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!