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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: July 9th

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July 9th
If you've not seen Torchwood: Children Of Earth (and if not why the hell not? Go rectify that now!), then WARNING: HUGE SPOILER BELOW. Go away now...


OK, so before Ianto collapses and dies in Jack's arms we have an actual Doctor Who episode for this day.

Episodes Broadcast
I know what you're thinking but that image above is not a Dyson prototype for a new vacuum cleaner, rather it from episode 3 of The War Machines which was broadcast at 5:35pm on July 9th 1966 and watched by 5.30 million viewers.

But, of course, the main event for today is...


Related Programming
...coming up next!


But first, on this day in 1994 the audio-play mockumentary Whatever Happened To... Susan Foreman?, starring Jane Asher (above) as Susan, aired at 10am on Radio 4. Taking a realistic lens to the fictional character, it followed Susan's life after leaving the TARDIS, and is a little weird if you ask me.

But now though...


In 2009, realising that he was now stuck with the titling system, Russell T Davies had little choice but to name the fourth installment of Torchwood: Children of Earth, Day Four. Not that any of the 6.89 million viewers minded though.They were all too heartbroken when the 456 released that deadly virus and poor old Ianto succumbed to it <sob>all-the-tears</sob>.

We'll never forget you Ianto. Never.

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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