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There have been many documentaries about Doctor Who over the years. A considerable number have been featured as part of the BBC DVD range. (Descriptions taken from the BBC DVD liner notes unless referenced otherwise.)

Series overviews Edit

  • Go to Adventures in Space and Time
  • Whose Doctor Who - Introduced by Melvyn Bragg. Actors, writers, designers, directors and producers have come and gone but Dr Who remains one of the most popular family shows ever devised for British television. Despite all the changes, the programme maintains a consistent core of themes, in the Doctor's philosophy, his relations with his companions, his foibles and failings as well as his multifarious talents, and in the nature of the evil foes he pits himself against. Using scenes from episodes involving all four Doctors (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker), tonight's programme will explore the ideas and attitudes which have characterised the series from the beginning. Appearing in the programme (as themselves) are Tom Baker, viewers young and old, along with a galaxy of monsters from Autons to Zarbis.[1] (3 April 1977 - BBC Two)
  • Resistance is Useless - In this compilation of the Doctor's trials and tribulations over the past 26 years, prepare to enter the world of the Daleks, Cybermen, Yetis, Monoids, and the Master.[2] (3 January 1992 - BBC Two)
  • 30 Years in the TARDIS - Following the first episode of the first-ever adventure (An Unearthly Child) on 23 November 1963, Doctor Who became to many viewers the most consistently imaginative, inspiring and good-humoured series on British television. The seven Doctors and their various assistants are fondly remembered, and their relative merits hotly debated by generations of fans. This special documentary, made by a lifelong fan of the series, brings together Doctors Jon Pertwee, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy with assistants Nicola Bryant (Peri), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) and Debbie Watling (Victoria) to recall three decades of time travel, endearingly cheap special effects and monsters such as Cybermen, Sea Devils, Zygons, Yetis, Autons and the most evil aliens of all: Daleks. Classic clips, interviews, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and even Doctor Who "bloopers" feature in this special birthday tribute.[3] (29 November 1993 - BBC One)
  • More than 30 Years in the TARDIS - An extended version of a documentary first show in November 1993 as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of everybody's favourite science-fiction series, Doctor Who. Including contributions from Doctors Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, plus a whole gang of their companions, More than 30 Years in the TARDIS was a fitting tribute to a series that had ended in 1989. With many stunning recreations of classic scenes, this special documentary contains rare footage, deleted scenes and classic monsters as you've never seen them before... (7 November 1994 - BBC Video)
  • The Doctors - More than 30 years have now passed since a certain time travelling police box first materialised on our television screens, and the exploits of its various crews have enthralled audiences ever since. Here is the story of Britain's Number 1 Science Fiction programme told in order of the various actors who have played the Doctor. This includes specially shot interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Jon Pertwee, all of whom share their memories of bringing the scripts to life before the cameras. There is, for the first time, previously unseen behind the scenes home movie footage taken from such adventures as "The Smugglers", "The Abominable Snowmen", "The Daemons" and the unfinished Tom Baker story "Shada". There is a unique collection of unpublished photographs spanning all of the 7 Doctors. The programme also includes a look at the newly designed Ice Warrior and Cyberman models which are to be used in a forthcoming production. Apart from the various actors who have played the Doctor, the programme also includes past production personnel such as director David Maloney, producer Philip Hinchcliffe and former BBC Head of Serials and Drama, Shaun Sutton. There are also a host of Actors and Actresses who have played the Doctor's various assistants down the years, each giving us an insight into what made the scripts so special. The Doctors, Thirty Years of Time Travel and Beyond is based on the best selling book by Adrian Rigelsford and offers a comprehensive and candid look at a series that continues to grow in popularity, even though the series came to an end in 1989, and proves that the Doctor will certainly never be forgotten.[4] (September 1995 - Master Vision)
  • Adventures in Space and Time - Documentary charting the history of the time-travelling maverick, including contributions from writers and actors who have worked on the series, plus clips featuring all the Doctor's incarnations.[5] (13 November 1999 - BBC Two)
  • The Story of Doctor Who - Was it the spooky music, scary rubber monsters or cries of "exterminate!" that sent you scuttling behind the sofa? Forty years after the TARDIS first flickered into view, key names associated with the series - including former Time Lords Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy - recall their time on the cult show.[6] (30 December 2003 - BBC One)
  • Tales from the TARDIS - An all-new special, Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, features the series’ actors and producers sharing their experiences and memories of the world’s longest-running sci-fi show. The special features exclusive interviews with principal cast members from the show’s 50-year history, including actors who have played the Doctor: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, and Peter Davison, actors who have played companions: Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Freema Agyeman, and William Russell, as well as the current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The discussion includes how the actors got cast, how the roles changed their lives, how a ‘regeneration’ is recorded, and how filming the show in the 60's compares to today.[7] (18 November 2013 - BBC America)
  • The Ultimate Guide - Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman celebrate the 50th anniversary of the space-travelling Time Lord and take an in-depth look at of one of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time. There's a look at all 11 incarnations of the Doctor and their most famous scenes and storylines, an exploration of the many sides to the Doctor and asking what is he really like. Plus, a look at The Doctor's many travelling companions and adversaries over the years and how they all contribute to creating the longest running sci-fi show of all time. The programme features David Tennant, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Noel Clarke, Rick Edwards, Konnie Huq, McFly, Joel Dommett and many more.[8] (18 November 2013 - BBC Three)
  • Me, You and Doctor Who - Why has a kids TV show about an eccentric man with a box that can travel anywhere in time and space become the BBC's longest running TV drama - and one of Britain's biggest brands? On its 50th anniversary, lifelong fan Matthew Sweet argues you ignore Doctor Who at your peril. It may be a piece of children's television, but he believes it's one of the most important cultural artefacts of modern Britain. Put simply, Doctor Who matters. In this hour-long Culture Show special, BBC Two's flagship arts programme explores with wit, authority and affection, why Doctor Who has become entrenched in British life. Matthew Sweet traces the 50 years of extraordinary social change and uncertainty that sent generations of children scuttling behind the sofa. How did a pepper pot, the Nazis and a sink plunger result in the scariest adversaries of our time - the Daleks? Sweet argues how in turn the show became a cultural force in its own right, influencing music, design and storytelling - whether pioneering electronica (Delia Derbyshire), or giving the unknown Douglas Adams a crucial break. Matthew meets both famous faces as well as cast, crew and Doctors past and present (from current Doctor Matt Smith to Richard Martin, the maverick director who first brought the Daleks to screens in 1964) to find out how Doctor Who has changed our culture.[9] (22 November 2013 - BBC Two)

Era overviews Edit

1960s Edit

  • Go to Doctor Who: Origins

1970s Edit

  • Go to A Matter of Time
  • The Doctors Revisited - The Third Doctor - Along with the introduction of colour, the Third Doctor brought action, stunts and car chases to Doctor Who. Check out the Doctor's helicopters and hovercrafts, look at how the Doctor joined the British Army and get acquainted with The Master![12] (31 March 2013 - BBC America)
  • Serial Thrillers - Pyramids of Mars is considered one of the many classic Doctor Who stories made in the three years Philip Hinchcliffe was in charge of the programme. This documentary looks at the Hinchcliffe era and attempts to discover what made this one of the most successful and popular periods in Doctor Who's history. Featuring contributions from actress Elisabeth Sladen, director David Maloney, writer Robert Banks Stewart, designers Christine Ruscoe and Roger Murray-Leach, as well as Hinchcliffe himself. (1 March 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • The Doctors Revisited - The Fourth Doctor - Celebrate the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, who he quickly made the part his own. With his eccentric style of dress, speech and his trademark long scarf, the Fourth Doctor became a recognisable figure.[13] (26 April 2013 - BBC America)
  • A Matter of Time - A 60-minute documentary that explores the origins and making of the Key to Time season, and the entirety of Graham Williams's eventful three years as producer of Doctor Who. Featuring contributions from Tom Baker (the Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Louise Jameson (Leela), Lalla Ward (Princess Astra/Romana), and John Leeson (K9), plus new series writer Gareth Roberts. Narrated by Toby Longworth. (24 September 2007 - BBC DVD)

1980s Edit

  • Go to A New Body at Last
  • Go to Celebration
  • Go to The Last Chance Saloon

1990s Edit

  • Go to The Wilderness Years

2000s Edit

  • Go to Doctor Who Greatest Moments

2010s Edit

  • The Ultimate Guide - A 2010 special broadcast just before the start of Series 5. This special covers the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. (3 April 2010 - BBC America)
  • Doctor Who: Rewind - Countdown to the premiere of season six of Doctor Who with a special look back at all the best places, people and moments from season five. This hour-long special recaps the key happenings from season five and prepares viewers for the highly-anticipated premiere of season six.[24] (23 April 2011 - BBC America)
  • Best of the Doctor - (13 August 2011 - BBC America)
  • Best of the Monsters - (20 August 2011 - BBC America)
  • Best of the Companions - (27 August 2011 - BBC America)
  • The Doctors Revisited - The Eleventh Doctor - The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) arrived on screen lively, funny but wise. This episode examines the human side of the eleventh Doctor and looks at how his 950 years have affected him. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, Doctor Who Revisited looks at the Doctor's new companion Clara Oswald and catches a glimpse of the Doctor's very frightening foe The Silence.[25] (16 November 2013 - Watch[18])

