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This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Sept 13th to Sept 19th

Listen! 16 Wonderful episodes await 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. 

September 13th
Two from Tom to get things underway. Starting with part three of Terror of the Zygons which arrived on our screens on this day in 1975 to a welcoming audience of 8.2 million viewers. Then it's part three of The Leisure Hive, which was broadcast in 1980 to 5 million viewers.

Two regenerations later and we have the second part of The Trial Of A Time Lord. The individual story was titled The Mysterious Planet and it was broadcast in 1986 at 4:46pm, which is just way too early in the day! Even The Sarah Jane Adventures went out later than that! So 4.9 million viewers is not a bad figure really.

Two Scottish Doctors complete our day. First up it's back to 1989 and part two of Battlefield, which was part of Season 26 of Doctor Who, a year that was broadcast against Coronation Street and became one of the best kept secrets on British television - as in nobody seemed to know it was actually on! Well nobody apart from the 3.9 million viewers. And wrapping up this day it's the Twelfth Doctor and one of the stand-out episodes from Series 8, Listen, which was broadcast just last year and watched by 7.01 million viewers.

September 14th
Interesting choice of camera work (also known as "something for the Dads") on this day in 1969 as part 1 of The Mind Robber graced our screens at 5:17pm and was watched by 6.6 million viewers. Then 18 years later we have part 2 of Time and the Rani, which drew an audience of 4.2 million viewers.

September 15th
Back in 1979 an enormous 13.8 million people were treated to episode three of Destiny of the Daleks! Then, in 2012, it's off to the Wild West for the Eleventh Doctor, and he's bought 8.42 million of Britain's finest with him to A Town Called Mercy.

September 16th
Episode 3 of The Tomb of the Cybermen was broadcast on this day in 1967, and watched by 7.2 million viewers. Two regenerations later and Mary Tamm is preparing to audition for the role of Jadis in the BBC's 1978 production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! First though she's got to finish part 3 of The Ribos Operation for the 7.9 million viewers tuning in.

September 17th
Back in 1966 episode 2 of the pure historical adventure The Smugglers was watched by 4.9 million viewers. Then in 1977, the Fourth Doctor continued to put up mighty impressive numbers, with 9.8 million viewers tuning in to part 3 of Horror of Fang Rock. And in 2011 we have 6.77 million sat watching The God Complex

September 18th 
On this day 50 years ago part 2 of Galaxy 4 (titled Trap of Steel) was watched by 9.5 million viewers. Then in 1976 we have part three of The Masque of Mandragora which was broadcast that Saturday evening at 6:11pm, and watched by 9.20 million viewers.

September 19th
Do you know what? I'll tell you what! Not a single episode of Doctor Who has received its debut broadcast on this day throughout the show's 52 year history. That's what.

...Until now. Because we know you'll be tuned in on Saturday September 19th 2015 for the opening episode of Series 9, The Magician's Apprentice. Right?

Did you watch any of these adventures live? Are you looking forward to The Magician's Apprentice? Let us know in the comments below

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