Doctor Who was a fictional character who served as the eponymous protagonist of the BBC science fiction series of the same name, first broadcast at 5:15 pm on Saturday 30 November 1963. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) A "mysterious government adviser" and "eccentric professor", (PROSE: Salvation) Doctor Who travelled with his associates in the TARDIS. (TV: In the Forest of the Night) As well as Doctor Who, the main character also appeared in several other pieces of work such as two films featuring Daleks including Daleks: Invasion Earth and a 1980 science fiction film Prey for a Miracle. In all films, the character was portrayed by Peter Cushing. (PROSE: A Visit to the Cinema, Salvation, The Day of the Doctor, We Are the Enemy)

Doctor Who, in part based on the Doctor's adventures[statement unclear]. The Doctor was personal friends with Cushing, to whom he even lent his coat for the part. UNIT stored VHS tapes of the two Dalek films in the Black Archive which the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors both enjoyed whilst there. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor)

By the 2010s, Cushing had been replaced as the lead actor. When the Earth became overgrown with trees, a London bus had an advertisement for Doctor Who on its side. It featured the TARDIS and individuals closely resembling the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald. An unknown source rated the show four stars out of five commenting "A-MAZE-ING ENTERTAINMENT!". (TV: In the Forest of the Night)

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