The Changing Face of Doctor Who | How to regenerate a Time Lord
Document Type | Magazine
30 January 1982
As the 19th series of 'Doctor Who' continues on BBC1, viewers write to 'Radio Times' to express their dismay. It isn't the new leading man, Peter Davison, who has upset them, but the new timeslot for the series, which has moved from Saturday to weekdays.
Letters courtesy of 'The Radio Times' Magazine.
'Doctor Who' continued to appear in a weekday slot throughout Peter Davison's three-year stint as the Doctor. Along with other dramas such as 'District Nurse' and 'Angels', 'Doctor Who' was being used to test out various evening broadcast times in preparation for a new BBC soap opera. 'EastEnders' appeared in 1985, the same year that 'Doctor Who' returned to Saturdays with Colin Baker in the lead role.
A viewer sends in a letter of support for 'Doctor Who' actor William Hartnell.
A memo outlines the character of the second Doctor.
Patrick Troughton's first appearance as 'Doctor Who' overshadowed by the Daleks.
The 'Radio Times' letters page receives a mixed reception to the new Doctor Who.
Patrick Troughton's first adventure as the Doctor gets a cautious response from viewers.
Promoting the new Doctor Who and 'The Highlanders'.
A memo outlines fresh companions and a new enemy for Doctor Who.
Jon Pertwee's Doctor Who graces the front cover of 'Radio Times'.
'Doctor Who' star Jon Pertwee shows off his new car.
Viewers share their thoughts on Jon Pertwee's first 'Doctor Who' story.
Viewers review Tom Baker's debut as the Doctor.
Tom Baker meets the creator of the Daleks.
Introducing Peter Davison as the next Doctor Who.
A new timeslot for 'Doctor Who' isn't popular.
Viewers appraise Peter Davison's first year as the Doctor.
A dream come true for Doctor Who Number Six.
Audiences review Peter Davison's final year as the Doctor and Colin Baker's debut.
'Doctor Who' takes over the back page of 'Radio Times'.
Sylvester McCoy faces harsh criticism from the viewers.
Paul McGann is the Doctor.
Images of the actors who would become the TV sci-fi hero.
Pictures of the new Doctors and some of his companions through the years.
Actors who were shortlisted to play the Doctor.
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