The abduction of Ian and Barbara likely occurred on the 21st at the latest, due to the fact Susan indicates that she will return a borrowed book to the school "tomorrow"; as 22nd November 1963 was a Friday, this makes it unlikely that these events occurred just before the weekend break. The chalkboard states that it is Tuesday, which would make it the 19th.
23 - In London, a man was stabbed in an alleyway with a flick knife. His murderer was never found. Elsewhere in the city, a baby boy was born and named John Fitzgerald after the recently deceased U.S. President. (AUDIO: 1963)
29 - C. E. Webber submitted to Donald Wilson an outline for a proposed family-oriented science fiction series to be called The Troubleshooters. Some of the earliest concepts of what was to become Doctor Who appeared in the document, which exists in the BBC Archives with notations from Sydney Newman.
At some point after this, Webber and Newman submitted a revised outline which was now for a series to be entitled Dr. Who (sic).
20 - Production of Doctor Who began with a filming session at Ealing Studios for the first episode of TV: An Unearthly Child; the session involved the creation of the opening credits. This version of the first episode was beset by technical problems, and the BBC subsequently rejected it for broadcast, authorising a rare "do-over" for later in the year. This version, dubbed The Pilot Episode later, would be finally broadcast in the 1990s. This is the earliest known production session related to Doctor Who. (Source: The Television Companion by Howe and Walker)
30 - After viewing the pilot episode, Sydney Newman officially rejected The Pilot Episode in a lunch meeting with Verity Lambert and Waris Hussein and authorisesd a remounting of the episode. According to Howe and Walker, this was a contingency that had been planned for. Over the next couple of weeks numerous revisions to the script and changes to costuming and characterisation were undertaken.
11 - One day studio recording at Lime Grove Studio D for TV: The Daleks episode 1, "The Dead Planet" took place. According to Howe and Walker's The Television Companion, this version was not transmitted and was remounted a month later.
23 - Doctor Who debuted on UK television with the first broadcast of episode 1 of TV: An Unearthly Child (which was also entitled "An Unearthly Child"). A few parts of the UK were unable to view the episode due to a power cut. Due to the events of the previous day, however, a franchise legend later emerged suggesting that news coverage of the assassination of Kennedy and/or subsequent killing of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald was the reason for the broadcast disruption; this was not the case. The first episode aired between a sports broadcast and a puppet series called The Telegoons. "The Medicine Men", an episode of The Avengers – also created by Sydney Newman – aired the same day.
23 - Likely the earliest Radio Times reference to the series occurred in the issue dated 23 November.
23 - Director Joe Ahearne was born.
30 - "An Unearthly Child" (TV: An Unearthly Child Episode 1) was broadcast for the second time as many viewers had missed the original screening as a result of a power cut; this was the first and for many years the only rebroadcast of a Doctor Who episode. The rebroadcast was followed by the first broadcast of "The Cave of Skulls". (TV: An Unearthly Child Episode 2)
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