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The Ribos Operation: Part One
Broadcast: Monday 1st July 2002
7:30pm-8:00pm EDT (23:30 GMT) < > « »
BBC Kids
Featuring: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Iain Cuthbertson, Cyril Luckham

The Guardian of Time gives the Doctor a difficult task, and a new assistant. Together they must search for the six segments of the Key to Time, to prevent the Universe from being plunged into eternal chaos.

On their mission, the Doctor and Romana travel to the planet Ribos where the first segment of the key is protected by the monstrous Shrivenzale.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWiDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Wednesday 26th June 2002:
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
*Weeknight episodes are NEW to BBC Kids. Weekends are reruns.*
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Wed-Fri The Invasion of Time pts 4 - 6 of 6
The 4th Doctor and Borusa hatch a daring plan to free the Time Lords from the Vardan invasion. Alas, they forget to account for a wild card - close down the defense barriers, and anyone can enter.
Sat The Face of Evil all 4 pts
The 4th Doctor arrives on a planet where his voice is revered and his face is reviled, believed to be the face of utter evil and horror. Introducing Louise Jameson as Leela.
Sun The Robots of Death all 4 pts
Murder mystery on a Sandminer, where the Doctor and Leela believe that robots are killing the crew, while the crew think the Doctor and Leela are responsible.
Mon-Tue The Ribos Operation pts 1 - 2 of 4
The 4th Doctor and new companion Romana find themselves stuck between clever crooks, an insane military general, and superstitious natives as they seek the first segment of The Key To Time.