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An Unearthly Child

Series Episode Number: 1

World Premiere: Sat 23 Nov 1963 - 5:16pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 11 May 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 10 seconds

4.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 63 (UK)

Chart Position: 114 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 18 Oct 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r
BBC Genome Project: see entry

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After discussing a strange pupil, Susan Foreman, teachers Ian and Barbara follow her to a junkyard. They meet her grandfather, the Doctor, and force their way inside a police box with frightening results.





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23 Nov 1963Radio Times Coverage
30 Jul 2013The Radio Times Doctor Who Cover That Never Was

Radio Times clippings for the broadcast of An Unearthly Child on 23 Nov 1963

An Unearthly Child, BBC1, 23 Nov 1963 (Article) (Credit: Radio Times) An Unearthly Child, BBC1, 23 Nov 1963 (Credit: Radio Times)

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The 30th July 2013 edition of The Radio Times took a look at how Doctor Who missed out on having a front cover back in 1963, and presented a mock-up of how it could have been, presented below with the actual cover that graced the 23-29 Nov edition!

Dummy Radio Times (23-29 Nov 1963) (Credit: Immediate Media) Radio Times (23-29 Nov 1963) (Credit: Immediate Media)

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