French
Robot part 1 - multiple language clips with different music (Italian, Galician, French, Japanese)
- The story was reissued in the mid-1980s, during the THIRD WAVE of sales.
|Sri Lanka||Jun 84?||PAL|
|Armed Forces Network||Mar 86||NTSC|
US TV Guide descriptions
- Part 1: The Doctor investigates the theft of a secret weapon.
- Part 2: Dr. Who fights for his life; Sarah encounters a giant robot.
- Part 3: The Doctor tangles with unscrupulous scientists threatening to destroy the world.
- Part 4: When the robot grows to enormous size, Dr. Who tries to find out why.
- Compilation: The investigation of the theft of a secret weapon leads Dr. Who to a confrontation with a giant robot. Also: Debut: This British series follows the interdimensional adventures of the good Doctor and his companions as they uphold justice throughout the universe. In the opener, Dr. Who has a run-in with a giant robot while investigating the theft of a secret weapon.