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Doctor Who — The Power of the Daleks

Season 4 – Episode 3 – (1966) Doctor: 2 – Patrick Troughton  Companions: Polly, Ben Ben and Polly are watching The Doctor, collapsed on the floor. Hartnell’s Doctor is gone- the character changes from a frail, white-haired, Edwardian-styled grandfather to a shorter, scruffier, … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Tenth Planet (The First Regeneration)

Season 4 – Episode 2 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell (departs) Companions: Polly, Ben What a great episode. Finally, the countdown is over and Hartnell reaches his final story playing The Doctor. Producer, Innes Lloyd, had previously thought of writing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Smugglers

Season 4 – Episode 1 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions:  Polly, Ben Season 4 of Doctor Who… This is a strange one. The highs should be dizzying but the BBC’s junking policy ruins this. The lows are present. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The War Machines

Season 3 – Episode 10 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Dodo (Dodo leaves), Polly, Ben (Polly and Ben join.) Ahh Season 3 of Doctor Who comes to a close! Of course a season did not mean the same thing … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Savages

Season 3 – Episode 9 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Dodo, Steven (Steven leaves) Let’s start with points of interest! This is the first story that abandons episode titles[1] and uses the much more standard “part __” of the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Gunfighters

Season 3 – Episode 8 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Steven, Dodo Did you ever think that the show would feature a song? One written purely for it? Well it does and it’s known as The Ballad of the Last … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Celestial Toymaker

Season 3 – Episode 7 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Steven, Dodo John Wiles (the producer) has had enough and moves on and is replaced by Innes Lloyd (we will mention more key players than the producer in due … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Ark

Season 3 – Episode 6 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William Hartnell Companions: Steven, Dodo Well it turns out that everyone hates Dodo (her full name is Dorothea). I don’t understand why, though. She’s happy-go-lucky and the perfect naive companion of The … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve

Season 3 – Episode 5 – (1966) Doctor: 1 – William HartnellCompanions: Steven, Dodo (Dodo joins right at the end) Well we’re recovering from the Daleks’ Master Plan and so are the production crew! John Wiles, the series’ second producer is about ready to … Continue reading

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Doctor Who — The Daleks’ Master Plan

Season 3 – Episode 4 – (1965-1966) Doctor: 1 – William HartnellCompanions: Steven, Katarina (Katarina dies), Sara (Sara joins and dies) Let’s talk about Katarina; the new companion joining from ancient Greece, played by Adrienne Hill. She was a problem. Accounts vary but things centre around the idea … Continue reading

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