Doctor Who was first shown on British screens on November 23rd, 1963. The country was gripped by Beatlemania, and a bitter winter was about to set in. Forty-eight years later, Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV show ever, and shows no signs of flagging.
So to celebrate 48th birthday of all things Time Lord, here are a selection of covers from the Radio Times, depicting the show’s development over the years.
Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic