Post Office Tower

The Post Office Tower, later known as the BT Tower and the Telecom Tower, was a large tower in London designed to carry telecommunications traffic to the rest of England.


It officially opened in 1966. That year, the self-aware computer WOTAN occupied the top of the Tower and directed preparations for C-Day, its robot War Machines, and mind controlled human slaves from there. (TV: The War Machines) This was later covered in the newspaper Daily Reflection. (TV: The Faceless Ones)

Later in that year, with WOTAN defeated, Igrix the Kustollon left his spacecraft there. As the Ninth Doctor raced to get to Igrix's ship, unknown to both parties he passed his first incarnation's companions Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, both visiting the Tower. Both companions had had involvement in the C-Day affair. (COMIC: The Love Invasion)

At some point during the 20th century, the Post Office Tower was said by Sarah Jane Smith to be the tallest building in London. When the Dahensa invaded Earth, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith went to the top of the Post Office Tower to create a sonic manifold feedback loop that drove the invaders from Earth. (COMIC: Invasion of the Scorpion Men)

In 2009, Rani Chandra believed that the strange lights that had been seen around the BT Tower were not lightning bolts, as reported in the Ealing Echo, but an alien spacecraft. However, Sarah Jane Smith had Mr Smith investigate and he determined that it was in fact lightning. (TV: The Mad Woman in the Attic)

By 2028, the UNIT had a base WOTAN 1 under "the BT Tower", from which they monitored every other computer system in the world. (AUDIO: A Death in the Family)

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