This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: June 12th to June 18th

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The Eleventh Doctor's looking for a room to rent and the Ninth Doctor's era comes to an end 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 12th
First up, this week in Doctor Who history, we have the fourth part of The Chase (titled Journey into Terror) which was broadcast on this day in 1965 and watched by 9.5 million viewers. Two regenerations and six years later and we have part four of The Dæmons drawing an audience of 8.1 million.

Then, you can currently find him hosting a late night talk show on US television but back in 2010 James Cordon made his first appearance on Doctor Who as Craig Owens. The Lodger was broadcast at 6:47pm and watched by 6.44 million viewers.

June 13th
What's that old saying about it being better to have loved and lost.....? Tell that to poor Cameca! She bid farewell to the first Doctor as The Aztecs came to a close. Part four (titled The Day of Darkness), was broadcast on this day in 1964 at 5:14pm to an audience of 7.4 million viewers.

Also on this day in Doctor Who history we have the 1970 Third Doctor adventure Inferno. Episode 6 of which was watched by 6.7 million viewers.

June 14th
The penultimate episode of The War Games, and indeed the Second Doctor's era was broadcast on this day in 1969. Episode nine of the ten part saga drew an audience of 4.1 million viewers. Almost double that amount, 8.05 million, were tuned into the Tenth Doctor story Midnight when it was broadcast on this day in 2008.

June 15th
The Tenth Doctor's sad because not one single Doctor Who episode has received its premiere broadcast on this day. It's actually only the second Who free day of the year so far. Sadly though, more Who free days are to come in the next few weeks, meaning more tears for Ten.

June 16th
As well as being Carole Ann Ford's (Susan) birthday, June 16th also saw episode five of The Green Death broadcast in 1973 to an audience of 8.3 million viewers. Skipping ahead to new-Who and the Tenth Doctor was about to catch up with an old nemesis after a trip to Utopia. First broadcast in 2007 at 7:15pm, and guest starring Derek Jacobi as Professor Yana/the Master, this episode was watched by 7.84 million viewers.

June 17th
Episode 5 of The Evil of the Daleks was broadcast on this day in 1967. It's missing from the BBC archives now so only the lucky 5.1 million viewers tuned in got to see it in all its glory. Then we have another episode 5, this time its from the Third Doctor adventure The Time Monster. The 1972 story drew an audience of 6 million on its debut broadcast.

Lastly for this day, it's one of the best Doctor Who stories from the last decade (a-hem), consistently topping fan polls as the favourite new-Who adventure (A-Hem), and featuring the most popular monster the series has ever created - the Abzorbaloff (A_HEM!!!), yes ladies and gentlemen it's Love and Monsters. Broadcast on this day in 2006 at 7:00pm, and watched by a slightly disturbing 6.66 million viewers.

June 18th
On this day in 1966 4.5 million people tuned in to episode 4 of The Savages, a story that came very near the end of the First Doctor's era.

And finally for this week in Doctor Who history we jump 39 Years and eight regenerations into the future (well, nine with the War Doctor) and it really was the end of an era, as a 'fantastic' 6.91 million tuned in to see the Ninth Doctor say goodbye in The Parting of the Ways.

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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