What classic stories would you show for the anniversary?

Matt-Smith-as-the-Eleventh-Doctor-and-David-Tennant-as-the-Tenth-Doctor-joined-by-John-Hurt-in-the-50th-Anniversary-2264165Some debate this week over the nature of the special programmes the BBC have announced for the 50th anniversary. Yes it’s nice to get the restored Unearthly Child though wouldn’t the first episode alone be enough? Are the Beeb really expecting everyone to just buy lots of DVDs this year and show us nothing else?

Well we do have a slew of special programmes aimed at more than fans that want to watch old shows so perhaps the Beeb has made the right choice. I did wonder, though, what I would show if I had the chance to pick some classic stories…

The obvious celebration stories

With no planning beyond nostalgia I would go for:

  • Unearthly Child Part 1
  • Daleks
  • The Three Doctors
  • The Terror of the Zygons
  • The Five Doctors
  • The Two Doctors
  • The Remembrance of the Daleks
  • The Movie

This gives us all the classic Doctors, some Daleks and even the link to the Zygons for The Day of the Doctor.

A quirky selection

Being a bit less obvious it might be interesting to have:

  • Unearthly Child Part 1
  • Daleks
  • Time Meddler
  • Tomb of the Cybermen
  • Daemons
  • Genesis of the Daleks
  • Earthshock
  • The Two Doctors
  • Survival
  • The Movie

Anyway, those are my thoughts – what do you think? Let me know!

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