When it comes to Douglas Adams and Doctor Who, surely one of the first stories people think of is ‘City of Death.’ Written in the midst of a strike-riddled UK in the late 1970s, the adventure is notable for achieving the highest viewing figures of any Doctor Who story in the programme’s history.
Admittedly this is because ITV was on strike, so the viewing public could either watch ‘City of Death’ or a blank screen, but still – the story remains high on many fans’ lists! With exotic chase sequences, time warps, shrinking chickens, multiple Mona Lisas and a surprise cameo from comedian John Cleese, there’s so much to love about ‘City of Death.’
And if you haven’t watched it yet, then you need to right away. Here’s everything we love about this classic Doctor Who story…
So there we are – even if ‘City of Death’ is the only dose of Douglas Adams and Doctor Who that you ever get, your time will not have been wasted! And if you ever find yourself at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and feel the urge to scream “bye bye, Duggan!” then make sure you’re properly dressed. Don’t go to Paris without your Fourth Doctor scarf (18 ft. long, of course…)
But tell us – what’s your favourite thing about ‘City of Death’? Is it your favourite Douglas Adams story? Or even your favourite Doctor Who story?! Let us know in the comments below.
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