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Myth Makers was a semi-professional series of documentaries about the principal creatives of the 1963 version of Doctor Who. It was produced for the direct-to-video market by Reeltime Pictures — with most releases being interviews of a single cast or crew member conducted by Nick Briggs. The vast majority of the original interviews were conducted between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s. A few more volumes surfaced until the late 2000s, but most of the releases in the 2000s were actually remastered — and often re-edited — versions of the the interviews that had originally been recorded in the 1980s or 1990s.

The series was notable for being the first video series about the production of Doctor Who. Its longevity proved there was an appetite for such information, and it is probably fair to say that it helped pave the way for Doctor Who Confidential, as well as the audio interviews that became commonplace on most Big Finish audio CDs.

Availability Edit

Most of the Myth Makers releases were never made available in North America, in part due to the expense of PAL to NTSC conversion. However, in the mid-late 1980s, there was some limited distribution to comic book shops through the American-based company Pleiades.

Releases Edit

VHS Edit

UK Edit

Myth makers

The Janet Fielding edition.

In the United Kingdom, the first 25 releases had at least two, and sometimes three, VHS editions. First edition covers were the only ones to indicate the number of the tape, and it is from this first edition numbering that the numbers of the remaining 32 tapes are inferred.

Nothing in the footage of any video indicated a particular number.

In general, UK editions varied only in that the covers were different. The one exception to this was the Elisabeth Sladen interview which had two editions released simultaneously in April 2001. The "Special Edition" had 15 minutes of additional footage over the normal version.

Name Subject Copyright date DVD VOD
MM VHS 1 Michael Wisher no date in credits, but known to be recorded in 1985 7 1
MM VHS 2 John Leeson December 1984 3 2
MM VHS 3 Nicholas Courtney September 1985 39 N/A
MM VHS 4 Carole Ann Ford December 1985 22 4
MM VHS 5 Janet Fielding December 1985 29 5
MM VHS 6 Nicola Bryant December 1985 1 6
MM VHS 7 Wendy Padbury March 1986 41 7
MM VHS 8 Michael Craze March 1986 11 8
MM VHS 9 Sarah Sutton June 1986 24 9
MM VHS 10 Deborah Watling June 1986 6 10
MM VHS 11 Victor Pemberton 1989 6 11
MM VHS 12 Ian Marter no date in credits, but title card says the interview conducted in September 1986Released October 1986 12 12
MM VHS 13 John Levene June 1987 37 13
MM VHS 14 Peter Grimwade January 1988 24 14
MM VHS 15 Jon Pertwee January 1989 14 15
MM VHS 16 Richard Franklin January 1989 35 16
MM VHS 17 Tom Baker August 1989 79 17
MM VHS 18 Marvel UK (in 2004 DVD release, called "DWM 10th Anniversary") August 1989 13 18
MM VHS 19 Colin Baker 1990 26 19
MM VHS 20 David Banks July 1990 10 20
MM VHS 21 Mary Tamm December 1990 3 21
MM VHS 22 John Nathan-Turner December 1990 29 22
MM VHS 23 Sophie Aldred January 1992 4 23
MM VHS 24 Jackie Lane 1992 34 24
MM VHS 25 Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks part 1 March 1993 19 25
MM VHS 26 Anneke Wills October 1993 11 26
MM VHS 27 Louise Jameson December 1993 15 27
MM VHS 28 Sylvester McCoy (featuring Sophie Aldred) May 1994 40 N/A
MM VHS 29 Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks part 2 August 1994 30 29
MM VHS 30 Caroline John November 1994 38 30
MM VHS 31 Frazer Hines December 1994 23 31
MM VHS 32 Peter Purves June 1995 16 32
MM VHS 33 William Russell October 1996 9 33
MM VHS 34 Verity Lambert October 1996 9 34
MM VHS 35 Jacqueline Hill tribute December 1996 12 35
MM VHS 36 Mark Strickson March 1997 10 36
MM VHS 37 Roger Delgado tribute October 1997 19 N/A
MM VHS 38 The Directors (Christopher Barry and Paul Bernard) December 1997 14 38
MM VHS 39 Katy Manning April 1988 30 39
MM VHS 40 Shaun Sutton December 1998 8 40
MM VHS 41 Raymond Cusick December 1998 12 41
MM VHS 42 Derrick Sherwin December 1998 23 42
MM VHS 43 William Hartnell tribute June 1999 2 43
MM VHS 44 Donald Tosh June 1999 16 44
MM VHS 45 Jack Pitt October 1999 2 45
MM VHS 46 Barry Newbery November 1999 22 46
MM VHS 47 Doctor Who Magazine (in 2004 DVD release, called "DWM 20th Anniversary") December 1999 13 47
MM VHS 48 Graeme Harper June 2000 1 48
MM VHS 49 Bob Baker and David Martin September 2000 20 49
MM VHS 50 Elisabeth Sladen April 2001 N/A N/A
MM VHS 50 SE Elisabeth Sladen April 2001 27 50
MM VHS 51 David Brierley April 2001 20 N/A
MM VHS 52 Yee Jee Tso March 2002 18 52
MM VHS 53 Patrick Troughton Tribute March 2002 8 53
MM VHS 54 Tristram Cary August 2002 31 54
MM VHS 55 Andrew Cartmel November 2002 4 55
MM VHS 56 Philip Segal February 2003 18 56
MM VHS 57 Keff McCulloch March 2003 31 N/A

