Doctor Who: 30 classic episodes heading for Horror Channel

From The Daemons to Genesis of the Daleks, The Talons of Weng Chiang to The Caves of Androzani, adventures starring every Doctor from William Hartnell to Sylvester McCoy will air in the special season


Classic episodes of Doctor Who, featuring each of the first seven incarnations of the Time Lord, are coming to the Horror Channel from April.


Doctor Who fans with access to the satellite and cable service will be able to see 30 of the original adventures, including third Doctor Jon Pertwee versus the Master in The Daemons, fourth Doctor Tom Baker’s first battle with the Daleks in Genesis of the Daleks and fifth Doctor Peter Davison’s well-loved farewell outing to The Caves of Androzani.

An Unearthly Child, the first ever story starring William Hartnell, will kick off the season on Good Friday, 18 April, and will be followed by a weekend marathon featuring an adventure for each of the seven Doctors, also including Patrick Troughton, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. The stories will then show in weekday double-bills, in both daytime and evening slots, in chronological order.

The Mind Robber, The Talons of Weng Chiang, Attack of the Cybermen and The Curse of Fenric are among the series of episodes, which will also feature classic foes such as Omega, the Rani, the Sea Devils and the Ice Warriors.

Alina Florea, Horror Channel’s Director of Programming, said: “Doctor Who is an iconic series and we are proud and excited to welcome this giant of British television to our channel. The line-up will include some of the most revered from seven classic Doctors – stories that terrified, thrilled and captured the imagination of children and adults through the decades.”

The Horror Channel is available as part of Sky Entertainment, Virgin’s XL package and to all Freesat viewers.