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TV Appearances: 2005

1st January 2005 - Series One Teaser Trailer 1

0'15", 16:9

An enhanced version of the BBCi trailer, with added ident and a better version of the logo, featuring clips from Rose.

Also - Variant appears on the "Complete First Series" DVD box set, without the ident and missing the theme tune, but with the better version of the logo.

3rd February 2005 - BBC Wales Today

3'05", 16:9

In their second location report, BBC Wales visits the set of Boom Town.
Matt Murray shows a pillarboxed clip of Resurrection of the Daleks before interviewing Ed Thomas. Ed tells us that they've tried their best within the budget - pillarboxed clips from The Monster of Peladon, Carnival of Monsters, City of Death, Frontios, The Ark, Pyramids of Mars, Spearhead from Space, Genesis of the Daleks and The Time Warrior are shown to demonstrate the poor effects of yesteryear. Fan Kristian Barry talks about the various toys available and coming soon, and Russell T Davies discusses the use of Cardiff throughout the production, comparing Boom Town to Cold Feet as something that would show its setting off as a beautiful place in itself.

Two clips from one show.

5th February 2005 - Saturday Night Live

3'16", 4:3

Special guest Paris Hilton appears in a sketch promoting porn for geeks. After various D&D, Star Wars, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings jokes, Hilton puts on a scarf and invites us into her TARDIS.

March 2005 - Canadian CBC Series One Trailer 1

0'09", 16:9

Three trailers featuring clips from Rose, World War Three, Aliens of London and the opening credits (with added wording, and occasionally in a different colour), some of which have added visual effects. The Peter Howell version of the theme is used.

March 2005 - Canadian CBC Series OneTrailer 2

0'14", 16:9

Three trailers featuring clips from Rose, World War Three, Aliens of London and the opening credits (with added wording, and occasionally in a different colour), some of which have added visual effects. The Peter Howell version of the theme is used.

March 2005 - Canadian CBC Series One Trailer 3

0'27", 16:9

Three trailers featuring clips from Rose, World War Three, Aliens of London and the opening credits (with added wording, and occasionally in a different colour), some of which have added visual effects. The Peter Howell version of the theme is used.

8th March 2005 - BBC News

1'55", 16:9

BBC News announces that Doctor Who will be back at the end of the month, but also refers to an ongoing investigation after the first episode had appeared on the internet. David Sillito reports on this, although primarily focusses on the better effects and characters (showing clips from 'Rose'). Eccleston talks about how "painful" the early negative reviews have been. A cropped clip from the Tom Baker opening credits leads into an interview with fan Ray Philips, who speaks from inside a Dalek about how upsetting it was when the show was first cancelled. A cropped clip of City of Death followed by another from Rose demonstrates the differences between the old and new versions.

8th March 2005 - BBC Wales Today

6'40", 16:9

Rebecca John reports from the Cardiff Bay launch night. She shows some clips from Rose, and then talks about the leak of the episode (BBC bosses have asked that fans realise it was an unfinished version - which, erm, it wasn't really). Russell T Davies talks about reeking havoc on Howells, finishing filming, the local locations, what the ninth Doctor is like and the scares in the new series. Christopher Eccleston then discusses how the series has gone, how he "begged" for the role and why and finally on humour in the series.

Three clips from one show.

8th March 2005 - BBC Northwest Tonight

2'19", slightly widescreen 4:3

Although the 8th was the evening of the press preview, Gordon Burns had prerecorded an interview with Salford-born Eccleston. He talks about the great experience filming, but how much of his life it's taken over. He claims to have travelled 8442 years since last Tuesday, and warns that the Daleks are back in episode six, and maybe later. He also talks about the great rapport with Piper, and praises Davies' scripts for giving her such a good part. A cropped clip of 'Rose' demonstrates this. Chris is asked about the next season - he says he's only thinking about this one for now.

8th March 2005 - BBC Three News

3'01", 16:9

Entertainment reporter Libby Potter and Doctor Who fan Adam Newell discuss the leaked copy of 'Rose' that has been doing the rounds. Newell loved the episode, except the wheelie bins. Potter makes it clear that despite being the entertainment reporter for BBC Three, she hasn't bothered to watch it, but it's not very good anyway, especially not where Billie Piper (who plays "the sidekick Rose's boyfriend") gets attacked by a wheelie bin. Erm, back up there Libby...

8th March 2005 - Series One Teaser Trailer 2a

0'06", 16:9

Two short teasers, each featuring specially-shot closeps of one of the two main characters, who remain silent.

