This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Aug 9th to Aug 15th

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Thank heavens for The Dominators, who show up this week in Doctor Who history...



All viewing figures quoted are for UK premiere broadcasts, unless stated otherwise. Click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode.

If you've joined us over the last few weeks then you'll know we're in the middle of a Doctor Who drought. Precious few new episodes have been broadcast, and, unfortunately it's much the same this week...

Aug 9th
On this day in Doctor Who history the second episode of the 2002 Doctor Who webcast Real Time was available to watch from 12:00pm. Starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, and featuring the Cybermen, you can view the whole thing here.

Aug 10th
Yay! Season 6 of Doctor Who got underway on this day in 1968, with episode 1 of The Dominators watched by 6.1 million viewers. Also, August 10th would've been Kate O'Mara's birthday. The Rani actress was born in 1939, and sadly left us in 2014 aged 74.


Aug 12th
The sixth episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, titled The Middle Men, was broadcast this day in 2011 and watched by 4.6 million viewers. And we have another Who related birthday today, as John Nathan-Turner was born August 12th 1947. The man who was the show's longest running producer (although by the look of things Steven Moffat may be attempting to break his record) passed away in 2002 aged just 54.


Aug 15th
One last classic Doctor Who episode for this week (bringing our total to a whopping two!) comes in the form of the 1964 First Doctor pure historical adventure The Reign Of Terror. Episode 2 of the six part story was titled the Guests of Madame Guillotine and was broadcast at 5:14pm to an audience of 6.9 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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