This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Jan 25th to Jan 31st

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It's time for another weekly round-up of the Doctor Who episodes broadcast this coming week in years gone by...


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

January 25th
On this day in 1964 the penultimate episode of The Daleks (entitled The Ordeal) was watched by a mighty 10.4 million viewers. Five years later the Second Doctor began a new adventure, as 6.6 million people tuned into The Seeds Of Death.

In 1975 the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry took 9.4 million earthlings on a new adventure to The Ark In Space. One regeneration and seven years later, part three of Four To Doomsday was watched by 8.8 million. The following year the Fifth Doctor was going up against the Mara, again, as 6.6 million tuned in Tuesday evening to catch part three of Snakedance.

January 26th
Part three of Invasion of the Dinosaurs was broadcast this day in 1974 and watched by a whopping 11 million viewers. Tuesday January 26th 1982 saw the part four of Four To Doomsday broadcast at 7:06pm, and watched by 9.4 million viewers. Part four of Snakedance aired the following year and was watched by 7.4 million. And in his final season, Peter Davison's Doctor began a new adventure with Frontios, broadcast Thursday January 26th at 6.41pm to an audience of 8 million. One final story for this day, and it's from the Sixth Doctor. The second and final part of Vengeance On Varos was broadcast in 1985 and watched by 7 million.


January 27th
On this day in 1968 8.3 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode six of The Enemy of the World. A new adventure for The Third Doctor began in 1973, as 10.3 million watched Carnival Of Monsters. Moving onto 1979 and part two of The Armageddon Factor drew an audience of 8.8 million. Finally today, on Friday January 27th 1984 part two of Frontios was watched by 5.8 million viewers.

January 28th
In 1967 episode 3 of The Underwater Menace drew an audience of 7.1 million viewers. Also, on this day in 1978, part four of Underworld was watched by a very impressive 11.7 million people.

January 29th
First up on this day is episode 12 of the epic First Doctor adventure The Daleks' Master Plan (entitled The Destruction Of Time). It was the final episode in this story, and as it is currently missing presumed wiped only the 8.6 million people tuned into BBC One at 5.50pm that Saturday in 1966 have fully enjoyed it in its entirety.

Moving on to 1972 and episode one of The Curse Of Peladon, which drew an audience of 10.3 million. Finally, on this day in 1977 12.1 million people tuned in to watch the opening episode of The Robots Of Death. 


January 30th
Episode three of the pure historical adventure The Romans (entitled Conspiracy) was shown this day in 1965 and watched by 10 million viewers. Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor began a new adventure, as 6.1 million tuned into The Mind Of Evil.

January 31st
It's a day full of opening episodes - three part one's for you...
From 1970, Doctor Who And The Silurians, which was watched by 8.8 million viewers. 1976 saw The Seeds Of Doom draw an audience of 11.4 million, and five years later The Keeper Of Traken had 7.6 million viewers.


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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