8th March 2005 - Series One Teaser Trailer 2b

0'06", 16:9

Two short teasers, each featuring specially-shot closeps of one of the two main characters, who remain silent.

9th March 2005 - Breakfast

19'39", 16:9

Arts Correspondent David Scillito reflects on the press launch of the previous night, and talks to fan Andrew Green, who can't believe it's back. We see some clips from Rose, and then an interview bite with Eccleston who explains that its been slightly modernised. A cropped clip of Genesis of the Daleks demonstrates the terror of the original, and Billie Piper explains that she found the Daleks quite funny. Clayton Hickman and other attendees give it rave reviews.

Later in the show, we see a lengthier interview with Eccleston - he talks about not being a fan as a child, trying not to keep the baggage of the old series (such as the sexism and the RP accent), the new monsters (but not the Cybermen - maybe later...), competing with big-budget sci-fi (most of the rivals are missing the message of Doctor Who - "love life"), life with the fans and why he wanted to be the Doctor.

Two minute later, we meet some of the fans, in the guise of the Hyde Fundraisers. Andrew Green explains why he loves the show and using a Dalek as a conversation-starter. Ray Philips talks about the design of the Daleks and Robert Ritchie talks about being too young to have his "own" Doctor, but being glad that he'll finally have one.

Later still, there is an interview with Billie Piper. She talks about her prior knowledge of Doctor Who, her understanding of the iconic nature of the Daleks, what makes the new series different (we see behind the scenes footage of Boom Town), Rose's relationships,  with Mickey and the Doctor, attending conventions and not dreaming about Daleks.

An extended version of the Eccleston interview portion appeared on the Complete First Series DVD set.

9th March 2005 - GMTV

4'50", 16:9

After the studio team fake excitement about the new series (clearly preparing to laugh out loud when the ratings roll in showing it to be the dismal failure it's bound to be), Ben Shepard tells us a little about the launch night and then shows us an interview he made with Eccleston in which he claims his acting will show the alien-ness, and one with Piper where she talks about the Doctor/Rose relationship.

9th March 2005 - Newsround

1'51", 16:9

Lizo explains the concept of Doctor Who for newcomers, and previews some clips from Rose. Eccleston explains what he thinks is so appealing about the character, and a pillarboxed clip of Genesis of the Daleks is shown. Piper tells us how keen she was to not be constrained by the past.

9th March 2005 - Newsnight

7'50", 16:9 (with 4:3 clips pillarboxed)

After some clips of Rose, the new opening credits, a shot of Genesis of the Daleks and a quip about Michael Grade, Jeremy Paxman hands over to media correspondent Steven Smith. Steven gives an overview of recent BBC history over clips of Revelation of the Daleks, and then talks from behind a sofa. He then quickly runs us through the entire history of the show, using the opening credits of Thirty Years in the TARDIS before a clip of Michael Grade from 1986 leads into further Rose footage. Stuart Prebble (CE of ITV from 2001-2002) gives his opinion, which is somewhat lukewarm. Another clip from Thirty Years in the TARDIS introduces Andrew Wainer of DWAS, who raves about the show and points out the differences between Doctor Who and Star Trek. Young people from the London streets seem more confused...
Three clips from one show.

11th March 2005 - Today with Des and Mel

1'48", 16:9

During an interview, Richard Wilson takes some moments to promote his appearance in Doctor Who. He teases about Daleks and jet powered rocket packs.

11th March 2005 - Breakfast

8'09", 16:9

Russell T Davies appears on Breakfast to promote Doctor Who and Casanova, introduced by a short clip of the latter.
He talks of his excitement for Casanova, the research he had to put in and his opinion of the man. Another clip shows Matt Lucas' appearance, and then discusses the overlap with Doctor Who.
A brief clip from Rose moves the conversation onto Doctor Who, where they talk about critics, and what the T stands for in his name.
Finally, he talks about his previous job on Coronation Street and whether Eccleston wants more lines in Doctor Who ("less!" replies Davies).

11th March 2005 - GMTV

3'44", 16:9

The Entertainment Today segment visits the press launch night for the new series, showing a clip of the opening credits, interviewing Eccleston (who admits that he was more excited by his first day on set than this launch night), Piper (who is excited and terrified) and showing a short clip from Rose. They also show off the remote control Dalek toy and then show photos from Rose and The End of the World.

