November 23rd 1963: Doctor Who debuts
On this day in 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast by the BBC. The original series starred William Hartnell as the protagonist known only as ‘the Doctor’, a Time Lord who travels through time in his blue police telephone box called the TARDIS with his companions. Since Hartnell, there have been 10 other actors who have played the iconic role, the current being Matt Smith. Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction drama in the world. It remains an immensely popular show, and an integral part of British culture. Today at 7.50pm on BBC One a 50th anniversary special will air.
50 years ago today
Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor Who.
Classic Who Watch | An Unearthly Child (click the gifs for commentary)
"Have you ever thought what it’s like to be wanderers of the fourth dimension? Have you? To be exiles? Susan and I are cut off from our own planet, without friends or protection. But one day we shall get back. Yes, one day…"
The Day of the Doctor AIR TIME: Saturday 23 November 7:50pm GMT (2:50 EST). The episode is being simultaniously broadcasted to over 70 countries. Please check here to find your channel (BBC for most, but not all).
Happy 50th from the Cast of Doctor Who
An Adventure in Space and Time:
Minisode: The Night of the Doctor
Minisode: The Last Day
The Day of the Doctor:
Downloads (warning: we haven’t personally checked these for confirmation):
Behind the Lens:
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
(edit: Hope everyone’s enjoying the premiere!)
What day is it?
THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR