This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Jan 11th to Jan 17th

Every Sunday we take a look back at the Doctor Who episodes which were broadcast this coming week in years gone by. How many of these were you watching...

Click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode.

January 11th
Part 4 of The Daleks (entitled The Ambush) saw the just 8 week old series add another million viewers, as 9.9 million tuned in at 5.14pm this Saturday in 1964.

Four more classic stories were broadcast on this day, and all of them are part three of their respective adventures. In 1969 it was The Krotons that was watched by 7.5 million viewers. 1975 saw the Fourth Doctor's debut story Robot draw an audience of 10.1 million. His successor first adventure, Castrovalva, did slightly better, with 10.2 tuning in on this Monday evening in 1982, and finally in 1983 Arc of Infinity was watched by 6.9 million viewers.

January 12th
Part one of Invasion of the Dinosaurs was broadcast this day in 1974 and watched by 11 million viewers. In 1980 The Horns of Nimon was coming to an end, and part four of the story was watched by 10.4 million people.

Three from the Fifth Doctor all broadcast this day. Tuesday January 12th 1982 saw the final part of Castrovalva broadcast at 7:05pm, and watched by 8.6 million viewers. Arc of Infinity also came to an end this day in 1983 when part four was watched by 7.2 million. The following year part three of Warriors of the Deep drew an audience of 7.3 million.

One final story for this day, and it's from the Sixth Doctor. Part two of Attack of the Cybermen was broadcast in 1985 at 5:22pm. Season 22 included 13 45-minute episodes, and this one was watched by 7.2 million viewers.

January 13th 
On this day in 1968 7.8 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode four of The Enemy of the World. 8.8 million people tuned into episode three of The Three Doctors in 1973. The Fourth Doctor and Romana (I) were battling The Power of Kroll this day in 1979, with 9.9 million viewing the action. Finally, on Friday January 13th 1984, 6.6 million tuned into the fourth and final part of Warriors of the Deep.

January 14th
The Second Doctor began a new adventure this day in 1967 when episode 1 of The Underwater Menace was broadcast at 5:49pm, and watched by 8.3 million viewers. Also, on this day in 1978, part two of the oddity that is Underworld was watched by 9.1 million people.

January 15th
And we nearly have a Dalek clean sweep - still two out of three ain't bad! Episode 10 (one of only three surviving episodes of this story) of the epic First Doctor adventure The Daleks' Master Plan (entitled Escape Switch) aired in 1966 and was watched by 9.5 million viewers. Moving on to 1972 we have episode three of Day of the Daleks, which drew an audience of 9.1 million. Finally, on this day in 1977 11.3 million people tuned in to watch part three of the Fourth Doctor adventure The Face of Evil.

January 16th
The pure historical adventure The Romans began on this day in 1965. Episode 1 was entitled The Slave Traders and was watched by 13 million viewers. Two regenerations and 6 years later, Terror Of The Autons episode three drew an audience of 8.1 million.

January 17th 
It's a day of third parts, all of these are episode three's...
Spearhead From Space was watched by 8.3 million viewers on this day in 1970. Six years later The Brain of Morbius drew an audience of 10.1 million, and finally in 1981 8.3 million tuned into Warriors' Gate part three.

That's it for this week, but did you watch any of these adventures live? We'd love to hear your memories about any of them. Tell us in the comments below.

Until next Sunday...
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