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TV Appearances: 1995-1999

April 1995 - The Little Picture Show

7'36", 4:3

The recent VHS releases of Dalekmania (it's only "for anoraks" apparently) and the Key to Time season (with "the scarf man, Tom Baker") which gets a generally good review from the viewer panel. There are also brief comments on the VHS of K.9 and Company.

June 1995 - The Movie Game

2'21", 4:3

John Barrowman (remember him?) tells us that Doctor Who fans are a bit weird (although he later assures us he's a fan himself), and then shows us a clip from The Power of Croll. Yes Croll. He then challenges some kids on their knowledge.

6th July 1995 - Gaytime TV

1'25", 4:3

Fan group The Sisterhood of Karn appear on the late-night BBC2 show along with a Cyberman and a Sea Devil to talk about their Doctor Who fan video Resurrection of the Cybermen.

September 1995 - Anglia News

1'28", 4:3

The local news programme visits the University of East Anglia to see the spinoff Downtime being filmed (with clips from the Hartnell theme dubbed over, mocking poor Reeltime Pictures' inability to use it). The Fan Who Gets Everywhere, Andrew Beech, explains why he expects a Doctorless spinoff to be well-received, Nicholas Courtney vaguely remembers why he's there and Elizabeth Sladen talks about how her character has grown without the Doctor.

1996 - Live and Kicking

0'34", 4:3

Celebrating 60 years of television, Zoe Ball presents clips of silly fashion from the last few decades, including clips from The Five Doctors and Attack of the Cybermen. Unfairly clips are also included of purposely anachronistic outfits from Rentaghost and Going Live's Trevor and Simon.

1996 - Vodafone: Time

1'01", 4:3

Part of a series of X-Files inspired adverts for telecommunications company Vodafone featuring Kyle McLachlan and Toni Barry as characters in the Mulder and Scully vein.

In this commercial, the two investigators look into a teenager who seems to have cracked the secret of time travel - in fact he's just got a bill that charges by the second, not the minute, and has built a karaoke machine for his Grandad. His next-door neighbour, however, is a mysterious Doctor...

This marked Jon Pertwee's last on-screen appearance in character.

1996 - Elisabeth Sladen introduces The Seeds of Doom

0'35", 4:3

Sladen personally introduces her last three stories (and possibly her others?) for broadcast on UK Gold.

 
 

1996 - Elisabeth Sladen introduces The Masque of Mandragora

0'24", 4:3

Sladen personally introduces her last three stories (and possibly her others?) for broadcast on UK Gold.

 
 

1996 - Elisabeth Sladen introduces The Hand of Fear

0'47", 4:3

Sladen personally introduces her last three stories (and possibly her others?) for broadcast on UK Gold.

 
 

1996 - Resistance is Useless - Give it all You've Got

8'30", 4:3

As part of the short-lived strand of Sci-Fi features, UK Gold's The Vortex used clips of the 1992 documentary Resistance is Useless as fillers, including the complete opening and closing sequence each time.

This section was home to a homage to overacting.
 

1996 - Resistance is Useless - Thoughts of an Anorak

9'29", 4:3

As part of the short-lived strand of Sci-Fi features, UK Gold's The Vortex used clips of the 1992 documentary Resistance is Useless as fillers, including the complete opening and closing sequence each time.

This section was home to a collection of facts.
 

1996 - Resistance is Useless - The Brigadier's Finest Moments

5'07", 4:3

As part of the short-lived strand of Sci-Fi features, UK Gold's The Vortex used clips of the 1992 documentary Resistance is Useless as fillers, including the complete opening and closing sequence each time.

This section was home to info on the Brigadier
 

1996 - Bill Bailey: Cosmic Jam

0'55", 4:3

In Bill Bailey's first live show, Cosmic Jam, he begins a running joke that would follow through all his stage acts of crowbarring a Doctor Who reference in.

Discussing tunnelling into Glastonbury, Bailey portrays two stoners staring at a TARDIS-tent.

Never broadcast, but released on DVD in 2005.

1996 - Beadle's Hot Shots

7'32", 4:3

Jeremy Beadle's home movie show presents a short Doctor Who spoof, in which Doctor What travels through time in the BARDIS (Beverage and Refreshment Dispenser in Space) - which looks like a pub inside - and faces the evil Headmaster. Sylvester McCoy presents the stars with an award.

Two clips from one show.

January 1996 - Unknown New Zealand News Programme

1'21", 4:3

A news programme two weeks before broadcast covers the filming of the Superannuation Services adverts, showing clips of Logopolis and Destiny of the Daleks, the behind the scenes footage from the Superannuation EPK and interview clips (of being remembered as the Doctor and being a hero again).

January 1996 - New Zealand Superannuation Services Advert 1

1'01", 4:3

After years of refusing to return to the role of the Doctor (barring a brief appearance, reluctantly, in Dimensions in Time), Baker travelled to New Zealand to appear in a short series advertising life insurance.

The longest version runs as follows: "A word of advice: Plan for a future, and you'll be ready for anything. "Of course", you say, "it's easy for him: He's a Time Lord. He's been there often enough." Well let me tell you something: You don't need a Gallifreyan time capsule or even a Sonic Screwdriver to shape the future. The answer the whole Universe has been seeking for centuries is at the end of a telephone line. New Zealand Superannuation Services. Yesssss, I knew you'd be surprised! Oop. We're arriving. Oh yes! OH YESSSSSSS!"

January 1996 - New Zealand Superannuation Services Advert 2

0'15", 4:3

Another in the series of insurance adverts. "Oh, the life of a Time Lord. Travelling through time and space. Toying with the future, mastering it. Shaping it to your own design. Of course, anyone can do it now."

January 1996 - New Zealand Superannuation Services Advert 3

0'15", 4:3

Another in the series of insurance adverts. "What does it take to shape the future? A Beryllium Time Transformer? A Sonic Screwdriver? Or just the uncanny ability to remember a telephone number?"

