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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: August 8th

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Aug 8th
Today in Doctor Who history we join the 6.9 million viewers who were cowering behind the sofa in trepidation of A Land Of Fear, the opening chapter of 1964's The Reign Of Terror. This six part adventure would eventually bring the debut season of Doctor Who to a close, but not before the First took part in a very early Fast Show sketch. Perhaps. Of course, old Firsty knows a gentlemen doesn't tell so you won't get any juicy gossip out of him about his time with Cameca.

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A short Type-40 journey forward to August 8th 25th 1985 and we find an oft-forgotten Sixth Doctor adventure Slipback The BBC Radio 4 audio play, recorded to fill the 18 month hiatus between seasons 22 and 23, was coming to an end with and episode five and, the curiously titled, the final episode broadcast on this day as part of the children's magazine show Pirate Radio Four.

Born this day in 1930 (sadly departing this mortal earth in 1997), Dalek creator Terry Nation proved a fortunate choice of writer to be commissioned for the second ever Doctor Who story. Had he not penned the script he did, and introduced the nation's children to the maniacal pepper-pots of doom, it's quite possible the show might not have made it past those first 13 episodes.

Happy birthday to you.

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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