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This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: March 29th to April 4th

Let's look back at the episodes of Doctor Who which were broadcast this coming week in the show's 51 year history. And it's a week where 9 of those splendid chaps are represented...

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

March 29th
Starting this week back in 1969 when episode four of the Second Doctor adventure The Space Pirates was broadcast to an audience of 5.8 million. Moving on to 1975 and another part four, this time for the Fourth Doctor - 8.8 million joined him for Genesis of the Daleks. In 1982 part three of Time-Flight was watched by 8.9 million viewers. And finally on this day in Doctor Who history part three of The Twin Dilemma had 7 million viewers adjusting the colour on their sets!

March 30th 
On this day in 1968 7.7 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode three of Fury From The Deep, a story which is, sadly, entirely missing from the archives. Skip forward one regeneration and 6 years and we have the Third Doctor adventure The Monster of Peladon. Part twoh was broadcast on this day in 1974 watched by 6.8 million.

Moving into the 80s, and moving to Tuesday evening! March 30th 1982 saw part four of Time-Flight take off with an audience of 8.1 million. Two years later on Friday March 30th 1984, 7.3 million said goodbye to Season 21 with the fourth and final part of The Twin Dilemma, half a million more came back the following year for part two of Revelation of the Daleks

That Doctor, eh? When he's not riding a motorbike through the streets of San Francisco, he's riding it down the side of skyscrapers in London! The Seventh Series of Doctor Who returned from it's mid-season split on this day in 2013 with an episode titled The Bells of Saint John. Broadcast at 6:14pm, and watched by 8.44 million viewers.

March 31st
One classic episode and one modern episode broadcast on this day. The classic being 1973's Frontier In Space, part six watched by 8.9 million viewers. The modern being the opening story of Series 3, Smith and Jones, an episode which was watched by 8.71 million.

April 1st
No joke, episode 4 of The Macra Terror was broadcast on this day in 1967 to an audience of 8.4 million viewers. Also on this day in 1972 the sixth part of the Third Doctor story The Sea Devils was watched by an audience of 8.5 million.

April 2nd
On this day in 1966 7.3 million people were watching the opening episode of The Celestial Toymaker, which, along with parts two and three, is still sadly missing presumed wiped. Twelve years later, in 1977, 9.3 million were tuned in to part six of The Talons of Weng-Chiang. And then flashing forward to new-Who, we have the second episode of the revived series, 2005's End of the World, watched by 7.97 million.

April 3rd
The pure historical story The Crusade continued this day in 1965, part two titled The Knight of Jaffa (as in Israel and not 'small ones are more juicy') and was watched by 8.5 million viewers. Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced episode four of The Claws of Axos. Broadcast Saturday April 3rd 1971 at 5.15pm and watched by 7.8 million viewers. Then, on this day in 2010, 10.08 million viewers watched the Eleventh Doctor's era begin with The Eleventh Hour.

April 4th
On this day in 1964 the seventh and final part of Marco Polo (titled Assassin at Peking) was broadcast at 5.30pm and watched by a huge 10.4 million history loving viewers. Finally for this week, six years later episode 3 of The Ambassadors of Death was watched by 8 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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