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Talking Doctor Who | Preview (BBC Four)

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who, David Tennant time travels back through the BBC archives.

The actor tells the story of the Doctor’s classic era, with a selection of rarely seen interviews and clips covering William Hartnell’s first incarnation right through to the seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy.

On the way, David compares some of his own experiences with the actors who came before him and shares special archive moments that reveal, amongst other things, how to film a regeneration.

Plus, which actor was a master of modern gadgetry - including a collapsible caravan - and what the factors were that helped to decide how a Doctor selects his own individual and distinctive costume.

Talking Doctor Who airs Wednesday 1st November at 7:30pm on BBC Four. Doctor Who @60: A Musical Celebration follows at 8:30pm.

The concert features world exclusive first live performances of Ruby Sunday's (the Doctor’s new companion) theme The Life of Sunday, the theme tune of the Fifteenth Doctor called Fifteenth, and the new iteration of the iconic Doctor Who theme tune, brilliantly reimagined by composer Murray Gold, who was interviewed on the night, as well as fellow composer Segun Akinola.

Fans of the show will also recognise I Am The Doctor, Abigail's Song, This Is Gallifrey, The Impossible Girl, I Am A Good Man and The Shepherd's Boy. There are contributions from showrunners Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and Chris Chibnall, and also a trip back in time to the classic years of Doctor Who from the 1960s, 70s and 80s featuring the vintage synthesisers of BBC Radiophonic Workshop veterans Mark Ayres and Peter Howell.

Plus there’s a look ahead to the keenly awaited 60th anniversary specials on BBC One later in the year.


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