- 1963 The year of Dr Who: Martin Luther. Aldermaston. Kennedy and the birth of the teatime classic. At about teatime on Saturday 23rd November 1963, a mysterious time traveller known only as Dr Who appeared on the nation's screens ... little did we know that a legend was in the making. This short film looks at the origins of the series in the pursuit of scientific education and awareness. Same timelord time, same timelord channel.
- The Timelady: Arabella Weir is the first female doctor in the latest audio adventure and the subject of the female doctor has been a raging controversy for years ... so why is regeneration among the last bastions of sexual segregation.
- Monstermania: For many of us our first Dr Who was seen through closed hands or from the safe confines from behind the sofa rather than in front of the fire. We take a journey through some of the most popular adversaries from 40 years of time travel.
- Don't Mention Mel: Comedian Andre Vincent recalls his adolescent awakenings alongside various doctor's assistants - Jo (Katy Manning), Louise Jamieson (Leela) and, not forgetting Ace (Sophie Aldred) but strangely steering clear of Bonnie Langford's (Mel).
- The Theme Music: The Chalkenwell Ladies Drum & Bass League on the classic theme music and the contribution of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to electronica.
- The Cancellation Crisis: Paul McGann was the eighth Doctor but does he count and now that the series is coming back what can we expect from the modern day timelord.
- The Timelord's Coming Home: The Doctor stopped in 1987 but why? We look back at the cancellation crisis and the hiatus of the 1985 season and the factors that contributed to the killing of Dr Who and the parallel lives of the Doctor since.
Wednesday, 19 November 2003
UK Gold Schedule Update
UK Gold presents its Doctor Who @40 Weekend to celebrate the anniversary in just a few short days. The This Week in Doctor Who column -- which we host a mirror of at Outpost Galilfrey -- today has the complete, detailed breakdown of the schedule, which indlues all of the documentaries and inserts that are part of the weekend. Click hereto take a look at the detailed schedule. Meanwhile, Outpost Gallifrey has received word about the content of the original shorts; each will feature interviews with the Doctors where possible along with members of the cast and crew and fans, including Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Katy Manning, Louise Jameson, Sophie Aldred, Verity Lambert, Nicola Bryant, Nicholas Courtney and Peter Purves, plus the following specials, all presented by K-9 himself!