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The Ambassadors of Death: Episode 1
Broadcast: Friday 16th October 1998
11:05pm-11:30pm CDT (04:05 GMT) < > « »
Iowa Public TV
Featuring: Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Caroline John, Ronald Allen

Contact has been lost with Mars Probe 7. When contact is also lost with the recovery ship, UNIT is called in and the Doctor learns that someone is sending messages to the vessel.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 16th October 1998:
Iowa Public Television - channels 11, 12, 27, 32
Friday night at 11:05PM - The Ambassadors of Death - episodes 1 and 2 of 7
A rescue mission has been sent to contact several astronauts who disappeared on Mars months ago. When the rescue goes awry, the Doctor arrives to help. Before he can do very much, bizarre noises begin emanating. Episode 1 of this story survives in color, but the rest of the original prints were lost. An attempt at colorizing the episodes using a taped copy was only partially successful. Probably they'll just air the complete story in Black and White to avoid confusion.