(Two variants: One with the phone number printed across the bottom of the screen)

January 1996 - New Zealand Superannuation Services Advert 4

0'29", 4:3

Another in the series of insurance adverts. "The future! So much easier to plan for once you've been there. Of course, it helps to have one of these - a Beryllium Time Transformer. The next best thing is a telephone number which will help you to start a savings plan for the 21st century. Take it from a Time Lord: However you plan on spending your future... plan on having something to spend."

January 1996 - New Zealand Superannuation Services Advert 5

0'30", 4:3

Another in the series of insurance adverts. "The past is filled with those who didn't care to plan for a future. I'm not saying that a regular savings plan would have saved the Krakenoids on Taar 7 from a life of financial drudgery and dependence. Then again... you never know. Remember: However you plan on spending your future... plan on having something to spend."

15th January 1996 - Turning Points

4'37", 4:3

A series of filler programs on BBC2 about big moments in celebrity lives. This one focusses on Verity Lambert and Doctor Who. Lambert explains what her life, and life at the BBC, was like in 1963 and what Doctor Who did to change all that.

18th January 1996 - The Time, The Place

31'12", 4:3

Anglia's local chat show looks at the Doctor Who phenomena and "Doctor Who freaks". Talking to the fans (including Richard Bignell, Andrew Beech and Andrew Eaton), John Stapleton investigates why children fell in love with it, Christmas shopping for Whovians, fancying the female companions (Stapleton really doesn't understand his audience), collecting original costumes, the worldwide reach of fandom, why the BBC cancelled the show in 1990, the evolution of Doctor Who Magazine, comparisons with football fans and the wonder of K.9

He also talks to Hartnell's granddaughter Jessica Carney, Carole Ann Ford, Michael Craze and Symond Lawes (one of the skinheads in Silver Nemesis) about their memories.

18th February 1996 - Ruby Wax Meets...

9'37", 4:3

As part of the one season wonder of interviews, Wax travels to Tennessee to meet Liza Minnelli. Minnelli stands her up, but comes back for the interview four months later - as a "strength in numbers" tactic, she drags along Katy Manning to help defend her. Doctor Who gets mentioned a couple of times, but really with something so entertaining... who cares?

21st April 1996 - Surprise, Surprise

9'08", 4:3

Nauseating ITV show in which Cilla Black makes people's dreams come true. In this case, a young man gets to meet Jon Pertwee (in character) and be presented with a life-size Dalek. The little sod. But we're not jealous. Of course, the whole thing is spoiled by Cilla talking about some TV show we've never heard of called "Docta Roo!".

(She ignored our requests to meet William Hartnell).

April 1996 - The Big Breakfast

3'00", 4:3

The Big Breakfast presents an "exclusive" interview with Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann - actually just footage from the BBV production Bidding Adieu.

Two clips.

Note that this episode was broadcast on the same day Nick Bates (played by Cy Chadwick) appeared on Emmerdale. If any Emmerdale fans can shed light on the date, we would appreciate it!

April 1996 - TVM US Teaser

0'10", 4:3

Some very brief clips backed with the words "New Year's Eve 1999 - Earth runs out. Of. Time."

May 1996 - Behind The Scenes


 
4'14", 4:3

A short promo video broadcast on US TV to advertise the TV movie, featuring clips from the film (and Trial of a Time Lord!) and from the EPK interviews and "b-roll" (behind the scenes footage) that had been put together for various review shows to use. Two versions were made - one with the date as "Tuesday May 14th", the other saying "Tonight".
  • Sylvester McCoy explains the history of Doctor Who 1963-1989 and why he's involved in the new film*. He also describes Paul McGann as a good friend.
  • McGann talks about his relationship with Grace*.
  • Daphne Ashbrook on the Doctor rediscovering his memories and Grace's journey.
  • Geoffrey Sax explains how fun the film is*, and Eric Roberts talks about his experience playing the bad guy being akin to being a little boy again.
  • Philip Segal on the show's legion of fans, and Fox being the best place to resurrect the series.

The first version appeared on the DVD release of the movie.

*includes portions not present in either EPK.

May 1996 - The Big Breakfast

3'40", 4:3

The Big Breakfast presents a collection of clips from the EPK and the TV Movie itself, the week before the VHS release. Jonathan Ross then joins Gaby Roslin and Mark Little and describes Eric Roberts as insane.

Four clips.

May 1996 - BBC1 New Drama Trailer

0'40", 4:3

A trailer covering the various new dramas airing Spring 1996, including Bugs, Madson, Out of the Blue, Cardiac Arrest and Dr Who.

May 1996 - TV Movie Trailer 1

0'36", 4:3

Two trailers broadcast throughout May to advertise the return of Doctor Who. Slightly alternate versions were also transmitted nearer the time, one with the date simply reading "Monday", and two otherr alternate versions aired at different points, to bring a total of 8 unique trails (include the variants below).

The "Monday 27th May" version appeared on the DVD release of the movie and TME also holds the "Bank Holiday Monday" version.

May 1996 - TV Movie Trailer 2

0'25", 4:3

Two trailers broadcast throughout May to advertise the return of Doctor Who. Slightly alternate versions were also transmitted nearer the time, with the date simply reading "Monday", along with another two alternate versions aired at different points, to bring a total of 8 unique trails (including the variants above).

The "Tonight" version appeared on the DVD release of the movie and TME also holds the "Monday 27th May" and "in half an hour" versions .

May 1996 - TV Movie US Trailer 1

0'30", 4:3

Part of a major campaign on FOX for the US broadcast of the TVM:

"For over a thousand years, they've been mortal enemies. Now these two time travellers from different worlds..." "I'm half human." "...one good, one pure evil..." "Hahahaha!" "...will face each other in a final duel to the death. And the battlefield is Earth." "This planet will be pulled inside out." "Paul McGann and Eric Roberts in the motion picture event of the year." "STOP!"

(The master version of this ends without a complete caption, allowing local stations to add their own times and logos - TME also holds, for example, St Paul's FOX 29 "Tonight" version).

