The Doctors Revisited was a series of documentaries produced and broadcast by BBC America to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. One documentary was broadcast every month, each focusing on a different incarnation of the Doctor. The series began in January with a First Doctor documentary and proceeded chronologically through the Doctors until it culminated with an Eleventh Doctor documentary in November. Each documentary was then followed up by a broadcast of a story featuring that Doctor, edited into an omnibus format (save the Eighth, the only doctor to have a single-parter from his era shown). All stories shown in the classic era prior to the 2005 revival have made their BBC America debut.
To fit a two-hour slot, the classic series stories were four 25-minute episode serials (though Vengeance on Varos aired originally as two 45-minute episodes) while the new series stories were two-parters of 45 minute episodes. Of these chosen stories, three were Dalek stories, two were Cybermen stories, two were post-regeneration first adventures, and two were final outings, with the TV movie counting as both of the latter two for the Eighth and Seventh Doctors respectively.
The Doctors Revisited was broadcast along with their respective accompanying stories (with the exception of The Seventh Doctor, The Tenth Doctor and The Eleventh Doctor, as for a yet unknown reason Battlefield, Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead and The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People aired in the place of Remembrance of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth / Journey's End and The Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon) in the United Kingdom on the Watch channel starting from 12 October 2013.
List of documentaries
- ↑ This episode debuted on UKTV in Australia and New Zealand on the 25th of August 2013.
- ↑ Doctor Who - Episodes, Packaging, Date and Cost for 'The Doctors Revisited: 9-11'. TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- ↑ The Eleventh Doctor Revisited on BBC America. Doctor Who News. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
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