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Things We Love About Doctor Who #1

Our new Doctor Who special, on sale Tuesday 30 November, includes a list of 100 things we love about the series. This week and next we're revealing ten of them online

In 1977 documentary Whose Doctor Who , sound effects boffin Dick Mills demonstrated how to make the "special sounds" of a slimy alien by squelching this gooey green industrial cleaner in his hands in front of a mike, then slowing down the recording. Ever since, getting oil off your hands (which we do all the time, obviously - we're dead butch) has had a tinge of outer space to it.

Find out what the other 99 Things We Love About Who are in Doctor Who: A Celebration , on sale Tuesday 30 November.