The (Final) Doctor Who History Tour was the eleventh and, as the name suggested, final story in The History Tour series by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett. The tenth part covered the 20th century up to 1963, the real-world start of Doctor Who.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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Plot[edit | edit source]
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Characters[edit | edit source]
- Sixth Doctor
- Peri Brown
- Billy Cotton
- Eddy the Dancing Horse
- Elizabeth II
- First Doctor
- Ian Chesterton
- Barbara Wright
References[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor says mankind made vast strides in technology during the 1930s and this was evident at the BBC's Alexandra Palace in North London where the earliest television programmes were made.
- According to the Doctor, due to the difficulties in maintaining a clear picture, the BBC solved the problem by shooting such productions as Romeo and Juliet in a Snowstorm and The Billy Cotton Bandshow in a Blizzard.
- Starting with the coronation of Elizabeth II, royal specials became a mainstay of the BBC.
- The Doctor claims the BBC's real technological breakthrough came in 1963 with a programme about a doctor. Peri thinks he is talking about Doctor Finlay.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This was the final story in The History Tour. Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett kept a presence in Doctor Who Magazine with their parodic Doctor Who? series which lasted until DWM 225.
- This story implies that the Sixth Doctor knows the BBC has produced a show based on his adventures. This reflects both Quinn and Howett's earlier work as well as the state of the Doctor Who universe in general.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor reminds Peri about the globulus pink sprogs of jelly they encountered at the Dawn of Time at the beginning of their history tour. (COMIC: In the Beginning)
- The Sixth Doctor tells Peri about the origin of television. His third incarnation had previously told her, perhaps jokingly, that TV had been around since the Regency era. (COMIC: The Doctor Who History Tour No. 8)
- The Doctor talks about Alexandra Palace and the televised broadcast of the coronation of Elizabeth II. The Tenth Doctor foiled the Wire's attempted hijacking of the occasion. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)
- The Doctor and Peri observe the filming of a television programme in which a man and a woman question an older gentleman on the whereabouts of Susan Foreman. (TV: An Unearthly Child)