18 September, 2014

Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary - in New Zealand

Happy 50th anniversary!

Fifty years ago today Doctor Who had its first ever overseas broadcast. 

At 7.57pm on Friday, 18 September 1964, slotted in between NZBC Reports and The Burma Surgeon, the first episode of Doctor WhoAn Unearthly Child, was shown in New Zealand to the Christchurch region on CHTV-3.

With that screening, New Zealand became the first place outside the UK to screen Doctor Who.

The full line-up of the day's programming on CHTV-3 
New Zealand Listener 11 September 1964 Vol.51 No.1302 (14-20 September 1964)

Photograph and feature article from page 7 of the same issue.