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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: October 11th

Oh! It's a bumper day in Doctor Who history today and no mistaking.

Click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode. All viewing figures are for UK premiere broadcasts unless otherwise stated.

October 11th
We've got a lot of Doctor Who episodes to round-up today for you, all receiving their premiere broadcast on October 11th throughout the show's long history, starting with a trip back to 1975 when you could've watched part three of Planet of Evil, and you would've been joined by 9.1 million other pairs of eyes that Saturday evening, which is just under double the audience for part three of Meglos which premiered five years later to 4.7 million.

Two regenerations later and the Sixth Doctor is still standing The Trial Of A Time Lord - you think they'd find him a chair as this trial went on for weeks! The installment broadcast on this day in 1986, part six of the overall arc, was episode two of Mindwarp and was watched by 4.6 million multi-coloured coat wearing fans.

Time for a pair of Scottish Doctors to entertain you. Firstly, in 1989, 4 million viewers tuned into part two of the Seventh Doctor adventure Ghost Light, and then 25 years later the Twelfth Doctor was doing battle with a Mummy on the Orient Express. A story which on its premiere broadcast of 8.37pm, Saturday October 11th 2014, was watched by 7.11 million viewers. I wonder how many of them pressed their red button afterwards...

Related Programming
For your extended viewing delight, the Doctor Who Extra team went full steam ahead with Peter Capaldi, Frank Skinner and Foxes on October 11th 2014. In the ten minute episode they unwrapped (see what we did there?) Mummy on the Orient Express with exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage.

As well as all those classic Doctor Who adventures above, a pair of episodes from The Sarah Jane Adventures debuted on October 11th. Season 4 got underway on this day in 2010 with episode one of The Nightmare Man, broadcast at 5:19pm and watched by 0.59 million viewers. The following year episode two of The Curse of Clyde Langer drew an audience of 0.73 million.

And we're not done yet as it's time to say a very happy birthday to Nicola Bryant who was born this day in 1960. Her time as Peri was near an end back in 1986 when the installment from Mindwarp graced our screens on her birthday, but her work with Doctor Who still continues today thanks to Big Finish.

Happy birthday to you!

Join us again tomorrow for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the spin-offs aired, 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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