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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: December 30th

Jo, I keep old Doctors under my armpits now...

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 30th
On this day in 1967 7.6 million people were watching Patrick Troughton working overtime portraying duel roles in The Enemy of the World.

Also on this day, episode one of the-story-that-everyone-wrongly-believes-to-be-a-Tenth-Anniversary-Special arrived 11 months before Doctor Who actually celebrated its tenth anniversary! Of course its The Three Doctors, and anniversary or not 9.6 million viewers tuned into to see the first three Doctors united for the opening episode of the four part adventure. Well, I say 'united', William Hartnell's ailing health meant all his scenes were recorded together and played back on video tape, with his Doctor seemingly stuck inside an old television monitor for the whole thing.

Finally for December 30th, in 1978 part two of the Fourth Doctor adventure The Power of Kroll was broadcast to a mighty impressive 12.4 million viewers.

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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