This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: August 16th to August 22nd

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It's torture! This week in Doctor Who history...

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

August 16th
On this day in Doctor Who history the third 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.

August 17th
It's some actual televisual Doctor Who for you now! See that Second Doctor up there at the top of the page? Well he's got himself in a right old pickle in episode 2 of The Dominators and make no mistaking. Back in 1968 5.9 million viewers tuned in to see the Doctor and Jamie taken captive and forced to listen to John Barrowman's Greatest Hits CD on repeat. Possibly.

It was more than the poor wee Scot could handle...

August 19th 
Look, I'm not a huge fan of John Barrowman's singing either, but come on Jamie? This is a bit extreme, surely?

Oh, my mistake. It's only a screen grab from the seventh episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, titled Immortal Sins, which was broadcast on this day in 2011 and watched by 4.48 million viewers.

Altogether now...

August 20th
No new Who but a BIG day for Who-related birthdays, with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and the late Anthony Ainley all born on this day.

Altogether now...

It's alright, there's no more Barrowman to come! It's safe to take your fingers out your ears.

August 22nd
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 3 of the six part story was titled A Change of Identity and was broadcast at 5:29pm to an audience of 6.9 million viewers.

So it's still pretty sparse, but fear not, as a certain Twelfth Doctor is about to take a Deep Breath next week in Doctor Who history...

Did you watch any of these adventures live? Do you own a John Barrowman CD? Let us know in the comments below

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