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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: March 23rd

Everyone agreed that the Third Doctor's minion costume was quite shite...

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 23rd
On this day in 1968 7.9 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode two of Fury From The Deep, a story which is, sadly, entirely missing from the archives.

If you took a look at the image above and thought "that's a terrible home made minion costume" then two things - you're right, and you've likely never seen the Third Doctor adventure The Monster of Peladon, which was broadcast on this day in 1974 watched by 9.2 million. Then on Tuesday March 23rd 1982 the second part of Time-Flight drew and audience of 7.4 million.

On Friday March 23rd 1984 7.4 million people were intrigued enough to check back in for part two of The Twin Dilemma, and exactly the same figure were watching twelve months later for the first part of Revelation of the Daleks.
Let's take a brief break from the screen and head to the theatre, darling, for Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure which opened on this day in 1989 at Wimbledon Theatre, London before touring the country. Jon Pertwee played the Doctor until June 3rd, two days later Colin Baker took over for the duration of the tour.

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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