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The Doctor's New Invention

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The Doctor's New Invention
Doctor Who it's a square world
Doctor: Doctor Fotheringown
Main setting: Studio
Key crew
Writer: Michael Bentine
Director: Joseph McGrath
Producer: Joseph McGrath
Music: Harry Rabinowitz
Release details
Premiere broadcast: 19 December 1963
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The Doctor's New Invention was a parody sketch based on Doctor Who that featured on It's a Square World.

Plot Edit

Doctor Fotheringown is invited to be interviewed in a studio about his new invention, his "rocket time machine".

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Story Notes Edit

  • Notably the first ever Doctor Who parody, only 27 days after the original broadcast of the first ever episode An Unearthly Child.
  • This also makes Clive Dunn the second actor to play the Doctor in any medium.
  • Clive Dunn dons William Hartnell's original First Doctor costume.

home media Edit

The sketch was released on DVD in The Aztecs: Special Edition.

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