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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #323

1924 – Writer Malcolm Hulke born in Hampstead, London 1963 – The first ever press conference was held to launch Doctor Who – David Whitaker joined William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, and Jacqueline Hill for the event at BBC Langham 1964 – The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Episode 1: World’s End broadcast … Continue reading

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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 #186

1966 – Press screening of Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD held at Studio One, Oxford Street 1976 – Planet of Evil, Part 1 repeated on BBC1 1995 – Frontier in Space, Episode 3 repeated on UK Gold 1998 – The Happiness Patrol and Silver Nemesis Omnibuses both repeated on UK Gold 2006 – Rise … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Macra Terror Review

SYNOPSIS The TARDIS lands on an unnamed planet in the future. Here, a human colony is policed by the Pilot, but is really led by the Controller – a ‘Big Brother’ figure, with a tannoy-voice akin to the loudspeaker addresses … Continue reading

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The Decline of Doctor Who

Author Brian J Robb insists that the ‘classic’ series declined in the 1980’s because the programme makers failed to engage with the (ever dwindling) audience, and that producer John Nathan Turner in particular pandered to (the ever influencial) fandom. In … Continue reading

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