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Human Nature - 10th Tenth Doctor
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Doctor Who Course In Stockport

Historian, Michael Herbert will be teaching an 11-week evening class… about Doctor Who! The course will cover the 51-year history of the show, from its creation in 1963 with William Hartnell at the controls of the TARDIS, through his regenerations, and examining the behind-the-scenes crew that shaped the programme, including Verity Lambert and Sydney Newman,…

Terry Nation - with a Cyberman!
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Archive Interview with Terry Nation!

It is 50 years this weekend since the world saw the end of the Daleks. Fortunately, the BBC had enough sense to see what a hit Terry Nation’s creations had been, and brought them back a few months later. Key serial The Daleks (originally “The Mutants”) secured Doctor Who’s success in its early years, and launched…

Verity Lambert
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Verity Lambert Biography for 2015

A full-length biography of Verity Lambert, the first producer of Doctor Who, is to be published in January of next year. Drama and Delight: The Life and Legacy of Verity Lambert will see Richard Marson explore one of television’s most extraordinarily successful behind the scenes names. It was Lambert, of course, who oversaw the launch…

50 Years of the Daleks!
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50 Years of the Daleks!

Fifty years ago today, the Daleks made their debut. Written by Terry Nation, The Daleks saw the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan land on the irradiated planet of Skaro and met the peaceful Thals and the terrifying Daleks, horribly mutated creatures hidden away inside armoured machines – capable of exterminating the universe. These certainly weren’t…

The Day of the Doctor - 1st Doctor
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Introducing: An Unearthly Child (Part Three)

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’ve looked back at some of the important, fan-favourite tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, including The Moonbase, Frontier in Space, Remembrance of the Daleks and The Vampires of Venice. And it all concludes with this month’s An Unearthly Child… (Don’t…

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