Today marks the 47th anniversary of the airing of the very first Doctor Who episode. It was Saturday, November 23, 1963 at 5:15pm GMT when an unheard of children’s program appeared on BBC television. It featured two school teachers, an oddball student, and a grumpy old man. Humble beginnings!
It’s surprising to me how popular the show is nowadays. The show originally ran from 1963–1989. There was an American-made TV movie in 1996 which didn’t perform well. Then Doctor Who returned to the airwaves as a weekly TV series in 2005. Go back in time six years to 2004 and Doctor Who was still remembered as a joke by most people. Now it’s one of the most popular television shows in the world with two spin-offs. Just crazy!
We’re going to celebrate Doctor Who’s birthday today by watching the trailer to this year’s Christmas special – A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Happy birthday to that lonely old Timelord meandering around the universe in that rickety old Police Box!
My thanks to Ed for directing me to the new trailer!