Doctor Who Confidential

Doctor Who Confidential

Doctor Who Confidential

Doctor Who Confidential is a documentary series created by the BBC. Each episode is broadcast on BBC Three after every new episode of Doctor Who on BBC One.

Series One

Each episode of series one was 30 Minutes and narrated by Simon Pegg

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Bringing Back the Doctor

A behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. This episode looks at the inspiration behind Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor.

Aliens: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. This episode celebrates the men who have made the monsters, the actors who have been inside the monsters and the doctors who have acted opposite monsters in over 40 years of rubber and robots.

Tardis Tales

A behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. This episode celebrates the Doctor’s ultimate mobile home – the blue police box known as the Tardis.

I Get a Sidekick Out of You

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. A look at the long line of feisty, sexy, screaming sidekicks who have joined hands with the Doctor for his intergalactic globe trotting.

Why on Earth?

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. A look at the Doctor’s affinity with the human race and his ongoing battle to save the earth.

The Daleks

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. Trundling tanks of terror, armed with a sucker, a ray gun and a really bad attitude – it can only be the Daleks.

The Dark Side

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. Pegg himself plays the latest incarnation of evil to face the Doctor.

Time Trouble

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at the new series of Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. This edition looks at the trouble that time travel and messing with the past can cause, as Rose finds out to her cost.

Special Effects

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at the new series of Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. A look at the special effects, including Rose’s suspension from a barrage balloon, a state of the art spaceship and CGI effects that put gas masks in a terrifying new light.

Weird Science

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at the new series of Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. A look at the strange science of Doctor Who, from the fantastical nanogenes to the technical gizmos and gadgets. Not forgetting, of course, the sonic screwdriver.

Unsung Heroes and Violent Death

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at the Doctor Who series, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. With no end of spectacular and grisly deaths to enjoy, this edition is a tribute to a whole host of unsung heroes who have laid down their lives in aid of the Doctor.

The World of Who

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look of Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. A journey from his ultimate fans to his ultimate foe.

The Last Battle

Simon Pegg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at the new series of Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they bring the Time Lord back to the screen. As the series reaches its dramatic conclusion, will the doctor survive the final battle of the great time war? As a fitting tribute, the programme relives the highs and lows of his time with Rose, and sees Christopher Eccleston take his final bow.

Series Two

Each episode of series two was 30 Minutes and narrated by Mark Gatiss

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One Year On (Special)

A fond look back at the return of Doctor Who and a look forward to the next series. What were the makers and actors expecting and where do we go from here? Includes exclusive footage from the upcoming series.

New New Doctor

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. David Tennant has taken on the Time Lord’s mantle, becoming the tenth Doctor. We learn all about his regeneration at the end of series one and follow him as he chooses his outfit in The Christmas Invasion. We then join the Doctor and Rose on their first together adventure together on New Earth and share in the waterlogged wonder of the unforgettable lift shaft sequence, where David and Billie receive a good old soaking.

Fear Factor

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. How state-of-the-art CGI creates one of the Doctor’s hairiest and scariest monsters, plus a look at his bone-chilling fight with the Sycorax leader.

Friends Reunited

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. The return of two Doctor Who favourites – Sarah Jane Smith and K9. Featuring interviews with David Tennant, Anthony Head and Elisabeth Sladen.

Script to Screen

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Featuring a look at every stage of the creative path, from the words on the page to the images on the screen.

Cybermen

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. The mean, metal monsters are back. Get an exclusive chance to see all the backstage footage of their spine-chilling comeback.

From Zero to Hero

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Through backstage footage and exclusive interviews with actor Noel Clarke, we relive the journey of a lifetime through the eyes of Mickey Smith. His travels with the Doctor and his relationship with Rose have been literally out of this world.

The Writer’s Tale

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Writer Russell T Davies unveils the secrets behind creating a 21st century Doctor Who, and Mark Gatiss explains his personal journey from the dawning to the delivery of The Idiot’s Lantern.

You’ve Got the Look

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. With the Doctor and Rose having visited an array of different ages and eras, there’s a look at the varied and contrasting locations and looks of this series – from the dark and moody moors of Tooth and Claw, to the pristine hospital of New Earth, the deadly art deco days and nights on Rise of the Cybermen, to the creepy coronation of The Idiot’s Lantern.