Makings of Edit

The First Doctor Edit

Season one Edit

  • Go to Creation of the Daleks
  • Go to Over the Edge
  • Creation of the Daleks - A documentary which looks at the origins and creation of Doctor Who's most feared villains, the Daleks. From Terry Nation's script, through to the visual design of the creatures and their unique rasping voices, the concepts behind the Daleks are explored. With contributions from producer Verity Lambert, director Richard Martin, designer Raymond Cusick, sound designer Brian Hodgson, original Dalek voice David Graham, and original Dalek operator Michael Summerton. (30 January 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Over the Edge - A look at the production of The Edge of Destruction, featuring interviews with producer Verity Lambert, directors Frank Cox and Richard Martin, designer Raymond Cusick, and actors William Russell and Carole Ann Ford. (30 January 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Don't Lose Your Head - A revealing documentary examines the troublesome making of The Reign of Terror with actors William Russell, Carole Ann Ford and production assistant Tim Combe. (28 January 2013 - BBC DVD)

Season two Edit

  • Go to Future Memories
  • Go to Mounting The Rescue
  • Go to What has "The Romans" ever done for us?
  • Go to Tales of Isop
  • Go to The Thrill of The Chase

Season four Edit

The Second Doctor Edit

Season four Edit

Season five Edit

Season six Edit

The Third Doctor Edit

Season seven Edit

  • Go to Down to Earth
  • Go to Going Underground
  • Go to Can You Hear the Earth Scream?

Season eight Edit

  • Go to Life on Earth
  • Go to IMC Needs You!
  • Life on Earth - A new documentary about the making of Terror of the Autons. Actors Katy Manning and Richard Franklin, both of whom made their debuts in this story, recount the production with the help of Jon Pertwee (through an archive interview), Script Editor Terrance Dicks and Producer Barry Letts who, along with new series Producer Phil Collinson, discuss how the series' production regimes differed between the new series and the old. (9 May 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • The Military Mind - Shot back in 2009 on location at Dover Castle, this look at the making of the story (The Mind of Evil) is made unexpectedly poignant by the appearance of Nicholas Courtney and Barry Letts, who both passed away in the intervening years. Featuring actors Nicholas Courtney, Pik-Sen Lim and Fernanda Marlowe, director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. Narrated by Cameron McEwan. (3 June 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Axon Stations! - Cast and crew look back at the making of the story (The Claws of Axos). With actors Katy Manning, Paul Grist, Bernard Holley and Derek Ware, director Michael Ferguson, co-writer Bob Baker, script editor Terrance Dicks. (22 October 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • IMC Needs You! - Cast and crew look back at the making of the story (Colony in Space). With Katy Manning, Bernard Kay, Michael Briant, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks and Graeme Harper. (3 October 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • The Devil Rides Out - The cast and crew look back at the making of the story (The Dæmons). With actors Katy Manning, Richard Franklin, Damaris Hayman, director Christopher Barry, producer and co-writer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and assistant floor manager Sue Hedden. Narrated by Hannah Lucas. (19 March 2012 - BBC DVD)

Season nine Edit

  • Go to The Peladon Saga (Part One)
  • Go to Mutt Mad

Season ten Edit

  • Go to Destroy All Monsters!
  • Go to The Rumble in the Jungle

Season eleven Edit

  • Go to Beginning the End
  • Go to The Peladon Saga (Part Two)
  • Beginning the End - The cast and crew of The Time Warrior look back on the making of this story, in this newly produced feature. Partially shot on location at Peckforton Castle, the original location used in this story, it features contributions from Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah), Donald Pelmear (Rubeish), Jeremy Bulloch (Hal), Barry Letts (producer), Terrance Dicks (script editor) and Keith Cheetham (designer). (3 September 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • People, Power and Puppetry - The cast and crew of Invasion of the Dinosaurs reflect on the making of this epic story. Featuring actors Jon Pertwee (The Doctor), Peter Miles (Whitaker) and Terence Wilton (Mark), joined by Paddy Russell (Director), Barry Letts (Producer), Terrance Dicks (Script Editor) and Richard Morris (Designer), presented from the story's London locations. (9 January 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Beneath the City of the Exxilons - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story (Death to the Daleks). With actor Arnold Yarrow, Julian Fox, Michael E Briant, Richard Leyland, L. Rowland Warne and fan and Dalek voice artist Nick Briggs. (18 June 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Peladon Saga - Part Two: The Monsters and The Monarchs - Cast and crew recall the making of both Peladon stories (The Curse of Peladon and The Monster of Peladon). Part Two looks at the characters and monsters featured in the stories. With actors Katy Manning, Donald Gee, Nina Thomas, Ralph Watson, Stuart Fell, Sonny Caldinez and Nick Evans, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, production assistant Chris D'Oyly-John, sound designer Brian Hodgson and make-up supervisor Elisabeth Moss. Narrated by David Hamilton. (18 January 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Final Curtain - After five years playing the Doctor, Jon Pertwee had decided to move on... and with him the production team that had guided the show through his time with Doctor Who. With actors Jon Pertwee and Richard Franklin, producer/director Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, designer Rochelle Selwyn, visual effects assistant Mat Irvine and actor and author Mark Gatiss. (18 April 2011 - BBC DVD)

The Fourth Doctor Edit

Season twelve Edit

  • Go to The Tin Men and the Witch

Season thirteen Edit

  • Go to A Darker Side
  • Go to Getting a Head
  • Go to Podshock

Season fourteen Edit

  • Go to Changing Time
  • Go to The Matrix Revisited
  • Go to Into the Wild
  • Go to The Sandmine Murders
  • Go to The Last Hurrah

Season fifteen Edit

  • Go to Dreams and Fantasy
  • Go to After Image
  • Go to Out of Time

Season sixteen Edit

  • Go to The Ribos File
  • Go to Parrot Fashion
  • Go to The Humans of Tara
  • Go to Defining Shadows

Season seventeen Edit

  • Go to Paris in the Springtime

Season eighteen Edit

  • Go to All Aboard the Starliner
  • Go to The Vampire Lovers

The Fifth Doctor Edit

Season nineteen Edit

  • Go to Dream Time
  • Go to Putting the Shock into Earthshock

Season twenty Edit

  • Go to Anti-Matter from Amsterdam
  • Go to Snake Charmer
  • Go to Breaking Point
  • Go to Winner Takes All

Season twenty-one Edit

  • Go to Driven to Distraction
  • Go to The Flames of Sarn

The Sixth Doctor Edit

Season twenty-two Edit

  • Go to The Cold War

Season twenty-three Edit

  • Go to The Mysterious Planet
  • Go to Terror of the Vervoids
  • The Making of The Trial of a Time Lord (in 4 parts) - 1: Mysterious Planet A new documentary with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Michael Jayston and Tony Selby, script editor Eric Saward, visual effects designer Mike Kelt, composer Dominic Glynn, TV historian Jim Sangster, and writer Clayton Hickman. (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD) 2: Mindwarp A new documentary in which cast and crew look back at the production of this story. With actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Michael Jayston (The Valeyard), Brian Blessed (Yrcanos) and Patrick Ryecart (Crozier),writer Philip Martin, script editor Eric Saward, TV historian Jim Sangster and writer Clayton Hickman. (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD) 3: Terror of the Vervoids A new documentary in which cast and crew discuss the production of this story. Actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant (Peri), Michael Craig and Malcolm Tierney (Doland) are joined by Chris Clough (Director), Pip and Jane Baker, Eric Saward (Script Editor). With additional comments from television historian Jim Sangster and writer Clayton Hickman. (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD) 4: The Ultimate Foe A new documentary in which cast and crew look back at the production of this story. With actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant (Peri), Michael Jayston (The Valeyard) and Tony Selby, director Chris Clough, writers Pip and Jane Baker, script editor Eric Saward, TV Historian Jim Sangster and writer Clayton Hickman. (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD)

The Seventh Doctor Edit

Season twenty-four Edit

Season twenty-five Edit

  • Go to Industrial Action
  • Back to School - Cast and crew talk about the making of the story (Remembrance of the Daleks) accompanied by rare behind-the-scenes material. With actors Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Simon Williams (Gilmore) and Karen Gledhill (Alison), writer Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Andrew Cartmel, director Andrew Morgan, Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing and art editor Paul Lang. (26 November 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Happiness Will Prevail - The cast and crew of The Happiness Patrol reflect on the making of this intriguing story. Actors Sophie Aldred (Ace) and David John Pope (The Kandy Man) are joined by script editor Andrew Cartmel, writer Graeme Curry and director Christopher Clough in their analysis of this story's creation. (7 May 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Making of Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis - Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes during the making of Doctor Who? Just who does write the scripts? Who designs the costumes? Now's your chance to find out in this special hour long programme which enrols you as a member of the Doctor Who team. From the earliest rehearsals to the actual recording of the programme, the making of Silver Nemesis is revealed. There are special interviews with star Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, director Christopher Clough, production manager Garry Downie and producer John Nathan-Turner who reveals his special "vision" for the programme. There's also time to chat with the technical people who "make it all happen", from make-up, costume and visual effects designers to the composer of the incidental music. An absolutely unique opportunity to gain an insider's view of Doctor Who.[26] (19 November 1988 - New Jersey Network)
  • Industrial Action - The cast and crew of Silver Nemesis look back on the creation of Doctor Who's 25th Anniversary tale. Actors Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Gerard Murphy (Richard) join director Chris Clough, writer Kevin Clarke, script editor Andrew Cartmel, stunt arranger Nick Gillard and musician Courtney Pine in their analysis of the story. (9 August 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Show Must Go On - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy). With actors Sophie Aldred and Ian Reddington, producer John Nathan-Turner, director Alan Wareing, script editor Andrew Cartmel, designer David Laskey and visual effects assistant Mike Tucker. (30 July 2012 - BBC DVD)

Season twenty-six Edit

  • Go to Light in Dark Places

The Eighth Doctor Edit

  • Go to The Seven Year Hitch
  • The Seven Year Hitch - Ed Stradling documents Philip Segal's quest to return Doctor Who to the screen. Featuring Philip Segal (Executive Producer), Jo Wright (Executive Producer), Peter Cregeen (BBC Director of Programmes), Alan Yentob (BBC1 Controller), Matthew Jacobs (Writer) and long-time Doctor Who director Graeme Harper. Narrated by Amanda Drew. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Philip Segal - An exclusive recent interview with Executive Producer Philip Segal, giving a unique retrospective insight into the making of the TV movie. (13 August 2001 - BBC DVD)
  • Electronic Press Kit - Used by Fox in 1996, this includes a short documentary and interview segements to allow other broadcasters to put together their own packages about Doctor Who The Movie. (13 August 2001 - BBC DVD)

New series: The Ninth, Tenth & Eleventh Doctors Edit

Main article: Doctor Who Confidential

The 2005 revival of the series was accompanied by a BBC Three documentary series entitled Doctor Who Confidential from 2005 through to 2011.

  • Designs on Doctor Who - The On Show programme takes a look at the world of the Doctor Who Art Department, showing the design process from script to screen. It follows Production Designer Edward Thomas as he and his team prepare for the Doctor Who Christmas episode and an episode of Torchwood.[27] (26 December 2006 - BBC 2W)
  • Doctor Who in America - With all of the universe to explore, what keeps bringing the Doctor back to America? We uncover the Doctor’'s special relationship with the U.S., from Daleks on the streets of New York to robot gunslingers in the Wild West. The special includes behind-the-scenes reports from the Doctor’s death in Monument Valley, Utah and the Weeping Angels’ invasion of Manhattan and looks back at the references to the 50 States in ‘Doctor Who.[28]’ (30 April 2011 - BBC America)

New series: The Twelfth Doctor Edit

Main article: Doctor Who Extra

Confidential was followed in 2014 by the smaller scale Doctor Who Extra.

Other Edit

  • Dalekmania - A nostalgic look back at the making of the 1960's Dalek movies Dr Who & The Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150A.D. which starred Peter Cushing as Dr Who, with Roy Castle, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Jennie Linden, Jill Curzon, Barrie Ingham and Roberta Tovey. Having wowed TV audiences since their original appearance in 1963, the dreaded Daleks first blasted their way onto the cinema screen in the summer of 1965 in glorious technicolour and Techniscope. Today the films are still a firm favourite with children of all ages on TV and video. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of both movies, this documentary reveals their history for the first time. From the extraordinary advertising campaigns, through the hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes to the amazing Dalek publicity appearances, via recently discovered archive material and newly shot interviews with the cast and crew, this tape is a must for all movie buffs, Dr Who fans and lovers of pure 60's kitsch! Includes the uncut movie trailers, made available here on this video for the very first time![29] (24 July 1995 - Amity Productions)
  • The K-9 Files - Several key production personnel look at the making of K-9 & Company: A Girl's Best Friend. Plus K-9's subsequent life in books and comic strips is examined and explored. With actors Elisabeth Sladen, and John Leeson, writer and co-crator of K-9 Dave Martin, 1970s script editor Terrance Dicks, director John Black, visual effects designer Mat Irvine and journalist Moray Laing. (16 June 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Carry On Screaming - Behind-the-scenes personnel discuss the making of the first ever Doctor Who animation (Scream of the Shalka). With executive producer Martin Trickey, producers Muirinn Lane Kelly and Jelena Djordjevic, animation director Jon Doyle, writer Paul Cornell and researcher Daniel Judd. Presented by James Goss, one of the story's executive producers. (16 September 2013 - BBC DVD)

Actors, acting and characterisation Edit

  • Go to Casting Off!
  • Go to Doctor Who Live
  • Go to Hugh and Us
  • Go to Jon and Katy
  • Go to Kamelion - Metal Man
  • Go to Last Stop White City
  • Go to My Grandfather, the Doctor
  • Go to Philip Madoc - A Villain for All Seasons
  • Go to Planetary Performance
  • Go to Remembering Anthony Ainley
  • Go to There's Something About Mary...

Doctors and companions Edit

  • Being Doctor Who - Peter Davison discusses how he came to be offered the part of the Fifth Doctor, taking over from Tom Baker, and how he approached this iconic role. (27 January 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • The Boy with the Golden Star - Actor Matthew Waterhouse, who played the part of Adric, looks back on his time on Doctor Who. (26 January 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Carry On: The Life of Caroline John - A tribute to the actress who played the part of the Third Doctor's assistant in his first season. With husband Geoffrey Beevers, daughter Daisy Ashford, brother Seb John, sister Priscilla John and friends Jennie Heselwood and Patricia Merrick. (15 July 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Casting Sylvester - Jigsaw producer Clive Doig explains his relationship with Sylvester McCoy and his role in the actor's casting as the Seventh Doctor. (18 July 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Companion Piece - A psychologist, writers and some of the Doctor's companions over the years examine what it means to be a Time Lord's fellow traveller. With actors William Russell, Elisabeth Sladen, Louise Jameson, Nicola Bryant and Arthur Darvill, writers Nev Fountain and Joseph Lidster, and psychologist Dr Tomas Charmorro-Premuzic. (14 October 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • A Dandy and a Clown - This exclusive documentary looks at the life and career of Jon Pertwee. With contributions from actors Katy Manning, Judy Cornwell, David Jacobs, Geoffrey Bayldon and Kenneth Earle, Doctor Who writer and script editor Terrance Dicks and long-time friend Stuart Money. (15 July 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor - With speculation about who might land Doctor Who's lead role at fever pitch, Zoe Ball hosts a live, action-packed celebration in which all will be revealed, in the company of former cast members and celebrity fans. The current Doctor, Matt Smith, reflects on his time-travelling highlights and has a few words of wisdom for his mystery successor, who will be talking to Zoe, live.[32] (4 August 2013 - BBC One)
  • Farewell to Matt Smith - Bid the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this hour long retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who series five, six and seven - the Matt Smith Years. This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who's River Song), features highlights from Smith's run with interview footage from the man himself, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Whovians.[33] (25 December 2013 - BBC America)
  • Finding Mark Strickson - Mark Strickson looks back over his acting career. (10 August 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Finding Sarah Sutton - Sarah Sutton looks back over her acting career. (10 August 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Highlander - The Jamie McCrimmon Story - Frazer Hines takes an informal look back at his time in Doctor Who as Jamie McCrimmon, his connections to the programme, and his career away from the TARDIS. (7 March 2005 - BBC DVD)
  • Jacqueline Hill - A Life in Pictures - Actress Jacqueline Hill was one of the original companions to accompany the Doctor in his early adventures, returning to the show many years later to Lexa in Meglos. This documentary looks at the life of an actress whose life was taken tragically early by illness. With husband Alvin Rakoff, Doctor Who's first producer Verity Lambert and actors William Russell and Ann Davies. (10 January 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Jon and Katy - A look back at one of the most fondly remembered Doctor/Companion pairings in the show's history - Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor and Katy Manning's UNIT agent, Jo Grant. (18 January 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • K9 in E-Space - A look at the robot dog's role in the E-Space arc. With Lalla Ward, John Leeson, Andrew Smith and State of Decay writer Terrance Dicks. (26 January 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Kamelion - Metal Man - A short history of the Doctor's robotic companion. With Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant, script editor Eric Saward and Kamelion co-creator Chris Padmore. (14 June 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Last Stop White City - Schoolteachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton were the first people from Earth to travel with the Doctor. This documentary tells their story. With actor William Russell, director Richard Martin, studio vision mixer Clive Doig and writer Simon Guerrier. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Little Girl Lost - A retrospective look at the development of Sophie Aldred's character, Ace, from her first story, Dragonfire through to her last, Survival. With Sophie Aldred, character creator Ian Briggs, and script editor Andrew Cartmel. (16 April 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Mouth on Legs - Actress Janet Fielding talks about playing the role of popular character Tegan Jovanka and her time on Doctor Who. (6 August 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • My Grandfather, the Doctor - Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather, William Hartnell. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Suddenly Susan - Carole Ann Ford talks about her role as the Doctor's granddaughter and the first companion in the TARDIS in this interview originally recorded for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who.[34] (20 August 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • There's Something About Mary... - Mary Tamm looks back at her time as the Doctor's companion Romana. (24 September 2007 - BBC DVD)