US Edit

Because the UK numbering scheme was based upon the UK first edition covers, the numbers were meaningless for the US editions, which were always compilations of the UK originals.

The following chart attempts to explain which British tapes were used to comprise the American editions.

DVD Edit

Name Subject VHS releases from which DVD is derived VOD Release date
MM DVD 1 Nicola Bryant and Graeme Harper 6 and 48 6 and 48 May 2003
MM DVD 2 William Hartnell tribute; Jack Pitt 43 and 45 45 June 2003
MM DVD 3 Mary Tamm and John Leeson 21 and 2 21 July 2003
MM DVD 4 Sophie Aldred and Andrew Cartmel 23 and 55 23 and 55 August 2003
MM DVD 5 Jacqueline Pearce and Stephen Greif N/A 59 and 61 October 2003
MM DVD 6 Deborah Watling and Victor Pemberton 10 and 11 10 October 2003
MM DVD 7 Ian Marter and Michael Wisher 12 and 1 12 December 2003
MM DVD 8 Patrick Troughton and Shaun Sutton 53 and 40 40 January 2004
MM DVD 9 William Russell and Verity Lambert 33 and 34 January 2004
MM DVD 10 Mark Strickson and David Banks 36 and 20 20 February 2004
MM DVD 11 Anneke Wills and Michael Craze 26 and 8 26 and 8 March 2004
MM DVD 12 Jacqueline Hill tribute; Raymond Cusick 35 and 41 35 April 2004
MM DVD 13 Doctor Who Magazine 25th Anniversary 18 and 47 — but the release has a couple of short interviews that are new to this volume May 2004
MM DVD 14 Jon Pertwee, Christopher Barry, and Paul Bernard 15 and 38 June 2004
MM DVD 15 Louise Jameson and Mat Irvine 27 - Interview with Mat Irvine is new 27 and 60 July 2004
MM DVD 16 Peter Purves and Donald Tosh 32 and 44 August 2004
MM DVD 17 The John Wiles era as recounted by Donald Tosh, Dennis Spooner, Paul Erickson, William Emms, Donald Cotton and Wiles himself. All interviews are archives, not conducted by Nicholas Briggs. N/A N/A October 2005
MM DVD 18 Yee Jee Tso and Philip Segal 52 and 56 52 and 56 October 2004
MM DVD 19 Roger Delgado tribute; Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks 37 and 25 37 September 2004
MM DVD 20 David Brierley, Bob Baker and Dave Martin 51 and 49 December 2004
MM DVD 21 Dudley Simpson N/A 75 February 2005
MM DVD 22 Carole Ann Ford and Barry Newbery 4 and 46 46 January 2005
MM DVD 23 Frazer Hines and Derrick Sherwin 31 and 42 42 April 2005
MM DVD 24 Sarah Sutton and Peter Grimwade 9 and 14 May 2005
MM DVD 25 Eric Saward N/A 76 May 2005
MM DVD 26 Colin Baker 19 June 2005
MM DVD 27 Elisabeth Sladen 50 June 2005
MM DVD 28 Louis Marks N/A 77 July 2005
MM DVD 29 Janet Fielding and John Nathan-Turner 5 and 22 July 2005
MM DVD 30 Katy Manning and Barry Letts/Terrance Dicks Part 2 39 and 29 39 July 2005
MM DVD 31 Keff McCulloch and Tristram Cary 57 and 54 July 2005
MM DVD 32 Jan Chappell N/A N/A
MM DVD 33 Andrew Skilleter N/A N/A January 2006
MM DVD 34 Jackie Lane 24 24 August 2005
MM DVD 35 Richard Franklin 16 16 August 2005
MM DVD 36 Waris Hussein N/A 78 September 2005
MM DVD 37 John Levene 13 13 November 2005
MM DVD 38 Caroline John 30 January 2006
MM DVD 39 Nicholas Courtney 3 October 2005
MM DVD 40 Sylvester McCoy (featuring Sophie Aldred) 28 January 2006
MM DVD 41 Wendy Padbury 7 41 September 2005
MM DVD 42 The Lloyd and Bryant Teams (convention panel interviews with Innes Lloyd, Derek Martinus, Victor Pemberton, Morris Barry, Michael Craze and Peter Bryant) N/A 80 and 82 November 2005
