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

Warning. Barrowman ahead.

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.

Aug 15th
We get things underway this week with the 1964 First Doctor pure historical adventure The Reign Of Terror. Episode 2 of the six part story, titled the Guests of Madame Guillotine, was broadcast at 5:14pm to an audience of 6.9 million viewers and saw Ian, Barbara and Susan given the option of death under the blade of the guillotine or to watch John Barrowman Live at the Albert Hall on DVD. It was an impossible choice for poor Barbara to make.

August 16th On this day in Doctor Who history the third episode of the 2002 Doctor Who webcast Real Time was available to watch from 12:00pm. Starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, and featuring the Cybermen, you can view the whole thing here.

August 17th
See that Second Doctor up there? Well he's got himself in a right old pickle in episode 2 of The Dominators and make no mistaking. Back in 1968 5.9 million viewers tuned in to see the Doctor and Jamie taken captive and forced to listen to John Barrowman's Greatest Hits CD on repeat. Possibly.

It was more than the poor wee Scot could handle...

August 19th 
Look, I'm not a huge fan of John Barrowman's singing either, but come on Jamie? This is a bit extreme, surely?

Oh, my mistake. It's only a screen grab from the seventh episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, titled Immortal Sins, which was broadcast on this day in 2011 and watched by 4.48 million viewers.

Altogether now...

August 20th
No new Who but a BIG day for Who-related birthdays, with Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and the late Anthony Ainley all born on this day.

Altogether now...

It's alright, there's no more Barrowman to come! It's safe to take your fingers out your ears because that's it for this week, but did you watch any of these adventures live? Do you own a John Barrowman CD? Tell us in the comments below.
Until next Sunday...

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