The BBC has announced a new behind-the-scenes series on Doctor Who is coming to BBC Three this autumn.
Doctor Who: Unleashed is a brand new access all areas show giving viewers an unmissable insight into the world of Doctor Who.
The 30-minute factual entertainment series is produced by Bright Branch for BBC Studios for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
Host Steffan Powell (BBC Gaming Correspondent and former Radio 1 Newsbeat Presenter) has been given the keys to the TARDIS and, after every episode of Doctor Who, viewers can switch over to BBC Three or iPlayer as Powell takes viewers on a journey showing them just how this out of this world drama is made.
With exclusive interviews with the stars in front of the camera, as well as those behind it, Unleashed is described as the ultimate companion to Doctor Who.
Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Showrunner says:
Over the years, I meet so many people who were inspired to find careers in TV, because of the behind-the-scenes material the BBC would show. And now it’s back, in the grand old tradition of Doctor Who Confidential, but in a brand new form, Unleashed! So a whole new generation – and faithful fans of old – can see what the stars and the crew get up to behind the cameras.
Steffan Powell, Host of Doctor Who: Unleashed says:
When you’re told Russell T Davies is asking for you to present a show, you say, ‘when does he want me?’ Doesn’t matter, I’ll be there…There’s a really fun and fascinating group of people bringing Doctor Who to life - I can’t wait for the audience to meet them. I’m so chuffed to have been trusted to help tell, in all its glory, the story of what goes into making the magic happen.
Jo Pearce, Bright Branch Creative Director and Doctor Who: Unleashed Executive Producer says:
This series gives audiences access to all areas, led brilliantly by Steffan Powell, viewers are invited to see what really goes into the making of Doctor Who. It’s been such a privilege to create this show and we’re so grateful to the cast and crew who welcomed us in and allowed us to tell the story behind the drama.
Fiona Campbell, Youth Audience (BBC iPlayer and BBC Three) says:
Doctor Who is a show that needs no introduction, so it goes without saying that BBC Three and iPlayer are thrilled to introduce this incredible new series that invites viewers into the world of Doctor Who, showing them just what really goes on.
The series is the first regular show to delve behind the scenes of Doctor Who since Doctor Who Confidential was canceled in 2011.