Doctor Who Confidential

BBC Three (ended 2011)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 13

    When Time Froze

    Aired 10/1/11

  • S 6 : Ep 12

    Open All Hours

    Aired 9/24/11

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Aired 9/17/11

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    What Dreams May Come

    Aired 9/10/11

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    About a Boy

    Aired 9/3/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anthony Stewart Head


  • Simon Pegg


  • David Tennant


  • Mark Gatiss


  • Peter Davison


  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Doctor Who Confidential guide at Specially filmed for BBC Three as a companion piece to Doctor Who, Doctor Who Confidential aimed to give a taste of the excitement and the energy that surrounded the new show. The programme included behind-the-scenes filming and interviews with the cast, writers and production team as they brought our favourite Time Lord back to our screens. An abbreviated 15-minute version, concentrating on the production of the new series and without reference to the original show, was also broadcast on BBC Three as Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Christopher Eccleston: With a lot of the things he does, he's, he's kind of got eyes in the back of his head and, and he's, he's weighing her up right from the start, really. Billie Piper: He's 900 years old, she's 19, yet they think alike. She's so astute and so, kind of, inquisitive that she spots things. And that's what he loves about her and that's what she loves about him. They are just partners in crime, through and through. But she's not scared to challenge him equally, you know. And, um, I think that's something that he finds quite brilliant about her.

    • Executive Producer Russell T Davies on the lack of regeneration from Paul McGann to Christopher Eccelstone: "It would be madness. To start with one leading man and then change him ten minutes in. You've got to think of this as a new programme. YOu are mad if you think that at eight years old, you'd watch Paul McGann walk on screen, get hit by a laser ball and turn into someone else. When you get to love the ninth Doctor, when he changes, that's when you'll feel it".

    • Sylvester McCoy on having to wear Colin Baker costume for the regeneration scenes: "He's a larger man than me...they lost me for three days in there".

    • Executive Producer Russell T Davies on Christopher Eccelstone as the new Doctor: "....he's such a fine actor, he'll bring completely new qualities to it. A new alien-ness, a new energy....There's a brand new Christopher Eccelstone Doctor - that for a whole generation of kids that will be their Doctor".

    • Christopher Eccleston: Rose is the Doctor's equal in every way, apart from, possibly, his scientific knowledge.

    • David Tennant: I particularly love that scene at the end of episode 9 where the Doctor comes back to see Joan. It's a wonderful scene. Two people that have met before. But haven't met before. And of course to her, he looks the sameā€¦ I love the Doctor's detachment as well. I love that moment of alienness that he has, where he tells her that he won't change back.

    • David Tennant [ on John Barrowman ]: He's a force of nature and a lively and lovely man.

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    Notes (97)

    • This 45-minute special was compiled from earlier episodes of the series, and was broadcast on BBC-1 at 6.15pm, immediately preceding The Parting of the Ways.

    • This episode was commissioned in late February 2005 and is might be seen as montages of the early episodes of Doctor Who Confidential compressed into a 45-minute show.

    • Music used in this episode: Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes Dedicated Follower of Fashion by Kinks Jennie Was A Friend Of Mine by Killers In-between Days by The Cure A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley vs. Jxl Halcyon by Orbital My Generation by The Who Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harum I'd Have You Anytime by George Harrison Space Oddity by David Bowie Karma Chameleon by Culture Club He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive Final Countdown by Europe High and Dry by Radiohead

    • This episode received ratings of 820,630 on its initial BBC3 broadcast.

    • Music used in this episode: Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss Burana - You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker People Are Strange by The Doors Love Theme (from Blade Runner) by Vangelis Nobody Does It Better by Aimee Mann

    • This episode received ratings of 761,341 on its initial BBC3 broadcast.

    • Music used in this episode: Seasons Change by Anastasia Get It Right Next Time by Gerry Rafferty Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jnr Vegas Two Times by Stereophonics Dr Zhivago by Maurice Jarre History Repeating by Propellerheads feat Shirley Bassey

    • This episode received ratings of 542,470 on its initial BBC3 broadcast.

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    Trivia (3)

    • The narration states that the Autons first appeared in 1971, but it was actually 1970.

    • Peter Davison's claim that Adric's death in the final episode of Earthshock was the first time in the show's history that a companion was killed is incorrect: both Katarina and Sara Kingdom were killed in the events of The Daleks' Master Plan.

    • When producer Phil Collinson is discussing the alien Santa Clauses' weapons, he mistakenly refers to the trombone as a tuba, and vice-versa.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Comeback, please!

    By miskurat, May 05, 2013

  • This explains how they make Doctor Who (2005).

    By Gazouski, May 05, 2007

  • All the behind-the-scenes you would ever need to know.

    By cherrysnow, Apr 11, 2006

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