12th March 2005 - Series One Teaser Trailer 3

0'06", 16:9

Specially shot sequence of the TARDIS dematerialising as a flame engulfs it. This also aired immediately before Rose, but with another trailer impacting it.

12th March 2005 - Test the Nation

1'12", 16:9

Host Ann Robinson had previously asked what linked Billie Piper, Bonnie Langford and Peter Purves - here she announces the answer as Doctor Who, and shows cropped clips from the Hartnell title sequence, The Ark, The Trial of a Time Lord and a clip from Rose. She finally informs the audience that Eccleston had never watched the series before because prior Doctors were "too posh".

12th March 2005 - What the Papers Say

1'09", 16:9

The Sun and The Sunday Times comment on the forthcoming series (via host Krishna Guha), and the Doctor Who theme ends the show.

13th March 2005 - 60 Seconds

1'00", 16:9

The speedy news show reports that Tom Baker has been voted the UK's favourite actor to play Doctor Who. Clips from the Baker titles, Thirty Years In The TARDIS, City of Death and Rose (cropped into 4:3) are shown.

15th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 1a

0'50", 16:9

Four edits of a specially filmed trailer, with Eccleston inviting the viewer ("D'you wanna come with me?") and running away from a ball of flame. The advert concludes with clips from Rose (reversed), Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, World War Three and Dalek.

Also - 1a and 1b appear on the DVD "Complete First Series" set, without BBC One ident. 1c also appears on the set, without the ident or the final red screen.
 

15th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 1b

0'29", 16:9

Four edits of a specially filmed trailer, with Eccleston inviting the viewer ("D'you wanna come with me?") and running away from a ball of flame. The advert concludes with clips from Rose (reversed), Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, World War Three and Dalek.

1b - Tight - 0'29" (Essentially the same, but with some of the special footage cut out)

Also - 1a and 1b appear on the DVD "Complete First Series" set, without BBC One ident. 1c also appears on the set, without the ident or the final red screen.

16th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 2

0'19", 16:9

A short monologue from Billie Piper, in-character as Rose.

17th March 2005 - The Culture Show

11'55", 16:9

A clip from Terror of the Autons is used in the show's opening, and then later another from the Troughton titles.

Matthew Sweet talks about having to hide his fannish tendances from those closest to him (cropped clips from The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Spearhead from Space, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Terror of the Autons, Terror of the Zygons, The Brain of Morbius, the various title sequences, and one clip from Rose are shown). Mark Gatiss enthuses about memories of the Pertwee era, and Sweet talks about the history of gothic horror. Philip Hinchcliffe explains the different levels within one audience, and Sweet explains more about this history at the time. Russell T Davies appears, and prays that the modern day audience will 'get' his vision of Who. Another clip of Rose is shown, and Davies looks forward to the reaction to a certain deadly wheelie bin. He's quietly confident that the show will go down well. Sweet attends the Cardiff launch night, and gives Rose rave reviews, and introduces one last clip. Davies finished by telling Sweet off for hiding his fannishness all these years...

Three clips from one show

17th March 2005 - On Show

29'58", 16:9

The BBC2 Wales show presents a lengthy interview with Russell T Davies, hosted by Sian Williams.

After a montage of clips from his previous work (and Rose), he talks about how he feels building up the broadcast (he's more nervous about the ratings coming through on the Monday), his first TV job (at BBC Wales, on Why Don't You), how he slipped into writing, Dark Season (a clip is shown of Jaqueline Pearce and Kate Winslet), early influences during childhood he now uses in Doctor Who (he tries to remember what thrilled and amused him back then), moving to Manchester and Granada Television, his "influences" for Queer as Folk ("It's like a documentary" - a clip is shown), enjoying watching his own work, the "responsibility" of making Queer as Folk, the negative feedback, the freedom Queer as Folk later gave him, Second Coming (another clip), wanting to work with Eccleston again, being anti-religious, the oxymoron of Christian death-threats, using criticisms positively, going back to working in Swansea for Mine all Mine (another clip), the recent history of Welsh drama and if Doctor Who will live on (they already have plans for the second series). A clip of Rose is shown, Eccleston being warm and witty, his eccentricness, the aspects he couldn't get away with changing, the new Daleks, dashing between Manchester and Cardiff, if he'll be watching his own show (he always does)

17th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 1c

0'39", 16:9

Four edits of a specially filmed trailer, with Eccleston inviting the viewer ("D'you wanna come with me?") and running away from a ball of flame. The advert concludes with clips from Rose (reversed), Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, World War Three and Dalek.

