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Today In #DoctorWho History: November 26th

Oh dear, must we?

Welcome to our daily round-up of the Doctor Who episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. You can click on any red text to read our full retrospectives/reviews for that episode, and note that all viewing figures listed are for UK broadcasts (unless otherwise stated).

November 26th
All of Patrick Troughton's 1966 debut adventure The Power of the Daleks is currently missing believed wiped, so only the 7.8 million people watching episode four on this day in 1966 have seen it in all its glory. Though the 2016 animated version is pretty special indeed, and we reviewed episode four here. Also on this day we have part one of The Sun Makers which aired in 1977 to an audience of 8.5 million viewers.

And now a story which is not quite as exciting as the previous time Doctor Who had teamed up with Children In Need for a multi-Doctor adventure - the 1993 30th Anniversary 3D special Dimensions In Time. It would be fair to say that it is quite hard to love, but during the annual charity telethon part one was watched by an enormous audience of 13.8 million viewers - making it one of the top five most watched episodes of Doctor Who ever! Sad fact.

Fun fact: Although Dimensions In Time is not officially canon, it is referenced in the Doctor Who novel First Frontier. The Seventh Doctor says, "I once had [a nightmare] where all my old foes chased me round a soap opera." A nightmare is indeed the best way to explain it if you ask me.

In spin-off land we have the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts, which was broadcast in 2006 and watched by 1.31 million BBC Three viewers. And a decade later, when BBC Three had moved online and was rebadged as ||| or something like that (I mean, it's a TV channel, it's not Prince!) the seventh episode of Class debuted. Titled The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did it proved to be not only the penultimate episode of the first series, but the penultimate installment of the show as a whole.

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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