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Sunday was a day of the week.


The Doctor's tenth incarnation claimed to never land on Sundays, calling them "boring". (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Loading...["Silence in the Library (TV story)"]) His eleventh incarnation listed Sundays in his list of "boring stuff", along with Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut [+]Loading...["The Impossible Astronaut (TV story)"]) Ace similarly expressed her dislike for the day, calling it "the one day of the week you can't even get a decent television programme". (TV: Survival [+]Loading...["Survival (TV story)"]) She later said Kirith was as exciting as Sunday morning's telly. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Apocalypse [+]Loading...["Timewyrm: Apocalypse (novel)"])

When the Fourth Doctor informed his other incarnations that the Earth was facing "the greatest peril in its history", the Fifth and Seventh Doctors suggested it was Tuesday, to which the Ninth Doctor reminded them not to forget Saturdays, with the Thirteenth Doctor adding "and Sundays now". Upon hearing this, the Tenth Doctor queried "it happens on a Sunday as well now?" (WC: Doctors Assemble! [+]Loading...["Doctors Assemble! (webcast)"])


Sunday school took place on Sundays. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks [+]Loading...["The Evil of the Daleks (TV story)"], PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger [+]Loading...["The Eleventh Tiger (novel)"])

Football games were often on Sundays. (PROSE: Head of State [+]Loading...["Head of State (novel)"])

Another event that frequently took place on Sundays was referred to as "Sunday roast." (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Loading...["The Girl in the Fireplace (TV story)"])

On Sundays, Mary McGinty would work in "the newsagent". (TV: Turn Left [+]Loading...["Turn Left (TV story)"])


3 September 1939, the day the United Kingdom and France declared war on Nazi Germany at the start of World War II, fell on a Sunday. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus [+]Loading...["Timewyrm: Exodus (novel)"], AUDIO: A Blind Eye [+]Loading...["A Blind Eye (audio story)"]) 30 June 1940, the day the Germans occupied Guernsey, was also a Sunday. (PROSE: Just War [+]Loading...["Just War (novel)"]) 7 December 1941, the day Japan attacked Pearl Harbor during the Pacific War, bringing the United States into the conflict, was a Sunday as well. (PROSE: Only Connect [+]Loading...["Only Connect (short story)"])

What's My Line? was hosted by Eamonn Andrews and ran on British television from 1951 to 1963, each Sunday at 8.30pm. (PROSE: The Time Traveller's Almanac [+]Loading...["The Time Traveller's Almanac (reference book)"])

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon landed on Sunday 20 July 1969. (PROSE: Blue Moon [+]Loading...["Blue Moon (short story)"])

On 21 December 1981, Commander Bill Pollock told Sarah Jane Smith that George Tracey usually visited his mother in Cirencester on Sundays. (TV: A Girl's Best Friend [+]Loading...["A Girl's Best Friend (TV story)"])

The Seventh Doctor and Ace visited Ealing Broadway on a Sunday afternoon in July 1990. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible [+]Loading...["Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible (novel)"])

British Summertime began in early 2005 on a Sunday morning at 01:00am when the clocks went forwards. (PROSE: The Clocks Go Forward [+]Loading...["The Clocks Go Forward (short story)"])

By Christmas 2006, Mickey Smith had dinner on Sundays at 48 Bucknall House with Jackie Tyler, who talked about her absent daughter, Rose Tyler, all afternoon. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Loading...["The Christmas Invasion (TV story)"])

A Zoom call scheduled for Sunday, May 10 from 18:30 to 19:00. (WC: The Zygon Isolation [+]Loading...["The Zygon Isolation (webcast)"])

On 10 May 2020, Petronella Osgood and the Zygon Osgood had a Zoom call titled "Zygons and Zoom", scheduled for 18:40 - 19:00, within which the Thirteenth Doctor contacted them. They then scrolled through BBC iPlayer and watched the Doctor Who Series 9 episode The Zygon Invasion. (WC: The Zygon Isolation [+]Loading...["The Zygon Isolation (webcast)"])

24 December 2023 fell on a Sunday, something that the Fifteenth Doctor noted after he became formally acquainted with Ruby Sunday for the first time, saying how coincidental it was to meet her on a day she shared a surname with. He later realised that it was one of many coincidences anchoring the Goblins to reality. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

Other references[[edit]]

When the First Doctor's TARDIS arrived in London in 2167, Ian Chesterton noted it was "pretty deserted", jokingly suggesting it was a Sunday. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth [+]Loading...["The Dalek Invasion of Earth (TV story)"]) The Third Doctor made a similar joke to Sarah Jane Smith when they arrived in a similarly deserted London, this time in the 1970s, saying, "Great Britain always closes on Sundays." (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs [+]Loading...["Invasion of the Dinosaurs (TV story)"]) Donna Noble also inquired as to whether she and the Tenth Doctor had landed on a Sunday when they realised that there was "silence in the Library". (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Loading...["Silence in the Library (TV story)"])

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

Beginning with series 11 in 2018, regular weekly Doctor Who airings on BBC One moved from Saturday evenings to a Sunday teatime slot, in an effort to reach a wider audience.[1] The Easter Special Legend of the Sea Devils aired on Easter Sunday in 2022, coinciding with the premiere episode of the audio series Redacted, which released weekly on Sundays from then on.


  1. Fullerton, Huw (14 September 2018). Doctor Who to move from Saturdays to Sundays for new era. RadioTimes. Retrieved on 7 October 2018.