Doctor Who Trivia #4: Some Particular Years

I like Doctor Who, and I like trivia. Two great tastes that go great together. This is Question #4.

(Daily Doctor Who #202)

You can try your hand at Question #1 here, or Question #2 here or Question #3 here.

What is true about each of these years in the history of Doctor Who and these years only (at least, as of the writing of this question, in June 2021)?

1966

1967

1968

1975

1977

1978

1982

1984

2010

2011

2017

2020

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Hints: You need to know something about the history of the show over its many years of production to get this, but you don’t need to know anything what any of the stories in each year are called or what they were about, or even what the whole series is actually about, that get this.

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Answer:

Each year, there were more episodes of Doctor Who broadcast then were ever again, in any subsequent year (so far).

It’s a a bit sad, but true. Here’s how many episodes came out in each of those years:

1966 – 46 episodes

1967 – 44 episodes

1968 – 41 episodes

1975 – 35 episodes

1977 – 30 episodes

1978 – 28 episodes

1982 – 26 episodes

1984 – 24 episodes

2010 – 15 episodes

2011 – 14 episodes

2017 – 13 episodes

2020 – 10 episodes

It’s a bit misleading as the 2010 episodes are each a lot longer than then the 1984 ones, and so there is certainly more minutes of Doctor Who in the later year. But still, I think it’s an unhappy direction. And at best, we are anticipating maybe 8 episodes in this year, 2021, so the overall downward trend still continues.

Question #5

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