What’s On Tonight: Daleks, Daleks everywhere as the BBC raids its vaults to go back in time
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19. All times are Eastern.
Doctor Who: The Power Of The Daleks (BBC America, 8:25 p.m., Friday): Fun fact! The BBC routinely used to tape over shows to save money. They completely erased from history entire seasons of shows by Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook, and the pre-Diana Rigg The Avengers, among many others. Plus, Terry Jones says that the whole first season of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was almost lost forever—he even broke in to surreptitiously make a single fragile copy before the group’s success forced the Beeb to reconsider. Oh, and 97 episodes of Doctor Who from the tenures of the First and Second Doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Houghton. Luckily, audio recordings of these seminal episodes still exist, and, perhaps in …