How Doctor Who was born 47 years ago – original BBC documents from 1963

The first Doctor, William Hartnell

The first Doctor, William Hartnell

HAPPY birthday to Doctor Who, which was first broadcast 47 years ago today.

Alot of time vortex energy has passed through the Eye of Harmony since then, but that doesn’t lessen the interest of these pages from the BBC Archive.

They show the background notes from Sydney Newman and CE Webber outlining the new – and still enduring – format of the show. It is testimony to their ideas that much of what they outlined then has stood the test of time virtually untouched.

Have a read and enjoy.

Doctor Who original notes 1

Doctor Who original notes 1

Doctor Who original notes 2

Doctor Who original notes 2

Doctor Who original notes 3

Doctor Who original notes 3

Doctor Who original notes 4

Doctor Who original notes 4

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