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18 Surprising Facts About Doctor Who

by Kenny Hoeschen
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Attendly provides us this list of 18 unknown or little known facts about the Doctor Who television series.

  1. 103 episodes of the series are lost
  2. Doctor Who began as a children’s educational show
  3. Doctor Who employed the BBC’s first ever female producer
  4. Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who used to trick pirates
  5. Bill Nighy and Benedict Cumberbatch both turned down the role of The Doctor
  6. The Tenth Doctor is married to the actress who played his on-screen daughter
  7. The creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor
  8. The author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a Doctor Who writer in the 70s
  9. The Daleks were inspired by the Nazis
  10. The Whomobile was added at the request of the Third Doctor
  11. Tom Baker joined a monastery at the age of 15
  12. The Fourth Doctor’s iconic scarf was created by accident
  13. The cliche ‘hiding behind the sofa’ was popularized by Doctor Who
  14. Deep Roy is the only Doctor Who actor to also appear in both Star Trek and Star Wars
  15. Ridley Scott almost designed the Daleks
  16. Stephen Fry wrote a script for Doctor Who that was never filmed
  17. The Doctor’s regeneration was introduced to overcome the First Doctor’s ailing health
  18. Sylvester McCoy played both the Sixth and Seventh Doctors in his first scene

Check out the full set of facts on the Attendly site for more details about each of these facts, including citations, images and videos.

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