Forty Six years ago today Doctor Who was broadcast on the BBC for the very first time with An Unearthly Child written by C E Webber featuring William Hartnell as the First Doctor. After Doctor Who debuted with An Unearthly Child it continued to strive by getting the attention of the public with the popularity of the Daleks when they debuted back in Doctor Who’s second story The Daleks written by Terry Nation.
After 1963 Doctor Who captivated the British public and then began to introduce more iconic enemies for the Doctor such as the Cybermen in the First Doctor story The Tenth Planet and the Master in the Third Doctor story Terror of the Autons. Doctor Who then continued broadcasting until it was cancelled in 1989 after the Seventh Doctor story Survival.
The Doctor then returned to our screens in 1996 for a one-off television movie featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor with an old enemy plotting to steal the Doctor’s regenerations in San Francisco at the end of the Twentieth Century. Doctor Who then eventually returned to our screens in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor in the story Rose.
Doctor Who returns this Christmas with the Tenth Doctor’s final story, The End of Time written by Russell T Davies, which will be the final Doctor Who story until Spring next year when Matt Smith debuts as the Eleventh Doctor. Doctor Who Hideout would like to personally thank both Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert for starting the best television programme all those years ago.