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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: August 16th

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August 16th
Although there are no televisual episodes of Doctor Who that received their premiere broadcast on August 16th at any time throughout the show's history we do, thankfully, have a couple of things of note.

First, up there at the top of the page with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi is Rachel Talalay. Born August 16th 1958, the British-American film and television director was behind the camera for what was, IMHO, the greatest episode of Doctor Who to date - 2015s Heaven Sent.

Rachel Talalay worked in a number of different capacities in filmmaking before making her directorial debut with the 1991 film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Talalay also directed Tank Girl in 1995, and as a film producer worked with director John Waters on the films Hairspray (1988) and Cry-Baby (1990).

Talalay revealed in an interview that ever since Doctor Who was revived in 2005 she wanted to work on the show. Her wish came true in a match made in heaven. Talalay's directorial style pretty much shaped the Twelfth Doctor's era, directing all three of Peter Capaldi's series finales: series 8's Dark Water and Death in Heaven, the aforementioned series 9's Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, and series 10's World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls, as well as the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time.

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Related Programming
Yes, there's more! The third episode of the 2002 Doctor Who webcast Real Time was released onto the BBCi service, which was then the interactive television service arm of the BBC, at 12:00pm on August 16th 2002. Starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor you can view the whole thing here.

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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