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Britain has changed immeasurably over the last 60 years, but ever since Radio 2 launched in 1967, it has existed in the same timeline as… The Doctor.

In part one of this two part documentary, Jo Whiley takes a trip through the Whoniverse to discover the amazing stories behind the rise and fall of a British institution.

Along the way she'll hear how the changing attitudes of Britain have been reflected through the Tardis, in a tale that features Dalekmania, Dad’s Army, Mary Whitehouse, Ridley Scott, The Cybermen, Hans Zimmer, The Beatles and the JFK assassination.

As the Doctor and his companions are thrown into a world of sexism, racial tension and intrigue. Along the way we’ll hear new and archive interviews from Doctors and companions past and present.

Interviews include Peter Capaldi, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Sophie Aldred, Bonnie Langford, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Louise Jameson, Nick Briggs and show runner Russell T Davies.

In the concluding part of this documentary Jo Whiley finds out how despite being cancelled by the BBC, the combination of a rabid fan base, a drinks party and a forgotten BBC Sitcom combined to help bring one of Britain's greatest cultural institutions back to our screens.

Along the way we’ll be hearing never before heard tales from the teams behind the hugely successful reboot including Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall.

Plus Doctors and companions past and present including Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Christopher Eccleston, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Aldred, Bonnie Langford, Ncuti Gatwa, Sylvester McCoy, Matt Lucas, John Simm, Billie Piper and Kylie.

Radio 2 Celebrates Doctor Who At 60 airs 1am on Saturday 21st October and 12am on Sunday 22nd October.


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