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 version of Ron Grainer's theme music was created electronically in 1963 by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and was one of the first TV themes…
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    The original version of Ron Grainer's theme music was created electronically in 1963 by Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and was one of the first TV themes so created. Ron Grainer tried to have Delia Derbyshire credited as co-writer of the music, to record her contribution, but was prevented from doing so by internal BBC politics which would not allow technicians to receive artistic credits.
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  • The last three Doctors in the series, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, all wore costumes with a question mark motif, as did Tom Baker in his last season, in an ironic reference…
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    The last three Doctors in the series, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, all wore costumes with a question mark motif, as did Tom Baker in his last season, in an ironic reference to the title of the series. Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Colin Baker all had question marks on the collars of their shirts, while Sylvester McCoy had a pullover covered in question marks and an umbrella with a handle in the shape of a question mark. This was the idea of the series' producer at the time, John Nathan-Turner, who believed it made the series more marketable. Tom Baker disliked the introduction of the question mark motif, while Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy have all admitted they were never completely happy with their costumes in the series.
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  • When the series was syndicated in the US, many stations did not show it in its half-hour long, cliff-hanger format. Instead, a "movie version", made up of all episodes of one adventure, but…
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    When the series was syndicated in the US, many stations did not show it in its half-hour long, cliff-hanger format. Instead, a "movie version", made up of all episodes of one adventure, but with the cliff-hanger endings edited out, would be shown. Since the number of episodes used to tell one story would sometimes vary (usually four episodes, but sometimes 6, 7, or only 2), the "movie versions" varied in length. Because of this, many stations showed the movie versions on weekends, in late-night or early-morning slots, where their schedules were more flexible.
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