The Unearthly Child's Plot went something like this:
Some Other Odd Facts About the Transmission - The first episode was transmitted the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It has been written that the transmission was delayed by ten minutes due to extended news coverage; in fact, it went out just eighty seconds late. However, because it was felt that the coverage of the events of the assassination as well as a series of power blackouts across the country may have caused too many viewers to miss this introduction to a new series it was broadcast again on 30 November 1963, just before the broadcast of episode two. This repeat was not broadcast in Northern Ireland. The serial was repeated on BBC2 in November 1981, daily from Monday 2 November 1981 to Thursday 5 November 1981 at 5.40pm. The Pilot was transmitted on BBC2, 26 August 1991 at 2.15pm.