This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: June 5th to June 11th

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It's tears all round 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.

June 5th
The third part of The Chase (titled Flight Through Eternity) was broadcast on this day in 1965 and watched by 9 million viewers. Two regenerations and six years later, and we have part three of The Dæmons drawing an audience of 8.1 million. Then, I don't know much about art but I know what I like - it's Vincent and the Doctor, which was broadcast in 2010 at 6:41pm and watched by 6.76 million viewers.

June 6th
There's romance in the air when old Firstie slips a bit of Marvin Gaye on the TARDIS' turntable, turns down the lights and shares a nice warming cup of cocoa with Cameca. Yep, it's part three of The Aztecs (titled The Bride of Sacrifice), and it was broadcast in 1964 at 5:14pm to a welcoming audience of 7.9 million viewers. Also on this day in Doctor Who history, we have the 1970 Third Doctor adventure Inferno. Episode 5 was watched by 5.4 million viewers.

June 7th
The Second Doctor's epic 10-part final adventure, The War Games, was nearing its conclusion. The story had been losing viewers every week, despite it being considered a classic today. This anti-penultimate episode shed almost 1.5 million from part 7, with just 3.5 million viewers tuning in. Then it's new-Who time, and a much healthier audience of 7.84 million were watching 2008s Forest of the Dead.

June 8th
A tear Sarah Jane?

On Colin Baker's birthday we bid farewell to the Third Doctor. The sixth and final part of Planet of the Spiders was broadcast this day in 1974 at 5:38pm, with 8.9 million people tuning in to catch the regeneration episode.

June 9th
One classic Who episode and one modern Who episode were broadcast on this day. The classic being part four of 1973's The Green Death, which was watched by 6.8 million viewers. The modern being an absolute classic, if you get my drift. Don't Blink, Sally Sparrow. Broadcast on this day in 2007, the Steven Moffat penned Doctor-lite story was watched by 6.62 million.

June 10th
Episode 4 of The Evil of the Daleks was broadcast this day in 1967 at 5:45pm and watched by 5.3 million viewers. Then in 1972, it's another episode four, this time for the Third Doctor. The Time Monster drawing an audience of 7.6 million. New-Who time, and it's the Tenth Doctor's debut season from 2006, with The Satan Pit watched by 6.08 million viewers. 

June 11th
Episode 3 of The Savages was broadcast on this day in 1966 and watched by 5 million viewers. Then 39 years later the Ninth Doctor's single season was nearing its end. Bad Wolf drawing and audience of 6.81 million.

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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