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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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