Back in 1963 on the 26 November history was made. In Dallas North America President Kennedy was assassinated. This would have a direct effect on the launch of a television program that would go on to be the longest running science fiction series, despite a 15 year hiatus. The programme was Doctor Who. Due to the news of Kennedy the news ran over by almost 2 minutes meaning that people had turned off in shock at the news. They were also unprepared for the start of this weird time travelling old man. However, the BBC, under pressure from the show’s creator and producer, the influential Verity Lambert, the show was repeated and soon won over a legion of fans.
It wasn’t like anything anyone had seen before. With the TARDIS the Doctor could go literally anywhere and any when in time and space. Original shows were used as history lessons as the Doctor and his companions would go to prehistoric earth, deal with the Aztecs or to try and stop a meddling monk from changing the result of 1066.
However, it was the introduction of the Daleks that really sealed the show’s fortunes. Other memorable monsters soon came along like the Cybermen and the Ice Warriors, characters that still feature today. Back then, as now, it was essential that the television aerial was working. At least you know that a TV Aerial Installation Cardiff firm can be on hand to help you sort any issues out.
The show is still going strong and has seen the return of the Cybermen in the last series. One very big change has happened. The Doctor is now a woman!« Back