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Today In Doctor Who History: December 7th

Five rounds rapid for another day in Doctor Who history...

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).

December 7th
The third part of An Unearthly Child, entitled The Forest of Fear was broadcast in 1963 and watched by 6.9 million viewers. That's a whole million more than part two, and two and a half million more than the opening episode. Doctor Who was gaining some word-of-mouth attention from children up and down the country, but it would be another few weeks until Dalek-mania swept Britain and viewing figures leapt up to over 10 million!

Now, December 7th is Wendy Padbury's birthday, who was born on this day in 1947 and better known to Doctor Who fans as Second Doctor companion Zoe Heriot, and on this day in 1968 she got to celebrate her birthday in style, and with 6.5 million viewers, when she starred in episode 6 of The Invasion.

December 7th also saw the broadcast of the final episode of season 24. That would be part three of Dragonfire. 4.7 million tuned into that, whereas the year after 5.2 million were watching part three of Silver Nemesis.

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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