May 1996 - TV Movie US Trailer 2 - "Event"

0'30", 4:3

Part of a major campaign on FOX for the US broadcast of the TVM, opening and closing with clps from The Trial of a Time Lord:

"After thirty years as a worldwide hit, Doctor Who comes to America in a spectacular motion picture event." "This planet will be pulled inside out." "May 14th, FOX presents Paul McGann..." "I'm half human, on my mother's side." "...and Eric Roberts..." "This won't hurt, much." "...in the greatest adventure of this century. And the next." "I finally meet the right guy and he's from another planet." "Hahahaah!" "Nooo!" "Doctor Who, a FOX original movie, Tuesday May 14th."

(The master version of this comes in two variants - one ends without a complete caption, allowing local stations to add their own times and logos - TME also holds, for example, St Paul's FOX 29 "May 14th" version).

May 1996 - TV Movie US Trailer 3 - "Female"

0'20", 4:3

Part of a major campaign on FOX for the US broadcast of the TVM, ending with a clip from The Trial of a Time Lord:

"From the moment she saw him, she knew he was her destiny." "I finally meet the right guy, and he's from another planet!" "Now, can this stranger from another star save her world from oblivion?" "There - the future." "Paul McGann, Eric Roberts... "Nooo!" "Doctor Who, a FOX original movie, Tuesday May 14th."

(The master version of this comes in two variants - one ends without a complete caption, allowing local stations to add their own times and logos - TME also holds, for example, St Paul's FOX 29 "Tonight" version).

May 1996 - TV Movie US Trailer 4 - "Event" [Short Version]

0'20", 4:3

Part of a major campaign on FOX for the US broadcast of the TVM, ending with a clip from The Trial of a Time Lord:

"The Sci-Fi phenomenon is now a motion picture event!" "This planet will be pulled inside out." Paul McGann..." "I'm half human, on my mother's side." "...and Eric Roberts..." "This won't hurt, much." "...in the greatest adventure of this century. And the next." "Hahahaah!" "Nooo!" "Doctor Who, a FOX original movie, Tuesday May 14th."

(The master version of this comes in two variants - one ends without a complete caption, allowing local stations to add their own times and logos.)

May 1996 - TV Movie US Trailer 5 - "Anti-Beast"

0'20", 4:3

Part of a major campaign on FOX for the US broadcast of the TVM, opening with clips from a Japanese b-movie:

"The biggest motion picture event of the season doesn't star a rubber octopus! FOX presents Paul McGann and Eric Roberts..." "This planet will be pulled inside out." "...in the greatest adventure of this century. And the next." "Hahahaah!" "Nooo!" "Doctor Who, a FOX original movie, Tuesday May 14th."

(The master version of this comes in two variants - one ends without a complete caption, allowing local stations to add their own times and logos.)

May 1996 - CNN Showbiz

3'18", 4:3

A short preview of the upcoming movie. Aside from the usual clips, this features about the only interview McGann gave at the time outside the EPK footage, as he compares playing Doctor Who to playing Jesus, and talks about 110 million fans starved for more.

May 1996 - Ten News

1'27", 4:3

A short Australian report on the making of the new film, cribbing from the above report.

May 1996 - CNN World

2'44", 4:3

An American report on the TV Movie, featuring clips from the film and The Daleks' Master Plan, the first Dalek serial, Blue Peter, The Dalek Invasion of Earth and Thirty Years in the TARDIS.

Also interviews from the Picadilly premier with Geoffrey Sax (who compares it to the original series), fans including Andrew Eaton (he likes McGann) and another dressed in a £1.50 Pertwee outfit.

May 1996 - The Vortex

6'01", 4:3

UK Gold gets in on the act as its Vortex strand takes clips from the EPK (and The Dalek Invasion of Earth and Survival) to make its own Making of.

Philp Segal explains why they chose The Master, the magic he wanted to bring back and why he involved Sylvester McCoy. Geoffrey Sax talks about appealing to a wide audience and the quality of the script. Segal returns to explain his hopes for the future of the McGann Doctor

May 1996 - Sci Fi Channel

3'03", 4:3

The UK Sci Fi Channel also presents its own mini-featurette with clips of fans providing their thoughts and McCoy recalling filming in Vancouver ("tripping over X-Files actors") and working with Geoffrey Sax.

14th May 1996 - Newsround

2'13", 4:3

On the day the TV Movie premiered in the US, the children's news show presents clips from the movie (and the preceding series) giving a brief history of the show (and incorrectly describing the US broadcast as the first showing, when Canadians had seen it two days previously). Also some quick clips from Sci Fi Buzz show fans queuing for the UK fan/press preview the day before.

20th May 1996 - Movies, Games and Videos

1'22", 4:3

The ITV show uses clips from the TV Movie and the EPK to present a preview of the video release, due out two days later.

Paul McGann explains the plot, Geoffrey Sax talks about the Master and "Julia's brother, Eric Roberts" talks about being over the top. Sylvester McCoy offers his hopes that it will take off in the US.

20th May 1996 - The Six O'Clock News

2'36", 4:3

A report on Jon Pertwee's death (following a brief appearance in the headlines at the show's head). His career is covered in just over a minute, including clips from Day of the Daleks, Wogan (1989), The Navy Lark, Worzel Gummidge and The Green Death.

Two clips.

20th May 1996 - The Nine O'Clock News

2'25", 4:3

Jon Pertwee's death is reported using much the same feature as shown three hours earlier.

20th May 1996 - Channel Four News

0'22", 4:3

A brief mention of Jon Pertwee's demise, including clips of Worzel Gummidge and Day of the Daleks.

20th May 1996 - ITN News at Ten

2'31", 4:3

ITN's Colin Baker recycles the Six O'Clock News report, with mostly the same clips, with Planet of the Daleks added in.

Uniquely, an old Doctor is interviewed - Sylvester McCoy admits how much he'll miss Jon.

Two clips.

20th May 1996 - Sky News on the Hour

2'00", 4:3

Sky News puts together a new report showing clips of Jon Pertwee at two public appearances.

20th May 1996 - Unknown News Report

1'01", 4:3

Another report on Jon Pertwee's death, with a compilation of clips from Doctor Who and the Silurians, Wogan (1989) and Day of the Daleks narrated by Wesley Kerr of BBC News.

20th May 1996 - Unknown Australian News Report 1

1'44", 4:3

The Australians get in on the act with one of two reports on Jon Pertwee's death, again based strongly on the Six o'clock News report with clips of Day of the Daleks, Wogan (1989), Worzel Gummidge, and Planet of the Spiders.

20th May 1996 - Unknown Australian News Report 2

0'17", 4:3

A very brief note on Australian news about Jon Pertwee's death.

25th May 1996 - Sci Fi Buzz


 

 
20'34", 4:3

The UK Sci Fi Channel presents a making of for the TV Movie, made up of EPK footage, clips of the film (and behind-the-scenes footage) and interviews conducted at the premiere screening on May 13th in Piccadilly.
  • Sylvester McCoy talks about his joy playing the role [EPK].
  • Alan Yentob talks about his contact with the fans and his relationship with Fox.
  • Geoffrey Sax refers to Phil Segal being a Doctor Who fanatic, and the fan support [EPK].
  • Sue Kerr explains the fanbase and why they're going to love the film.
  • Yentob on the difficulty casting McGann, and Kevin Davies expecting Richard E Grant. Other fans, including Andrew Eaton, express their glee and Sue Kerr gives us her hopes.
  • Prior to the screening, Davies admits he doesn't know what to expect and Mark Ayres shares his expectations. Segal tells us what the differences are between the old and new shows [EPK], Eaton is glad about the new TARDIS console, John Nathan-Turner talks about progression and change, and Davies clarifies how much it can change and still be Who.
  • After the break, Segal explains that the film has two plots, which Sax elaborates on a little. After some clips, Paul McGann tells us a bit more and Sax tells us how the seventh Doctor dies. McCoy explains why regeneration was invented and McGann talks about post-regenerative trauma. Daphne Ashbrook tells us about her character [all EPK].
  • After another break, Eric Roberts talks about his character and McGann presents some behind the scenes footage and discusses his costume [both EPK].
  • Back at the premier, we hear the opinions of fans and professionals including Gary Gillatt, Eaton, Nathan-Turner, Gary Russell and Davies. Finally Kerr says that they may bring the Daleks back...

26th May 1996 - The Vortex

0'51", 4:3

UK Gold's weekly Doctor Who omnibus is altered this weekend to commemorate Jon Pertwee's death. Carnival of Monsters is broadcast, preceded and followed by a caption card.

Late May 1996 - The Big Breakfast

1'59", 4:3

After a clip from the TV Movie and various silly comments from Zoe Ball and Keith Chegwin, fan Andrew Eaton raves about McGann, talks about the kiss and compares it favourably to the original series in this brief preview.

27th May 1996 - TV Movie Continuityy

0'08", 4:3

0'13": Intro
0:20": A short caption card dedicated the production to the memory of the recently deceased third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, followed by an avert for the book, script and video.

The dedication appeared on the DVD release of the movie.

Late May 1996 - Points of View

1'50", 4:3

Anne Robinson presents a clip from the TV Movie, and then a complaint, describing it as a "nightmare of clichéd banality".

June 1996 - Newsround

0'29", 4:3

In June 1996, Barclays Bank joined with BBC Worldwide and Newsround to promote Press Pack, a masterclass for budding young journalists. Newsround's first report featured brief clips of the 1996 Radio Times Doctor Who special being put together.

June 1996 - Aus TVM Teaser 1

0'10", 4:3

Backed with the Hartnell theme: "The Doctor has returned! Doctor Who: The Movie, coming soon."

June 1996 - Aus TVM Teaser 2

0'10", 4:3

Backed with the Hartnell theme and featuring seven quick clips: "It's about time! Doctor Who: The Movie, coming soon."

July 1996 - Aus TVM Promo

1'50", 4:3

A lengthy trailer made up of clips from the EPK of Sylvester McCoy explaining the history of the show (backed with the Davison theme), with captions advertising the broadcast date of July 7th, and ending with the second teaser, as above.

July 1996 - Aus TVM Trailer 1 (2 Variants)

0'30", 4:3

"The Doctor's back. He's got transport problems. And evil forces are at large. The race is on to beat the clock and save the world from destruction. It's about time: Doctor Who, the Movie, 8:30 next Sunday" (with an "8:30, tonight" variant broadcast on the 7th). Backed with Doctorin' the TARDIS, which would later form the basis of many of the 2005 promotions too.

July 1996 - Aus TVM Trailer 2

0'16", 4:3

"The Doctor's back. After a very shaky landing, he's on a mission to save the world from evil. It's about time: Doctor Who, the Movie, 8:30 Sunday.")

July 7th 1996 - Aus TVM Continuity

0'30", 4:3

The TV Movie forms part of the evening's lineup.

July 7th 1996 - Australian VHS Advert

0'30", 4:3

Clips from The Sea Devils and Warriors of the Deep to advertise the ABC Shop's collection of merchandise.

October 1st 1996 - Today's The Day

1'04", 4:3

After a clip from The Hand of Fear, two old dears answer a short round of questions about Doctor Who.

Fortunately, given the nature of the show, we know it must have been broadcast on Oct 1st... but which year? Martyn Lewis hosted it on weekdays from 1993-1999. In 1994 and 1995 this date fell on a weekend, leaving five other possibilities - 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999. Our hunch is 1996 given that The Hand of Fear had only fairly recently come out on VHS, and in the 90s VHS releases often prompted clips to appear on TV shows as they were more readily available to rushed archivists.

November 1996 - Auntie's All Time TV Greats

4'41", 4:3

All Creatures Great and Small, Ballykissangel, Bergarac, Casualty, Colditz, Doctor Who, Eastenders, The Onedin Line, When The Boat Comes In and Z Cars are all up for the coveted award of Best Drama in this celebration of BBC productions over the years.

Much to everyone's surprise, Doctor Who wins, and Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy are there to accept the award.

8th November 1996 - Have I Got News For You: Series 12, Episode 6

2'11", 4:3

Ian Hislop wonders if Doctor Who fans rigged the vote for Best Drama last week.

