This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Feb 14th to Feb 20th

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Six classic Doctors turn up for a plethora of adventures 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.

February 14th
It's Valentine's Day, and 7.5 million fans were showing their love for the Third Doctor back in 1970 when episode three of Doctor Who And The Silurians was first broadcast on this day. One change of face later and two stories for you, both, again, part three of their respective tales. 1976 saw The Seeds Of Doom draw an audience of 10.3 million, and in 1981 The Keeper Of Traken had 5.2 million viewers.

February 15th
Back in 1964 the second and final episode of The Edge Of Destruction was watched by 9.9 million people. Five years later, episode four of the Second Doctor adventure The Seeds Of Death had 7.1 million tuning. 10.2 million pairs of eyes were watching the screen come Saturday tea-time this day in 1975, when part the fourth and final part of The Ark In Space was broadcast. Seven years later his much younger looking older self began a new adventure, with 9.1 million people tuning in to The Visitation. The following year it was the start of another new adventure for the Fifth Doctor, as part one of Terminus was watched by 6.8 million viewers. Finally, in 1984, the second part of Resurrection of the Daleks was broadcast on Wednesday evening at 6:52pm, and watched by 8 million viewers.

February 16th
Part six of Invasion of the Dinosaurs was broadcast this day in 1974 and watched by 7.5 million viewers. Tuesday February 16th 1982 saw part two of The Visitation broadcast at 7:05pm, and watched by 9.3 million viewers. Part two of Terminus aired the following year and was watched by 7.5 million. And one regeneration later, the Sixth Doctor joined forces with his Second self, combined The Two Doctors drew an audience of 6.6 million people. 

Also on this day in 1964 Christopher Eccleston was born. Happy Birthday to him.

February 17th
On this day in 1968 7 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode three of The Web of Fear. Episode four of the 1973 Third Doctor adventure Carnival Of Monsters was watched by 8.4 million viewers. Moving onto 1979 and part five of The Armageddon Factor drew an audience of 8.6 million.

That's not quite all for this day as during the wilderness years Radio 4 listeners were treated to the fifth part o the Third Doctor radio drama The Ghosts of N Space on this day in 1996. 

February 18th
In 1967 episode 2 of the Second Doctor adventure The Moonbase drew an audience of 8.9 million viewers. Also, on this day in 1978, part three of The Invasion Of Time was watched by 9.5 million people. 

February 19th
The third part of the First Doctor adventure The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve was broadcast this day in 1966. Entitled Priest Of Death, and like the other three parts to the story it is missing presumed wiped, so only the 5.9 million people tuning in were lucky enough to see it in its entirety. Moving on to 1972 and episode four of The Curse Of Peladon, which drew an audience of 8.4 million. Finally, on this day in 1977 a huge 12.6 million scarf loving people tuned in to part four of The Robots Of Death.

February 20th
The Web Planet episode two (entitled The Zarbi) was broadcast on this day in 1965, and was watched by 12.5 million viewers. Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced The Mind Of Evil, episode four drawing an audience of 7.4 million.

Finally for this week in Doctor Who history, viewers of the now online-only BBC Three could catch the latest episode of Torchwood at 10.01pm that Wednesday evening in 2008, when Dead Man Walking was to 1.01 million people.

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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