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DOCTOR WHO @ 50: GENESIS

To expectant Whovians everywhere, whether devotees of the ‘classic’ or current eras, the imminent special, The Day of the Doctor, marks the culmination of the celebrations for the monumental fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. After eight successful series of the revived incarnation of … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #227

1964 – The Reign of Terror, Episode 2: Guests of Madame Guillotine broadcast 1980 – City of Death, Part 4 repeated on BBC1 1983 – The Visitation, Part 1 repeated on BBC1 1984 – The Five Doctors, Part 2 repeated on BBC1 1993 – Frontier in Space Omnibus repeated on UK Gold 1994 – Enlightenment, Part … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #218

1945 – Director Ron Jones born in Bristol 1980 – Destiny of the Daleks, Part 2 repeated on BBC1 1981 – Full Circle, Part 4 repeated on BBC1 1993 – Frontier in Space, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold 1995 – Invasion of the Dinosaurs Omnibus repeated on UK Gold … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE TO RAYMOND CUSICK (1928-2013)

News broke today that former BBC designer Ray Cusick has died after a short illness, aged 84. His daughter, Claire Heawood said that Cusick passed away on Thursday at his home near Horsham in West Sussex. Raymond Patrick Cusick was born in … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Doctor Who

Having recently read Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV by Brian J Robb, I quickly concluded just how fortunate we Whovians are that the programme was made at all. It seems that the old-guard at the BBC of 1963 were determined … Continue reading

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