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Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Tom Baker Welcomes Horror Channel’s Doctor Who Deal

Tom Baker says he’s thrilled that the classic Doctor Who series is to be screened on the Horror Channel.

Speaking today, the Great Man of Doctor Who said

Horror is my very favourite genre so I am thrilled the classic Doctor Who series have been picked up by the Horror Channel.

There was clearly a darker edge to my storylines, which I think brought a new dimension to the series. I remember hearing of the series scaring children – I wonder how the audience will react to the series today, all grown up.

Horror Channel has completed a deal with BBC Worldwide to broadcast 30 stories from the Classic series which ran 1963 to 1989 featuring the first seven Doctors, starting with William Hartnell and concluding with Sylvester McCoy.

Launching on Fri 18 April (Good Friday) the season begins with the very first story An Unearthly Child, and then leads into a special WHO ON HORROR weekend – a classic marathon featuring one story from each of the Doctors across the Easter weekend. There will then be weekday double-bills in daytime and evening slots with stories shown in chronological order starting on Easter Mon 21 April.

Says Tom:

The Horror of Fang Rock’ is one of my favourite stories so I’m looking forward to that one!

Which Doctor Who serial do you find most frightening?


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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+.

3 Responses to Tom Baker Welcomes Horror Channel’s Doctor Who Deal

  1. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    Wow, only 30 stories? Doesn’t really seem like a lot in the grand scheme of the classic series but maybe they’ll add more later. Was there a list of which ones? I don’t even get the channel but I’d be curious to see which ones they pick.

  2. You can get more episodes with Netflix

  3. As a child I was so traumatised by Giant Maggots that even today I cannot abide them.
    And as a slightly older child I was scared witless by the Man/Krynoid at the South Pole that I would lay awake waiting for it and make sure it killed my brother first so that I could escape!

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