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Robot: Part One
Broadcast: Saturday 1st August 1998
11:20pm-11:50pm EDT (03:20 GMT) < > « »
BBC America
Featuring: Tom Baker, Nicholas Courtney, Ian Marter, Elisabeth Sladen, Patricia Maynard

UNIT are called in when top secret plans and valuable equipment is stolen from high security establishments. The newly regenerated Doctor suggests that the thief may not be human.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 31st July 1998:
The BBC America cable channel has scheduled the first episode of Robot to air Saturday night at 11:20PM Eastern time with a 5:20AM Eastern repeat. This would be great, if BBC America hadn't already aired this story a number of times since their late March launch. It seems that the programmer at BBC America was either negligent when buying programming or wasn't given an adequate budget, as they seem to have a very small pool of programming to begin with, and only 2 Doctor Who stories. They promise to improve this situation in the fall. I don't really see the need, as it would be so easy to replace BBC America with BBC Prime, which has a wider variety of shows and a 3 year track record of programming. It even has Doctor Who (see the Monday editions for schedules).