Doctor Who

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 4 of The Five Faces of Doctor Who began on BBC2: The Three Doctors, Episode 1 was repeated
1983 – The Five Doctors first broadcast in North America
1987 – Dragonfire, Part 1 screened
1988 – Silver Nemesis, Part 1 screened
1999 – Spearhead from Space, Episode 3 repeated on BBC2
2003 – Writer Bill Strutton died in Catalonia, Spain, aged 80
2007 – School Reunion repeated on BBC3
2008 – The Zygon Who Fell to Earth first broadcast on Radio 7
2009 – Utopia repeated on BBC3; and Dreamland, Episode 3 released on the BBC Red Button
2011 – The Visions From Behind the Sofa Symposium held at the University of Hertfordhire
2012 – Flesh and Stone repeated on BBC3
2013 – The Day of the Doctor ‘simulcast’ on TV in 94 countries and screened in 1,500 cinemas worldwide; Doctor Who Live: The Afterpartyscreened, and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide repeated, both on BBC3; Who Made Who first broadcast on Radio Extra 4; Day two of Doctor Who: A Celebration, held at the ExCel Centre, London; The Five-ish Doctors and Behind the Lens both released on the BBC Red Button; An Adventure in Space and Time first screened on UKTV (NZ) and repeated on Space; The Three Doctors, The Hand of FearThe Caves of AndrozaniRevelation of the Daleks Omnibuses, The Doctors Revisited: The Fourth DoctorThe Fifth Doctor and The Sixth Doctor all repeated and Doctor Who 50th: Vivid Sydney first screened, all on UKTV (Aus & NZ); The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2 both repeated on BBC Nordic HD and BBC Polska HD; The Big Bang repeated on BBC Entertainment Latin America; The Impossible AstronautDay of the Moon and The Curse of the Black Spot and The Name of the Doctor all repeated on France 4; The Doctor, the Widow and the WardrobeAsylum of the DaleksDinosaurs on a SpaceshipA Town Called MercyThe Power of ThreeThe Angels Take Manhattan all repeated on BBC America; Asylum of the DaleksDinosaurs on a SpaceshipA Town Called MercyThe Power of ThreeThe Angels Take ManhattanThe SnowmenThe Bells of St. JohnThe Rings of AkhatenCold WarHideJourney to the Centre of the TARDISThe Crimson HorrorNightmare in SilverThe Name of the DoctorDoctor Who Explained and Doctor Who Confidential: When Time Froze all repeated on BBC Entertainment Asia Pacific; A Town Called Mercy repeated on Syfy, Portugal; HideJourney to the Centre of the TARDISThe Crimson HorrorNightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor all repeated on Fox, Germany; Journey to the Centre of the TARDISNightmare in Silver and The Name of the Doctor all repeated on Really Scary TV; Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide first  screened on ABC2; Doctor Who Explained first screened on BBC America and Space; Blue Peter: Doctor Who Party and 12 Again: Doctor Who Special both first screened,The Infinite Quest Omnibus, Dreamland Omnibus, The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith and Death of the Doctor Omnibuses all repeated, all on CBBC; Pointless Celebrities: Doctor Who Special repeated on BBC1; and Dr. Who and the Daleks screened on Channel 5

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