1c - Confidental - 0'39" (As version 1b, but with added Confidential footage at the end)

Also - 1a and 1b appear on the DVD "Complete First Series" set, without BBC One ident. 1c also appears on the set, without the ident or the final red screen.

18th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 1d

0'50", 16:9

Four edits of a specially filmed trailer, with Eccleston inviting the viewer ("D'you wanna come with me?") and running away from a ball of flame. The advert concludes with clips from Rose (reversed), Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, World War Three and Dalek.

1d - Special - 0'50" (Similar to the original, but ONLY with special footage - this is extended and recut to cover complete absence of show footage)

Also - 1a and 1b appear on the DVD "Complete First Series" set, without BBC One ident. 1c also appears on the set, without the ident or the final red screen.

18th March 2005 - GMTV

5'01", 16:9

Ben Shephard rehashes his launch night report once again, showing clips from Rose and interviewing Ecclestone [sic] (meeting a pig on his first day, Daleks - with a clip of Genesis of the Daleks, appealing to the kids) and Piper (the Doctor/Rose relationship, taking a while to realise she was in a scifi show, her personal life).

18th March 2005 - Newsnight Review

9'18", 16:9

Clips from Rose (and the Tom Baker titles, cropped) introduce the high-brow review panel. Ian Rankin, Bonnie Greer and Professor John Carey join Mark Lawson to dissect the first episode. Rankin feels its worked, Greer doesn't understand it, and feels that it looks cheap, and that the show can't decide who its aimed at (imagine that, a wide-reaching show), Carey things the cheapness is important (did they WATCH the show?!). Rankin argues that the effects have much improved, but Greer feels it looks like a storyboard. Lawson presents the reaction of some kids - it seemed to go down well. Greer thinks Eccleston has a beautiful face. Thanks love, good contribution.

19th March 2005 - Series One Trailer 3

0'57", 16:9

A clip from Rose run over the end credits of Doctor Who and the Daleks, followed by an announcement for Radio 2's Project: Who?.

19th March 2005 - Doctor Who Night

43'08" (not inc "The Story of" revised repeat), 16:9

An evening of Doctor Who related programs hosted by Jon Culshaw, filled with cropped clips from the original series, and starting with a revised repeat of The Story of Doctor Who from December 2005.

Next Culshaw gives us a rundown of Somethings [sic] You Need To Know About Doctor Who. He talks about the show's longevity, it's fans (clips from 1991's GBH abound), the Doctor's age and regenerations, Leela's contact lenses, the Master, the Doctor's names appearing in Star Trek, references Paul Cornell has slipped into Casualty, Jon Pertwee's single, phone numbers Tom Baker slipped into the show, Christopher Eccleston, merchandise and Michael Grade (a clip from Room 101 is shown).

Finally is Doctor Who Mastermind Special, in which Paul Simpson, Karen Davis, Jed Sweeney and Liam O'Carroll are questioned on their Doctor Who knowledge by John Humphries. Davis wins, and is given her award by Christopher Eccleston (who quickly refers to himself as Doctor Who "for now", and then starts referring to the show in the past tense).

19th March 2005 - Parkinson

12'29", 16:9

Billie Piper appears on the popular chat show to promote Doctor Who. After a clip from Rose, she talks about rubbing Parkinson's leg, being too young to remember the original series, trying not to be lead by her predecessors' examples, Rose's character, her relationship with the Doctor, her marriage with Chris Evans falling apart, the original proposal, the eventual wedding, alcohol in their relationship, how she became a popstar in the first place, Doctor Who taking over her life, and the future for Billie Piper...

21st March 2005 - Blue Peter

?'??", 16:9

(Details to follow soon)

23rd March 2005 - This Morning

14'35", 16:9

Philip Schofield and Fern Britton engage in a hilarious routine in which they dress up as past Doctors to open the show.

Later, the "eighth" Doctor (good start...) Christopher Eccleston is introduced following a collection of titles clips (and Genesis of the Daleks, all cropped). He talks about the lack of knowledge of the original series (but he knew of the Daleks and the "baked potato" monster, the Sontarans) while clips from Rose, The End of the World and Aliens of London play. Piper talks about remembering equally little and her relationship with Eccleston. Chris admits he doesn't believe he'll ever win over the die-hard fands, but hopes he'll get the eight year olds' hearts.

