Doctor Who Meglos TV Story

On Tigella, two opposing factions are irrevocably divided over one fundamental issue: the Dodecahedron, a mysterious artefact which provides the entire planet’s energy. With the Savants and the Deons locked in a crippling stalemate, and their civilisation on the brink of collapse, the Tigellan leader Zastor seeks the Doctor’s help. But the Doctor and Romana have been trapped aboard the TARDIS in a timeloop by Meglos, the last of the Zolpha Thurans, who will stop at nothing to steal back the awesome power of the Dodecahedron…

Story Order

  • Story 110 from Doctor Who
  • Story 2 of 7 from Season 18

Episodes (4 episodes)

27th September 1980
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Meglos - Part One

Meglos plans to steal the ancient and powerful Dodecahedron from the neighbouring world of Tigella.

4th October 1980
BBC 1 (21 mins)

Doctor Who - Meglos - Part Two

Masquerading as the Doctor, Meglos penetrates the underground city of Tigella.

11th October 1980
BBC 1 (21 mins)

Doctor Who - Meglos - Part Three

While Meglos escapes with the Dodecahedron, the Doctor is mistakenly held responsible for the theft.

18th October 1980
BBC 1 (19 mins)

Doctor Who - Meglos - Part Four

The Doctor must convince the Tigellans of his innocence if he is to prevent Meglos from using the dodecahedron.



  • Doctor WhoTom Baker
  • RomanaLalla Ward
  • General GruggerBill Fraser
  • Lieutenant BrotadacFrederick Treves
  • ZastorEdward Underdown
  • LexaJacqueline Hill
  • CarisColette Gleeson
  • DeedrixCrawford Logan
  • EarthlingChristopher Owen
  • Voice of K-9John Leeson
  • Tigellan GuardSimon Shaw