Religion, Myths and Legends

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. This edition looks at what the Doctor, a man who has been mistaken for God, surrounded by religion and witnessed the occult, actually believes in.

The New World of Dr Who

This edition looks at the new range of technology associated with the series, from downloadable TARDISodes on mobile phones to interactive TV games. Featuring exclusive interviews with Peter Kay and Billie Piper, it shows the lighter side of time travel, while the global and technical growth of the Doctor Who phenomena is simply out of this world.

The Fright Stuff

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. A look back at how Doctor Who has frightened households across the land for the past 40 years. The Doctors may have changed, but whether his adventures have been set in the creepy black and white of the 1960s or the glorious colour of 21st century, the mechanics of fear have always been the same.

Welcome to Torchwood

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who, and featuring exciting back stage glimpses of screen tests and tone meetings. With the Doctor and Rose finally coming face to face with Torchwood HQ, there is no better time to look at how this forthcoming series is being created and conceived. Dark in tone and adult in nature, the return of Captain Jack and his Torchwood accomplices are sure to attract massive attention when it airs this autumn.

Finale

Going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Wrapping up the series with a look back, as Rose and the Doctor have been pitted against the best and the worst the universe has to offer – from Clockwork Droids to Krillitanes and from Werewolves to the Wire.

Music and Monsters (Christmas Special)

Music and Monsters goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who – A Celebration, a one-off concert featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and staged at the Welsh Millennium Centre on 19 November 2006 in aid of Children In Need.

Series Three

Each episode of series three was 45 Minutes and narrated by Anthony Head

Meet Martha Jones

The Doctor has a new companion, Martha Jones. By sheer courage and determination, she has wowed the Time Lord and been offered a place on board the TARDIS.

Featuring exclusive footage from the third series and interviews with Freema Agyeman, who plays Martha, David Tennant and head writer Russell T Davies, the programme examines the development of Martha’s character and the huge interest behind the casting of the new companion.

Stage Fright

The production team recreated some of the most breathtaking scenes to date as Martha’s first trip in the TARDIS takes her to Elizabethan England to meet William Shakespeare.

With extensive footage both in the studio and on location through the long nights at London’s Globe Theatre, this episode highlights how this visual feast was created.

Are We There Yet?

There’s a report from the green screen studios to witness how some of this series’ most complicated action sequences were shot. Set in New New York, far in the future with endless space-age motorways and plentiful CGI, the filming of Gridlock was a big challenge for all involved.

Plus, how guest star Ardal O’Hanlon was transformed into his character Brannigan, and chats with David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and head writer Russell T Davies.

A New York Story

Daleks in Manhattan is set in New York in the 1930s, and writer Helen Raynor goes Stateside to capture inspiration by looking out at Manhattan, walking through Central Park, and seeing exactly how people lived in tenement buildings in the 30s.

Making Manhattan

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. There’s a trip to Manhattan to find out how to recreate 1930s New York in the heart of south Wales. The producer and director of episodes four and five visit the New York locations they plan to reproduce and the visual effects supervisor shows what they need to make Manhattan in Cardiff.

Monsters Inc

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. An episode just wouldn’t be the same without a monster, but the creation of such a beast is never easy, especially when it’s purely computer- generated. There’s a look at some of the prosthetic and CGI monsters created since the series returned in 2005 and an interview with guest star Mark Gatiss.

Space Craft

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. There’s access to the programme’s art department and a tour of the mind-blowing spaceship sets and locations. Plus, a journey back in time to look at some of the best spaceship designs of the past five decades. Guest star Michelle Collins discusses her role as the ship’s captain, and how she felt performing stunts on her very first day on set.

Alter Ego

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of each Doctor Who episode. With aliens in hot pursuit, the Doctor takes on human form for the first time as he and Martha find themselves in 1913 England, and the programme delves deeper into the alter ego of the nation’s favourite Time Lord. Plus, interviews with writer Paul Cornell, whose original novel forms the basis of the episode, David Tennant and Freema Agyeman.

