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Tomb of the Cybermen, Part 3

October 16th, 2014 (09:20 pm)
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Of course I already knew which episode of Doctor Who was on the day I was born; I mean, who doesn’t know their natal episode? ;-) And naturally, it’s a classic…

It’s interesting to see what else was on though; on BBC One, Doctor Who was preceded by Grandstand and Juke Box Jury, and followed by The Dick van Dyke Show and The Munsters, then a film (The Eagle and the Hawk) under the heading “High Adventure”, the Last Night of the Proms, more sport in the form of Match of the Day and an American courtroom drama series, The Defenders. All before closedown at 11:35.

What was on BBC Two is less recognisable today, though I might have enjoyed The White Rabbit (the dramatised story of SOE operative and successful POW camp escapee Wing Commander Yeo-Thomas), with a young Annette Crosbie appearing in the cast list. There’s an archaeology programme the description of which reminds me of the one shown on BBC3 in The Dæmons, but it probably wasn’t quite as exciting as that! There’s also Always On Wednesday, “a master class with Nadia Boulanger”. David Attenborough’s right; BBC2 is not the channel it was when he was its controller. The evening on BBC Two finished rather later than BBC One, with the “midnight movie” for night owls, Cover Up, just starting at 11:15.

Find out what was on (according to the Radio Times) on the date of your choice from the BBC Genome Project.


Posted by: Kate (kateaw)
Posted at: October 17th, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)

Dr Who wasn't on on the day I was born. I predate it by a couple of years.

But there appears to have been plenty of soccer on for those that enjoy such things. Mum would have enjoyed the ice skating if she hadn't been otherwise occupied and if they'd had a TV then.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: October 17th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)

I don't think Mum and Dad had a telly at that point either, though I could be wrong. And when they did get one, it only lasted up until 1975; they haven't had one since.

I did wonder whether to be circumspect in my phrasing about Doctor Who given a fair proportion of my friends pre-date it, but I have prolix tendencies as it is! Not to mention I'm coming along not too far behind...

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