An Unearthly Child (1991)

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Original pilot episode for the DR WHO series. It has the same storyline as the UNEARTHLY CHILD episode that was transmitted as the first episode for the new series, but the character of the Doctor is slightly different and there are a few different lines and scenes. This pilot episode was rejected by the BBC, who felt the Doctor was far too unsympathetic and aggressive, and it was remade, modifying the Doctor's character more, which was then used as the first episode. [Not transmitted on television until 26/08/1991 in a special tribute to Lime Grove Studios].

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