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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 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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  • The BBC announced an 18-month break in the series in February 1985. The series returned to the air in September 1986. After the series ended in 1989, fans tried again to get the show back,…
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    The BBC announced an 18-month break in the series in February 1985. The series returned to the air in September 1986. After the series ended in 1989, fans tried again to get the show back, but were unsuccessful. There were numerous "false starts" as attempts were made to produce a feature film based on the series. In the early 1990s, Steven Spielberg was widely reported to have been interested in making a film version and a number of script treatments were written. Ultimately, in 1996, the United States Fox Network co-produced (with the BBC) and aired a TV movie which failed to spark a new series. In late 2003, the BBC announced that it was finally going to be broadcasting a new series of Doctor Who in 2005.
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  • The design of the Daleks was never based on an actual pepper pot and was designed around a seated person. The pepper pot was used by designer Raymond Cusick to demonstrate how he envisaged it…
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    The design of the Daleks was never based on an actual pepper pot and was designed around a seated person. The pepper pot was used by designer Raymond Cusick to demonstrate how he envisaged it moving. A Dalek used in the series was five feet six inches tall, four feet long and three feet wide, weighing 336 pounds. The operator inside worked the Dalek gun, plunger, eye stalk and the lights, while a voice actor in the corner of the studio provided the Dalek voice by speaking into a ring modulator. The operator inside still had to learn the lines even though he didn't speak them, as the lights had to operate in synchronicity with the voice.
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