1997 - Destiny of the Doctors Advert

0'29", 4:3

An advert for the PC game. Unlikely other game adverts of the time, this was made up of clips from the game, which introduced a somewhat pointless "low resolution, low frame-rate" quality.

1997 - Unknown Jonathan Ross Sci-Fi Special

1'05", 4:3

At the end of an LWT programme (that we assume was some sort of sci-fi special, given that Mark Hamill and Richard Dreyfuss guest starred, with clips of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mars Attacks and Space 1999) hosted by Jonathan Ross, some aliens launch into a crazy dance sequence, while a Dalek and a Cyberman stand in the background looking a little folorn. Takes us back to school discos, we can tell you...

1997 - GoldMaster

23'45", 4:3

The short-lived show hosted by Mike Read and developed especially for UK Gold features a whole special on Doctor Who. We honestly can't admit to having sat through twenty-three minutes of Reid firing questions at four fans, so we have no idea if this is actually any good or not. Undoubtedly one of them can't remember who played Harry Sullivan, while another knows how many times the fourth Doctor said "what?"

6th January 1997 - As Seen on TV

5'04", 4:3

As the wonderful world of home movies took off, BBC Two invited viewers to make their own short films... It was only a matter of time (groan) before a Doctor Who fan sent one in. Michael Billinghurst (age 14) uses his video collection and issues of DWM to show us the history of the show, plays with some of his toys, reassures us that the Daleks aren't really robots, proves his Who knowledge by reciting the titles of season 17, explains all about Shada and then gives us a tour of Cambridge with his long suffering family.

25th January 1997 - Noel's House Party

9'05", 4:3

Agony Uncle Dr Mark Porter gets Gotcha'd as he presents a show on a Doctor who practices alternative medicine... part of the problem comes from an angry Doctor Who fan who thinks this is a rather bad convention.

15th March 1997 - Arena: A Night in with the Girls

3'21", 4:3

The documentary on powerful women in British television takes a look at Verity Lambert. After a clip of 100,000BC, Lambert recalls being asked to start on Doctor Who, working with the first director and the special effects and design depts.

15th July 1997 - Space Cadets

24'03", 4:3

Sylvester McCoy and Brad McAuley join Bill Bailey's team while Sophie Aldred and Ford Keirnan work alongside Craig Charles in the first episode of the sci fi comedy game show. Throughout the course of the episode, Charles does a Dalek impression, McCoy proves he doesn't know who the Incredible Hulk is, McCoy's acting abilities are called into question and in a quickfire round we get questions on Dragonfire, The Curse of Fenri and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Greg Proops presents the episode, as always, from inside a giant Davros prop.

August 1997 - The Big Breakfast

1'05", 4:3

While Rick Adams advertises the video release of Carry on Screaming, his co-host Sharron Davies admits that Doctor Who used to terrify her as a child.

Late 1997 - Planet Mirth

0'27", 4:3

The Doctor faces the dreaded "Dialects" (people with silly accents) in this ITV/Sci-Fi Channel co-produced sketch show.

August 1997 - TV Offal

1'44", 4:3

Victor-Lewis Smith's Channel 4 comedy began life in August 1997, featuring outtakes and other rare TV clips with humorous voiceovers by Smith before returning for a full series in 1998. In this sketch, the gay Daleks meet Michael Portillo and go to a sauna, courtesy of clips from Destiny of the Daleks.

30th September 1997 - This Morning

12'49", 4:3

After a clip from Revenge of the Cybermen, Tom Baker talks about the 1996 movie being awful (although he didn't see it), how he became cast, still being proud of the Doctor, his childhood dreams, religion, his book, his parents, his son, his marriages,

Five clips, including three "Coming Soon"s.

October 1997 - Bookshelf

6'34", 4:3

Tom Baker appears on the Sky One review show to promote his book Who on Earth is Tom Baker. Twice early in the show he is previewed, and when he finally appears he talks about being the most popular Doctor, the fans remembering him, homeless people pleading to him, his pre-Who work, people being terrified of him, appealing to people, dallying with God and his thoughts on playing the Doctor.

Three clips.

3rd October 1997 - Shooting Stars (Episode 3.2)

1'22", 4:3

Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Mark Lamarr and Matt Lucas as the first four Doctors as The Who in this surreal sketch.

1998 - The Morwenna Banks Show

10'10", 4:3

The sketch show visits a Doctor Who convention, following unfortunate actor Geoffrey Peters who had appeared in Doctor Who and the Invasion of the Quazians ("not knowing what was going on") as he answers a string of awful questions, and finally ends up taking one of them to court after they stalk him.

1998 - Lost in Space

14'19", 4:3

BBC2's filler show (designed to bulk up the length of 45-minute American shows to an hour long slot) which interviewed fans of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, The X-Files, Blakes' Seven, The Prisoner and Star Trek turns its attention to Doctor Who. Andrew Eaton and Andrew Beech talk about their history with the show and how it's affected them, the concept of the show, rubber monsters, the off-the-wall ideas, the Daleks, the various different Doctors and what the fans have been up to since 1989.

Clips from the Tom Baker titles, Destiny of the Daleks, The Web of Fear, The Sea Devils, The Chase, Black Orchid and Attack of the Cybermen.

1998 - Jim Davison's Generation Game

1'22", 4:3

A Doctor Who fan appears on the gameshow. Davison introduces the Howell theme and the TARDIS, out of which a custard pie slinger dashes.

February 1998 - BBC Choice Ad

0'47", 4:3

Pauline Quirke gets inside a Dalek to promote the BBC's first foray into digital TV, announcing BBC Choice.

February 1998 - Is It Bill Bailey?

4'38", 4:3

Bill closes one of his shows by demonstrating the music used in Doctor Who, followed by a rendition of the theme in 60s Belgian Jazz style.

7th February 1998 - Red Dwarf Night Ad

0'36", 4:3

The Daleks appear in an advert for the following week's Red Dwarf Night, in a clip different to that used in Red Dwarf A-Z.