Doctor Who Stories Edit

  • Doctor Who Stories - Tom Baker - Tom Baker talks about his work on the series in this interview originally recorded for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. (30 September 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Dalek Men - Dalek operators John Scott Martin and Nicholas Evans recall their time on the show, in these interviews originally shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. (18 June 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Frazer Hines (in 2 parts) - 1: Actor Frazer Hines reminisces about his time on the series in an interview originally recorded in 2003 for the BBC's Story of Doctor Who. (2 July 2012 - BBC DVD) 2: The second part of an interview conducted with Frazer in 2003 for the BBC Special The Story of Doctor Who. (26 August 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Louise Jameson - Louise Jameson talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. (5 March 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Peter Purves - Actor Peter Purves talks about his time in Doctor Who in this interview originally shot for the BBC's 2003 documentary The Story of Doctor Who. (7 January 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Elisabeth Sladen (in 2 parts) - 1: Elisabeth Sladen talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. (9 January 2012 - BBC DVD) 2: Elisabeth Sladen remembers her time as Sarah Jane Smith in this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who. (30 September 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Doctor Who Stories - Anneke Wills - Anneke Wills looks back on her role as Polly in the series, in an interview recorded for the BBC's Story of Doctor Who in 2003. (14 October 2013 - BBC DVD)

Girls! Girls! Girls! Edit

  • Go to The 1960s
  • Boys! Boys! Boys! - Peter Purves, Frazer Hines and Mark Strickson reminisce about their time as companions to the First, Second and Fifth Doctors respectively. (14 October 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! - The 1960s - An affectionate look back at the sixties Who-Girls. With actors Carole Ann Ford (Susan), William Russell (Ian), Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Deborah Watling (Victoria), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Jean Marsh (Sara) and Honor Blackman (Professor Lasky), script editor Donald Tosh and director Christopher Barry. Narrated by Dona Croll. (23 February 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! - The 1970s - Continuing this popular series, Caroline John (Liz Shaw) and Louise Jameson (Leela) join Katy Manning for a discussion on the perils of being a 1970s Doctor Who girl. Introduced by Peter Purves. (13 February 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! - The 1980s - Sophie Aldred, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton discuss the trials and tribulations of being a Doctor Who girl. Introduced by Peter Purves. (18 July 2011 - BBC DVD)

Concepts Edit

  • Go to Double Trouble
  • Go to Inside the Spaceship
  • Go to The Rise and Fall of Gallifrey
  • Go to The Story of the Guardians
  • Go to The UNIT Family (Part One)
  • Bigger on the Inside - A look at the history and design of the TARDIS. With actor Tom Baker, designers Barry Newbery and Matthew Savage, and writers Robert Shearman, Christopher H. Bidmead and Francesca Gavin. (8 February 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Crowded TARDIS - By the end of Tom Baker's tenure, the TARDIS crew had grown from the usual one companion to three. This featurette examines the reasons behind this change of direction. With contributions from actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, director John Black and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead. (29 January 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Double Trouble - A brief history of doubles in other Doctor Who stories, with contributions from Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilbury, and Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing and art editor Paul Lang. (24 September 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Inside the Spaceship - Members of the original cast and crew talk about the Doctor's unique time and space ship, the TARDIS. (30 January 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Remembrances - Cast and crew talk about the influences and references to other Doctor Who adventures that are spread throughout the story (Remembrance of the Daleks). (26 November 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • The Rise and Fall of Gallifrey - A look at how the portrayal of the Time Lords and their home planet of Gallifrey has changed over the years. With script editors Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. (5 May 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • The Story of the Guardians - Who - or what - are the Guardians? With Robert Luckham (son of the late White Guardian, Cyril Luckham), Sarah Leppard (daughter of the late Black Guardian, Valentine Dyall), Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing. (10 August 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Talking About Regeneration - Regeneration, the key to longevity for both the Doctor and the show, is explored in this new documentary by actors Peter Davison and Kate O'Mara, and writers Rob Shearman, Joseph Lidster, Clayton Hickman and Gareth Roberts. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • The Ties that Bind Us - Examines the links to the show's past and future in The Five Doctors. Narrated by Paul McGann. (3 March 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who - When the Doctor’'s around, tomorrow is yesterday, yesterday is tomorrow and 18th century France is in your fireplace. Confused yet? Watch the ‘Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who.’ You’'ve already seen it in the future.[35] (18 August 2012 - BBC America)
  • The UNIT Family (in 3 parts) - 1: A feature looking at the Earthbound Doctor's 'family' during his exile to Earth and his new role as the scientific advisor to UNIT. (19 June 2006 - BBC DVD) 2: The second instalment of our series looking at the Doctor's years on Earth as scientific advisor to the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce and the strong family bonds created during that time. With Katy Manning, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, actors Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Richard Franklin and Fernanda Marlowe, stuntman Derek Ware. (12 September 2011 - BBC DVD) 3: The concluding part of the series looking at the stories featuring the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce. With actors Tom Baker, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, John Levene and Richard Franklin, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. (30 September 2013 - BBC DVD)

Design and production Edit

  • Go to Calling the Shots
  • Go to Cusick in Cardiff
  • Go to Designs on Karn
  • Go to Designs on Sarn
  • Go to Future Visions
  • Go to The Lost Season
  • Go to Making the Malus
  • Go to Regenerations: From Black and White to Colour
  • Go to Return to the Planet of Fire
  • Go to The Sets of Marinus
  • Go to Shawcraft - The Original Monster Makers
  • Go to So What Do You Do Exactly?
  • Go to Team Erato
  • 7D FX - Colin Mapson (Visual Effects Designer), Mike Tucker (Visual Effetcs Assistant) and Dave Chapman (Video Effects Designer) take us behind-the-scenes and examine the impressive visual effects used in Time and the Rani. (13 September 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Adventures in Time and Spain - Gary Downie, production manager on The Two Doctors, details what it is a production manager does on programmes like Doctor Who, and offers his insight into the pitfalls and problems encountered during the making of this story. (8 September 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Behind the Scenes - The Regeneration - This unique look inside the studio during filming of this story's (The Caves of Androzani) climactic scenes is accompanied with an optional commentary track recorded by Graeme Harper, Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant. (18 June 2001 - BBC DVD)
  • The Big Bang Theory - Danny Hargreaves, the special effects supervisor for the current series of Doctor Who, turns his attention from the latest incarnation of the show to revisit some of the classic series' biggest explosion and discuss how the same effects might be achieved using the technology now available. (7 May 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Calling the Shots - A look at the story's (Planet of Fire) production with director Fiona Cumming. (14 June 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Cusick in Cardiff - Raymond Cusick, the designer of the Daleks, visits the new series production studios in Cardiff to be shown around the TARDIS set and meet the latest version of a Dalek. With Raymond Cusick, production designer Edward Thomas and designer Peter McKinstry. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Designing The Aztecs - Designer Barry Newbery talks about his work on the story, illustrated with many never-before-seen production drawings and photographs from his personal collection. (21 October 2002 - BBC DVD)
  • Designs on Sarn - Designer Malcolm Thornton talks about his inspirations for the production design of Planet ofFire. (14 June 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Designs on Karn - Designer Barry Newbery talks about how he achieved the distinctive look of The Brain of Morbius. (21 July 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • The Foe from the Future - A look at the unmade story The Foe from the Future, which formed the basis of The Talons of Weng-Chiang, with writer Robert Banks Stewart and producer Philip Hinchcliffe. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Future Visions - A newly-recorded documentary, looking at the work of this story's (The Dalek Invasion of Earth) designer Spencer Chapman. (9 June 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Inside the World of Doctor Who - The TARDIS lands at the Barbican, bringing us the crew behind our favourite time travel adventures including some very special guests! Hear what it is like to work with the Daleks, find out how the terrifying monsters are made and enjoy some special insights into the series from the man behind it all Russell T. Davies. With excerpts and real props from the programme, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience what it is really like backstage at Doctor Who.[36] (15 December 2008 - BAFTA website)
  • In Studio - A 15-minute look at the studio recording of Revelation of the Daleks, showing re-takes, fluffs and the general working pattern of a BBC TV studio. This item can be viewed with raw studio sound or with a commentary by Graeme Harper and Terry Molloy. (11 July 2005 - BBC DVD)
  • Lakertya - Pip and Jane Baker originally envisaged Lakertya as a lush planet teeming with forest. Director Andrew Morgan took us somewhere quite different. Here the three discuss how ideas often change quite dramatically as they shift from script to screen. (13 September 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Lost Season - Prior to the series being 'rested' in 1985, a number of stories were already planned for Season 23. Colin Baker narrates a tale of what was originally scheduled, with contributions from writers Eric Saward and Philip Martin. (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Making the Malus - Visual effects designer Tony Harding and model maker Richard Gregory are reunited with the Malus prop they built for the story. Current owner Paul Burrows is on hand to describe the reality of living with a giant stone monster on the lounge wall. (20 June 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Modelling the Dead - From the 1990 BSB Doctor Who Weekend, monster-makers Stephen Mansfield and Sue Moore demonstrate how to make a Haemovore mask. (22 September 1990 - Galaxy Channel)
  • Moving On - What would have the next season of Doctor Who have been like if Philip Hinchcliffe hadn't left? Find out in this featurette.(4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Regenerations: From Black and White to Colour - Spearhead from Space marked not only the arrival of a new Doctor but also the transition from black and white to colour as the show moved into a new decade. This documentary looks at the challenges faced by programme makers during this period,with actors Frazer Hines and Wendy Cadbury, producer Derrick Sherwin, script editor Terrance Dicks, directors Timothy Combe, Christopher Barry and Michael Ferguson, designer Roger Cheveley and graphic designer Bernard Lodge. (9 May 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Return to the Planet of Fire - Director Fiona Cumming and designer Malcolm Thornton return to Lanzarote to revisit some of the locations used during filming of the story. Narrated by Simon Ockendon. (14 June 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Riverside Story - Matthew Sweet takes actor Peter Purves back to the studio that hosted numerous Doctor Who productions in the 1960s. This documentary also features the director of The Ark, Michael Imison. (14 February 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Roger Murray-Leach Interview - Roger discusses his design work on the series. (8 April 2002 - BBC DVD)
  • The Scene Sync Story - Meglos used a pioneering technique called Scene Sync to create many of its shots. This documentary looks at the technology behind this precursor to today's virtual-studio productions. With visual effects designer Stephen Drewett, and studio cameramen Peter Lovesick and Roger Bunce. (10 January 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Secret Voices of the Sense-Sphere - Clive Doig reveals the truth behind the mysterious background voices in The Sensorites. (23 January 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Sets of Marinus - Designer Raymond Cusick recalls his work on The Keys of Marinus, and discusses the challenges that this story held, with its weekly changes of location and inventive set-pieces. (21 September 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Shades of Grey - The War Games saw the end of black-and-white Doctor Who. This documentary examines the artistic limitations - and advantages - of monochrome. With actors Frazer Hines, Wendy Cadbury and Jane Sherwin, script editors Terrance Dicks and Derrick Sherwin, director Timothy Combe, production designer Roger Cheveley, graphic designer Bernard Lodge and sound designer Brian Hodgson. Narrated by Gerard Murphy. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Shawcraft - The Original Monster Makers - This documentary looks at the work of Uxbridge-based Shawcraft Models, who provided many go the props and models for Doctor Who during the 1960s. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • So What Do You Do Exactly? - Graeme Harper, the production assistant for this story (The Seeds of Doom), and later Doctor Who Director for stories in the 1980s and 2000s, explains what being a Production Assistant actually entails. (25 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Strike! Strike! Strike! - Although it's the only Doctor Who story never to be completed, Shada was by no means the only one affected by industrial action. With former companion Nicola Bryant, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Addington, BECTU Union President Tony Lennon and Script Editor/Union Rep Gary Russell. Presented by BBC Political Correspondent Shaun Ley. (7 January 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Team Erato - The BBC Visual Effects crew talk about the problems they faced building and operating Erato. With Mat Irvine, Steve Bowman, Steve Lucas and Morag McLean, plus director Christopher Barry. (3 May 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Vision On - The tricks of putting together a television drama show 'as live' are discussed with vision mixer Clive Doig. (23 January 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Visual Effect - Visual effects designer Mat Irvine meets up with his old colleague Ian Scoones at Bray Studios to talk about the visual effects for The Invisible Enemy and other stories. (16 June 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Visual Effects - An interview with the story's (The Green Death) visual effects designer, Colin Mapson, including how to build a giant maggot. (10 May 2004 - BBC DVD)

