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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  • Of the 253 episodes of "Doctor Who" that were produced in the 1960s, 97 no longer exist in the BBC Television Archives due to an archive purge between 1972 and 1978, during which BBC…
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    Of the 253 episodes of "Doctor Who" that were produced in the 1960s, 97 no longer exist in the BBC Television Archives due to an archive purge between 1972 and 1978, during which BBC Enterprises destroyed the only known copies believing them to be of no future value. The BBC stopped destroying episodes in 1978 when this policy came to the attention of the series' fans. From this point the BBC realized the potential commercial and cultural value of the series and audited their archives that same year. The most recent episode to be recovered as of 2006 was a print of the 1965 episode "The Daleks' Master Plan: Day of Armageddon", returned by a former BBC engineer in January 2004. In December 2011, a further 2 episodes were recovered, this time from a former ITV engineer: "Doctor Who" (1963) {Air Lock (#3.3)} (Part 3 of the "Galaxy 4" serial) and "Doctor Who" (1963) {The Underwater Menace: Episode 2 (#4.20)}. And as of 2013, the entire story of "The Web of Fear" has also been recovered.
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  • The series was in part inspired by the British The Quatermass Experiment (UK) TV serials of the 1950s. In 1988 the show paid homage by referring to Quatermass in the 1988 episode "Remembrance…
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    The series was in part inspired by the British The Quatermass Experiment (UK) TV serials of the 1950s. In 1988 the show paid homage by referring to Quatermass in the 1988 episode "Remembrance of the Daleks." It is also implied that this episode takes place the day "Doctor Who" made its debut on TV. Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale turned down offers to write for Doctor Who, revealing in subsequent interviews that he disliked the concept of the series and regarded it as unsuitable for children to watch. Nevertheless, several Doctor Who stories were influenced by Kneale's stories.
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  • When visual effects designer Mat Irvine was asked to build the K9 prop for the serial "The Invisible Enemy", no one told him it would be required beyond that story. Thus, the prop Irvine…
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    When visual effects designer Mat Irvine was asked to build the K9 prop for the serial "The Invisible Enemy", no one told him it would be required beyond that story. Thus, the prop Irvine designed was only capable of traversing the studio floor and proved useless when brought on location for subsequent stories. Irvine eventually built a second K-9 that could cover rougher ground.
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