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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: March 12th

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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).

March 12th
We start today by turning the clock back to this day in 1966 when 6.9 million people were possibly still wishing Dodo was extinct, as part two of The Ark (entitled The Plague) was broadcast at 5.15pm. Twelve years later a whopping 10.2 million scarf loving people tuned in to part three of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.  

Then in 1999 Steven Moffat's very first Doctor Who story was broadcast. Yes, the Moff wrote the Comic Relief spoof Doctor Who and The Curse Of Fatal Death, and spoof or not it's really quite good....

Starring Rowan Atkinson as the Ninth Doctor, Richard E. Grant as the Tenth Doctor, Jim Broadbent as the Eleventh Doctor, Hugh Grant as the Twelfth Doctor, and Joanna Lumley as the Thirteenth Doctor. A peak audience of 9.8 million viewers watched the shenanigans, with a portion of them declaring that there's no way the Thirteenth Doctor would ever be a woman! How ridiculous an idea is that, eh?

Also on this day we make time for a bit of Torchwood in the form of From Out of the Rain which was broadcast in 2008 at 9:49pm and watched by 0.95 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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