This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: July 26th - Aug 1st

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It's a desperate venture into Doctor Who history...

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It was only a few weeks back when there was a couple of dozen Doctor Who episodes receiving their debut broadcast over the same seven day period in the shows history, and now look at us! How many episode of Who do we have to enjoy this week? One! That's right, one single episode of Doctor Who aired for the first time in the coming week over the last 52 years.

Fortunately there's always Torchwood to double the number (and coincidentally, today - July 26th - is Eve Myles birthday. Happy birthday Eve.), and that is where we will begin...

July 29th Episode 4 of Torchwood: Miracle Day was broadcast this day in 2001, and went under the title of Escape to L.A. It's fair to say the show divided the 5.19 million viewers, many bemoaning the relocation to America, and feeling that a line of dialogue from this episode describing lemonade, of all things, perfectly summed up the whole Torchwood USA affair - "Fizzy in the UK, flat in the US!"

Aug 1st
Thank heavens for the First Doctor! The BBC knew they had a huge hit on their hands with Doctor Who so they kept him on the air for 42 weeks in that first year! These part-time Doctors today don't know how good they have it.

On this day in 1964 The Sensorites was coming to a close. In the episode titled A Desperate Venture, Carol and Susan were invited onto the Sense-Sphere version of Blue Peter where they helped a Sensorite named Valerie to build a Tracey Island play-set out of old toilet tubes and empty nail varnish bottles. 6.9 million confused viewers took notes.

And that's it for this week. I know, over before we began. Remember to join us next week where there's much more Who to be found - honest!

Until next Sunday...

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