This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: July 10th to July 16th

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Every Sunday we look back at the many episodes of Doctor who that have been broadcast this week in the shows long history. But this week only the First Doctor decided to show up! Blame those Summer schedulers and the reduced viewing figures whilst Joe Public is out enjoying the lighter evenings.


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.

July 10th
Look, it's a Viking war party on the horizon. They've heard the Doctor has a near-mint condition copy of Nena's self titled debut album and they're all big fans of Nur geträumt.

Either that or it's part two of The Time Meddler (titled The Meddling Monk) getting things underway this week in Doctor Who history. The episode was broadcast in 1965 at 5:39pm and watched by 8.8 million viewers.

Then, in 2009, the surprisingly titled Day Five of Torchwood: Children of Earth Day wrapped up the week long event series, with 6.73 million viewers tuning in for the conclusion.


July 11th
The new 1964 Summer collection from M&S was not the hit the company had hoped it would be! Still, snapped up by the BBC they made good use of it in the costume department. Like here, in episode 4 of The Sensorites (titled Hidden Danger) which was watched by 7.4 million viewers.


July 15th
Look, we're only two episodes into Torchwood: Miracle Day and the bloated padding of the story has already sent John Barrowman to sleep! Entitled 'Rendition', it was broadcast on Friday July 15th 2011 at 10:00pm, and watched by 5.75 million viewers.


July 16th
The First Doctor is going to have to have words with his successors as some of them only work 12 weeks a year (and Christmas Day), whilst he was putting in 10 months solid at one point in time.

Anyhow, there's reason to rejoice on this day in Who history because we said goodbye to Dodo! The Doctor kicking her out the TARDIS saddened by her decision to stay in London after the fourth and final episode of The War Machines. Along with the 5.5 million viewers watching that day in 1966, the Doctor bid her farewell and sent her on her way with a rare blue vinyl copy of Nena's 1984 single 'Rette mich', to remind her of their travels together.

She promptly lost it because she was quite useless.

That's it for this week, but did you watch any of these adventures live? Did you wish that Dodo was extinct? Tell us in the comments below.

Until next Sunday...

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