This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Nov 6th to Nov 12th

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There's some green-monster cock-kissing, or something like that, 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.

November 6th
We begin another week in Doctor Who history with the fourth part of The Myth Makers, titled Horse of Destruction, which was broadcast on this day in 1965 and watched by 8.3 million viewers. Eleven years later, it's Crispy Master time with part two of The Deadly Assassin watched by a mighty 12.1 million of Britain's finest.

Our first Sarah Jane Adventures story this week is part two of The Eternity Trap, broadcast in 2009 at 4.35pm and watched by 0.93 million viewers.


November 7th
Part two of Planet of Giants, titled Dangerous Journey, was broadcast in 1964 at 5:15pm, and watched by 8.4 million viewers.

Just last year, on Saturday November 7th 2015, the Twelfth Doctor gave good speech in The Zygon Inversion. 6.03 million viewers watched within seven days of broadcast, with 4.22 million of them watching live on the night.


November 8th
Two from the Fourth Doctor to get this mammoth Who day underway, and they are both episode three of their respective stories. From 1975 we have Pyramids of Mars, broadcast at 5:46pm and watched by 9.4 million viewers. Five years later Full Circle had 5.9 million pairs of eyed watching.

Two regenerations later and the Sixth Doctor faces part ten of The Trial Of A Time Lord, which saw 4.6 million tune in for the second installment of Terror of the Vervoids.

Part three of The Curse of Fenric arrived on this day in 1989, watched by 4 million viewers, almost double that many were watching for the series eight finale Death In Heaven. Broadcast at 8pm on November 8th 2014, 7.6 million viewers tuned in.

Finally for this day we have episode one of Lost in Time. The Sarah Jane Adventures story was broadcast in 2010 on Monday November 8th. The 0.98 million CBBC viewers would have to wait all of 24 hours to catch the second part...


November 9th
Episode 2 of The Invasion was broadcast on this day 48 years ago today. The Second Doctor adventure was watched by 7.1 million viewers. More part twos come in the form of two Seventh Doctor adventures. They are 1987's Delta and the Bannermen, and the following year's The Happiness Patrol. Respectively they were watched by 5.1 and 4.6 million viewers.

And, as promised, here's part two of The Sarah Jane Adventures story Lost in Time, but 300,000 viewers seem to have not got the memo as only 0.68 million are watching!


November 10th
It's that moment you've been waiting for! With some Marvin Gaye playing over the sound system of the mines of Chloris, Tom Baker became acquainted with The Creature from the Pit. Part three of which was broadcast on this day in 1979 at the pre-watershed time of 6:02pm, and watched by 10.2 million viewers surprised viewers.

Then, what would the day be without The Sarah Jane Adventures? (It would be tomorrow, that's what) Good job we have episode one of The Mark of the Berserker, broadcast on this day in 2008 to 0.86 million viewers.


November 11th
On this day in Doctor Who history we have episode one of the Second Doctor adventure The Ice Warriors. Broadcast in 1967 at 5:10pm and watched by 6.7 million viewers, which was 2.5 million less than were tuned in to part three of The Stones of Blood eleven years later.


November 12th
Episode two of the Second Doctor's debut adventure The Power of the Daleks was broadcast for the one and only time in the UK on this day in 1966 and watched by 7.8 million viewers. It's been missing from the BBC archive now for the best part of 50 years (Have you got it? Check down the back of the sofa just in case), but a new animated version is available to purchase from the BBC Store and will shortly be arriving on DVD.

Our last actual Doctor Who episode for this week is part three of Image of the Fendahl, which first aired in 1977 and was watched by 7.9 million viewers.

But we're not done yet as it's spin-off time. Firstly we have the Torchwood team away with the fairies in Small Worlds. Broadcast in 2006 at 10:00pm, it was watched by 1.26 million viewers. The following year we have 1.23 million tuned in for part two of The Sarah Jane Adventures story Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?. Then, in 2009 it's another episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, part one of Mona Lisa's Revenge was watched by 1.12 million viewers. Finally, on Saturday 12th November 2016 don't forget to catch the fifth episode of the new Doctor Who spin-off Class, titled Brave-ish Heart.

Did you watch any of these adventures live? Are you secretly stashing the only copy of Power of the Daleks? Are you sure? Did you check down the back of the sofa? Go on. Do it. We'll wait......... No? OK, We'll let you off then.

Until next Sunday...

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