MM DVD 43 Costume Design Team (convention interviews conducted by Gary Russell with Richard Gregory, June Hudson, Dee Robson and Roland Warne; also an interview with Graeme Harper). Interviews conducted in 1988; Harper, from 1986 N/A 83 January 2006
MM DVD 44 Target Books Team (convention interviews with Ian Marter, Andrew Skilleter, Tony Atwood and Nigel Robinson at PanoptiCon 7 in 1987, conducted by Gary Russell) N/A N/A February 2006
MM DVD 45 Doctor Who Magazine team (convention panel featuring John Freeman, Tim Quinn, Dicky Howett and Lee Sullivan) footage from 1989, but not released before on VHS 85 March 2006
MM DVD 46 Derek Martinus N/A N/A May 2006
MM DVD 47 The Genesis Team (retrospective on Genesis of the Daleks presented by Andrew Wisher. Interviews of Peter Miles, Michael Wisher and Roy Skelton.) N/A 89 March 2006
MM DVD 48 Christopher H. Bidmead N/A 87 February 2006
MM DVD 49 Dick Mills N/A 88 February 2006
MM DVD 50 Terry Molloy N/A 91 March 2006
MM DVD 51 Stuart Fell N/A 93 January 2007
MM DVD 52 Graham Williams N/A 90 February 2006
MM DVD 53 Timothy Combe N/A 92 May 2006
MM DVD 54 Douglas Camfield (filmed at PanoptiCon 5 in 1982) N/A 95 May 2006
MM DVD 55 Ian Collier N/A 97 August 2006
MM DVD 56 Peter Miles N/A 96 August 2006
MM DVD 57 The Music and Sound Team (Dudley Simpson and Dick Mills) N/A 103 July 2006
MM DVD 58 Don Houghton tribute (with Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks and Bob Baker, filmed at PanoptiCon 8 in 1987) N/A 104 July 2006
MM DVD 59 The Directors Volume 2 (Michael Briant and Christopher Barry, filmed at PanoptiCon 7 in 1986) N/A 94 July 2006
MM DVD 60 Cy Town N/A 98 September 2006
MM DVD 61 June Hudson N/A 99 September 2006
MM DVD 62 Julian Glover N/A 100 October 2006
MM DVD 63 Bernard Archard N/A 101 October 2006
MM DVD 64 Robert Sloman N/A 73 December 2003
MM DVD 65 Angus Lennie N/A 102 January 2007
MM DVD 66 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 1 N/A 105 January 2008
MM DVD 67 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 2 N/A 106 January 2008
MM DVD 68 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 3 N/A 107 January 2008
MM DVD 69 Stephen Gallagher N/A 108 January 2008
MM DVD 70 Barbara Clegg N/A 113 August 2009
MM DVD 71 Telos Publishing N/A 114 August 2009
MM DVD 72 Gareth Thomas N/A 70
MM DVD 73 Peter Tuddenham N/A 71
MM DVD 74 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors Volume 1 N/A 109 May 2010
MM DVD 75 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors Volume 2 N/A 110 May 2010
MM DVD 76 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors Volume 3 N/A 111 May 2010
MM DVD 77 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors Volume 4 N/A 112 May 2010
MM DVD 78 Damaris Hayman N/A 115 May 2010
MM DVD 79 Tom Baker 17 17 February 11, 2015
MM DVD 80 Anthony Ainley N/A 116 February 11, 2015
MM DVD 81 Dominic Glynn N/A 117 April 1, 2015
MM DVD 82 Virgin Publishing N/A 118 July 1, 2015
MM DVD 83 David Fisher N/A 119 August 2, 2015
MM DVD 84 Mike Tucker N/A 120 December 5, 2015
MM DVD 85 Philip Hinchcliffe N/A 121 January 5, 2016

Video on demand Edit

In 2015, Reeltime Pictures relaunched as Time Travel TV, and began to offer old and new releases on DVD and through video on demand service Vimeo, to rent or own. Some new releases issued archival material for the first time.

