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Whose Doctor Who was a television documentary which aired on BBC Two on 3 April 1977 as an episode of the TV program The Lively Arts. Presented by Melvyn Bragg, it examined the first fourteen years of Doctor Who and its effects on society. It is also noted for the footage taken from Galaxy 4 episode 1, which was junked not long after and has yet to be retrieved.

Publisher's summary Edit

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]

Main subject Edit

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Additional topics covered Edit

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People interviewed Edit

In order of credited appearance.

Note: Several other children are interviewed, but not identified in the narration or by caption.

Home video releases Edit

The documentary was later included as an extra in the BBC DVD release of The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 2003, which had aired its final episode the day before the documentary was broadcast. The DVD was later remastered and included in the first Revisitations box set in 2010.

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