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November 23rd, 2012 52 comments

Doctor Who – 49 Years – The Countdown Begins

Doctor Who – 49 Years – The Countdown Begins

From The BBC Archives

23rd November 1963
5.15
DR. WHO
An adventure In space and time.
with
WILLIAM HARTNELL as Dr. Who
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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52 comments

  • BOOBOO JR

    November 23rd, 2012 - 8:52pm

    Happy Birthday Doctor Who! Only one year and we’ll be celebrating the 50th; I cannot wait!!!

  • Zak

    November 23rd, 2012 - 8:34pm

    Happy Birthday Doctor Who!
    49 years of travelling through time and space in a police box! Undoubtedly one of the most successful shows of all time.

  • Dalek Jake

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:31pm

    Happy 49th Doctor Who!

  • doctorwhoone

    November 23rd, 2012 - 6:19pm

    Your welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

    Susan left a year later in 1964’s ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’, 2 years before regeneration was first introduced in 1966’s ‘The Tenth Planet’, but she clearly did have the power to regenerate, just never shown, and since we don’t know of her exact fate wither she was with her grandfather during the Time War in his 8th incarnation, it’s unknown if she died or maybe still on earth in the 22nd Century, and the Doctor just claims to be the last Time Lord just to keep his granddaughter safe, but no one knows for sure.

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    November 23rd, 2012 - 6:14pm

    Happy 49th Birthday Doctor Who!

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012 - 5:38pm

    OH JUST REALISED MY IPOD THINKS ITS 2006! WHICH ISNT THAT BAD AS IT USED TO THINK IT WAS 1970

  • booboo

    November 23rd, 2012 - 5:31pm

    its whatever your computer in set to

  • Some bloke

    November 23rd, 2012 - 5:11pm

    It doesnt, it says its 365 days, 23 hours, 55 mins and counting

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2012 - 5:03pm

    Why does the countdown say it’s 6 years untill the 50th anniversary??? It’s next year!

  • booboo

    November 23rd, 2012 - 5:00pm

    5.16.20 to be precise

  • Twelth Cyber Legion

    November 23rd, 2012 - 4:44pm

    I know i,ve been saying that all day.

  • crazy guy

    November 23rd, 2012 - 4:38pm

    oh thanks for clearing that up i was quite confused as she is a timelord i guess she can also regenerate

  • charliec3po

    November 23rd, 2012 - 4:04pm

    happy birthday doctor who !!!!!!!

  • doctorwhoone

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:59pm

    Mr Evil Fez – No, it was 5:15pm.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:57pm

    5:16

  • doctorwhoone

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:55pm

    Susan is the Doctors granddaughter, and she is a Time Lord, or Time Lady as female Gallifrayans where normally called.

    She has a son called Alex who was born after the original Dalek Invasion of Earth in an 8th Doctor audio called ‘An Earthly Child’ who is part Time Lord, Part human, and voiced by 8th Doctor Paul McGann’s real life son.

    The only member of the Doctor’s family seen on screen since Susan is Jenny from the series 4 episode ‘The Doctors Daughter’, and is it believed his own mother is featured in ‘The End of Time’, normally seen with Wilfred Mott.

  • Mr Zarbi

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:49pm

    Happy Birthday Who! Watching An Unearthly Child at 5:15 like the original

  • Tardisโ€™nt

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:42pm

    Happy birthday to who, happy birthday to who…

  • crazy guy

    November 23rd, 2012 - 3:41pm

    happy birhtday doctor who. today as it is friday i am gonna watch a few of my favrioute episodes.
    also can someone awnser my question as if susan is
    the doctors granddaughter who would be the doctors son or daughter and also is susan a timelord too.

  • CG

    November 23rd, 2012 - 1:22pm

    Happy Birthday Doctor Who????

  • daleksean

    November 23rd, 2012 - 11:19am

    happy 49 years doctor who

  • McGann is the Doctor

    November 23rd, 2012 - 10:06am

    The anniversary always creeps up unnoticed till the night before, but next year, make no mistake about it, we will see it coming.

    Next year is the GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY people ! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • matt smithy

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:52am

    happy 49th doctor who! Can’t wait till next year!

  • Ryan

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:51am

    Happy 49th Doctor! I’m celebrating, at 5:15 today, I’ll be happily watching An Unearthly Child, and I am doing a marathon, of watching an episode/part a day, which reconstructions of the missing eps until the 50th! Happy birthday to Who!

  • doctorwhoone

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:21am

    HALF A CENTURY OF DOCTOR WHO NEXT YEAR IN 2013 – BRING ON THE GOLDEN JUBILEE !!!!.

    For today thou, I’m just going to watch ‘An Unearthly Child’ and the most recent episode, ‘The Angels take Manhatten’.

    HAPPY 49TH BIRTHDAY DOCTOR WHOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Adam

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:11am

    Happy 49th Birthday Doctor Who

    Im Celebrating

  • The TARDIS

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:10am

    Happy 49th Doctor Who! One year ’till the big one… And a great count-down booboo!

  • Mr Evil Fez

    November 23rd, 2012 - 7:08am

    Happy Birthday Doctor Who!

  • Doctor Who?

    November 23rd, 2012 - 6:49am

    Happy 49th Anniversary Doctor WHO! 1 more year to go until Doctor Who goes 50!

  • Harold Saxon

    November 23rd, 2012 - 12:06am

    Happy 49th Anniversary Doctor!

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