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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: June 28th

It's like the early Zoom generation. And they weren't even in lockdown!!

Welcome to our daily round-up of the Doctor Who episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. You can click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode, and note that all viewing figures listed are for UK broadcasts (unless otherwise stated).

June 28th
Today in Doctor Who history, back in 2008 the Tenth Doctor's third season was nearing the end with the first in a two-part adventure broadcast. The Stolen Earth was like the Avengers: Endgame of Doctor Who, getting the whole RTD-era gang together, as well as including the return of Davros (last seen in 1988's Remembrance of the Daleks), and if that wasn't enough it also gave the 8.78 million viewers tuning in a huge surprise when the Doctor began regenerating!

Related Programming
Fear not, David Tennant was not signing off just yet (although he did waste that regeneration) but over on BBC Three at 8pm that same day that week's episode of Doctor Who Confidential, titled Friends And Foe, kept up the potential pretense, especially since that year's Christmas Special had just been announced as being titled The Next Doctor!

Born on this day in 1951, and briefly married to the Fourth Doctor himself Tom Baker, Lalla Ward played Romana II opposite Tom back in season 17 and most of 18. She'd also previously guest starred on Doctor Who as Princess Astra in The Armageddon Factor.

Fun fact for you - Lalla Ward is the daughter of Edward Ward, 7th Viscount Bangor, and his fourth wife Marjorie Alice Banks; as such, she is entitled to use the courtesy title "The Honourable"

Happy Birthday to The Honourable Ms Ward.

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Doctor Who history.

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