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Burning Light – Brian Hodgson And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop* – Doctor Who – The Krotons

964 burning Light – Brian Hodgson And The BBC Radiophonic Workshop* – Doctor Who – The Krotons 0 0 15 20c0 2. 984 0 0 0 19 8c2. You may be looking for the year 100,000 BC. The first ever televised Doctor Who serial was produced under the title 100,000 BC, but later marketed under the name of its first episode, An Unearthly Child.

It marked the official television debut appearance of the Doctor and the beginning of the Doctor Who franchise in general. Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, two humble teachers during 1963, are surprised by a bright student named Susan Foreman. When the teachers refuse to leave, they discover that an ordinary police box is actually bigger on the inside. On a foggy London night, a policeman makes his rounds, passing I. Foreman’s junkyard at 76 Totter’s Lane. Another day of classes ends at the Coal Hill School. History teacher Barbara Wright and science teacher Ian Chesterton compare notes on an enigmatic student, Susan Foreman.

Arriving by car at 76 Totter’s Lane, Ian and Barbara see Susan enter the junkyard alone. Following from a distance, they search the junkyard for her in vain. Ian is transfixed by a police box there which hums. Touching it, he exclaims that it’s alive. They hear someone coming and hide.

An old man approaches the police box and unlocks it. The teachers seem to hear Susan’s voice from inside, greeting him. Susan and her grandfather, who calls himself simply the Doctor, say the police box is actually a disguise for their space-time ship, the TARDIS. They are alien refugees from another planet and time. Despite Susan’s protests, the Doctor prepares the TARDIS for takeoff, saying he must kidnap Ian and Barbara to protect Susan and himself. The sudden takeoff renders the two schoolteachers unconscious. The shadow is of a man dressed in animal skins.

A tribe of cavemen are gathered around one of their members, Za. Za is the son of the tribe’s previous leader, who never taught his son the secret of making fire. As Za futilely tries to make fire, a female tribe elder throws scorn on Za’s abilities and states that Kal, a stranger from another tribe, would be a far better leader. Back at the TARDIS, Ian and Barbara regain consciousness to find the Doctor and Susan puzzling over readings displayed on the TARDIS’ main console. The Doctor tells them they have gone back in time. This annoys Ian, who demands concrete proof. The Doctor opens the door, revealing the barren desert.

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