Woo Hoo! From news.com.au
The world’s most famous time traveller is about to turn 40 and, to celebrate, he has been given another berth on television.
The ABC will return Dr Who to television screens in prime time next month in recognition of the long-running program’s 40th anniversary.
Dr Who made its debut in November 1963 and was last on air in Australia on the ABC in March 1994.
From September 15, the ABC will screen the science fiction series from Monday to Thursday at 6pm, starting with episode one, The Unearthly Child, starring William Hartnell as the Gallifreyan Time Lord.
The ABC said it planned to screen all 700 episodes.
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It’s John Howard’s way of trying to get us back to the fifties. This move gets us back as far as 1963.
How interesting this is announced just as the ABC must suffer a rather large cutback to its funding, courtesy of Little Johnny et al. Cost saving measures, anyone?
Yay! I had heard rumours about this, nice to know it’s true. (I think we can assume they’ll only air the episodes that still exist!)
Hmm. Maybe now I can catch up on what I missed.
Dr Who was banned TV watching in our house when I were a kid. Too scary for us country folks!
Although I must admit, even now, to a shiver down my spine if ever I hear that distinctive opening theme music.
And even British Mail is celebrating the 40th anniversary judging from the postmark I received on some mail from the UK last week!