Doctor Who: first repeat of a complete Who story

Evil_Of_The_DaleksThe first complete Doctor Who story to be repeated by the BBC was ‘The Evil Of The Daleks‘ (first broadcast May-July 1967) with episode one repeated this day in 1968. It was aired to fill the gap between seasons 5 and 6, with a two-week break between episodes three and four to accommodate the BBC’s extended coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Unlike most reruns, the repeat was actually worked into the narrative of the series, by having new companion Zoe Heriot watching the events unfold via a telepathic projector hidden behind one of the roundels of the console room. For the repeats, episode one had an added voice-over by Patrick Troughton and Wendy Padbury immediately after the opening title sequence that referred back to the fact that this was being “shown” to Zoe.

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