Bad Blood

With the Family of Blood breathing down the neck of the Doctor’s alter ego, time is running out for John Smith. There’s a glimpse at a life more ordinary (for the Doctor) as well as a vision of the dark future ahead. The complexities of filming the episode are revealed, as well as the logistics behind the explosive ending. Features interviews with head writer Russell T Davies and Freema Aygeman on one of her toughest assignments yet.

Do You Remember the First Time?

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. David Tennant directs his very own edition, given complete control to film his personal account of the making of Doctor Who and to take a nostalgic voyage of discovery to find out the secret behind the programme’s success.

‘Ello ‘Ello ‘Ello

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. After being left alone by the Doctor and Rose in series one, Captain Jack Harkness returns and there’s an interview with the actor who plays him, John Barrowman.

The Saxon Mystery

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. It’s back to earth with a bump for the Doctor and his companions as they come face to face with the infamous Mr Saxon, brought to life by actor John Simm. The team use a number of locations to bring his story to life and Simm discusses how he prepared for the role.

The Valiant Quest

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. Two enemies square up for a battle of valiant proportions in the series finale, and there are interviews with David Tennant, John Simm, Freema Agyeman, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson.

Time Crash Confidential (Special)

A behind the scenes look at the 2007 Children in Need special

Kylie Special (Christmas Special)

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who, following the production team, writers and cast as they tackle the Titanic and invite Kylie Minogue aboard the TARDIS for the festive season as the Doctor’s special companion, Astrid.

Series Four

Each episode of series three was 45 Minutes and narrated by Anthony Head

A Noble Return

In the first of a new series, Confidential features the welcome return of Catherine Tate as the unstoppable Donna Noble and gets up close and personal with the Doctor’s latest companion – from her first days on set through to her battle against an army of sinister Adipose.

The Italian Job

Doctor Who Confidential travels the long road to Rome to witness the making of The Doctor’s latest volcanic voyage. Filming at the famous Cinecitta Studios, the production team face an Italian job of colossal proportions and Confidential is on set to feel the heat. Plus David Tennant heads up Pompeii and climbs Mount Vesuvius in this latest Doctor Who Confidential exclusive.

Oods And Ends

The Confidential crew travel to the Ood Sphere to examine the return of the mysterious Ood to Doctor Who. They discover how a quarry in South West Wales in the middle of summer gets turned into a winter wonderland, and how David Tennant gets turned into an all action hero.

Send In The Clones

Join Confidential, as we take you exclusively behind-the-scenes as Martha greets the Doctor again and meets his latest companion, Donna Noble. As confusion abounds, The Time Lord, Donna and Martha join forces in a battle to save the human race.

Sontar-Ha!

For the first time in over 20 years, the Sontarans are back as Confidential explores the return of the ultimate warrior race. We speak to David Tennant and Colin Baker and go behind the scenes to look at the explosive Sontaran Invasion against U.N.I.T. forces.

Sins Of The Fathers

Confidential are present at the birth of a new chapter in history as we see the Doctor’s daughter ‘Jenny’ bound onto our screens. We speak to David Tennant and Georgia Moffett to see how this new relationship develops.

Nemesis

Join Confidential, become an armchair detective and find out exactly what goes into creating a classic murder mystery. Find out what it’s like behind-the-scenes with such a big ensemble cast and discover the mysterious events surrounding the real Agatha Christie.

Shadow Play

The Confidential team materialise with the Doctor and Donna on the set of the Eerie Library Planet, to confront the monsters of the Dark, the vicious Vashta Nerada. We examine where the library was located, how the shadows were created and the contribution of writer Steven Moffat to the series.

River Runs Deep

Fresh from Stateside success and back in the UK to film her part in Doctor Who, we talk to Alex Kingston and discover more about her time travelling archaeologist River Song.

Look Who’s Talking

Join Doctor Who Confidential as we take you behind the scenes of one the creepiest episodes of the series yet! As well as exclusive backstage footage, the show also reveals how the sound team put together the complicated soundscape of the hit show.

Here Come The Girls

Join Doctor Who Confidential as it witnesses Earth slowly unravelling through the eyes of a Doctor-less Donna. This week, the show travels backstage with the TARDIS and takes a stroll down the exotic Shan Shen Alley, it also welcomes back an old friend to the show with the return of Rose Tyler.

