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The Sontaran Experiment: Part One
Broadcast: Saturday 26th September 1998
10:30pm-11:00pm EDT (02:30 GMT) < > « »
Featuring: Tom Baker, Ian Marter, Elisabeth Sladen, Kevin Lindsay

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah find Earth is a desolate wilderness. They meet a group of stranded human colonists who are being hunted by a robot and experimented upon by its master.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 25th September 1998:
WQED 13 / WQEX 16 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will air episode 1 of 2 of The Sontaran Experiment, the shortest of all the 4th Doctor stories. The Doctor, Sarah, and Harry travel from Space Station Nerva to Earth to see if it's ready for human habitation. A slight problem: it's already inhabited, sort of. Tune in Saturday night at 10:30PM.