14th February 1998 - Red Dwarf A-Z

2'15", 4:3

As part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of BBC comedy Red Dwarf, two Daleks (voiced by Rupert Bates) appeared on this documentary to discuss the show. They haven't seen it, but take the time to explain that Beethoven and Shakespeare were Daleks (but Barry Manilow wasn't).

Written by Paul Alexander & Kim Fuller. Produced & Directed by Ed Bye.
The full documentary appeared on the official DVD release of Red Dwarf II.
 

22nd May 1998 - TV Offal


 
2'09", 4:3

Victor-Lewis Smith's Channel 4 comedy began life in August 1997, featuring outtakes and other rare TV clips with humorous voiceovers by Smith. It returned in May 1998 as a six-part show, and included regular sketches featuring The Gay Daleks camping it up in the TURDIS (a time travelling toilet) and screaming "exsperminate" and "white wee-wee!".

The first episode also features an additional sketch in which classical composers are accused of using a TARDIS to steal the work of a modern genius. Later in the episode, the first episode of The Gay Daleks an argument starts over a rentboy.

The end credits include "The Daleks created by Terry Nation (C) The Nation Family Trust" and "Homosexual Daleks supplied by Ian Clarke, The Planet Earth Ltd."

Two clips.

29th May 1998 - TV Offal

1'55", 4:3

Another edition of The Gay Daleks sees the pepperpots visiting a pitch black celeb-filled club in Amsterdam.

5th June 1998 - TV Offal

1'59", 4:3

In the third part of The Gay Daleks the homosexual robots going camping.

12th June 1998 - TV Offal

2'04", 4:3

The fourth episode of The Gay Daleks, and the Black Dalek has been dumped. After mourning and reminiscing for a while, he decides to pleasure himself.

19th June 1998 - TV Offal

1'35", 4:3

In this, the penultimate segment of The Gay Daleks, we see the two reuinited and camping once more (seemingly a sequel to the fourth episode).

26th June 1998 - TV Offal

2'54", 4:3

The final episode of TV Offal opens with a Gay Dalek meeting Stephen Hawking and demanding an autograph from him, believing him to be Ironside. Later, the final part of The Gay Daleks sees the pair facing their MOTs.

Two clips.

5th October 1998 - BBC News 24

1'58", 16:9

A report on an auction of the TARDIS prop (along with the Porridge prison interior) by June Kelly.

11th November 1998 - Have I Got News For You?

1'35", 4:3

Tom Baker guests on the popular news quiz. Ian Hislop suggests that Pinochet might be a Time Lord, and later on Tom Baker shatters a fellow guest star's dreams by telling us Doctor Who isn't real.

Two clips.

20th November 1998 - BBC Small People Promotion

3'06", 4:3

An advert in which a small Ian Hislop lookalike walks through the sets of all the most famous BBC children's shows, thanks to the magic of computer effects, including (in the rarely aired full version) a Dalek attacking the sets of Blue Peter and Newsround. In the shorter version, the Dalek is missing, but does make a brief appearance in a final blurred montage.

20th November 1998 - BBC Small People Promotion (Short Version)

0'55", 4:3

An advert in which a small Ian Hislop lookalike walks through the sets of all the most famous BBC children's shows, thanks to the magic of computer effects, including (in the rarely aired full version) a Dalek attacking the sets of Blue Peter and Newsround. In the shorter version, the Dalek is missing, but does make a brief appearance in a final blurred montage.

22nd-27th November 1998 - The Take: 35 Years of Doctor Who


 


 


 


 

58'33", 4:3

BBC Choice's The Take presents a week-long celebration of Doctor Who, hosted by Sylvester McCoy.

Saturday 22nd November (25'03")
An introduction to the pilot version of An Unearthly Child.
An introduction to a repeat of Bigger Inside Than Out (with the 35 Years logo inserted).
Sylvester McCoy explains the history of the Daleks and introduces the first part of Genesis of the Daleks.
Footage of the Panopticon convention - the opening ceremonies, the dealers room, interviews with fans including Robin Clarke and J Jeremy Bentham, Brian Blessed onstage, Nicholas Courtney backstage, McCoy and Sophie Aldred onstage and a video diary by some fans.
McCoy introduces Thirty Years in the TARDIS.
A brief introduction to the 1996 TV Movie starring the "too handsome" Paul McGann.
More clips of Panopticon, with a video diary by Vanessa Bishop.
McCoy introduces the final part of Remembrance of the Daleks.
McCoy interviews Aldred on her memories of Remembrance.

Sunday 23rd November (5'10")
From inside a model TARDIS interior designed by Mike Tucker, McCoy introduces clips from people in the street sharing their memories of the show, and then introduces The Tomb of the Cybermen's  final part and Genesis of the Daleks' second, with a repeat of the first video diary (from the previous day) in the middle.

Monday 24th November (12'15")
McCoy introduces more convention footage, as fans argue over who their favourite Doctor is. McCoy then introduces the final episode of The Daemons, presents a brief feature on those responsible for recolourising it, and then introduces the third part of Genesis of the Daleks.

Tuesday 25th November (2'22")
McCoy presents a repeat of Missing in Action (edited similarly to Bigger Inside Than Out on Saturday), the final episode of The Caves of Androzani, a repeat of the second video diary from Saturday and the fourth part of Genesis of the Daleks.

Wednesday 26th November (6'31")
McCoy introduces footage of Brian Blessed at Panopticon, the final part of Trial of a Time Lord and the fifth part of Genesis of the Daleks.

Thursday 27th February (7'11")
A repeat of The Antique Doctor Who Show (edited as per the prior repeats of these mini-docs from 1993), and the final parts of The Curse of Fenric and Genesis of the Daleks, along with further interview footage of Aldred.