Costuming and make-up Edit

  • Costume Design - Designer Ken Trew discusses the creation of the costumes and monsters for this story (The Curse of Fenric). (6 October 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Dressing Doctor Who - Costume designer James Acheson takes an affectionate look back over his earlier work on Doctor Who. (31 January 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Lalla's Wardrobe - A fun trip through Romana's time on the show via the many costumes actress Lalla Ward wore along the way. With Lalla Ward, costume designers June Hudson and Louise Page, and writers Nev Fountain and Jonathan Morris. (26 January 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Leisure Wear - Costume designer June Hudson talks about her inspirations for creating the costumes seen in this story (The Leisure Hive). (5 July 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • Look 100 Years Younger - Colin Baker and comedian Amy Lamé discuss the Doctor's various costumes over the years. (7 September 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Sylvia James - In Conversation - Make-up designer Sylvia James talks about her work on Patrick Troughton's Doctor Who stories. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD)

Title sequences Edit

  • Helter-Skelter - Oliver Elmes (Graphic Designer) and Gareth Edwards (Animator) discuss the creation of the first Computer Generated Image (CGI) based title sequence to be used in Doctor Who. (13 September 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Star Man - An interview with Doctor Who title sequence designer Sid Sutton. (7 September 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Synthesizing Starfields - Graphic designer Sid Sutton and composer Peter Howell recall their creation of the brand-new title sequence and theme arrangement, which was first used on this story (The Leisure Hive). (5 July 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • The Tunnel Effect - Graphic designer Bernard Lodge explains how he created the complex opening titles for Tom Baker's stories. Narrated by George Kelly. (4 June 2007 - BBC DVD)

Now and Then Edit

  • Go to The Dalek Invasion of Earth
  • Go to The War Machines
  • Go to Doctor Who and the Silurians
  • Go to The Claws of Axos
  • Go to The Seeds of Doom
  • Go to The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Go to The Androids of Tara
  • Go to Black Orchid
  • Go to The Awakening

Directors Edit

  • Go to Christopher Barry: Director
  • Go to Roma Parva
  • Christopher Barry: Director - Director Christopher Barry, on location in the Wiltshire village of Aldbourne, talks about his career. (3 May 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Castrovalva - Fiona Cumming talks about her work directing Peter Davison's début story. (29 January 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Michael Ferguson's Monster Masterclass - Director Michael Ferguson talks about his experiences disrupting some of Doctor Who's most famous monster stories. (28 March 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Paddy Russell - A Life in Television - Paddy Russell began her career as an actress but soon learned that stage managers were better paid. In this specially shot interview Paddy looks back over her forty year career in television as actress, stage manager and director. (17 January 2005 - BBC DVD)
  • Peter Grimwade - Directing with Attitude - A look at the career of Peter Grimwade: writer, director, and the name behind the eponymous robot phobia syndrome. This documentary features Peter Grimwade himself alongside actors Janet Fielding and Nerys Hughes, writer Christopher Bailey, script editor Eric Saward, production assistant Margot Hayhoe, designer Malcolm Thornton, production secretary Jane Judge, script consultant Ian Levine and Target Books editor Nigel Robinson. It is presented by Mark Strickson (Turlough). (7 March 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Remembering Douglas Camfield - The life and work of respected director Douglas Camfield is remembered in this documentary. With actors Celia Imrie, Peter Purves, Jonathan Newth and John Levene, Philip Hinchcliffe, Robert Banks Stewart, director Graeme Harper and Joggs Canfield. Narrated by Glen Allen. (30 September 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Roma Parva - Director Christopher Barry demonstrates the use of a model of the studio set in the planning of camera positions and moves during recording. (23 February 2009 - BBC DVD)

Directing Who Edit

  • Go to Michael Ferguson
  • Go to Ken Grieve
  • Go to Michael Hayes
  • Go to Peter Moffatt
  • Directing Who - Michael Ferguson - Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos. (25 April 2005 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Who - Ken Grieve - Director Ken Grieve recalls his time in this story (Destiny of the Daleks). (26 November 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Who - Michael Hayes - Michael Hayes talks about his directing career on Doctor Who. (24 September 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Who - Barry Letts - Barry Letts is perhaps most famous as a producer of Doctor Who, but he was also responsible for directing some of the show's best-loved stories. Barry looks back on his career as a director in this documentary. (18 April 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Who - Peter Moffatt - The director recalls his time on the programme. (19 January 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • Directing Who - Then & Now - Graeme Harper is currently the only director to have worked on the classic series run of Doctor Who and its newer run of stories. Here he adds his unique insight in discussing the different production techniques particular to each era of the programme. (4 October 2011)

Influences, history and science Edit

  • Go to The Gallifreyan Candidate
  • Go to Origins of the Universe
  • Go to Plastic Fantastic
  • Go to Robophobia

Monster and villains Edit

  • Go to Monsters Who Came Back For More!
  • Go to One Hit Wonder
  • Built for War - The genesis and development of the Sontaran race through the history of the series, as told by some of the actors and production team involved. This specially produced documentary includes contributions from Terrance Dicks, Elisabeth Sladen, Anthony Read, Colin Baker, Nicolas Bryan, Bob Baker, Eric Saward and Stuart Fell. (9 October 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Carnival of Monsters - Recollections of the Doctor's most memorable foes - including the Daleks, the Sea Devils and the Cybermen - and how they were created.[5] (13 November 1999 - BBC Two)
  • Monsters Who Came Back For More! - Nick Briggs and Doctor Who Magazine's assistant editor Peter Ware take a look at the reasons why monsters often return for further adventures. (28 March 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • One Hit Wonder - What separates one-off monsters such as the Monoids from eternal favourites like the Daleks? This short documentary tries to answer this question, with help from Dominic Sandbrook, Matthew Sweet, Kim Newman, and author Jacqueline Rayner. (14 February 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • They Came from Beneath the Sea - A featurette covering the realisation of the Silurians, Sea Devils, and the Myrka. Featuring Pennant Roberts, Peter Davison, Johnny Byrne, Mat Irvine, with actors William Perrie and John Asquith. (14 January 2008)
  • Those Deadly Divas - Actresses Kate O'Mara (the Rani), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman) are joined by writers Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman to examine the role of the diva in Doctor Who. (7 January 2013 - BBC DVD)

