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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: October 3rd

Ah, Sarah Jane...

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October 3rd
We're flipping things around today in Doctor Who history and starting with...

Look up there! It's Sarah Jane. And October 3rd 2011 saw the start of the fifth and final season of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Episode one of Sky, a story about the terror of Rupert Murdoch (possibly), was broadcast Monday October 3rd 2011 at 5:20pm and was watched by 0.53 million viewers.

And now for something a bit odd...

Cashing in on the whole mid-1980s hiatus of Doctor Who (and the BBC's ridiculous treatment of Colin Baker), the October 3rd 1985 edition of The Lenny Henry Show introduced the new Doctor... in a sense. That being, a spoof sense.

Of course, Lenny Henry would eventually go on to appear in Doctor Who in the Thriteenth Doctor adventure Spyfall. I wonder, given the events of The Timeless Children, is there a case to argue his earlier spoof sketch could be canon?

It's confusing these days, isn't it?

Episodes Broadcast
Finishing where we usually start - it's all a bit timey-wimey, isn't it? - on this day in 2015 the Twelfth Doctor headed Under The Lake. For what is, in this writer's humble opinion, I think this was one of the finest installments of Doctor Who we've seen in recent years. Sadly the overnight viewings for this episode were just 3.74 million. It was a small improvement from the episode broadcast a week beforehand, The Witch's Familiar. However even after the final consolidated ratings came in they were just 5.63 million, the second lowest of any episode of Doctor Who since the show was revived in 2005. Sad face.

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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