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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: October 18th

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October 18th
Wow do we have a bumper day in Doctor Who history to round-up for you today, and we start with two fourth and final episodes from two Fourth Doctor stories. October 18th 1975 would see a very nice 10.1 million viewers tune in to the closing chapter of Planet of Evil, however five years there was but 4.7 million watching the last part of Meglos.

Two regenerations later and the Sixth Doctor is still standing The Trial Of A Time Lord. The installment broadcast on this day in 1986, part seven of the overall arc, was episode three of Mindwarp which was watched by 5.1 million viewers and broadcast at the ridiculously early time of 4.47pm! 

In what I like to term the "Scottish Doctor's section" of the round-up we have part three of Ghost Light and 2014s Flatline. The Seventh Doctor adventure was broadcast in 1989 to just 4 million viewers, whereas the Twelfth managed to command an audience of 6.71 million. How many of them pressed their red button?...

Related Programming
Yes, available on the red button service after Flatline's broadcast, this week's Doctor Who extra explored the sort of Doctor-lite episode and what Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman felt about Clara 'becoming' the Doctor. Plus Steven Moffat and the episode's writer Jamie Mathieson revealed the origins of Flatline.

Finally for this day we have two episodes from The Sarah Jane Adventures (natch). From season 4 we have episode one of The Vault of Secrets, broadcast on October 18th 2010 and watched by 0.73 million viewers. The following year episode two of The Man Who Never Was, which was sadly the last ever new episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, drew an audience of 0.6 million.

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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