Mine was first Peter Davidson but I backtracked and saw all of them. USA. It played on “public broadcasting” which wasn’t supported by ads but instead by “pledge drives”, and local Whovians would man the phones during Doctor Who marathons.
When the series folded I wasn’t surprised (because it was starting to suck) but i was still very sad. When the reboot happened 10 yrs ago I was beyond thrilled at the increased budget and quality of the show. It’s one of the very few times that a “reboot” was a match for the original, keeping the spirit and, dare I say, improving it.
Also managed to catch all of the Monty Pythons in much the same way. Recorded them all on VHS during a three day marathon. I didn’t sleep. I was around 12 yrs old and stayed up ALL weekend for it.