The event was somewhat akin to a live version of Totally Doctor Who, and even featured one of that show's presenters, Kirsten O'Brien. It allowed the audience to get at least a superficial glimpse of what it was like to do some of the main behind-the-scenes jobs on Doctor Who. Also like Totally, it was quite specifically for children; the Barbican's website warned that "unaccompanied adults will not be admitted".
Amongst the highlights of the event were:
- Russell T Davies demonstrating the writing process by making up a story in one minute from kids' random suggestions
- Neill Gorton showing off a Slitheen prosthetic and a radio-controlled Dalek mutant
- Ben Foster showing how incidental music must match the mood of the scene, and demonstrating how to a character theme can be composed (or leitmotif)
- Danny Hargreaves using practical effects onstage to "blow up" a Cyberman
- Will Cohen discussing the use of CGI in creating monsters onscreen