The BBCWorldwideTv channel “frees” The Doctor

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The BBCWorldwideTv channel "frees" The Doctor

Some­time around 1978 I was chan­nel surf­ing the way we used to in the days before Cable: (We turned the knob) and on Chan­nel 12 in Rhodie Island I found a strange TV show with a fel­low with a long scarf trav­el­ing in a blue box.

I thought it was cool but didn’t note the time but sev­eral months later on another Sat­ur­day I turned on the TV and found the very same episode on the very same chan­nel. Shortly after that I dis­cov­ered Chan­nel 2 and I was hooked.

I was big into his­tory and that episode not only took place in the past but took place in 15th cen­tury Italy. You couldn’t find a com­bi­na­tion more likely to attract me. If I had man­aged to find the episode before or the episode after­ward I might not have been so excited, but the Masque of Man­dragora started me off and the rest was history.

It’s a good episode but not my favorite, it’s not even my favorite episode of sea­son 14 (The Deadly Assas­sin) but because it was my first expe­ri­ence of the char­ac­ter it holds a spe­cial place to me.

Ima­giane my sur­prise and delight when I dis­cov­ered that BBC World­wide has all four episodes avail­able for free view­ing online. They don’t allow an embed but the direct link is here if you want to give it a shot.

You will have to set up an Eng­lish Proxy Server if you want to watch it.

Sometime around 1978 I was channel surfing the way we used to in the days before Cable: (We turned the knob) and on Channel 12 in Rhodie Island I found a strange TV show with a fellow with a long scarf traveling in a blue box.

I thought it was cool but didn’t note the time but several months later on another Saturday I turned on the TV and found the very same episode on the very same channel. Shortly after that I discovered Channel 2 and I was hooked.

I was big into history and that episode not only took place in the past but took place in 15th century Italy. You couldn’t find a combination more likely to attract me. If I had managed to find the episode before or the episode afterward I might not have been so excited, but the Masque of Mandragora started me off and the rest was history.

It’s a good episode but not my favorite, it’s not even my favorite episode of season 14 (The Deadly Assassin) but because it was my first experience of the character it holds a special place to me.

Imagiane my surprise and delight when I discovered that BBC Worldwide has all four episodes available for free viewing online. They don’t allow an embed but the direct link is here if you want to give it a shot.

You will have to set up an English Proxy Server if you want to watch it.