I woke up this morning and switched on my laptop with a ginger tea in my hand and the first thing I saw was that Google has this adorable doodle for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.
I can’t even. I didn’t even know! So I decided that today I would watch old D.W. re-runs and blog about 15 things (give or take) you probably didn’t know about the D.W. world as a tribute to the amazing Doctor Who.
2. City Of Death (with the 4th Doctor), has the highest viewing of any Doctor Who episode in the UK, (over sixteen million views)
3. Doctor Who began as a children’s educational program.
4. Matt Smith is the youngest actor to play The Doctor (started when he was 26).
5. Doctor Who employed the BBC’s youngest and first female drama producer.
7. Tenth Doctor David Tennant married Georgia Moffett who played his daughter in one of the episodes. Moffett is also the real-life daughter of Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor).
8.The 50th anniversary episode has been filmed in 3D and will also be screened on television in around 75 different countries.
9. The creator of Doctor Who originally wanted a female doctor.
10. The words “TARDIS” and “Dalek” have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
11. The Daleks took inspiration from the Nazis (I didn’t know this, it was mind blowing!)
12. he first ever episode of Doctor Who, (An Unearthly Child) first appeared on BBC TV on 23 November 1963.
13. Doctor Who is listed in the Guinness World Records as the “longest running science fiction television show in the world” (with almost 800 episodes).
14. The early episodes were code-named ‘Torchwood’ – an anagram of Doctor Who – to protect them from being stolen.
15. The Fourth Doctor’s iconic scarf was created by accident when the costume maker misunderstood her instructions.
Deliya x 🙂