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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: August 12th

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August 12th
Welcome to another of our daily round-ups of Doctor Who broadcast history, and although August 12th doesn't give us any episodes from the parent show, it does give us this...

Spin-off Torchwood had reached the sixth part of Miracle Day, that is if you lived in the U.S. where it received its premiere on that Friday in 2011. Titled The Middle Men, it was broadcast this day in 2011 and watched by only .88 million viewers.

Doctor Who's longest serving producer John Nathan-Turner was born on August 12th 1947. Having joined the BBC as a floor assistant in the 1960s, Nathan-Turner first worked on Doctor Who in 1969 as part of the floor crew on the Patrick Troughton story The Space Pirates in 1969, on which he was credited under his real name, as John Turner.

Nathan-Turner then worked as an assistant floor manager on two serials in the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death and Colony in Space. He later worked on Doctor Who in the Tom Baker era, as production unit manager under producer Graham Williams from 1977 to 1979, before accepting the post of producer for Season 18, the last to feature Tom Baker as the Doctor.

Nathan-Turner subsequently cast Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, respectively, and stayed in the tenure of producer until the Doctor Who's cancellation in 1989. Sadly, he passed away in 2002 aged just 54.

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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