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This Week In DOCTOR WHO History: Nov 3rd To Nov 9th

We say hello to the Second Doctor 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 3rd
Let's get things underway this week in Doctor Who history with a birthday. Up there at the top of the screen on the left is Mr Richard Hurndall, who starred as the First Doctor in the twentieth anniversary special, The Five Doctors. He was born on this day in 1910 and passed away just a year after The Five Doctors was broadcast at the age of 73.

Now for some actually episodes, and to the Fourth Doctor era we go for part two of The Creature from the Pit which was broadcast in 1979 at 6:07pm, and watched by 10.80 million viewers.

Then over to The Sarah Jane Adventures for part one of The Mark of the Berserker. 1.43 million CBBC viewers were tuned in this day in 2008.

November 4th
On this day in Doctor Who history we have episode six of the Second Doctor adventure The Abominable Snowmen. Broadcast in 1967 at 5:25pm and watched by 7.40 million viewers, which was 1.2 million more than were tuned in to part two of The Stones of Blood eleven years later.

Fast forward to 2018 and an eventual consolidated audience of 7.76 million watched The Tsuranga Conundrum. Pting!

November 5th
It's all missing from the archive now so we'll have to make do with the new animated version of the Second Doctor's debut adventure The Power of the Daleks. Episode one was broadcast for the one and only time at 5:49pm on this day in 1966, and was watched by 7.9 million viewers.

Also on this day we have part two of Image of the Fendahl, which was broadcast in 1977 and watched by 7.5 million viewers.

Then it's spin-off time to wrap-up another busy week in Doctor Who history. We start with the fourth Torchwood episode, titled Cyberwoman. Broadcast in 2006 at 10:00pm and watched by 1.39 million viewers. The following year we have 1.8 million tuned in for part two of The Sarah Jane Adventures story Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?. Then, in 2009 another episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, part one of The Eternity Trap, was watched by 1.14 million viewers. Finally for this day, on Saturday Nov 5th 2016 BBC Three released the fourth episode of the Doctor Who spin-off series Class, titled Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart.

November 6th
On this day in 1965 the fourth part of The Myth Makers, titled Horse of Destruction, was broadcast to an audience of 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.

Another Sarah Jane Adventures story for you now, and it's 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. Then, 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.

Talking of Twelve...

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!

Did you watch any of these adventures live? Let us know in the comments below.

Until next Sunday...

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