Travellers in time and space, part of the very fabric of 20th century Britain!
Why were the (typically 1970s style) series so successful? Although
produced as low-budget programmes, the credibility relied upon the viewer
having the imagination to believe that such things were entirely
plausible, if only in the future. The characters and storylines were
carefully developed over the weeks to build the anticipation, hope, and
fear which could not otherwise have been created in a single episode.
This old fashioned approach is perhaps lacking in the new Doctor Who,
which relies upon short stories and quick action scenes to hold its
audience's attention. Such is the modern world where everything happens
so quickly and is taken somewhat less seriously. But then who would
believe of a 1950s Police Call Box still existing in the year 2005...
The Matt Smith era of Who, with the creative writing of Steven Moffat
has revived the intrigue, storytelling and enjoyment of the series.
Verity Lambert was the first producer of...
Regenerations & Selected Trivia:
- William Hartnell
- Patrick Troughton
- Jon Pertwee
- Tom Baker
- Peter Davison
- Colin Baker
- Sylvester McCoy
- Paul McGann (film)
- Christopher Eccleston
- David Tennant
- Matt Smith
- Peter Capaldi
- Peter Cushing (films)
- Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
- Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 (1966)
Patrick Troughton (2nd Doctor) 1966 - 1969
This reconstructed story of 'The Power of the Daleks'
explains an important part of the Doctor's history in time
and space. The adventure is Patrick Troughton's first, so it
explores the period following his regeneration. Although the
broadcast episodes are missing from the BBC archives, the
original sound and Telesnaps of this MP3 CD combine to make
an exciting reminder of the early days of the Daleks.
CD-ROM cover - Doctor Who
Reconstructed: The Power of the Daleks.
With stills from the filming, Isobel Watkins and Zoe Heriot
are seen in glorious 1960s colour!
Sally Faulkner later
played Hannah Brent in the 1982 BBC TV series Bird of Prey.
Wendy Padbury played Sue Craig in the 1968 Southern TV
Doctor Who: The Invasion.
A wonderfully nostalgic collection of early Doctor Who
'spin-off' recordings featuring Roberta Tovey, Frazer Hines
and Jon Pertwee.
CD cover - Who is Dr Who?
First broadcast between 2nd November and 21st December 1968,
this DVD reconstructs the missing episodes (1 and 4) with
true to character animation, which matches well with the
original material and retains the atmosphere of the
Cosgrove Hall Press Release 21/06/2006 "The unique
project used stunning black and white animation, based on
the original actors and set designs to fill in the gaps as
seamlessly as possible. The end result is a first for both
the BBC and Cosgrove Hall – bringing the second Doctor,
Patrick Troughton, back to life in a beautiful broadcast
quality animation with restored audio recording of the
DVD cover - Doctor Who: The
"Having watched Doctor Who since its inception in 1963, it seems
that the ninth Doctor's purpose is to reintroduce the series to the
under forties. Indeed, the world has moved on since the seventh doctor
vanished in 1989. The TARDIS has to remain credible against new
technology such as mobile phones and the internet. The new series is
very much a 'catch-up' programme to show us that the Doctor can interact
with 21st century earth and the legend that almost disappeared without
trace, is alive and well."
On 26th March 2005,
Doctor Who returned under the guise of Christopher Eccleston with
companion Billie Piper.
As the 9th Doctor, Chris Eccleston reprived the role as an
energetic, fast talking, gadget-geek. And of course, he was
Rose says: " I am the Bad Wolf, I create myself..."
"...everything must come to dust, all things. The Time War
The Doctor and Rose.
The 10th Doctor first appeared on Christmas Day 2005 in
which Casanova (aka David Tennant) saved the world in his
The Doctor and Rose.
In December 2006, 'The Ruby in the Smoke' was a 'Sally
Lockhart Mystery' featuring Billie Piper and Matt Smith.
'The Shadow in the North' aired in December 2007.
Billie Piper and Matt
On 3rd April 2010 Matt Smith with companion Karen Gillan
(Amy Pond) began Series 5 with a carefully crafted storyline
which is still unfolding throughout spacetime as the magical
journey of the Time Lord continues...
Smith as the 11th Doctor.
Steven Moffat's storytelling is at its all time best.
Don't 'Blink' in case you miss an important part of the
BBC photo: Amy Pond and The
Alex Kingston says "Spoilers"
BBC photo: Amy Pond, The
Doctor and River Song.
Peter Capaldi is authoritative, droll and witty.
Doctor: This is Clara, not my assistant, she's some
Clara: I'm his carer!
Doctor: Yeah, my carer. She cares so I don't have to.
BBC photo: Clara Oswald and The
Verity Lambert, OBE, television drama producer, was born on 27th
November 1935. She died after a long illness on 22nd November 2007, aged
Russell T Davies, then writer and executive producer of Doctor Who,
added: "There are a hundred people in Cardiff working on Doctor Who and
millions of viewers, in particular many children, who love the programme
that Verity helped create. This is her legacy and we will never forget