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Today In DOCTOR WHO History: April 24th

Hartnell may be laughing, but underneath him poor John Scott Martin ain't amused.

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).

April 24th
On this day in 1965 you could be forgiven for thinking that BBC cut-backs had forced William Hartnell to play multiple characters in Doctor Who, specifically having to double up as the Doctor and the Daleks for The Space Museum! Of course it was just a clever ruse, but episode one of this series did draw a huge audience of 10.5 million viewers, so maybe they were on to something?

Two regenerations and 6 years later, the Third Doctor faced episode three of Colony in Space. Broadcast Saturday April 24th 1971 at 6:13pm and watched by 9.5 million viewers. Then, on this day in 2010, 8.59 million viewers didn't dare blink during the Eleventh Doctor adventure The Time of the Angels. Many of them kept their Eyes Wide Open for that week's Doctor Who Confidential episode which aired afterwards on BBC Three.

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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