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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: February 2nd

Stop. Rani time...

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).

February 2nd
We begin today in Doctor Who history with part four of Invasion of the Dinosaurs which was broadcast this day in 1974 and watched by 9 million viewers. That's a mighty impressive number but it's quickly beaten as on Tuesday February 2nd 1982 part two of Kinda was broadcast at 7:04pm and watched by 9.4 million viewers. Part two of Mawdryn Undead aired the following year and was watched by 7.5 million. And in his final season, Peter Davison's Doctor faced part three of Frontios, broadcast Thursday February 2nd at 6.40pm to an audience of 7.8 million.

In the Sixth Doctor years we were introduced to another Time Lord/Lady on this day - the Rani! Part one of The Mark of the Rani was broadcast in 1985 and watched by 6.3 million of you fine people.

Finally, on palindrome day - that was 02/02/2020 - the sixth episode of series twelve of Doctor Who, Praxeus, was watched by 3.97 million viewers overnight, and after a week of timeshifting the consolidated audience totaled 5.22 million viewers. All of them thinking a story about a global pandemic seems a bit far fetched in 2020!

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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