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Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

UKTV Gets Doctor Who Revisited

Four of BBC America’s Doctor Who Revisited specials are set to hit Australia’s UKTV channel this Sunday, August 18 from 4:30pm as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.


Running back to back over two hours, the shows provide an introduction to each of the previous incarnations of the Doctor and are designed to work alongside a specially curated selection of stories. They feature:

  • interviews with key cast and crew,
  • classic clips,
  • a montage of the Doctors’ key moments, iconic lines and monsters and contributions from Steven Moffat, John Barrowman, David Tennant, Caroline Skinner and Neil Gaiman, among others.

The first four shows are naturally about each of the first four Doctors.

The First Doctor

Played by William Hartnell 1963-1966 

Fifty years ago on the BBC the adventure began with The First Doctor, William Hartnell. Explore the TARDIS, meet his companions and confront his most famous foes the Daleks.

Edition features: Steven Moffat, David Tennant and John Barrowman.


The Second Doctor

Played by Patrick Troughton 1966 – 1969

For fifty years the BBC has thrilled fans with Doctor Who’s adventures in space and time. Meet The Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton..

Features: Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury.


The Third Doctor

Played by Jon Pertwee 1970 – 1974

Meet The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee as he consults for UNIT and faces the Master.

Features: Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner and Hugh Bonneville.


The Fourth Doctor

Played by Tom Baker 1974-1981

Meet The Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker as he visits Gallifrey and meets Davros, creator of the Daleks.

Features: Steven Moffat and Louise Jameson.


These specials are the perfect companion pieces to some of the classic and newer Doctor Who series. Although when they’ll be screened in the UK is anyone’s guess. Enjoy, Australia!


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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+.

5 Responses to UKTV Gets Doctor Who Revisited

  1. avatar BeckyinPhilly says:

    Are they airing the serials with them as well? Doesn’t sound like it, just the 4 half hour specials.

  2. avatar Tomer says:

    The Second Doctor wasn’t the frst to encounter the Cybermen. The First Doctor encountered them, too, in his final story, “The Tenth Planet”, at the end of which he regenerated into the Second Doctor.

    • THAT, Tomer, is what happens when you don’t read the PR material before publishing.

      Good spot, thanks.

  3. The serials that were shown with them here are “American movie style” editing. I.E. ,no part 1,2 etc., broken for commercials and end time. The Revisited parts were 30 mins. WITH commercials!
    I don’t know if the Aussie’s air their programs the same way?

  4. avatar daniel says:

    the bbc should put on the bbc1,bbc2,bbc3,bbc4 all the doctor who episodes from the 1st doctor to the 7th doctor on one of these channels leading up to the 50th anniversary episode so the doctor who fans can see the old episodes on tv in the uk again.

    because the bbc used to have the old doctor who episodes on every weekend then they stopped for some reason & now they should do again from now on because they repeat the series of the 9th,10th,11th doctors so why not 1st to 7th doctors.

    please reply and tell me what you think of this.

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