• Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Dr Who ‘longest-running sci-fi’

Doctor Who has been named TV’s longest-running sci-fi show, after 43 years and 723 episodes, according to the Guinness Book of Records. ”

The series began on November 23, 1963 and was relaunched after 16 years thanks to Russel T Davies in 2005.

“This achievement is all thanks to the remarkable production team who first created Doctor Who,” said Russell T Davies.
He also thanked the audience “who have kept it alive for all these years”.

William Hartnell played the original Doctor, followed by many others such as Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison.

Christopher Eccleston became ninth Timelord last year. He was followed by David Tennant who had been a fan of the series since his childhood.

“This is a proud day for Doctor fans everywhere.” Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records editor


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