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Published on February 23rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Retrospective

Documentary maker Roly Keating is the man in charge of digitising the BBC’s vast achive of clips, footage and programing from the past 50+ years. Over 500,000 hours of material exists including episodes of Doctor Who.

While there are several online archives of early Doctor Who episodes (such as YouTube, MSN and most recently Seesaw) but none of these offer what Keatings’ project does – a vast archive of material that can be cross-referenced with a database of all BBC material ever broadcast, being compiled as a side project.

“Once we thought we understood scheduling and running channels,”

One result of all of this hard work is that Doctor Who will be the subject of a new retrospective looking at how the BBC has coped with the 10 variations in appearance of the Time Lord.

Read the full article at The Independent.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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