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This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: May 15th to May 21st

It's not a dream, it really is time for 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.

May 15th
On this day in 1965 the fourth and final part of The Space Museum was broadcast, with 8.5 million tuning in to the episode entitled The Final Phase. Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced episode six of Colony in Space. Broadcast Saturday May 15th 1971 at 6:12pm and watched by 8.7 million viewers. Then, on this day in 2010, 7.55 million viewers tuned in to the conundrum that was Amy's Choice.

May 16th
On this day in 1964 part sixth and final part of The Keys of Marinus was broadcast at 5.17pm and watched by a 6.9 million viewers. Six years later and episode 2 of Inferno was watched by 5.9 million.

May 17th
Starting this week back in 1969 with the epic Second Doctor swansong, The War Games. Episode Five was broadcast at 5:14pm that Saturday tea-time, and watched by 5.1 million viewers. Then it's a 39 year jump to new-Who as the Tenth Doctor meets Agatha Christie in The Unicorn and the Wasp. Broadcast in 2008 at 6:59pm, and watched by 8.41 million viewers.

May 18th
On this day in 1968 8.6 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode four of The Wheel In Space. Skip forward one regeneration and 6 years and we have the third part of the Third Doctor adventure Planet of the Spiders. Broadcast on this day in 1974 and watched by 8.8 million. It's another big jump to new-Who for our next episode, that would be 2013's The Name of the Doctor. Giving us our first glimpse of John Hurt as The War Doctor, the series 7 finale was broadcast at 6.59pm and watched by 7.45 million viewers.

May 19th
Maggots! Big old maggots! Yup, it's episode one of The Green Death. Broadcast this day in 1973 at 5:51pm and watched by 9.2 million viewers. Then in 2007 the Tenth Doctor had just 42 minutes to stop a spaceship crashing in to the sun. Joining him on this adventure was Martha Jones and 7.41 million viewers.

May 20th
Back to 1967 for episode 1 of the Second Doctor story The Evil of the Daleks, this installment was watched by 8.1 million viewers and just like parts 3 to 7 it is now sadly missing from the archives. Then in 1972 we have part one of the Third Doctor story The Time Monster drawing an audience of 7.6 million. Today's new-Who comes in the form of 2006's The Age of Steel, a story watched by 7.64 million viewers.

May 21st
On this day in 1966 5.7 million people were watching the fourth and final episode of The Gunfighters (titled The OK Corral), which is the sole classic-Who story for the day. Flashing forward to new-Who, join in everyone - "Are you my mummy?" Yes, it's the Ninth Doctor's ninth episode, 2005's The Empty Child was Steven Moffat's debut Doctor Who script (not counting The Curse of Fatal Death, of course), and was watched by 7.11 million viewers.

Finally for this week in Doctor Who history we go to 2011 and the Eleventh Doctor adventure The Rebel Flesh where we are joined by 7.35 million of Britain's finest.

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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