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The Seventh Doctor described the 1950s as the height of American suspicion and xenophobia as a result of the Cold War. (COMIC: The Good Soldier)

Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1950s. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

A secret bunker was built under Whitehall. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)

In the second half of the decade, the British government created Department C19. (PROSE: The Scales of Injustice)

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart joined the Scots Guards and was stationed for a time at Aldgate. (TV: The Web of Fear, The Green Death)

Two chapters of The True History of Planets were published as short stories in magazines. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

Umbreen continued to live in Lahore during this decade. (TV: Demons of the Punjab)

A race of anemon changelings tried to take over London, by creating duplicates of people and infiltrating amongst the human race. Their attempt was twarthed by the First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom with the help of a Jamaican immigrant, Michael Newman. (AUDIO: An Ordinary Life)

Behind the scenes Edit

  • The first airing of the Quatermass serials, which would have a tremendous influence on Doctor Who, occurred.
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