Doctor Who is 49!

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Today our favourite TV show celebrates its 49th anniversary, and the countdown to the big fifty begins…

At 5.16pm on the 23rd November 1963 the BBC premiered An Unearthly Child and UK television viewers were introduced to the incredible world of Doctor Who for the first time.

William Hartnell was the Doctor, a strange old man who could travel through time and space in his police box. Little did anyone know that this was just the first incarnation of a character who would become so iconic and go on for nearly 50 years.

With audiences growing across the whole world, the show is arguably more successful than ever today and long may it continue.

Happy anniversary Doctor Who!