Tom Baker says he’s thrilled that the classic Doctor Who is to be screened on the Horror Channel. “Horror is my very favourite genre,” he said today, “so I am thrilled the classic Doctor Who series have been picked up by the Horror Channel.”
“There was clearly a darker edge to my storylines, which I think brought a new dimension to the series. I remember hearing of the series scaring children – I wonder how the audience will react to the series today, all grown up.”
He added: “The Horror of Fang Rock is one of my favourite stories so I’m looking forward to that one!” Horror Channel has completed a deal with BBC Worldwide to broadcast 30 stories from the Classic series which ran 1963 to 1989 featuring the first seven Doctors, starting with William Hartnell and concluding with Sylvester McCoy.

Launching on Fri 18 April, the season begins with the very first story An Unearthly Child, and then leads into a special WHO ON HORROR weekend – a classic marathon featuring one story from each of The Doctors across the Easter weekend. There will then be weekday double-bills in daytime and evening slots with stories shown in chronological order starting on Easter Mon 21 April.

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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

6 COMMENTS

  1. The original series was cancelled for a number of reasons but the main one was simply that the BBC didn't want to make it any more. The man in charge at the time, Michael Grade, despised the show and did everything he could to get it off the air.
    It was such a shame, because the quality of stories was definitely on the up when they cancelled it.
    It was brought back because of Russell T Davies. Basically…

  2. DOCTOR WHO………..DOCTOR WHO IS PROBABLY THE WORST TV SERIES IN THE WORLD. FIRST, ITS MADE IN LONDON! NO ONE LIKES LONDON ITS COMPLETELY STUPID! SECOND, ITS TOTALLY UNREALISTIC! DOCTOR WHO IS A MOCK T SOCIETY AND TO POOR ENGLAND WHO HAS TO DEAL WITH IDIOT TOURISTS LOOKING FOR A BLUE TELEPHONE BOX. PLUS, THE SERIES HAVE ONE ON FOREVER, WHEN WILL THE PAIN REALLY END. I WISH THAT PEOPLE WOULD STOP WEARING THAT DOCTOR WHO CRAP BECAUSE THERE SUPPORTING A TOTAL BLOWOUT TV SHOW THAT BARLEY PULLS ENOUGH INCOME TO KEEP IT RUINING. GOD BLESS THE IDIOT OWNER OF THIS BLOG BECAUSE IT SUCKS ASS

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