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2/03/2005 09:03:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon


February 3, 2005  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
BBC Publicity has issued the following press release concerning the two-part documentary about the return of the series, airing on Radio 2 in March, as follows (with thanks to Stephanie Hardwick of BBC Radio 2 for sending it to us):
Project: Who? - BBC Radio 2 goes behind the scenes of the new Doctor Who

As BBC One launches an all new Doctor Who for the 21st Century, Radio 2 examines the continuing fascination with one of the BBC's best loved and most enduring characters in Project: Who?, a two part documentary presented by Patrick Stewart on Tuesdays 22nd and 29th March.

Radio 2 goes exclusively behind the scenes of the BBC Television series to discover how Doctor Who has been "recreated" by BAFTA award-winning writer Russell T Davies.

The hour-long documentaries feature newly recorded interviews with the cast and creative team behind Doctor Who, and include special contributions from celebrity Who fans.

Featuring exclusive excerpts from the new series, Project: Who? is a reassessment and reappraisal of the ever-popular enigmatic time traveller.

The programmes examine why the BBC decided to launch a new television series nearly a decade after the Doctor's last small screen adventure, how the format of the show has been developed and shaped for a new audience, how the character of the Doctor was cast, and how the series will be launched and marketed around the globe.

Featuring a dramatic mix of interviews, clips, archive and music, Project: Who? is part of Radio 2's Countdown To Who? season which commences in March. The network's website - bbc.co.uk/radio2 - will offer a dedicated mini-site about Doctor Who and Steve Wright's weekday afternoon show, 2.00-5.00pm, will celebrate the series with interviews with the cast and specially themed 'Factoids'.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince, Project: Who?, presented by Patrick Stewart will broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesdays 22nd & 29th March at 8.30pm. Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper is currently filming on location in Cardiff. The new 13-part series is a BBC Wales production for BBC One.