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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: February 13th

"Are you looking at my sugar lump?"

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 13th
Let's face it, that screen grab above could be from no other show but 1960s Doctor Who, and the particular episode in question would be The Web Planet which began on this day in 1965 and was watched by 13.5 million viewers. The following year it would take home ALL of the costume design awards at the BAFTAS, naturally (a-hem).

Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced The Mind Of Evil, episode three drawing an audience of 7.5 million.
Quick question for you. What's better than one episode of Torchwood?

That, as you likely guessed, would be two episodes of Torchwood! Although, I concede that in the case of Miracle Day maybe no episodes of Torchwood would be the favourable option? Fortunately, though, we're talking Torchwood series two, and so viewers who tuned in to BBC2 at 9pm on this day in 2008 to catch Adam could quickly make the switch to BBC Three after it finished for the debut of Reset. Respectively they were watched by 3.79 million and 0.85 million viewers. Proving that even when it was a proper bonafide TV channel nobody really watched BBC Three.

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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