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Today In #DoctorWho History: February 8th

Remember that episode of EastEnders when Dirty Den and Angie were held up at gunpoint?

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 8th
Busy, busy day today in Doctor Who history. Starting way back in 1964 when the first episode of the two-part series The Edge Of Destruction aired at 5.15pm and was watched by 10.4 million people. Five years later the Second Doctor faced the third part of The Seeds Of Death with 7.5 million tuning in to watch.

11.2 million pairs of eyes were watching the screen come Saturday tea-time on February 8th 1975, and they would've all seen part three of The Ark In Space, as long as they were watching BBC1, that is. Seven years later his much younger looking older self was three installments into Kinda, with this episode watched by 8.5 million. The following year it was another part three for the Fifth Doctor. Mawdryn Undead was broadcast in 1983 to an audience of 7.4 million viewers. Finally, in 1984, the first part of Resurrection of the Daleks was broadcast on Wednesday evening at 6:49pm and watched by 7.3 million viewers.

And yes, that is Dirty Den, or rather Leslie Grantham, up there behind Davros. He's just one of the many famous people who guest-starred in Classic Doctor Who, we rounded up a huge list of them here.

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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