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Doctor Who Extra Launches On BBC iPlayer!

The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.

This should be a fascinating collection of weekly shows, available via the Red Button and online. Not quite a replacement for Doctor Who Confidential, though, as its remit seems a little different.

Over the course of 12 programmes we trace the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of episodes yet, getting the inside take on series 8 from the people who made it.

The Doctor Who Extra team had unparalleled access to stars including Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, such as Lead Writer/Executive Producer Steven Moffat, and directors also contribute, as they spill the beans on the on and off-screen drama.

Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.

Packed with emotion, great stories and a real sense of ‘access all areas’, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens.

Doctor Who Extra is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin and Jo Pearce. Each 10-minute Doctor Who Extra episode will be available after that week’s Doctor Who episode on BBC One.



Christian Cawley

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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+.


'Doctor Who Extra Launches On BBC iPlayer!' have 3 comments

  1. August 20, 2014 @ 12:30 pm jimking75


    I wish they would have allowed at least 15 mins (the length of cutdown confidential on the DVD releases) how will 10 be long enough for an hour + long episode like ‘Deep Breath’? But it is better than nothing. Moffat has hinted there will be more red button features so we will wait and see.

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  2. August 20, 2014 @ 12:40 pm FrancoPabloDiablo


    Sounds good to me. The next best thing after Confidential.

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  3. August 20, 2014 @ 3:02 pm Colin


    I wonder if we’ll get this in the US (and elsewhere) somehow since I don’t think the iPlayer is available to people outside the UK. 10 mins doesn’t seem very long for any kind of depth, but on the plus side, 12 of these would fit on the DVD/Blu-Ray package. :)

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