Cybermen Edit

  • Go to The Cyber Story
  • Cybermen - Extended Edition - A history of the Cybermen, presented by writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet. (13 February 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Cyber Story - A brief history of the Cybermen in the classic series. With director Morris Barry, writer Eric Saward, costume designers Sandra Reid and Dinah Collins, Cyberman actor Mark Hardy, voice artiste Roy Skelton and Professor Kevin 'Human Cyborg' Warwick. (16 March 2009 - BBC DVD)

Daleks & Davros Edit

  • Go to Beyond the Screen
  • Go to Daleks Conquer and Destroy
  • Beyond the Screen - A look at the merchandising opportunities presented by the popularity of the Daleks. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Daleks Conquer and Destroy - Since they first appeared snout television screens in 1963, the Daleks have been a source of enduring fascination for followers of Doctor Who. But just what was their appeal? With producer Verity Lambert, Dalek designer Raymond Cusick, director Richard Martin, actress Carole Ann ford, writer Robert Shearman, designer Matthew Savage, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker and voice of the new series Daleks, Nicholas Briggs. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Dalek Tapes - A 55-minute feature, which tells the story of Doctor Who's most iconic villains, as well as providing a history of the 'classic series' Dalek stories along with rare footage from programmes such as Blue Peter and Vision On. With contributions from Timothy Combe, Peter Day, Terrance Dicks, Derek Dodd, Ken Grieve, Graeme Harper, Philip Hinchcliffe, David Maloney, Richard Martin, Royce Mills, Terry Molloy, Eric Saward, Roy Skelton, Cy Town and Anneke Wills. Narrated by 1980s Davros actor Terry Molloy. (10 April 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Davros Connections - An in-depth look at the history of the Daleks creator, Davros, as portrayed in both the TV stories from the BBC and in audio adventures from official licensee Big Finish Productions. With actors Terry Molloy, David Gooderson and Peter Miles, audio producer/director Gary Russell, director Ken Grieve, and writers Eric Saward, Ben Aaronovitch, Gary Hopkins and Joseph Lidster. Narrated by Terry Molloy. (26 November 2007 - BBC DVD)

Ice Warriors Edit

  • Go to Warriors of Mars
  • Sssowing the Ssseedsss - Ice Warrior Sonny Caldinez, Ice Lord Alan Bennion and make-up designer Sylvia James recall their experiences of bringing the Martian warriors to life. (17 February 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Warriors of Mars - A brief history of the Ice Warriors in Doctor Who by the people who designed and brought them to life. With actors Sonny Caldinez, Alan Benin and Bernard Bresslaw (voice only), producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Michael Ferguson, make-up designer Sylvia James, sound designer Brian Hodgson and visual effects designer Peter Day. Narrated by Donald Gee. (18 January 2010 - BBC DVD)

Rogue Timelords Edit

  • Go to The Doctor's Moriarty
  • Go to The Omega Factor
  • Go to Rogue Time Lords
  • The Doctor's Moriarty - With the introduction of the Master, the Doctor now had his very own Moriarty, who would be the dark figure behind every story in Season 8, and many more beyond that. This documentary discusses the enduring appeal of the character. With actor Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts, script editors Terrance Dicks and Christopher H. Bidmead and writers Robert Shearman and Joe Lidster. (9 May 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • The Omega Factor - Writers and actors look at the character and motivation of the renegade Time Lord, Omega. Featuring co-creator Bob Baker, actors Stephen Thorne and Ian Collier, and writers Johnny Byrne and Nev Fountain, who has continued Oemga's story in an audio play from Big Finish. (6 August 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • The Return of the Master - Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Christopher H. Bidmead (script editor), and John Black (director) talk about how they realised the return of the Doctor's arch-enemy. (29 January 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Rogue Time Lords - A potted history of the many errant Gallifreyans to have appeared in the show, featuring actor Nicholas Courtney, script editor Terrance Dicks, writers Pip and Jane Baker, Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury, Doctor Who Magazine editor Moray Laing and art editor Paul Lang. (24 September 2007 - BBC DVD)

Music and sound Edit

  • Go to Masters of Sound
  • Go to Playing in the Green Cathedral
  • Go to Scoring The Visitation
  • Go to Talking Daleks
  • The Doctor's Composer (in 2 parts) - 1: 1964-69 A unique insight - the popular and respected Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson discusses his first five years on the programme. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD) 2: 1970-79 The concluding part of our look at the career of prolific composer Dudley Simpson, covering his work on the show in the 1970s. (1 August 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Masters of Sound - A look inside the BBC Radiophonic Workshop through interviews with the musicians and technicians who brought composer Ron Grainer's Doctor Who theme to life using electronic music. Features interviews with Dick Mills, Brian Hodgson, Verity Lambert and the late Delia Derbyshire. (30 January 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Musical Scales - A look back at an extraordinary era of musical experimentation within Doctor Who, with special emphasis on the musical scores for Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Sea Devils. Featuring producer Barry Letts, composer Mark Ayres and directors Timothy Combe, Christopher Barry and Michael Briant, with an archive appearance from Radiophonic composer Malcolm Clarke. (14 January 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Playing in the Green Cathedral - Composer Geoffrey Burgon talks about his contribution to the unique feel of The Seeds of Doom through scoring its music. (25 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Playing with Time - An specially-recorded interview with the story's (The Mark of the Rani) composer, Jonathan Gibbs. (4 September 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Scoring The Visitation - Mark Ayres interviews composer Paddy Kingsland. (19 January 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • Talking Daleks - A look at the creation of the Daleks' unique voices, with contributions from David Graham, Brian Hodgson, Nicholas Smith and Peter Hawkins. (9 June 2003 - BBC DVD)

Preservation, restoration, and special editions Edit

  • Go to Colour Silurian Overlay
  • Go to WOTAN Assembly
  • Film Restoration - Before and after examples of techniques used during the restoration of the location film elements of this story (Black Orchid). (14 April 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • The Magic of VidFIRE - A look at the technology behind the VidFIRE process, developed specifically for the Doctor Who DVD range in order to restore the original live studio video look to episodes that now only survive as film recordings. (13 February 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Rediscovering the Urge to Live - The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together. With actors Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, John Guilor and Toby Hadoke, reconstruction director Ian Levine and DVD feature producer Ed Stradling. (20 August 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Restoration - A short feature - with subtitle commentary - showing how the surviving film prints of this story (The Tomb of the Cybermen) have been cleaned up in preparation for its release on DVD. (14 January 2002 - BBC DVD)
  • Restoration - A featurette showing 'before and after' examples of techniques used during the restoration of The Time Meddler for its DVD release. (4 February 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Restoration Comparison - A brief 'before and after' comparison of the picture restoration process used on this DVD release of The Time Monster. (29 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Restoring The Aztecs - A short feature demonstrating the restoration and videoisation effects used. (21 October 2002 - BBC DVD)
  • WOTAN Assembly - A look at how theses four episodes were restored and remastered for this DVD. (25 August 2008 - BBC DVD)

Animation Edit

  • Beneath the Ice - A look behind the scenes of the animated Ice Warrior episodes. Producers Chris Chapman and Niel Bushnell, together with animation director Chris Chatterton lift the lid on the process used to bring Varga and his Warriors back to life. (26 August 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Character Design - A short featurette showcasing Steve Maher's character design drawings and tests for the animated episodes (of The Invasion). (6 November 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Flash Frames - A featurette about the creation of the animated episodes (of The Invasion), including interviews with the team at Cosgrove Hall. (6 November 2006 - BBC DVD)

Preservation Edit

  • Love Off-Air - An affectionate tribute to the people dedicated enough to capture the soundtracks of Doctor Who throughout the 1960s, in the days before video recorders. Includes interviews with fans who recorded Doctor Who off air, and with Mark Ayres, who remastered these soundtracks for the new animation (The Invasion). (6 November 2006 - BBC DVD)
  • Missing in Action - A brief examination of the phenomenon behind missing episodes, including interviews with fans Paul Lee and Ian Levine and archive selector Adam Lee.[39] (19 November 1993 - BBC One)
  • The Missing Years - A documentary about the missing episodes of Doctor Who. Additional material narrated by Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling. (9 November 1998 - BBC Video)

Restoring colour to Third Doctor adventures Edit

Special editions Edit

Producers Edit

  • The Lambert Tapes - 1: Doctor Who's first producer, Verity Lambert, looks back at the early days of the programme in this interview also shot for The Story of Doctor Who. (7 January 2013 - BBC DVD) 2: The Doctor Doctor Who's original producer looks back on her time on the series in the second part of this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who. (20 August 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Life After Who - Philip Hinchcliffe - Celina Hinchcliffe takes her father Philip on a trip down memory lane to recall his distinguished career in British television and film. (9 January 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Remembering Barry Letts - A look back at the life and work of Barry Letts, much-loved actor, writer, director, producer, husband and father, who passed away in 2009. Barry talks about his own life and work, with contributions from his sons Crispin and Dominic, his close friend and colleague Terrance Dicks, producer Derrick Sherwin and ex-BBC Head of Serials Ronald Marsh. Narrated by Glen Allen. (19 March 2012 - BBC DVD)

