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‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Crusade’

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It’s time to have another venture into history with ‘Doctor Who’, as the First Doctor TARDIS team end up in 12th Century Palestine. There, King Richard the Lionheart engages in a holy war with the Saracen leader Saladin. The story features special guest stars Julian Glover as King Richard and Jean Marsh as his sister Joanna. Sadly, only the first and third episodes of this four-part story have survived in the BBC Archives. You can check out the first and third episodes of ‘The Crusade’ in the ‘Lost In Time’ DVD collection, in the Season 2 Blu-ray box set, and/or Britbox. You can also enjoy the entire four-part story on audio CD or as a download from Audible. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Rescue’

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With Susan gone, it’s time to introduce a new ‘Doctor Who’ companion in the TARDIS family. It’s time for ‘The Rescue’, a two-part story where we’re introduced to Maureen O’Brien as Vicki. William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara meet Vicki in a crashed spaceship where the menacing Koquillion causes terror. You can watch the two-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’

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It’s time for the second story of Season 2 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series as well as the second story to feature the Daleks on TV. ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’ is a six-part adventure, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. It takes place in the middle of the 22nd century and it also features the final appearance of Carole Ann Ford as Susan. You can watch ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’ either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Planet of Giants’

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Season 2 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series begins with the three-part adventure called ‘Planet of Giants’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. Can our TARDIS heroes survive the menaces that await them when they’ve been shrunk down to size? You can watch the three-part story either on DVD, Blu-ray or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Reign of Terror’

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It’s time for ‘The Reign of Terror’ – the season finale in Season 1 of the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. Let’s find out what happens to the First Doctor TARDIS team, as they end up during the French Revolution in Paris, 1794. You can watch ‘The Reign of Terror’ on DVD. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Sensorites’

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Before the Tenth Doctor meets the Ood in the new series of ‘Doctor Who’, the First Doctor meets the Sensorites in the classic ‘Doctor Who’ TV series. It’s time for the six-part adventure called ‘The Sensorites’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. Can the First Doctor TARDIS team uncover the deadly secret of the Sense-Sphere? You can watch ‘The Sensorites’ either on DVD or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Aztecs’

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It’s time for another pure historical ‘Doctor Who’ adventure called ‘The Aztecs’, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan. This time, the First Doctor TARDIS team end up in Mexico in the 15th century where Barbara is mistaken for a reincarnation of an Aztec high priest called Yetaxa. Can Barbara get away with being an Aztec high priest? You can watch the four-part story either on DVD or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Keys of Marinus’

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It’s the fifth ‘Doctor Who’ story in the classic TV series and the second contribution by Dalek creator Terry Nation. It’s a six-part quest romp of an adventure called ‘The Keys of Marinus’. Can the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan achieve their quest to find the Keys of Marinus and thwart the efforts of the Voord? You can watch ‘The Keys of Marinus’ either on DVD or Britbox. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘Marco Polo’

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The First Doctor TARDIS team takes a venture in history in this seven-part ‘Doctor Who’ adventure where they meet Marco Polo in 1289. Sadly, ‘Marco Polo’ doesn’t exist as a TV story, as all the episodes have been wiped from the BBC Archives. Thankfully, the story can be enjoyed on audio CD or vinyl or as a download from Audible. Continue reading

‘Doctor Who’ 60th Anniversary Marathon – ‘The Edge of Destruction’

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The TARDIS takes a side-step in this two-part adventure. ‘The Edge of Destruction’ is the third ‘Doctor Who’ story of the classic TV series, starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara and Carole Ann Ford as Susan, and it all takes place inside the TARDIS. You can watch the two-part story either on DVD or Britbox. Continue reading