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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: February 22nd

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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 22nd
The first episode of Marco Polo was broadcast this day in 1964. Entitled The Roof of the World, it is the earliest missing episode of Doctor Who which means that only the 9.4 million people tuned into BBC1 at 5.15pm had the pleasure of viewing it in all its glory. A real shame as it is is also the show's first pure historical adventure.

On this day in 1969, episode five of the Second Doctor adventure The Seeds Of Death had 7.6 million tuning in to watch. An impressive number but small change compared to the mighty 11 million sets of eyes watching the screen this day in 1975. It was the start of a new adventure for the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry, with part one of the two part The Sontaran Experiment kicking off at 5.30pm.

Seven years later his much younger looking older self was three parts in to The Visitation. Season 19 saw Doctor Who move from its traditional Saturday tea time slot and instead was broadcast on Monday and Tuesday evenings across most of Great Britain. This particular Monday in 1982, 9.9 million were tuned in. The following year the show had moved (again) to Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Tuesday February 22nd saw part three of Terminus watched by 6.5 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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