# Subject DVD VHS Release Date Notes
1 Michael Wisher 7 1 February 11, 2015
2 John Leeson 3 2 April 1, 2015
4 Carole Ann Ford 22 4 May 1, 2015
5 Janet Fielding 29 5 February 11, 2015
6 Nicola Bryant 1 6 February 11, 2015
7 Wendy Padbury 41 7 January 5, 2016
8 Michael Craze 11 8 June 3, 2015
9 Sarah Sutton 24 9 June 3, 2015
10 Deborah Watling 6 10 August 1, 2015
11 Victor Pemberton 6 11 February 11, 2015
12 Ian Marter 7 12 October 1, 2015
13 John Levene 37 13 December 5, 2015
14 Peter Grimwade 24 14 June 3, 2015
15 Jon Pertwee 15 14 April 1, 2015
16 Richard Franklin 16 35 September 1, 2015
17 Tom Baker 79 17 February 11, 2015
18 Doctor Who Magazine 1 -

John Freeman, John Ridgway, Lee Sullivan, Gary Russell 

13 18 February 11, 2015 Conducted for DWM's 10th anniversary in 1989
19 Colin Baker 26 19 May 1, 2015
20 David Banks 10 20 November 1, 2015
21 Mary Tamm 3 21 January 5, 2015
22 John Nathan-Turner 29 22 February 11, 2015
23 Sophie Aldred 4 23 October 1, 2015
24 Jackie Lane 34 24 December 5, 2015
25 Barry Letts & Terrance Dicks 1 19 25 February 11, 2015
26 Anneke Wills 11 26 November 1, 2015
27 Louise Jameson 15 27 December 5, 2015
28 Sylvester McCoy 40 28 August 1, 2015
29 Barry Letts & Terrance Dicks 2 30 29 April 1, 2015
30 Caroline John 38 30 February 11, 2015
31 Frazer Hines 23 31 February 11, 2015
32 Peter Purves 16 32 February 11, 2015
33 William Russell 9 33 February 11, 2015
34 Verity Lambert 9 34 February 11, 2015
35 Jacqueline Hill tribute 12 35 October 1, 2015
36 Mark Strickson 10 36 May 1, 2015
37 Roger Delgado tribute 19 37 January 5, 2016
38 The Directors 1 -

Christopher Barry, Paul Bernard

14 38 February 11, 2015
39 Katy Manning 30 39 November 1, 2015
40 Shaun Sutton 8 40 November 1, 2015
41 Ray Cusick 12 41 November 1, 2015
42 Derrick Sherwin 23 42 January 1, 2016
43 William Hartnell 2 43 June 3, 2015
44 Donald Tosh 16 44 February 11, 2015
45 Jack Pitt 2 45 November 1, 2015
46 Barry Newbery 22 46 December 5, 2015
47 Doctor Who Magazine 2 -

Gary Gillatt, Dez Skinn, Jeremy Bentham, Andrew Pixley, Gary Russell, Sophie Aldred

13 47 May 1, 2015 Convention panel conducted for DWM's 20th anniversary in 1999
48 Graeme Harper 1 48 December 5, 2015
49 Bob Baker and Dave Martin 20 49 September 1, 2015
50 Elisabeth Sladen 27 20 September 1, 2015
52 Yee Jee Tso 18 52 January 1, 2016
53 Patrick Troughton 8 53 July 1, 2015
54 Tristram Cary 31 54 June 3, 2015
55 Andrew Cartmel 4 55 October 1, 2015
56 Philip Segal 18 56 October 1, 2015 Convention interview from Gallifrey One
58 Raymond E. Feist April 1, 2015 Convention interview from FantasyCon 1999

Fantasy author who has never contributed to Doctor Who

59 Jacqueline Pearce 5 N/A February 11, 2015
60 Mat Irvine 15 N/A February 11, 2015
61 Stephen Greif 5 N/A May 1, 2015 Focuses on his Blake's 7 work; Greif did not appear in Doctor Who until 2007's The Infinite Quest
62 Jeremy Bulloch June 3, 2015
63 Herbert Jefferson, Jr. July 1, 2015 Battlestar Galactica actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
64 Walter Koenig August 1, 2015 Star Trek actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
65 Robert May September 1, 2015 Lost in Space actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
66 Julie Caitlin Brown October 1, 2015 Babylon 5 actress that has not contributed to Doctor Who
67 Gordon Michael Woolvett November 2, 2015 Andromeda actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
68 Judson Scott December 5, 2015 Actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
69 John Billingsley January 5, 2016 Enterprise actor that has not contributed to Doctor Who
70 Gareth Thomas 72 N/A April 1, 2015
71 Peter Tuddenham 73 N/A February 11, 2015
72 Jan Chappell 32 N/A June 3, 2015
73 Robert Sloman 64 N/A February 11, 2015
74 Doctor Who Magazine 3 -

