Tuesday, 25 September 2012

TARDIS Tuesday: Deja View?

"Ain't nothing doing on TV (Summer repeats)" mused John Lennon in his song I'm Stepping Out and to be honest back in the 1970s that was very much the case when summer holidays came around.

However for several years Doctor Who fans were treat to the odd serial repeated from the previous Doctor Who season, usually on consecutive nights around 6.30pm on BBC1.

Such was the case in Summer 1980 when the previous season's Destiny Of The Daleks and City Of Death both got second showings, a treat for any Doctor Who fan who couldn't yet afford a video recorder!

City of Death written by the late great Douglas Adams is one of those stories I always enjoy featuring comic performances from both Tom Baker (The Doctor) and Tom Chadbon (Duggan) and the marvellous Julian Glover as Count Scarlioni/Scaroth.

The Daily Star obviously felt Doctor Who should be highlighted for essential viewing on this particular day (or was it just an excuse to print a photograph of the lovely Lalla Ward as Romana?)


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