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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: January 4th

If regeneration wasn't bad enough, imagine having to deal with Adric also!

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).

January 4th
Part 3 of The Daleks (entitled The Escape) was broadcast this day in 1964. Word was getting out about Doctor Who and the "bug eyed monsters", the ones which Sydney Newman was originally firmly against featuring on the show, so this weeks episode saw a mighty impressive increase in viewing figures of 2.5 million, meaning a total of 8.9 million people up and down the country were tuning into BBC One at 5:15pm.

Episode 2 of the Second Doctor adventure The Krotons drew an audience of 8.4 million viewers in 1969. Six years later Tom Baker was still the new boy with his second episode, part two of Robot, viewed by 10.7 million scarf-loving fanatics.

Moving into the 80's, we say hello to the Fifth Doctor as Peter Davison began his time as key holder of the big blue Police Box on this day in 1982. Part One of Castrovalva kicked off season 19 of the show to an appreciative audience of 9.1 million viewers. This was the year Doctor Who first moved from its traditional Saturday tea-time slot and for this season it was broadcast twice weekly on a Monday and Tuesday evening at around 7pm.

As one season begins another ends, as on this day in 1989 season 25 came to a close with 6.6 million people watching the fourth and final part of the ironically titled The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

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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