Writers Edit

  • Go to Behind the Sofa
  • Go to Meglos Men
  • Go to Single Write Female
  • Go to Terror Nation
  • Behind the Sofa: Robert Holmes and Doctor Who - The Two Doctors was one of writer Robert Holmes' final stories for Doctor Who. This special 45-minute documentary looks at his contribution to Doctor Who from the late 1960s through to the mid-1980s. With contributions from Chris Boucher, Terrance Dicks, Philip Hinchcliffe, Barry Letts and Eric Saward. (8 September 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? - A look at writer Dennis Spooner's work on Doctor Who. With actors William Russell and Peter Purves, script editor Donald Tosh, writers Brian Clemens and Rob Shearman, and Spooner's friend Jane Clemens. Narrated by Anna Hope. (23 February 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • From Avalon to Argolis - Writer David Fisher and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead examine the making of The Leisure Hive from the screenwriter's point of view. (5 July 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • Going Solo - Writer Bob Baker talks about Nightmare of Eden, the only Doctor Who story he wrote without his long-time writing partner, Dave Martin. (2 April 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Looking for Peter - Who was Peter R. Newman, creator of the Sensorites? Toby Hadoke tries to find out with the help of Hammer Films archivist Marcus Hearn and researcher Richard Bignell. (23 January 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Meglos Men - Writers John Flanagan and Andrew McCulloch revisit some of their old London haunts and meet with script editor Christopher H. Bided at his home to discuss Meglos. (10 January 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Past and Future King - Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel look back at how Battlefield was commissioned and written, with comments from Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Nicholas Courtney, Angela Bruce and Michael Kerrigan. (26 December 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Read the Writer - Anthony Read, writer of The Horns of Nimon, looks back at the production of the story. (29 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Robert Sloman Interview - An interview with the story's (The Green Death) writer. (10 May 2004 - BBC DVD)
  • Shattering the Chains - Writer Ian Briggs talks at length about his approach to writing The Curse of Fenric, and the background to the story. (6 October 2003 - BBC DVD)
  • Single Write Female - Writer Barbara Clegg looks back on her career and the writing of Enlightenment. (10 August 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Terrance Dicks: Fact & Fiction - Terrance Dicks' writing career spans 60 years and this feature documentary looks at his extensive body of work for books and television. Featuring contributions from Terrance, Barry Letts, Christopher Barry, Louis Marks, Eric Saward, Paul Cornell, Peter Darvill-Evans and Brenda Gardner. (17 January 2005 - BBC DVD)
  • Terror Nation - A documentary about the writer Terry Nation, creator of the Dalek characters. Features interviews with Barry Letts, Philip Hinchcliffe, Richard Martin and Nicholas Briggs. (26 November 2007 - BBC DVD)
  • Writing a Final Visitation - Eric Saward discusses the scripting process. (19 January 2004 - BBC DVD)

On Target Edit

  • On Target - Terrance Dicks - Writer and script editor Terrance Dicks novelised many Doctor Who stories for the Target book range over the years. This documentary features contributions from Terrance himself plus writers Paul Cornell, Gareth Roberts and David J. Howe, and former Doctor Who Magazine editor Alan Barnes. Featuring readings by Caroline John, Katy Manning and David Troughton. (18 January 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • On Target - Malcolm Hulke - Before home video and DVD, fans re-lived the Doctor's television adventures through the immensely popular Target books. The first in a series of features on the Target range looks at the work of writer Malcolm Hulke. With authors Terrance Dicks, Gary Russell and David J. Howe, and artist Chris Achilleos. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • On Target - Ian Marter - Ian Marter appeared as Andrews in this story (Carnival of Monsters) before playing companion Harry Sullivan. He was also a writer, and novelised many Doctor Who adventures for Target Books. With Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Nigel Plaskitt, Terrance Dicks and Gary Russell. (28 March 2011 - BBC DVD)

Other Edit

  • Go to The A to Z of Gadgets & Gizmos
  • Go to Cheques, Lies and Videotape
  • Go to Defending the Museum
  • Go to The Frighten Factor
  • The Antique Doctor Who Show - To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Doctor Who in 1993, the BBC made several short films showcasing the enduring interest in the programme. The Antique Doctor Who Show is one of these, made in the style of The Antique Roadshow, and gives an insightful look into the merchandising of the series. (12 November 1993 - BBC One)
  • The A to Z of Gadgets & Gizmos - A tongue-in-cheek look at gadget and gizmos in Doctor Who over the years. Narrated by Paul Jones. (28 March 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Bigger Inside Than Out - An account of the history of the police telephone box, used as the model for the TARDIS in Doctor Who, including a 1930s cinema reel explaining how to use them.[40] (5 November 1993 - BBC One)
  • The Cheating Memory - Special Edition producer Steve Broster tries to discover why the reality of Day of the Daleks doesn't quite live up to the memory he has of first seeing it, aged six. With psychologist Dr Sarita Robinson, Nicholas Briggs and Ben Aaronovitch. (12 September 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Cheques, Lies and Videotape - What was it like in the days before commercially released videos, when TV was as ephemeral a medium as theatre? How did Doctor Who fans enjoy old episodes of their favourite programme? All is revealed in this new documentary. (9 August 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Defending the Museum - New series Doctor Who writer Robert Shearman provides a personal and robust defence of this often overlooked story. (1 March 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • The Frighten Factor - What exactly is Doctor Who's 'Frighten Factor'? A diverse panel of experts try to answer the question. With producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, education psychologist Lucy Lewis, church minister Peter Cavanna, Doctor Who Magazine's editor Tom Spilsbury and assistant editor Peter Ware, Doctor Who Adventures magazine editor Moray Laing and head writer Annabel Gibson, writer John Dorney, television archivist Jim Sangster and Doctor Who expert Alex Lydiate. Narrated by Simon Ockenden. (11 May 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • The Golden Age - Historian Dominic Sandbrook examines the myth of a 'Golden Age' of Doctor Who. (14 October 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Interweb of Fear - A brief history of the BBC website and the role Doctor Who has played over the years. With internet consultant Martin Belam, editor Ian Garrard, producer James Goss, commissioner Martin Trickey, rights expert Ann Kelly, iPlayer inventor Ben Lavender and Doctor Who executive producer Russell T Davies. (16 September 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Now, Get Out of That - A trio of professional writers examines the art and impact of structuring Doctor Who's narrative around powerful cliffhangers. Featuring writers Nev Fountain (Dead Ringers), Joseph Lidster (Torchwood) and Robert Shearman (Doctor Who: Dalek) with contributions from Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred (Ace). (29 September 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • The Television Centre of the Universe (in 2 parts) - 1: A trip through BBC Television Centre as presenter Yvette Fielding jogs the memories of Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson about their time working in the iconic building. They run into old friends and colleagues from their time on the programme. (6 May 2013 - BBC DVD) 2: Yvette Fielding continues her tour of the iconic BBC Television Centre with Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Mark Strickson (Turlough). They're reunited with former colleagues including Senior Camera Supervisor Alec Wheal, Assistant Floor Manager Sue Hedden, former Blue Peter Producer Richard Marson, Exhibitions Assistant Bob Richardson, Production Assistant Jane Ashford and Videotape Engineer Simon Anthony. (26 October 2015 - BBC DVD)
  • The UNIT Dating Conundrum - Over the years many fans have tried to rationalise the chronological setting of the UNIT stories from clues within the narrative, despite the obstacles seemingly put in their way by the production team. Narrator Toby Hadoke explains why dating the stories is so difficult, assisted by Terrance Dicks, Dave Owen, Nicholas Briggs and Ben Aaronovitch. (12 September 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Was Doctor Who Rubbish? - Four fans of the classic series defend traditional claims that the programme was nothing more than a quarry-bound romp with wobbly sets and dodgy effects. (13 February 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • When Worlds Collide - BBC Political Editor Shaun Ley explores what happens when Doctor Who enters the world of politics. Contributors Barry Letts (1970s producer), Terrance Dicks and Andrew Cartmel (script editors), Bob Baker, Graeme Curry and Gareth Robers (Doctor Who writers), and Steven O'Brien (cult media journalist) examine the morals and ideologies of the Doctor over time. (7 May 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Who Peter (in 2 parts) - 1: Partners in Time - 1963-1989 Since the birth of Doctor Who in the 1960s, it has shared an alms symbiotic relationship with the long-running BBC children's magazine show Blue Peter. In this special documentary some of those involved look back over the history of that relationship. Presented by Gethin Jones, with new series executive producer Russell T Davies, Blue Peter editors Biddy Baxter and Richard Marson, former presenters Peter Purves and Janet Ellis, writers Robert Shearman and Clayton Hickman, and competition winner Steve Thompson. (29 March 2010 - BBC DVD) 2: A New Regeneration - 1989-2009 The second part of this documentary, exploring the special relationship between Doctor Who and Blue Peter during the 'new series years'. With Russell T Davies, Richard Marson, Edward Russell, Robert Shearman, Clayton Hickman, William Grantham and John Bell. Presented by Gethin Jones. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)