Clayton Hickman

13 N/A July 1, 2015 Conducted in 2003 for DWM's 25th anniversary

Re-release of supplemental content to DWM Myth Makers DVD - shortest release at 8 minutes

75 Dudley Simpson 21 N/A February 11, 2015
76 Eric Saward 25 N/A February 11, 2015
77 Louis Marks 28 N/A May 1, 2015
78 Waris Hussein 36 N/A February 11, 2015
80 The Innes Lloyd Team 42 N/A January 1, 2016
82 The Peter Bryant Team 42 N/A November 1, 2015
83 The Costume Design Team -

Richard Gregory, June Hudson, Dee Robson, Roland Warne

43 N/A February 11, 2015 Convention interviews conducted by Gary Russell in 1988
84 The Target Books Team -

Ian Marter, Andrew Skilleter, Tony Atwood and Nigel Robinson 

44 N/A October 1, 2015 Panel at PanoptiCon 7; conducted by Gary Russell in 1987
85 The Doctor Who Magazine Team - John FreemanTim QuinnDicky HowettLee Sullivan 45 N/A September 1, 2015 Panel at PanoptiCon 9; conducted by Gary Russell in 1989
87 Christopher H. Bidmead 48 N/A February 11, 2015
88 Dick Mills 49 N/A February 11, 2015
89 The Genesis Team - Peter Miles, Michael Wisher, Roy Skelton 47 N/A August 1, 2015
90 Graham Williams 52 N/A February 11, 2015
91 Terry Molloy 50 N/A February 11, 2015
92 Timothy Combe 53 N/A February 11, 2015
93 Stuart Fell 51 N/A August 1, 2015
94 The Directors Volume 2 - Michael Briant, Christopher Barry 59 N/A August 1, 2015 Panel at PanoptiCon 7
95 Douglas Camfield 54 N/A February 11, 2015
96 Peter Miles 56 N/A February 11, 2015
97 Ian Collier 55 N/A February 11, 2015
98 Cy Town 60 N/A September 1, 2015
99 June Hudson 61 N/A February 11, 2015
100 Julian Glover 62 N/A February 11, 2015
101 Bernard Archard 63 N/A February 11, 2015
102 Angus Lennie 65 N/A February 11, 2015
103 The Music and Sound Team -

Dudley Simpson, Dick Mills, Mark Ayres, Dominic Glynn, Keff McCulloch

57 N/A February 11, 2015 Panels at PanoptiCon 7 and 9; conducted by David J. Howe
104 Don Houghton 58 N/A February 11, 2015
105 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 1 -

Martin Cort, Peter Roy, George Layton, Anthony Colby, John Greenwood, Christopher Robbie

66 N/A February 11, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhall on 14 October 2007
106 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 2 67 N/A April 1, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhal
107 Flight Through Eternity: The Sixties 3 68 N/A May 1, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhal
108 Stephen Gallagher 69 N/A February 11, 2015
109 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors 1 -

Lyn Ashley, Susanna Carroll, John Carter, Edward de Souza, Fiona Walker

74 N/A June 3, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhall on 13 April 2008
110 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors 2 75 N/A July 1, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhall
111 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors 3 76 N/A August 1, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhall
112 Flight Through Eternity: The Three Doctors 4 77 N/A September 1, 2015 Convention interviews conducted at the Gloucester Guildhall
113 Barbara Clegg 70 N/A February 11, 2015
114 Telos Publishing 71 N/A June 3, 2015 Interviews conducted for Telos' 10th anniversary
115 Damaris Hayman 78 N/A October 15, 2015
116 Anthony Ainley 80 N/A February 11, 2015 New release

Convention interview conducted in 2000

117 Dominic Glynn 81 N/A April 1, 2015 New release

Newly conducted interview with Dominic Glynn

118 Virgin Publishing 82 N/A July 1, 2015 New release

Virgin Publishing event recorded on 28th September 1993 alongside contemporary interview with Peter Darvill-Evans

119 David Fisher 83 N/A August 2, 2015 New release
120 Mike Tucker 84 N/A December 5, 2015 New release

Myth Makers convention interview conducted on 1 June 2014

121 Philip Hinchcliffe 85 N/A January 5, 2016 New release

Myth Makers convention interview conducted on 1 June 2014, moderated by Tony Jordan

Music Edit

Mark Ayres, a composer for the Doctor Who series during its final seasons, was commissioned to write music for the videos, and this later resulted in the release of a soundtrack album, Myths and Other Legends on Silva Screen Records (FILMCD 088).

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