The travellers escape their first adventure in Doctor Who: 100,000 BC

It’s Doctor Who’s Unofficial Birthday!

It isn’t only the queen who gets two birthdays – Doctor Who, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on 23rd November, was first filmed on this day in 1963!

The travellers escape their first adventure in Doctor Who: 100,000 BC

The travellers escape their first adventure in Doctor Who: 100,000 BC

As highlighted by the Radio Times website, the first shots – from the closing scene of An Unearthly Child, in which the TARDIS materialises, observed by members of the Tribe of Gum – were filmed 50 years ago today at Ealing Studios, prior to the main studio-based footage of William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford were recorded at Lime Grove Studios.

In many ways, this is the start of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary…



Christian Cawley

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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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