Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 23, 1963
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
25 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network

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Doctor Who (UK) (1963)

Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. He faces many dangerous adversaries along the way, righting wrongs and bringing justice.

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TV Special: The Curse of Fatal Death Aired: Mar. 18, 1999

A special charity episode of the famous time travelling show. The Doctor announces his engagement at last, but before he retires from 'Doctor-ing' …

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The show had 27 seasons and 706 episodes air between 1963 and 1996.

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Missing Episodes recovered!

The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear have been thought lost with only Part 3 of The Enemy of the World and Part 1 of The Web of Fear remaining. Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of The Enemy of the World have been recovered meaning that The Enemy of the World exists completely whilst Episode 2, 4, 5 and 6 of The Web of Fear have also been recovered leaving Part 3 missing.

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  • The original pilot episode was rediscovered in 1978 in a mislabeled film can. After an archive purge by the BBC between 1972 and 1978, the film survived by chance and was originally thought…
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    The original pilot episode was rediscovered in 1978 in a mislabeled film can. After an archive purge by the BBC between 1972 and 1978, the film survived by chance and was originally thought lost forever.
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  • When it became clear that failing health was affecting his performance and relationship with the cast and crew, William Hartnell, the first actor to play the Doctor, was asked to leave the…
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    When it became clear that failing health was affecting his performance and relationship with the cast and crew, William Hartnell, the first actor to play the Doctor, was asked to leave the show. Hartnell had a very strained relationship with his second producer, John Wiles, and shortly after Innes Lloyd became the third producer, Lloyd told Hartnell that he was going to be replaced. Rather than cancel a successful series, story editor Gerry Davis came up with the Doctor's ability to regenerate his body when he is near death, which allows for the smooth transition from one actor to another playing the role, although this was not called "regeneration" in the series at the time. The previous production team of Wiles and Donald Tosh had considered replacing Hartnell with an actor who would play the part exactly the same as Hartnell, but Innes Lloyd and Gerry Davis preferred the idea the Doctor would become a completely different persona. The term "regenerating" was not introduced until the end of the Third Doctor's era in "Planet of the Spiders".
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  • Only three of the Dalek "costumes" from the 1960s survive today. One such original prop has been cut open and is at the "Doctor Who" exhibition in Blackpool, where children can climb inside…
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    Only three of the Dalek "costumes" from the 1960s survive today. One such original prop has been cut open and is at the "Doctor Who" exhibition in Blackpool, where children can climb inside and see what it is like to be a Dalek. One of the Dalek costumes is stored in a glass display case under the stairs in the Southampton branch of the forbidden planet sci-FI stores.
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