WHO may be a brand new show for Saturday nights on BBC1 but the programme
his a history as long as a stripy multi-coloured scarf.
programme was first broadcast on BBC1 on Saturday 23 November 1963. The days
of black and white television and only three UK national television channels.
It was devised as an adventure science fiction (with more than a hint of an educational
element) drama series for all the family.
programme continued to shown on BBCtv until 1989 (twenty-six years!), then returned
in 1996 with a TV movie, and now, in 2005, returns with a brand new series.
central character was (and still is) a friendly, mysterious time-space travelling
alien who calls himself 'the Doctor'.
journeys through time-space in a craft called the TARDIS (an acronym that stands
for 'Time And Relative Dimension In Space').
his space-time craft, the Doctor can travel anywhere - he can move through space,
forward in time, backward in time, sideways and throughout our current time.
You are in for another trip
of your lifetime.
If you are new to DOCTOR
WHO, read THE BASICS (see