Note: Unauthorised edition produced without the consent of writer/producer Bill Baggs. To add insult to injury his name is mis-spelt as "Bill Braggs" on the packaging!
It is more more than 35 years since a most unusual form of time travel machine in the guise of an ordinary police box first hesitantly materialised on our black and white television screens. Millions of viewers have been enthralled ever since watching the exploits and adventures of the Doctor and the colourful multi-various [sic] crews of the time machine.
This is the story of Britain's favourite home grown science fiction programme told by the different actors who have played the role of the Doctor. Included are specially filmed interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and the late Jon Pertwee, all of whom share their memories of bringing the scripts and famous terrifying adversaries such as the Daleks, Cybermen and the Ice Warrior [sic] to life that ensured a generation would spend at least half an hour a week watching television from behind a cushion or settee.
We show rare behind the scenes home movie footage taken from adventures 'The Smugglers', 'The Abominable Snowmen', 'The Demons' [sic] and the unfinished Tom Baker story 'Shada'. There is a unique collection of unpublished photographs spanning all of the 7 Doctors. This special programme also includes an insight into the methods used in the design of the Ice Warrior and Cybermen models, all featured in the last series.
In addition to the many and varied stars who have played the Doctor, the programme also includes interviews with senior production personnel such as director David Maloney, producer Philip Hinchcliffe and former BBC Head of Serials and Drama Shaun Sutton. There are also a host of actors and actresses who have played the Doctor's various assistants down the years, each giving us a different angle into what made the series so special.
Note: Unauthorised edition, see above.
Note: Region 0. This is an authorised release and has additional extras not on the "unauthorised" editions above.
Arranged in order of the various actors to have played the Doctor, this documentary features a host of specially recorded interviews with the programme's cast and crew. Doctors, companions, and production personnel all share their unique experiences on the programme and their opinions as to what makes "Doctor Who" so special to so many.
The programme also features rare, behind the scenes home movie footage of "The Smugglers", "The Abominable Snowmen", and the unfinished Tom Baker Story "Shada", as well as a unique collection of unpublished photographs spanning all the Doctors from the TV series.
In addition to the main feature, this special DVD release comes packed with previously unseen material that could not be included in the original VHS release.
Based on the best-selling book by Adrian Rigelsford, this documentary offers a comprehensive, candid and at times controversial look at a series that continues to grow in popularity.
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