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Doctor Who

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Doctor Who

Fiction  From 23/11/1963 

Television programme broadcast by BBC One since 1963. It was originally intended to be an educational programme using time travel as a means to explore scientific ideas and famous moments in history. With the introduction of the Daleks however, it moved into the realms of science fiction. Falling viewing numbers, and a less-prominent transmission slot contributed to the programme being axed in 1989. It 'regenerated' in 2005 with sharper scripts and special effects and has produced several spin-offs.

The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called the Doctor, an extra-terrestrial being who appears to be human. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. The TARDIS exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. 

The title character has been portrayed by the following actors (in sequence): William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker.

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BBC Television Centre - Doctor Who - Jon Pertwee

Doctor Who - Jon Pertwee, 1919 - 1996. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Doctor Who - Patrick Troughton

Doctor Who - Patrick Troughton, 1920 - 1987. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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BBC Television Centre - Doctor Who - William Hartnell

Doctor Who - William Hartnell, 1908 - 1975. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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Lime Grove Studios

Lime Grove Panorama, Doctor Who and Breakfast Time made here 1949 - 1992. BBC...

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