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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #304

1952 – Director Michael Kerrigan born in Britain 1968 – The Invasion, Episode 1 broadcast 1981 – The Five Faces of Doctor Who repeat season opened on BBC2 with 100,000 BC, Episode 1: An Unearthly Child 1987 – Delta and the Bannermen, Part 1 first screened 1988 – The Happiness Patrol, Part … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #206

1964 – The Sensorites, Episode 5: Kidnap broadcast 1985 – Slipback, Episodes 1 and 2 first broadcast on Radio 4 1993 – The Green Death, Episodes 5 and 6; and The Monster of Peladon, Episodes 1 and 2 all repeated on UK Gold 1994 – Arc of Infinity, Part 2 repeated … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO REPEATS

Since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, viewers have become accustomed to regular repeats of the latest episodes, either on BBC Three or cable channels like Watch. The BBC iPlayer service also allows viewers to rewatch stories ad nauseum. With the exception … Continue reading

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VINTAGE ‘DOCTOR WHO’ SCRIPTS DISCOVERED

The Radio Times website has reported that a collection of the earliest Doctor Who scripts has been unearthed in Kent by local prop maker and researcher, Jason Onion. Six documents, hidden for fifty years, were loaned from Joan Coburn Moon – the widow of writer … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME [UPDATE 2]

Studio filming on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary biopic continued on Wednesday at BBC TV Centre. Scenes from An Unearthly Child were recreated for An Adventure in Space and Time, and the replica TARDIS set can be seen above in the first image to feature the … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME

Further details about the golden anniversary biopic, An Adventure in Space and Time were released today. Commissioned last August by BBC Two, the ninety-minute docudrama penned by Nu Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss will commence production at Television Centre in early February, before moving to Wimbledon Studios.The programme … Continue reading

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Growing-up with the Doctor: Part 2, the 1980’s

My childhood in the 1970’s was defined by that great Doctor Who companion, Target books. These adapted TV stories have influenced a whole generation of children, and they are responsible for introducing me to the TV series too. It was in the … Continue reading

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Growing-up with the Doctor: Part 1, the 1970’s

One abiding childhood memory I have is of corned-beef sandwiches and horlicks. This was my bedtime treat on Hazel Ward. I had several ENT operations at St. Helens Hospital, and one doctor in particular aided my recovery, the Doctor. Now demolished, the … Continue reading

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The Pioneers of Doctor Who

“The creators of Doctor Who were a scandal” writes Charlie Jane Anders for io9. As “one of the most successful television shows of all time” approaches it’s fiftieth anniversary, the io9science and media blog examines the origins ofDoctor Who in an insightful  interview with Waris Hussein. The programme’s … Continue reading

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