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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 @ 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 #172

1969 – The War Games, Episode 10 broadcast 2006 – The Impossible Planet repeated on BBC3 2008 – Turn Left first screened, and Doctor Who Confidential: Here Come the Girls also screened on BBC3 2010 – The Pandorica Opens repeated on BBC HD; and The Scapegoat, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 7 2011 – The Satan Pit repeated on Watch; … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #165

1937 – Director Michael Ferguson born in Surrey 1939 – Designer Martin Johnson born in London 1969 – The War Games, Episode 9 broadcast 1993 – The Mind of Evil, Episode 2 repeated on UK Gold 2004 – Producer Max Rosenberg died in Los Angeles, aged 89 … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #158

1969 – The War Games, Episode 8 broadcast 2008 – Forest of the Dead first screened; and Doctor Who Confidential: River Runs Deep also screened on BBC3 2010 – Vincent and the Doctor repeated on BBC HD; and The Beast of Orlok, Episode 2 repeated on Radio 7 2011 – 42 repeated on Watch; Amy’s Choice repeated on … Continue reading

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DOCTOR WHO ON THIS DAY #151

1969 – The War Games, Episode 7 broadcast 2008 – Silence in the Library first screened, and Doctor Who Confidential: Shadow Play also screened on BBC3 2010 – Cold Blood repeated on BBC3 and HD; and The Beast of Orlok, Episode 1 repeated on Radio 7 2011 – Cradle of the Snake, Episodes 3 … 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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