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Exciting news for Doctor Who fans new and old as we’ve received news that the Horror Channel are set to screen a whole host of excellent episodes from the classic series! We’ve got full details just down the page but first, here’s some more info for you for the screenings that start on Friday 18th April. This specially curated season from the Classic series (1963-1989) give fans, old and new, a chance to get re-acquainted with the first seven Doctors, starting with Hartnell and concluding with Sylvester McCoy, plus their favourite companions and rogue Time Lords such as The Master, Omega and The Rani and all those iconic monsters including the Daleks, Cybermen, Sea Devils and Ice Warriors.
- Dan Bullock
Fans of Doctor Who will be able to relive some of the Time Lord's past adventures this April, with The Horror Channel set to air a selection of classic episodes from the long-running British sci-fi series this April with a specially curated season featuring the first seven Doctors. Here's the full schedule for 'Who on Horror'...
Fri 18 April, 19:00 to 21: 10 - An Unearthly Child (4 parts)
From the misty November nights of London 1963 to the arid caves of Earth 100,000Bc, this is our very first encounter with the mysterious time traveller (as played by William Hartnell), who kidnaps teachers Ian (William (Russell) and Barbara (Jacqueline Hill), and, along with his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford), travels back in the distant past to confront caveman as they discover the power of fire. First broadcast on 23 November 1963.
Sat 19 April, 13.20 to 15:45 - The Mind Robber (5 parts)
Trapped in a world outside of space and time, »
- Gary Collinson
Doctor Who, “An Unearthly Child”
Written by Anthony Coburn
Directed by Waris Hussein
Originally aired November 23, 1963 on BBC TV
“Have you ever thought what it’s like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension?”
Setting aside how iconic Doctor Who has become, in watching its pilot episode “An Unearthly Child”, it’s stunning how ambitious and magical the episode still feels; it’s not hard to see why the show has lasted 50 years.
Technically speaking, “pilot” was not a term used in British television at the time Doctor Who was commissioned and the version of “An Unearthly Child” that aired was not the first one shot. There were adjustments to the characters, especially the Doctor, who was made to be less cruel (at one point he called Susan a “stupid child”), as well as the technical side of the production. The episode benefited from this tinkering, however, and Doctor Who was born. »
The Doctor has always had an eye for the ladies when it came to sidekicks – but, with Samuel Anderson joining the cast as Danny Pink, here's a look at some of his past bromances
Peter Capaldi won't be the only new arrival in the Tardis when Doctor Who returns this summer. Samuel Anderson will also be joining the cast as new recurring character, Danny Pink, joining a lineage of male companions that, while not quite as pivotal in the show's iconography as the female ones, are just as essential to its DNA.
Danny will arrive as a colleague of Clara's, who is working as a teacher at Coal Hill School in Shoreditch. Fans will know that this was the backdrop for the very first episode, An Unearthly Child, when we saw the Doctor's granddaughter Susan trying to fit into the straight life as a normal schoolgirl. Bringing it round full »
- Dan Martin
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