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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: September 13th


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September 13th
Prepare yourself for a bumper dip into the Doctor Who archives with a round-up of all the episodes which received their debut broadcast on September 13th throughout the show's long history.

First today we have two from Tom. Starting with part three of Terror of the Zygons which arrived on our screens on this day in 1975 to a welcoming audience of 8.2 million viewers. Then it's part three of The Leisure Hive, which was broadcast in 1980 to a slightly less welcoming 5 million viewers.

Two regenerations later and we have the second part of The Trial Of A Time Lord. The individual story was titled The Mysterious Planet and it was broadcast in 1986 at 4:46pm, which is just waaay too early in the day! Even The Sarah Jane Adventures went out later than that! So 4.9 million viewers is not a bad figure really.

Two Scottish Doctors complete our day. Firstly, back to 1989 and part two of Battlefield, which was part of Season 26 of Doctor Who. That year was broadcast against Coronation Street and became one of the best kept secrets on British television - as in nobody seemed to know it was actually on! Well nobody apart from the 3.9 million viewers who tuned in. And wrapping up this day it's the Twelfth Doctor and one of the stand-out episodes from Series 8, Listen, which was broadcast in 2014 and watched by 7.01 million viewers.

Related Programming
Listen really was that good so here's a bit more for you in the form of the Doctor Who Extra episode which went behind the scenes. Available online and on the BBC's Red Button service later in the evening after Listen's broadcast in 2014.

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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