Monthly Archives: November 2013

DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #332

1963 – 100,000 BC, Episode 1: An Unearthly Child repeated (except in N Ireland), and Episode 2: The Cave of Skulls first screened 1968 – The Invasion, Episode 5 screened 1976 – Pyramids of Mars Omnibus repeated on BBC1 1981 – Week 5 of The Five Faces of Doctor Who began on BBC2 – Logopolis, Part 1 repeated 1987 – Dragonfire, … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #331

1942 – Actor Michael Craze born in Cornwall 1975 – The Android Invasion, Part 2 first broadcast 1980 – The State of Decay, Part 2 first screened 1986 – The Ultimate Foe, Part 13 first screened 1989 – Survival, Part 2 first screened 1992 – The Romans Omnibus repeated on UK Gold … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #330

1964 – The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 2: The Daleks first broadcast 1987 – Actress Karen Sheila Gillan born in Inverness, Scotland 1990 – Search Out Science: Space repeated on BBC2 1993 – The Daleks, Episodes 1 to 4 all repeated on UK Gold 1994 – The Ultimate Foe, Part 14 repeated … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #329

1935 – Producer Verity Ann Lambert born in London; and writer Johnny Byrne born in Dublin 1963 – The BBC Programme Review board made the unusual decision to repeat the first episode of their newest drama series – An Unearthly Child was thus reshown before episode … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #328

1966 – The Power of the Daleks, Episode 4 broadcast 1977 – The Sun Makers, Part 1 first screened 1981 – The Three Doctors, Episode 4 repeated on BBC2 1991 – The Ice Warriors screened at MOMI, London 1992 – The Romans, Episode 4: Inferno repeated on UK Gold 1993 – Dimensions In Time, Part … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #327

1967 – The Ice Warriors, Episode 3 first broadcast 1978 – The Androids of Tara, Part 1 first screened 1981 – The Three Doctors, Episode 3 repeated on BBC2 1983 – The Five Doctors first screened in the UK 1990 – The Daleks, Episode 4: The Ambush repeated on BSB 1992 – The Romans, Episode … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #326

1979 – Nightmare of Eden, Part 1 first broadcast 1981– The Three Doctors, Episode 2 repeated on BBC2 1984 – Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday premiered in New Zealand, staged at the Little Theatre in Titahi Bay, Porirua [Michael Sagar now … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #325

1963 – Fifty years ago today, a TV legend and a British institution was born in a junkyard – An Unearthly Child, the first ever episode of Doctor Who was broadcast at 5.17pm on BBC1; and director Joe Ahearne was born in Britain 1968 – The Invasion, Episode 4 screened 1981 – Week … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: NOTHING AT THE END OF THE LANE

Fifty years ago this week, the Radio Times previewed a brand new series it called Dr Who, scheduled to begin at 5.15 pm on Saturday November 23rd 1963. This humble little piece explained that William Hartnell plays the titular Doctor (his first role for the BBC), … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #324

1920 – Writer Paul Erickson born in Wales 1963 – News of President John F Kennedy’s assassination broke as studio recording on The Daleks continued at BBC Lime Grove 1975 – The Android Invasion, Part 1 first broadcast 1980 – The State of Decay, Part 1 first screened … Continue reading

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