Friends And Foe

As The Doctor faces up to his greatest ever challenge, and companions from past and present join forces to defend the Earth, the Confidential crew lifts the lid on the deadly Daleks, and gets the inside story on the galaxy’s greatest menace.

End Of An Era

Confidential goes behind the scenes of the nail biting finale to series four as we see the Doctor’s Arch Enemy bring the universe to the brink of extinction. Featuring interviews with David Tennant, Russell T Davies and Phil Collinson.

Series Four Specials

Each episode that came after one of the series 4 special episodes was 60 Minutes in length and narrated by Anthony Head apart from Desert Storm which was narrated by Noel Clarke.

Christmas 2008 Special

An in-depth look behind the scenes of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, as we catch up with the two Doctors.

Top 5 Christmas Moments

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Confidential – At The Proms

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The Eleventh Doctor

It has been 45 years since the TARDIS first landed on BBC1. Join us as we look at the lives of the ten Doctors, their most heroic moments and terrifying adventures, as well as the monsters, costumes and companions which have defined them.

Desert Storm

Doctor Who goes abroad! The cast and crew travel to Dubai to film the Easter special and Confidential are there to capture every shot, scene and sandstorm. How do you get a double decker bus to the desert? How do you shoot a drama in horrendous weather conditions? And how do you match a vast Arabian landscape with the cold Cardiff winter? The answers are revealed in this hour-long Confidential special.

Is There Life on Mars?

Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. It is the beginning of the end for David Tennant’s Doctor, and Confidential is on a mission to Mars to capture the strange goings-on in Bowie Base One. The programme goes behind the mask of the monsters as the waters rise, causing the production team a variety of problems. There are explosions, robots and gallons of water as the Doctor meets one of his heroes and battles against his greatest foe – time itself.

Lords and Masters

Doctor Who Confidential goes behind the scenes for the tenth Doctor’s penultimate episode. It’s the beginning of the end for the Doctor, and the cast and crew go on an action-packed journey towards the final showdown.

With stunts more ambitious than ever and interviews with all the key players, Confidential gives an up close and personal account of the most thrilling two-part finale a viewer could wish for.

Allons-y!

Doctor Who Confidential gets up close and personal with David Tennant as he contemplates his last days as the Doctor. On set for his final episode, his final scenes, his final words, the tenth Doctor’s time has come to an end and Confidential is there to follow him every step of the way.

Witnessing everything from his final showdown, his poignant goodbyes and, of course, his regeneration, this intimate account of TV history pulls out all the stops for the ultimate Doctor Who finale.

Series Five

Each episode of series five was 45 Minutes and narrated by Alex Price. The Christmas special was 60 Minutes and narrated by Russell Tovey

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Call Me the Doctor

Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who, capturing all the backstage treats from Matt Smith’s first action-packed episode and giving a real ‘getting to know you’ taster of life as The Doctor.

There’s a Cribs-style tour of the TARDIS with Matt and production designer Edward Thomas, a glimpse of the episode 1 read-through and an insight into life on set as the nation’s favourite Time Lord.

All about the Girl

An in-depth look at new companion Amy Pond and her adventures with the Doctor onboard the sinister Starship UK. Find out just what makes the sinister smilers tick and get right in the thick of the action with actress Karen Gillan.

Also, the show goes behind the mask to explore the secret of Liz Ten as Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo talks about creating this extraordinary character.

War Games

There’s the paint job to end all paint jobs as the Daleks come storming back on to British TV. Writer Mark Gatiss meets the curator of the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill museum to see what the conditions were like at the epicentre of the British war effort. Backstage, Ian McNeice captures the essence of Winston Churchill on the screen and we find out how Mark went about writing the man behind the myth. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Mark Gatiss and Ian McNeice.

