Doctor Who Birthday Roundup

It isn’t just Kasterborous and our latest competition that is celebrating the 48th anniversary of Doctor Who – The Guardian, Radio Times and the BBC website have all highlighted some great content that can be viewed in an anniversary glow (much of which you might see a lot between now and 2013).

First of all you can head over to the Radio Times website where a new gallery features 48 facts about Doctor Who. We reckon they probably have two more to add in a couple of years time.

You may also find a look at the 15 best Radio Times Doctor Who covers brings back some interesting memories, or at least teach you a thing or two about how magazine covers once looked!

For those of you interested in what was going on when the series was launched, look no further than The Guardian, where an archived review of the first episode (An Unearthly Child) can be found.

More archive fun is available thanks to the BBC, where their Genesis of Doctor Who collection reveals all manner of details about a slightly odd new show starring William Hartnell, an actor best known for playing crooks and military types rather than grandfather figures…

…and yet, without him and his great colleagues William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan) playing the first episode so perfectly, we wouldn’t be here today celebrating 48 years.

As a tribute to the first episode and the monster it spawned, we did a small podKast earlier today, which you can listen to below.

If you enjoyed that it’s just a small taster of our usual weekly podKast which you can subscribe to via our RSS feed ( or on iTunes ( – we’d love to have you!

One last thing – Happy Birthday, Doctor Who!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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