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November 23rd, 2012 52 comments

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Doctor Who – 49 Years – The Countdown Begins

Doctor Who – 49 Years – The Countdown Begins

From The BBC Archives

23rd November 1963
An adventure In space and time.
WILLIAM RUSSELL as Ian Chesterton
JAQUELINE HILL as Rarhara Wright and
CAROLE ANN FORD as Susan Foreman

An Unearthly Child
by Anthony Coburn
Title music by Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental music by NORMAN KAY
Story editor. David Whitaker
Designer, Peter Brachacki
Associate producer, Mervyn Pinfleld
Producer, Verity Lambert
Directed by Waris Hussein

DR. WHO? That is just the point. Nobody knows precisely who he is, this mysterious exile from another world and a distant future whose adventures begin today. But this much is known: he has a ship in which he can travel through space and time – although, owing to a defect in its instruments he can never be sure where and when his ‘landings’ may take place. And he has a grand-daughter Susan, a strange amalgam of teenage normality and uncanny intelligence.

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  • Baba

    January 4th, 2013 - 2:37pm

    Yay I can’t wait

  • doctorwhoone

    December 2nd, 2012 - 9:56am

    Seeing as Doctor Who is 50 next year, it seems like the ideal year for the BBC to create a brand new TV channel completely 100% devoted to NOTHING but DOCTOR WHO !!!!!!!!!!! 😀

    No other TV series is the world has a channel devoted to it, so Doctor Who can therefore have the honour of being the first.

    It could repeat classic and new stories, talk about fandom, review the latest merchandise, upcoming events etc.

    I did ask the BBC about it on their YouTube channel along time ago but they just ignore comments [typical !!].

    Not sure what the channel would be called thou if it existed so I’m up for suggestions like maybe –

    DWTV – The Official Doctor Who TV Channel

  • asa

    November 27th, 2012 - 2:54pm

    Man, I can’t wait for this anniversary to come out next year!! I know it’ll be a good one. C:
    Happy 50th anniversary Doctor Who!! Whoo! And every doctor is just as good as another in many ways. 🙂 Hope this one will be great for everyone!! 😀


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