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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: September 28th

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September 28th
Look! Jamie's back. And just in time to for today's round-up of Doctor Who episodes broadcast on this day in the show's history. Poor old Frazer Hines contracted chickenpox and was hurriedly replaced by his cousin Hamish Wilson for episode 2 of The Mind Robber. The old chickenpox doesn't tend to give you much of a warning, and with Doctor Who's tight production schedule a scene had to be quickly written to explain Jamie's sudden change in appearance. On both occasions before Jamie gets turned into a cut-out, he shouts, "creag an tuire". Frazer Hines joked on the DVD commentary that this is Scottish Gaelic for "vodka and tonic". Hopefully he'd had a stiff one as when he returned for episode 3 on Saturday September 28th 1968 things were no easier for him, Zoe and the Doctor in the land of fiction. And although Jamie manages to escape from a clockwork soldier, his two traveling companions are confronted by the mythological minotaur. 7.2 million of the UK's finest were tuned in for the adventure.

Then 19 years and 5 regenerations later we move on to Monday September 28th when 4.9 million viewers had their televisual dials turned to BBC One to see the Tetraps turn on the Rani in the fourth and final part of the Seventh Doctor's debut adventure Time and the Rani.

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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