Doctor Forever! Edit

  • The Celestial Toyroom - The first of a five-part series looking at Doctor Who toys. With Verity Lambert, new series creator Russell T Davies, writers Mark Gatiss, Rob Shearman, Paul Cornell and Joseph Lidster, BBC Worldwide's Richard Hollis and David Turbitt, book range editor Steve Cole, AudioGO editor Michael Stevens, Character Options' Alasdair Dewar, Doctor Who Magazine's Jim Sangster and Doctor Who's Winston Churchill, Ian McNeice. (11 March 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Love & War - An exciting new documentary series focussing on how the programme was kept alive during its 1990-2005 hiatus. This episode focusses on the Virgin/BBC Books novel range, and includes contributions from Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell and Gary Russell. (25 February 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • The Apocalypse Element - The latest episode of our on-going series examines the work of the people who kept Doctor Who alive on audio following the programmes' cancellation in 1989. Interview subjects include Colin Baker (the Doctor), William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Lisa Bowerman (audio companion Benny), TV series writer/exec Russell T Davies, writer Mark Gatiss, Big Finish execs and many more. (6 May 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • Lost in the Dark Dimension - The penultimate instalment of a five-part series looking at how Doctor Who was kept alive in the years between the end of the classic series and the beginning of the new. In this episode we look at the various attempts to being the show back during that period. With current and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Tom Spilsbury, John Freeman and Gary Russell, former BBC range editor Steve Cole, actor David Burton, writer Adrian Rigelsford, director Graeme Harper and new series executive producer Russell T Davies. Narrated by Zeb Soanes. (27 May 2013 - BBC DVD)
  • The Unquiet Dead - Final instalment in our five-part series looking at how Doctor Who was kept alive in the years between the end of the classic series and the beginning of the new. In this unique interview, new series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about Doctor Who's rebirth on television. Narrated by Zeb Soanes. (5 August 2013 - BBC DVD)

The Doctor's Strange Love Edit

  • The Doctor's Strange Love - The Krotons - Writers Joseph Lidster and Simon Guerrier take an affectionate look at The Krotons in the latest instalment in our continuing series. (2 July 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Doctor's Strange Love - Nightmare of Eden - Our continuing series looking at the programme through the eyes of the fans who love it. With comedian Josie Long and writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier. (2 April 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Doctor's Strange Love - Dragonfire - Comedienne Josie Long once again joins writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier in order to continue their therapeutic fan discussion so that the three of them can stop worrying and learn to love Dragonfire. (7 May 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • The Doctor's Strange Love - The Movie - Writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier discuss how they stopped worrying and learned to love Doctor Who The Movie with comedian Josie Long. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)

Stripped for Action Edit

  • Go to The First Doctor
  • Go to The Second Doctor
  • Go to The Third Doctor
  • Go to The Daleks
  • Go to The Fourth Doctor
  • Go to The Fifth Doctor
  • Go to The Seventh Doctor
  • Go to The Eighth Doctor
  • Stripped for Action - The First Doctor - A look at the First Doctor's comic strip adventures. Featuring interviews with artist Bill Mevin, comics historians Jeremy Bentham and John Ainsworth, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. (4 February 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Second Doctor - The continuing series of features focussing on the Doctor's comic strip adventures looks at the Second Doctor. With former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan Barnes and Gary Russell, and comics historians Jeremy Bentham and John Ainsworth. (6 July 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Third Doctor - The series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures reaches his third incarnation. With contributions from former Doctor Who Magazine editors Gary Russell and Alan Barnes, comic historians John Ainsworth and Jeremy Bentham, and author Paul Scoones. (5 October 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Daleks - The ongoing series looking at the Doctor's comic book adventures focuses on his deadliest foes - the Daleks. With TV producer Gerry Anderson, former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan Barnes and Clayton Hickman, comic historian Jeremy Bentham and author Paul Scoones. (5 October 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Fourth Doctor - A look at the Fourth Doctor's comic strip adventures in the early days of Doctor Who Magazine. Featuring former DWM editors Dez Skinn, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes, writer Pat Mills, artist Dave Gibbons and consultant Jeremy Bentham. (25 October 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Fifth Doctor - A look at the Fifth Doctor's comic strip adventures. Featuring interviews with artist Dave Gibbons, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan McKenzie, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. (14 April 2008 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Sixth Doctor - A look at the Sixth Doctor's comic strip adventures in Doctor Who Magazine. Featuring interviews with artist John Ridgway, writer Simon Furman, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan McKenzie, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. (7 September 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Seventh Doctor - A documentary about the comic strip adventures of the Seventh Doctor, featuring writer and editor Scott Gray, writers Simon Furman, Paul Cornell and Andrew Cartmel, artist Lee Sullivan, and former Doctor Who Magazine editors John Freeman, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. (22 June 2009 - BBC DVD)
  • Stripped for Action - The Eighth Doctor - The final part of the series looking at the Doctor's adventures in comic-strip form. With Scott Gray, Gary Russell, Alan Barnes, Clayton Hickman, Lee Sullivan, Martin Geraghty, Roger Langridge, Paul Scoones and Jeremy Bentham. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)

Tomorrow's Times Edit

  • Go to The First Doctor
  • Go to The Second Doctor
  • Go to The Fourth Doctor
  • Go to The Fifth Doctor
  • Go to The Eighth Doctor
  • Tomorrow's Times - The First Doctor - Contemporary news coverage of the William Hartnell era is examined in this new documentary presented by Mary Tamm. (20 June 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Second Doctor - A look at what the papers said about Doctor Who during Patrick Troughton's time in the TARDIS. Presented by Caroline John. (12 July 2010 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Third Doctor - The on-going series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Jon Pertwee era. Presented by Peter Purves. (1 October 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Fourth Doctor - Our on-going series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Tom Baker era. Presented by Wendy Padbury. (5 March 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Fifth Doctor - The ongoing series looking at press reaction to Doctor Who through the years reaches the Fifth Doctor's era. Presented by Frazer Hines. (28 March 2011 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Sixth Doctor - The ongoing series examine how the press reacted to Colin Baker's Doctor. Presented by Sarah Sutton. (10 September 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Seventh Doctor - Series looking at Doctor Who press coverage reaches the Sylvester McCoy era. Present by Anneke Wills. (30 July 2012 - BBC DVD)
  • Tomorrow's Times - The Eighth Doctor - A look back at contemporary coverage of Doctor Who: The Movie in newspapers and other publications. Presented by Nicholas Courtney. (4 October 2010 - BBC DVD)

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Footnotes Edit

  1. The Lively Arts: Whose Dr Who - BBC Two England - 3 April 1977 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  2. Resistance is Useless - BBC Two England - 3 January 1992 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  3. Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis - BBC One London - 29 November 1993 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  4. 1995 Master Vision video release back cover.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Doctor Who Night - BBC Two England - 13 November 1999 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  6. The Story of Doctor Who - BBC One London - 30 December 2003 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  7. Doctor Who Guide: Tales from the TARDIS - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  8. BBC Three - Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  9. BBC Two - The Culture Show, Me, You and Doctor Who - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  10. Doctor Who Guide: The Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  11. Doctor Who Guide: The Doctors Revisited: The Second Doctor - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  12. Doctor Who Guide: The Doctors Revisited: The Third Doctor - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  13. Doctor Who Guide: The Doctors Revisited: The Fourth Doctor - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  14. Doctor Who Guide: The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  15. This Week in Doctor Who: Week 30: 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2013 in USA - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  16. This Week in Doctor Who: Week 30: 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2013 in USA - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  17. This Week in Doctor Who: Week 34: 24-30 Aug 2013 in New Zealand - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  18. 18.0 18.1 As with the other entries in this series, the documentary remains a BBC America production.
  19. This Week in Doctor Who: Week 39: 28 Sep - 4 Oct 2013 in USA - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  20. Doctor Who's Greatest moments - BBC Three - 20 August 2009 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  21. Doctor Who's Greatest moments - BBC Three - 27 August 2009 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  22. Doctor Who's Greatest moments - BBC Three - 3 September 2009 - BBC Genome - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  23. This Week in Doctor Who: Week 43: 26 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 in USA - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  24. Whoviannet.co.uk - Doctor Who Rewind, In America to air on BBC America - Retrieved 30 October 2015
  25. This Week in Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor - Retrieved 30 October 2015
  26. 1993 BBC Video release back cover.
  27. This Week in Doctor Who: Wednesday 20th December 2006 - Retrieved 28 November 2014
  28. Doctor Who Guide: Doctor Who in the U.S. - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  29. 1995 Lumiere Films video release back cover.
  30. This Week in Doctor Who: United Kingdom: BBC One: I Was That Monster: Fri 3 Dec 1993 - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  31. Doctor Who Guide: The Women of Doctor Who - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  32. BBC One - Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor - Retrieved 23 November 2014
  33. Doctor Who Guide: Doctor Who: A Farewell to Matt Smith - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  34. The DVD liner notes indicate that is should be considered part of the Doctor Who Stories series of interviews, but as this doesn't use the same titles sequence as other entries nor use the name - Doctor Who Stories - it hasn't been listed as part of that series here.
  35. Doctor Who Guide: The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  36. Barbican - Inside the World of Doctor Who - Retrieved 29 November 2014
  37. Doctor Who Guide: The Science of Doctor Who - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  38. BBC Two - The Science of Doctor Who - Retrieved 22 November 2014
  39. This Week in Doctor Who: United Kingdom: BBC One: Missing in Action: Fri 19 Nov 1993 - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  40. This Week in Doctor Who: United Kingdom: BBC One: Bigger Inside Than Out: Fri 5 Nov 1993 - Retrieved 26 November 2014
  41. Included on The War Machines BBC DVD release.
  42. Youtube.com account with documentary in 3 parts - Retrieved 16 November 2014

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