This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: June 28th to July 4th

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Summer comes to the Doctor Who schedules...


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June 28th
This week in Doctor Who history sees a dramatic decrease in the number of episodes receiving their premiere, largely down the Summer scheduling and the lower ratings received at this time of year. But there are still some to look back upon starting in 2008 with the Tenth Doctor adventure The Stolen Earth. Not only did this episode feature the return of Davros (last seen in 1988's Remembrance of the Daleks), but the 8.78 million tuned in got a huge surprise as the Doctor began regenerating near the end!


June 29th
No episodes of Who received their premiere on this day, but it is Katherine Jenkins birthday (Abigail in A Christmas Carol), so enjoy a nice picture of her.


June 30th
The Tenth Doctor animated adventure The Infinite Quest was broadcast for the first time in its entirety on this day in 2007, and watched by 0.63 million viewers. Later the same day it was Season 3 finale time, as 8.61 million tuned in for Last of the Time Lords.


July 1st
It's another season finale, this time for Patrick Troughton's debut year as the Doctor. Episode 7 of The Evil of the Daleks was broadcast in 1967 at 6:24pm, and watched by 6.1 million viewers. Then 39 years later the Tenth Doctor did battle with an Army of Ghosts. Broadcast in 2006, the penultimate episode of new-Who series 2 drew an audience of 8.19 million viewers.


July 2nd
He's a huge fan of Nena, but unfortunately the First Doctor has discovered his young companion has turned the volume up too high on his in-ear headphones! Now he's as deaf as a Dodo!!

Of course not, it's episode 2 of The War Machines, broadcast on this day in 1966 at 6:56pm, and watched by 4.7 million viewers.


July 3rd
A huge fan of Nena - and who isn't? - the Meddling Monk eavesdrops as the Doctor returns from 1983 with the group's self-titled debut album. This shot was taken just as the chorus for Leuchturm is kicking in, and the Monk hears Vicki and Steven 'pogo-ing' around the TARDIS.

Of course not, it's the opening instalment of The Time Meddler, broadcast in 1965 at 6:54pm, and watched by 8.9 million viewers.

That's it for this week, but did you watch any of these adventures live? Did you buy Nena's debut album? What about that Katherine Jenkins then? We'd love to hear your memories about any of them. Tell us in the comments below.

Until next Sunday...

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