Saturday 24th January 1970 ...

  • falls exactly on a Doctor Who episode
  • falls during the Classic era's season 7
  • features the 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee, 1970-74)

Spearhead from Space - Part 4
First broadcast: Saturday 24th January, 1970

Forbidden to continue his travels through time and space by his fellow Time Lords, the TARDIS delivers the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth in the middle of a meteorite shower. The Doctor is found by UNIT troops and taken to a nearby hospital. The Brigadier is faced with having to cope not only with the mysterious meteorites but also with Ransome, an ex-employee of a local plastics factory, who claims he has seen a walking mannequin.

Writer: Robert Holmes
Director: Derek Martinus

This is the Third Doctor's fourth episode, and also the first serial produced in colour. It is the only Doctor Who serial that was completely shot on film, allowing it to be rescanned in HD 43 years later in 2013.

More information at Wikipedia.

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