Spain was a country in southwestern Europe. It was bordered to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by France via the Pyrenees and to the south by Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Spanish Civil War took place in the 1930s. It saw two large political parties and their supporters fight for control of Spain. During this time, many previously small factions came into play. Anarchists, communists and fascists all took part in the war.
In 1985, a Sontaran-Androgum group landed in Seville, taking over a local villa. Shockeye, along with the Second Doctor (who had been given genetic material that temporarily turned him into an Androgum), headed into town to try one of the local restaurants. (TV: The Two Doctors)
At 8:40AM GMT on a Wednesday in September 2009, Spain was among the numerous places across Earth in which RTAs occurred as a result of the 456 compelling every human child to suddenly stop and proclaim their message: "we are coming." (TV: Children of Earth: Day One)
In 2014, Liz Shaw visited Spain on a P.R.o.B.e. case to deal with a centuries-old ghost. Patsy Haggard later decided to quit her job at the Ministry of Defence and to move to Spain. She invited Liz to join her. (HOMEVID: When to Die)
By 2059, Spain was involved in space travel, conducing the Spacelink project. When the Tenth Doctor arrived at Bowie Base One, it was theorised that he might be part of a Spanish Mars mission. (TV: The Waters of Mars)
By the 40th century, the sea creatures mutated by the H-bomb had not only reached gigantic sizes, but also grew limbs and attacked a city. They were driven back to the sea and destroyed when the bomb was detonated. (COMIC: The Sea Monsters)
Behind the scenes
- As of 2020, Doctor Who has filmed eight stories in Spain. The first was Planet of Fire, which was shot in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic. This was followed by The Two Doctors, shot in Seville. In the seventh series of the revived series, Spanish mountain range Sierra Nevada served as the surface of the Dalek Asylum in Asylum of the Daleks, while Almeria's legendary Spaghetti Western sets were used to depict Mercy, Nevada in A Town Called Mercy. In series 8, the BBC Wales production team shot in Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, to depict the surface of the Moon in Kill the Moon. The New Mexico scenes for series 9 episode The Zygon Invasion were filmed in Fuerteventura, another Canary Island. The colony planet scenes for series 10 episode Smile were filmed in the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) in Valencia. In series 11, the scenes in India and Pakistan were filmed in the province of Granada in Demons of the Punjab.
References in invalid sources
When describing the acronym "TARDIS", it was initially referred to as "T.A.R.D.I.S - TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSION(S) IN SPAIN" in all yellow text before being corrected to "T.A.R.D.I.S - TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSION(S) IN SPACE". (NOTVALID: Tom Baker stars in John Lloyd's lost Doctor Who adventure, The Doomsday Contract)