1970 – the year Hawkwind (a band halfway between hippies and punks) released their first album.
This is… The 7-episode serial in which the Silurians first appear.
Broadcasts: Saturdays, January and February and March 1970, 18:15 on BBC One.
Repeated over the new year of December 1999 – January 2000, on BBC Two.
It’s another reformatting for the programme as the Doctor is exiled to Earth without the use of his TARDIS, the biggest change yet.
World of Fandom: The 2009 DWM readers’ poll of 200 stories – ranking #45.