This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Feb 8th to Feb 14th

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So, which episodes of Doctor Who were broadcast over the coming week in years gone by? Stick around and find out...


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February 8th
41 years ago today in 1964 the first episode of the two-part series The Edge Of Destruction aired at 5.15pm, and was watched by 10.4 million people. Five years later the Second Doctor faced the third part of The Seeds Of Death, with 7.5 million tuning in to watch.

11.2 million sets of eyes were watching the screen come Saturday tea-time this day in 1975, when part three of The Ark In Space was broadcast. Seven years later his much younger looking older self was three installments into Kinda, with this episode watched by 8.5 million. The following year it was another part three for the Fifth Doctor. Mawdryn Undead was broadcast in 1983 to an audience of 7.4 million viewers. 

Finally, in 1984, the first part of Resurrection of the Daleks was broadcast on Wednesday evening at 6:49pm, and watched by 7.3 million viewers.

February 9th
Part five of Invasion of the Dinosaurs was broadcast this day in 1974 and watched by 9 million viewers. Tuesday February 9th 1982 saw part four of Kinda broadcast at 7:05pm, and watched by 8.9 million viewers. Part four of Mawdryn Undead aired the following year and was watched by 7.7 million. And one regeneration later the Doctor faced The Mark of the Rani, part two was broadcast in 1985 and watched by 7.3 million people. 


February 10th
On this day in 1968 6.8 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode two of The Web of Fear. Episode three of the 1973 Third Doctor adventure Carnival Of Monsters was watched by 7.8 million viewers. Moving onto 1979 and part four of The Armageddon Factor drew an audience of 8.6 million.


February 11th
In 1967 the Second Doctor began a new adventure. Episode 1 of The Moonbase drew an audience of 8.1 million viewers. Also, on this day in 1978, part two of The Invasion Of Time was watched by a very impressive 11.4 million people. 





February 12th

The second part of the First Doctor adventure The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve was broadcast this day in 1966. Entitled The Sea Begger, and like the other three parts to the story it is missing presumed wiped, so only the 6 million people tuning in were lucky enough to see it in its entirety. Moving on to 1972 and episode three of The Curse Of Peladon, which drew an audience of 7.8 million. Finally, on this day in 1977 a huge 13.1 million scarf loving people tuned in to part three of The Robots Of Death.   


February 13th
The Web Planet began on this day in 1965, and was watched by 13.5 million viewers. Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced The Mind Of Evil, episode three drawing an audience of 7.5 million.


February 14th
Finally, on Valentine's Day, we have three part threes, from three different years...
First from 1970, Doctor Who And The Silurians, which was watched by 7.5 million viewers. 1976 saw The Seeds Of Doom draw an audience of 10.3 million, and finally in 1981 it was The Keeper Of Traken which had 5.2 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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