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Season 1 Episode 1

Bringing Back the Doctor

Aired Saturday 7:45 PM Mar 26, 2005 on BBC Three
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Bringing Back the Doctor
Doctor Who's return to teatime television on BBC One is described by various actors and crew who have worked on the program, past and present, with a mixture of clips from episodes and footage from the new production.

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • 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".

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      • 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.

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