Think you know all there is to know about Doctor Who? Do you live in the UK? Beginning April 14, Aquinas College in Stockport will offer an 11-week course on Doctor Who and its history. Class will be held every Tuesday evening for two hours and will cover all five decades of the show.
Historian Michael Herbert, who watched the first episode of Doctor Who when he was eight-years-old and has continued watching ever since, will teach the class. He also published a pamphlet last month with Five Leaves Press titled Doctor Who and the Communist: The Television Career of Malcolm Hulke. Hulke co-created the concept of the Time Lords and gave a first glimpse of Gallifrey along with Terrance Dicks.
Herbert, who teaches other history courses at the college, seems to be enthusiastic about his role in leading the class.
“I am delighted to be presenting this course at Aquinas college. I am hoping that viewers become fans of the programme since 2005 will come along and find more about the history of the programme. I also hope that viewers of my generation would like to revisit their memories of Doctor Who.
The Doctor Who course begins with its inception, when the show was created by BBC’s head of drama, Sydney Newman and producer Verity Lambert in early 1963. All five decades of the show will be covered including all twelve Doctors from William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi, the companions from Susan to Clara, and the role of producers and script editors including Verity Lambert, Andrew Cartmel, and Russell T. Davies.
Students will learn why Doctor Who was taken off the air in 1989 and about its return in 2005. They’ll also get the chance to view classic episodes from each Doctor’s era.
If you don’t live in the UK or won’t be able to take the Doctor Who history class, never fear! You can test your knowledge with the video below.
Filming of the second half of Season 9 for Doctor Who began February 12 with Hettie Macdonald, director of the fan-favorite episode “Blink.” She also directs the Sky Atlantic series Fortitude which the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, stars in.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) February 12, 2015
As the Inquisitr previously reported, fans are staying busy with the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular while they anxiously await season 9 to air in August.
It’ll be interesting to see how this Doctor Who history course will turn out, and if it will be offered again in the future. If you had the opportunity, would you take it?
[Image by Ray Burmistan/BBC]