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Last updated 22 July 2022


11 Jul 2015Sophie Aldred recalls getting her role on Doctor Who
05 Jul 2015Colin Baker thanks fans on KBTC
20 Nov 2014Doctor Wholiday
14 Jun 2006Doctor Who returns!
18 Dec 2004KBTC loses Doctor Who licence

Sophie Aldred recalls how she landed the coveted role of the Doctor's companion on Doctor Who. #ClassicWho #Anglicon

Posted by KBTC Public Television on Saturday, 11 July 2015
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Colin Baker thanks the fans of Doctor Who and explains what the series means to him. We love our Doctor Who fans here at #KBTCtv! #ClassicDoctorWho

Posted by KBTC Public Television on Saturday, 4 July 2015
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Doctor Who returned to KBTC with a special pledge drive on 10th June 2006, during which The Dalek Invasion of Earth was shown. The results were very positive, with Eric Gjovaag reporting:

I just wanted to let everyone know that our pledge drive was amazingly successful. After a year and a half off the air, the support is still there. Our goal was $18,000, and we came close, with over $16,000. Not bad for a black and white story and not a lot of advance publicity. (Some folks called in and told us they didn't even know it was on until they started channel surfing.) While there's no danger of the show going off the air any time soon, the station could always use a little more money. So if fans around the country, or the world, want to help another PBS station succeed with "Doctor Who," KBTC can take online pledges. If you can help, go to . You can even get some of the thank you gifts offered during the pledge drive if you go down to Option 3 and check the list for "Doctor Who" items.

Regular broadcasts start up again at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning on June 24 with episodes 1 and 2 of The Three Doctors. WOO-HOO!

LinkCredit: This Week in Doctor Who 

In 2004, KBTC briefly lost its licence to broadcast Doctor Who, as BBC Worldwide Americas geared up for the return of the BBC1 series in 2005. The last show to be shown was The Mutants.

Station manager Paul Jackson reflected on the loss at the time:

Hello. I'm Paul Jackson, station manager here at KBTC.

It is with deep regret that I announce the end of the long running series Doctor Who. Tonight, we show the final four episodes.

Over the last several months, we've worked hard to keep the series going. But the distributor has decided to retire the broadcast rights.

I want to thank each and every one of you who faithfully supported Doctor Who on KBTC, not only with your money but also your time. It's been a wonderful relationship; one that embodies the true spirit of public broadcasting where PBS stations and their viewers partner closely together to put programs on the air that can't be seen anywhere else.

For now, you'll find British mystery at this time, beginning in January. We'll keep you updated as we move into next year. With any luck, Doctor Who will return in the not too distant future.

Again, thank you very much for your continued support, and enjoy the final broadcast of Doctor Who.

Fortunately the show did return in June 2006!

LinkCredit: This Week in Doctor Who