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Today In #DoctorWho History: March 30th

Has nobody heard of crash helmets?

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 30th 
Standby! Lots going on today.

First up, back in 1968 7.7 million people were watching the Second Doctor in episode three of Fury From The Deep, a story which is, sadly, entirely missing from the archives. Skip forward one regeneration and 6 years and we have the Third Doctor adventure The Monster of Peladon. Part two was broadcast on this day in 1974 watched by 6.8 million.

Moving into the 80s and moving away from Saturday tea-time to Tuesday evening. Tuesday March 30th 1982 at 6:51pm, to be exact, saw part four of Time-Flight take off with an audience of 8.1 million. Two years later on Friday March 30th 1984, 7.3 million said goodbye to Season 21 with the fourth and (thankfully) final part of The Twin Dilemma. Half a million more came back the following year when the show had resumed it's Saturday tea-time slot, with part two of Revelation of the Daleks beginning after the football results at 5:22pm.

That Doctor, eh? When he's not riding a motorbike through the streets of San Francisco, he's riding it down the side of skyscrapers in London! The Seventh Series of Doctor Who returned from it's mid-season split on this day in 2013 with an episode titled The Bells of Saint John. Broadcast at 6:14pm and watched by 8.44 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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