Classic Doctor Who explored in new BBC Four documentary fronted by David Tennant

Tenth and Fourteenth Doctor David Tennant is set to host a new BBC Four documentary to explore classic Doctor Who ahead of the show’s 60th anniversary in November.

Talking Doctor Who sees David Tennant time travel back through the BBC archives to tell 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.

Along 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, 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 on Wednesday 1st November at 7.30pm on BBC Four and will be available to view online here

Categories: Doctor Who, downthetubes News, Other Worlds, Science Fiction, Television

Tags: , , , ,

1 reply

  1. Really looking forward to this. I’ve always been a huge fan of classic Doctor Who – I got hooked on it back in the mid-60s, when I was only about five or six years old, and never stopped loving it. I’m also really glad that David Tennant is the man in the driving seat. I’ve always liked him as a person and as an actor (excellent Doctor, amongst many great parts), so I’m delighted that he’ll be presenting it. Roll on November 1st!

Discover more from

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading