DOCTOR WHO IN DETAIL


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Doctor Who In Detail is a guide to the long running BBC Television programme Doctor Who. The first episode was broadcast in 1963, and the programme celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, making Doctor Who the longest running science fiction television programme.

So far twelve actors have portrayed the role of the Doctor (or thirteen if you count John Hurt as the War Doctor) in the televsion series (excluding stand-ins), with Peter Capaldi soon to appear in his third series in 2017.

On TV today 26 March 2017

The Hungry Earth 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm W (HD)
The timeless sci-fi drama, here with Matt Smith as the eccentric Time Lord. A drilling project awakens the reptilian Silurians, who want to reclaim Earth. (Also in HD). S42 Ep8
Cold Blood 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm W (HD)
Sci-fi fantasy with Matt Smith's time-hopping hero. Mankind and the Silurians teeter on the brink of all-out war. Can the Doctor ensure the two species' survival? (Also in HD). S42 Ep9
For a full list of tv programmes view the tv guide here.

On this day 26 March

1966: The Ark: The Bomb: When Dodo's cold infects the humans on an Ark the Monoid slaves stage an uprising
1967: The Macra Terror: Episode 3: The TARDIS materialises on a planet where the Earth colony is run more like a holiday camp
1972: The Sea Devils: Episode Five: The Master, even though he is in prison, helps the Sea Devils to revive
1977: The Talons Of Weng-Chiang: Part Five: A series of murders have been committed by a Chinese Tong of the Black Scorpian
1995: Reveleation Of The Daleks: Part Two: A new breed of Daleks is being created from the bodies of the dead
2005: Rose: The latest regeneration of the Doctor meets a new companion in London
2009: The Poison Sky: The Sontarans plan to invade Earth by making it uninhabitable by humans