[All timings refer to the exclusive footage only]

25th November 1998 - This Morning

7'34", 4:3

Celebrating the 35th anniversary (2 days late, but it's ITV so we won't be too hard on them), Nicholas Courtney and Peter Davison arrive in studio to discuss their memories of Who. Clips of Genesis of the Daleks, 100,000BC, The Dominators, The Wheel in Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Five Doctors, The Hand of Fear, Resurrection of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Trial of a Time Lord, Vengeance on Varos and the TV Movie open the piece. The two guests discuss the improbability of the monsters, the Brigadier's history (Courtney tries, and fails, to explain Bret Vyon), undressing in the TARDIS, the terrifying Daleks, filming in Lanzarote (the naked German story comes out again), being a cult and visiting the US. Finally, a competition based on a clip of Kinda is launched and Courtney quickly plugs his book.

 

21st December 1998 - Clive James on TV


 
10'05", 4:3

Although a Dalek appeared in the opening credits of every episode of this series, which took a comic look at the best of the worst TV, the episode covering science fiction was especially thrilling - the opening montage of classic clips included a number from Doctor Who, and later in the show Sophie Aldred, Nicola Bryant, Anneke Wills and John Scott-Martin appear for a joint interview.

After clips from 100,000BC and all the following opening credits sequences (skipping McGann), Wills talks about being sexy first, Aldred about not screaming and Bryant about her fabulous pair of lungs. They then all scream for us. Joy. After some clips of "embarrassing" monsters (which, to be fair, includes the Gel Guards, but sadly also includes oft-misunderstood Bok), Scott-Martin shares his memories of being inside the Daleks and then does an impression of the Daleks, which he seems to still be doing ten minutes later.

Later in the show, while interviewing comedian Greg Proops, our favourite series is mentioned again as Proops compares the women in Trek to the women of Who.

Four clips.

1999 - 100% Sci Fi

2'18", 4:3

Three sci-fi fans battle it out in a special edition of the Channel 5 show 100%. Humorously enough, the Doctor Who fan of the three wins the game, despite getting all the Who related questions wrong..:

Who created the series 'Doctor Who'?: Terry Nation
Colm Meaney, of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' fame, appeared in early episodes of 'Dr Who': True
What anniversary did Doctor Who celebrate in 1998?: 40th

1st January 1999 - Are You Sitting Comfortably?

1'32", 4:3

The young chap from the previous year's BBC campaign promoting children's TV returns to host a look at the best kids' TV over the years. The opening montage includes Michael Fish claiming Doctor Who is his favourite.

Later on, the Tom Baker, Hartnell and Davison titles introduce further comments from Fish, Johnny and Zoe Ball, Mike Smith and Sarah Greene, amongst clips from The War Machines, Resurrection of the Daleks, the first Dalek serial and Attack of the Cybermen.

Two clips.

10th February 1999 - The National Lottery: Amazing Luck Stories

9'09", 4:3

In an attempt to boost the ratings of the National Lottery, the BBC produced a series of ten-minute features on luck stories, one of which surrounded the recent return of The Lion.

After the usual introductions of which balls have been selected etc, Carol Smillie introduces a series of clips from the episode (an exclusive), William Russell speaks of his memories of the show, Gary Gillatt of fandom and Sue Malden of the destruction of the episodes. We then see a reconstruction of a hairy guy finding some cans in the BBC archives, and Mark Ayres phoning people to check if they still have episodes knocking around. Paul Vanezis talks about the worldwide help in finding tapes, Gillat about starting to give up hope and Bruce Grenville (over a reconstruction of what its really like to buy a can in a fair set up in someone's office) about how he rediscovered the episode.

After the report, Frazer Hines appears in studio and worryingly in costume too, to talk about not being in The Lion and to pass back to Carol to release the balls.

24th February 1999 - Whatever You Want

11'22", 16:9

Gaby Roslin's short-lived BBC programme in which members of the public compete for... whatever they want... plays host to three Doctor Who fans vying for a Dalek of their very own.

They first appear in the opening "coming up" segment, then later appear properly in a quickfire quiz to prove their knowledge of the show. One shows off his Dalek tattoo, they all talk about how long they've been into the series before going on to answer the questions, which include a number of letterboxed clips from throughout the series.

Two clips.

March 1999 - Red Nose Day Trailer

0'29", 4:3

A short trailer for Red Nose Day 1999, including two clips from The Curse of Fatal Death.

12th March 1999 - CBBC

1'10", 4:3

On the morning of Red Nose Day 1999, Katie Hill of Blue Peter visits the BBC effects workshop - lurking there is a Dalek and Marvin from the TV version of Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

12th March 1999 - Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death


 
26'55", 4:3

As part of Red Nose Day 1999, Steven Moffat penned this affectionate spoof starring Rowan Atkinson.

Part One, introduced by Zoe Ball and Johnny Vaughan, featured the Master (Jonathan Pryce) luring the ninth Doctor (Atkinson) and assistant Emma (Julia Sawalha) to planet Terserus (from 'The Deadly Assassin') to ruin his wedding plans by killing him. In Part Two, introduced (as with all following parts) by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, the Master joins forces with the Daleks to trap them. In Part Three the Daleks capture the Doctor and kill him, forcing him to regenerate (several times) in Part Four, from Atkinson into Richard E Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley.

To save money, clips from the TV Movie were used, along with music and sound effects from More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS, The Sea Devils, Four to Doomsday, The Five Doctors, Logopolis, Warriors of the Deep, Meglos, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Resurrection of the Daleks, Logopolis and The Caves of Androzani.

CG effects were provided for free by The Mill, who would later join the Doctor Who team officially in 2005.

Pictured right is a grab from an early edit - the titles were changed significantly for both the transmission and VHS versions.

Six clips (including two "Coming Up" sequences between Parts Two and Three). Later released on VHS in re-edited format.

March 1999 - Red Nose Day Retrospective

3'29", 4:3

Harry Enfield presents a quick look back at Red Nose Day 1999, backed to the tune of The Going Gets Tough, and with clips from The Curse of Fatal Death included.

7th April 1999 - Blue Peter

12'20", 4:3

Stuart Miles, Konnie Huq, Katy Hill and Simon Thomas arrive in the studio in a TARDIS to introduce the strange world of Doctor Who. Later in the show they explain more about the concept of the series (using a great many clips from the show and also actors dressed up in original and replica costumes) and meet several young fans who've set up websites. Louise Jameson also appears to talk briefly about Leela and the team launch a competition.

