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Today In #DoctorWho History: January 5th

"Put your hands on your head", "Ah, but you didn't say Simon says..."

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 5th
It's another bumper filled day in Doctor Who history, starting with the Third Doctor adventure The Time Warrior which came to an end this day in 1974. Part Four of the story was watched by a mighty 10.6 million viewers. Six years later the scarf loving Fourth Doctor was three episodes and 9.8 million viewers into The Horns of Nimon. Then, Tuesday January 5th 1982 saw the second part of Castrovalva broadcast at 7:02pm, and watched by 8.6 million viewers.

Another Fifth Doctor adventure, which featured the Sixth Doctor Colin Baker as Security Commander Maxil, was broadcast this day in 1983. Part two of Arc of Infinity was watched by 7.3 million viewers. The following year, on Thursday January 5th, the opening episode of Warriors of the Deep drew an audience of 7.6 million.

When Peter Davison's successor began his first full season the show moved back to Saturday tea-time but in a new 45 minute format. The first episode of season 22, part one of Attack of the Cybermen was broadcast on this day in 1985 at 5:22pm and watched by 8.9 million viewers.

And of course, on Sunday January 1st 2020 part two of Spyfall premiered and 6.07 million UK viewers were there (or thereabouts, after a week of time-shifting) to witness it.

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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