Eyes Wide Open

Alex Kingston, who plays River Song, talks about the highs and lows of being suspended on wires, and there’s a look back with cast and crew at the Doctor and River Song’s relationship so far. The Weeping Angels get a makeover for their long-awaited comeback and Matt Smith is photographed, scanned and ‘rotoscoped’ for the new online Doctor Who Adventure Games. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

Blinded by the Light

Actress Karen Gillan tells how the ‘Crack in Time’ series story arc fits into this episode, while writer Steven Moffat describes how the very first crack in time was actually in his son’s bedroom wall. As we prepare to say goodbye (for now) to River Song, the cast and crew examine the character’s shady story so far and speculate about her possibly even shadier future, while Gillan gives a guided tour to Amy Pond’s bedroom. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston.

Death in Venice

The cast and crew get a trip abroad. But not to Venice, because as episode writer Toby Whithouse explains, modern day Venice doesn’t really look like 16th century Venice anymore. Instead the episode is shot in Trogir, a small medieval town in Croatia that is the spitting image of 16th century Venice.

However, Matt Smith and Toby Whithouse do take a trip to Venice and meet up with Francesco Da Mosto, who takes them on his boat and gives them a unique tour to illustrate how the world’s most beautiful city works as a back drop to Toby’s fiction.

Arthurian Legend

The TARDIS trio are thrown into two competing worlds that are not what they seem. The Dream Lord has created a dilemma to be solved and Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory, is on hand to explain how the three companions set about finding out which world is really real.

Confidential is on set to see Rory and Amy’s future in Leadworth, complete with pregnancy, ponytails and predatory pensioners. Arthur turns stunt supremo, gliding through the air and picking a fight with an old lady. We also see the TARDIS from a safe haven to an ice-bound death trap, hurtling towards an icy end.

After Effects

Behind-the-scenes series about the making of Doctor Who. Includes a journey through the production process of a Doctor Who episode from cutting room to living room.

What Goes on Tour …

The Confidential cameras follow the Doctor Who team as they travel the length and breadth of the UK to launch the new series, getting up close and personal with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as they journey from Belfast to London, taking in emotional whistle-stop visits to their home towns along the way. There’s exclusive access and personal insights from everyone involved with this unique tour.

Digging deeper into the making of episode 9, there’s a look at the creation of the stunning underground city and the lowdown on what it took to create the earth-shattering climax to this epic adventure.

A Brush with Genius

The Doctor and Amy team up with artist Vincent van Gogh, the cast and crew travel to Croatia to see if they can recreate 19th century France in 21st century Trojir, and actor Tony Curran takes a tour of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to look at one of Van Gogh’s most valuable paintings.

Extra Time

Confidential gets on set and on side with James Corden as the Doctor decides it’s time for a new housemate and ends up as the star of the local pub football team. Karen Gillan gets starry eyed when she visits the Royal Greenwich Observatory to meet space scientist Maggie Aderin and finds out what the time really is. Backstage, the Doctor is ready to find out what’s lurking upstairs in Craig’s house.

Alien Abduction

The crew set out in the middle of a cold winter’s night to film on the ancient site of Stonehenge, and take the ride of their lives to discover the true origin of the Pandorica.

Out of Time

Confidential takes a closer look at the earth-shattering action of the series finale, helping viewers to make sense of the epic series of events that unfold. And in an exciting departure, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan take a bite out of the Big Apple to help launch the new series in the USA. Featuring interviews with Matt and Karen.

Christmas Special 2010

All the behind-the-scenes merriment of a good old-fashioned Doctor Who Christmas.

Meet the Doctor and his companions as they set Cardiff alight and go backstage with the stars of the Dickensian Christmas Special.

Michael Gambon talks of swapping his wizard’s wand for a taste of the Doctor’s time-travelling magic and Katherine Jenkins waxes lyrical about her acting debut. Plus interviews with Matt Smith, Michael Gambon, Katherine Jenkins and Steven Moffat.

Series Six

Each episode of series six was 45 Minutes and narrated by Russell Tovey

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Coming to America

In Utah, Confidential follows the director’s quest to find the perfect movie-style backdrop to one of the most ambitious scenes to date. Matt Smith dons his stetson and gives us a run-down of the USA filming and the crew talk us through the thrills of filming in the Utah desert.

Back on home ground, we bring you the creation of the Oval Office, the much-debated return of River Song and a whole load of backstage action from this spectacular two-parter.

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