Two clips.

May 1999 - Cybercafe


 

9'38", 4:3

In 1999, ITV prepared for the 21st century by airing a late-night show examining the crazy world of that interweb thing young people keep talking about nowadays (we prefer a good crossword puzzle here at TME). One night, that lovely young Colin Baker was interviewed - after appearing in the opening credits, he then later looked at a webpage about being sacked and recounted the story of that nasty Mr Nathan-Turner giving him the boot. After a commercial break filled with late-night adverts for GayChat UK and furniture polish, he then had a nice chat with that lovely host Mr Wingham Rowan about the weird people you find behind the computer screen (the ladies at the WI assure us it's all Satanists and paedophiles), such as Michael Zecca (later a moderator on Outpost Gallifrey) and someone who presents pictures of naked Klingon ladies. Why don't they all just have a nice cup of tea and a biscuit, that's what we don't understand.

Also throughout this episode, Rowan's co-host looks for naked fat people online. Fortunately, she doesn't find Mr Baker.

Three clips.

September 1999 - Doctor Who Night Trailer

0'43", 4:3

A short trailer advertising the forthcoming night of Doctor Who related items on BBC2, including two new documentaries, a repeat of the final episode of the first Daleks serial, and the premier broadcast in the UK of the uncut TV Movie.

This appears on the official release of Spearhead From Space.

September 1999 - Spearhead from Space Repeat Trailer 1/2

0'34", 4:3

A trailer for an omnibus repeat of the first two parts of Spearhead From Space, which immediately followed the week after Doctor Who Night and was hoped to launch a complete run of the colour stories.

This appears on the official release of Spearhead From Space.

13th September 1999 - Doctor Who Night


 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
124'19", 16:9

A night of celebrations hosted by Tom Baker, made up of several programmes.

The Pitch of Fear (3'22")

The first of three sketches written by Mark Gatiss. In this, David Walliams plays Sydney Newman in a comedy dramatisation of the pitch for Doctor Who (or "droo"). This appeared on the DVD release of 100, 000BC, but with several moments (in which they insult the 80s Doctors) cut, as Gatiss had since felt guilty over that portion of the script.

Adventures in Space and Time (39'12")

A documentary looking at the history of the show, narrated by Peter Jones and full of cropped clips from the series:
  • David J Howe explains why the show was so unique in 1963 and Verity Lambert introduces the main character.
  • David Maloney talks about William Hartnell's experience and his problems remembering lines.
  • Lambert and Carole Ann Ford on the latter's casting and working with Hartnell.
  • Tom Baker explains why the Doctor is such a unique character.
  • John Nathan-Turner and Anneke Wills on regeneration and Maloney on working with Troughton.
  • Dick Mills explains the importance of the Radiophonic Workshop.
  • Wendy Padbury talks about Zoe and Baker about not having relationships with the companions.
  • Terrance Dicks tells us why the Doctor was exiled to Earth and Lambert, Maloney and Dicks gives their opinions on the third Doctor.
  • Baker explains how he approached the character of the Doctor.
  • Jim Acheson on his costume designs for the third and fourth Doctors.
  • Maloney talks about cliffhangers and Baker about grandmothers' bosoms.
  • Davison and Nathan-Turner on the fifth Doctor and Howe on the uncertain future of the show.
  • Colin Baker and Dicks on the sixth Doctor.
  • Nathan-Turner on the final years of the show.
  • McCoy on his return in 1996 and Howe comments on the casting of a famous actor as the Doctor.
  • Acheson shares his belief that the show won't return, but Maloney has higher hopes.
  • Final thoughts from Lambert and Tom Baker.

How to Live Forever (4'55")

Professor Tom Kirkwood talks about the scientific possibility of regeneration., with clips from the TV Movie, Spearhead from Space, The Twin Dilemma, The Five Doctors and Planet of the Spiders helping him on the way. He looks at Salamanders and stem cells and discusses the human ageing process while trying to uncover how the regenerative process could work.

Carnival of Monsters ... (30'24")

A look at the various monsters that have appeared in the show over the years, with a vast array of cropped clips from their stories. We look at Cybermen (with comments from Roy Skelton, Michael Kilgarriff, Graham Cole and Stuart Fell), Zygons, Robot K-1 (with comments from Terrance Dicks and Kilgarriff), The Ice Warriors, Morbius (Fell shares more memories), Voc Robots, Sontarans (Jim Acheson explains the look and Fell comments further), Sea Devils and Daleks (with commentary from Ray Cusick, Anneke Wills, Colin Baker, Dicks, John Scott Martin, David Maloney)

The Web of Caves (3'40")

The second Mark Gatiss sketch, in which Gatiss himself plays the Doctor as he comes up against a pair of rather rubbish aliens, portrayed by David Walliams and Paul Putner. This appeared on the DVD release of 100, 000BC

How to Build a TARDIS 28'18 (4'26")

Dr Jim Al-Khalili presents the second of the night's two psuedo-scientific features, as the noted phycist talks about how the chameleon circuit of the TARDIS might be achievable, along with its dimensional transcendence. Features cropped clips from Attack of the Cybermen, Logopolis, The Robots of Death, Thirty Years in the TARDIS, the 1996 movie, City of Death and also the TARDIS set from The Take.

The Daleks (25'53")

An edited version of the final episode of the first Dalek serial, with a selection of clips from the prior six episodes forming a recap.

The Kidnappers (3'23")

The final Gatiss sketch, in which he and Walliams play nerdy fans who kidnap Peter Davison. This appeared on the DVD release of 100, 000BC

The night then ends with the first broadcast of an uncut 1996 TV Movie, although the Fade-To-Blacks were cut and the 'Based on' credit removed, as per all further PAL editions. Click here for more info.

September 1999 - Spearhead from Space Repeat Trailer 3

0'22", 4:3

The last of the specially prepared trailers from the end of 1999, this advertised the third part of Spearhead From Space.

This appears on the official release of Spearhead From Space, although due to rights issues the music had to be replaced at the last minute.