December 28, 1968: Doctor Who in “The Krotons”

Season 6 – “The Invasion”

The TARDIS takes the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe to a world where they meet the Gonds who annually send two brilliant students into the Dynatrope to be the companions of the Krotons.

First broadcast December 25, 1968 – January 18, 1969 on BBC 1 at 5.15pm; four parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Patrick Troughton – “Dr Who”
  • Frazer Hines – “Jamie McCrimmon”
  • Wendy Padbury – “Zoe Heriot”
  • Philip Madoc – “Eelek”
  • Robert Holmes – writer

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December 14, 1988: Doctor Who in “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”

Season 25 – “Silver Nemesis”

Season 26 – “Battlefield”

The Doctor takes Ace to visit the Psychic Circus on Segonax. However the performers are under the influence of a malign power that thrives on amusement and entertainment…

First broadcast December 14, 1988 – January 4, 1989 on BBC One at 7.35/7.40pm; four parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Sylvester McCoy – “The Doctor”
  • Sophie Aldred – “Ace”
  • T P McKenna – “Captain Cook”
  • Jessica Martin – “Mags”
  • Ian Reddington – “Chief Clown”
  • Peggy Mount – “Stallslady”
  • Gian Sammarco – “Whizz Kid”
  • Daniel Peacock – “Nord”
  • Chris Jury – “Deadbeat”

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November 25, 1978: Doctor Who in “The Androids of Tara”

Hunting the fourth segment of the Key to Time, the TARDIS lands on the planet Tara. Here, Count Grendel meets Romana and believes she is an android duplicate of Princess Strella.

First broadcast November 25 – December 16, 1978 on BBC 1 at 6.20pm; four parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Tom Baker – “Doctor Who”
  • Mary Tamm – “Romana”/”Princess Strella”
  • John Leeson – Voice of “K9”
  • Peter Jeffrey – “Count Grendel”
  • David Fisher – writer

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November 13, 1988: “The Chronicles of Narnia” begin on BBC 1

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The Chronicles of Narnia is a BBC-produced television serial that was aired from November 13, 1988 to December 23, 1990 and is based on four books of C. S. Lewis‘s The Chronicles of Narnia series. Four of the seven books were adapted over three series, shown in publication order:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was first broadcast on BBC One, on November 13, 1988 at 5.40pm.

November 2, 1988: Doctor Who in “The Happiness Patrol”

Season 25 – “Silver Nemesis”

On Terra Alpha everyone must be happy at all times or face death at the hands of the legendary Kandyman. The Doctor and Ace are determined to restore a more natural balance…

First broadcast November 2 – 16, 1988 on BBC One at 7.35pm; three parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Sylvester McCoy – “The Doctor”
  • Sophie Aldred – “Ace”
  • Sheila Hancock – “Helen A”
  • Ronald Fraser – “Joseph C”
  • Georgina Hale – “Daisy K”
  • Lesley Dunlop – “Susan Q”
  • Nicholas Rowe – Voice of “Kandy Man”

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November 2, 1988: Doctor Who in “Silver Nemesis”

The Nemesis Statue was built from the living metal, Validium. Cybermen, neo-Nazis and time travellers all want to control it. And Nemesis knows all the Doctor’s secrets…

First broadcast November 2 – 16, 1988 on BBC One at 7.35pm; three parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Sylvester McCoy – “The Doctor”
  • Sophie Aldred – “Ace”
  • Anton Diffring – “De Flores”
  • Courtney Pine – himself
  • David Banks – “Cyber-Leader”

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November 2, 1968: Doctor Who in “The Invasion”

Season 6 – “The Mind Robber”

Season 6 – “The Krotons”

The travellers land in London where they agree to help find computer scientist Professor Watkins and discover Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is also investigating disappearances.

First broadcast November 2 – December 21, 1968 on BBC 1 at 5.15pm; eight parts

Notable Cast & Crew

  • Patrick Troughton – “Dr Who”
  • Frazer Hines – “Jamie McCrimmon”
  • Wendy Padbury – “Zoe Heriot”
  • John Levene – “Benton”
  • Nicholas Courtney – “Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart”

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