Russell T Davies is in the studio to talk about how he begged to do the show for years, his fannishness, his past work on children's shows, the "bigger inside than out" tent in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, levitating Daleks in the new series (and Nick Briggs' voice). Another cropped clip of Genesis reminds us that they never used to float. We return to Davies to discuss the natural fear of the Dalek design, the Cybermen not coming back (yet!), the aliens in the new series (including his inspirations for Cassandra), how he comes up with alien names ("I sit at home... I have a drink..."), the responsibility of handling something that has such a legacy, how Eccleston chased him for the role and what's next for Davies...

Two clips from one show.

23rd March 2005 - Richard & Judy

8'14", 16:9

After the obligatory clips of Rose, Richard introduces Clayton Hickman and Jon Culshaw. They offer their opinions of the episode (they both enjoyed it - Richard feigns amazement), talk about fear (it's very scary), if adults will enjoy it (yes, it's very fast-moving), the stature Eccleston will bring to the role and Culshaw's impressions. After a cropped clip of Genesis of the Daleks, the poshness of Sarah Jane is under discussion, as is the general companion role and Billie Piper (another standard clip from Rose is shown).

Three people pulled from the streets do very bad Dalek impressions, prompting some discussions on the Daleks in the new series. Hickman finishes by talking about the DWM audience.

23rd March 2005 - Daily Politics

9'28", 16:9

The political discussion show takes a look at the new series. Shaun Ley explains the link: Pertwee's Doctor got involved in politics (pillarboxed clips from Terror of the Autons and The Green Death appear alongside the Pertwee credits), The Sunmakers commented on taxes, and The Happiness Patrol on Thatcher. Andrew Marr then appears in-studio to talk about his appearance in the new show, alongside fan MP Tim Collins and Barry Letts. Marr talks about his experiences filming, Letts about how self-consciously political the show was and Collins on his hopes for the new show.

24th March 2005 - GMTV

2'59", slightly widescreen 4:3

Amidst many clips of Rose and The End of the World, Billie Piper talks about her character and why she loves playing her, and also her relationship with the Doctor. Eccleston describes it as "a love story", while Piper talks about the new scripts.

24th March 2005 - London News

1'31", 16:9

After a clip from Rose, fan Chris Balcombe laments the possible increase in cost of the items he wants, while Will Cohen of The Mill jokes about putting their rough work on eBay.

24th March 2005 - Central News

1'49", 4:3

Dalek builder Andrew Argyle talks about the new series boosting his sales and shows us a Davros bust, a Mad Old Woman (left) says she thought the Daleks were funny and two Stereotypical Young Ladies vaguely remember being scared as children. Slow news day, was it?

24th March 2005 - XChange

9'13", 16:9

The Mill's Will Cohen appears on the CBBC show to talk about his work on the series. First he explains the concept behind the series and the idea of regeneration (a cropped clip of Logopolis is used). The presenters use a cropped clip of The Green Death to point out how laughable the old series was (which Cohen valiantly defends), and then Cohen explains what he and Dave Houghton do on the new show.

Later in the segment, Cohen takes questions from viewers: how he comes up with the computer effects (clips from The End of the World), how he got into his profession ("making tea for everyone") and the scariest moment in the series (which he doesn't really answer).

25th March 2005 - Destination Three

6'02", 16:9

The digital entertainment program anticipates Doctor Who by showing clips from 'Rose' and interviewing Confidential's Mark Cossey. Cossey tells us what to expect of the new series, and of Doctor Who: Confidential. He also offers his opinions of Eccleston and Piper, before they discuss the prior Doctors and see a cropped clip of Robots of Death.

25th March 2005 - Look East

2'15", 16:9

Karen Davies, winner of the Mastermind Doctor Who Special, appears in the regional news studio for East Anglia, along with Terry Molloy. Molloy talks about his memories, and the stars that appeared in the show, while Davies talks about how she got into the show through the Pertwee Doctor before speaking of her anticipation of the new series.

25th March 2005 - The Doctor Who Story Trailer

0'30", 4:3

Clips from Attack of the Cybermen, The Daemons, Dragonfire, The Time Meddler, Pyramids of Mars and the documentary The Story of Doctor Who trails the UK Gold celebration day, in which all of these were aired.

25th March 2005 - The Doctor Who Story (Opening)

0'27", 4:3

UKtv Gold's The Doctor Who Story (which included repeats of The Story of Doctor Who and various classic adventures) opened with a revised version of the Doctor Who @ 40 credits, adding in Eccleston to the end and, naturally, changing the title.

25th March 2005 - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

24'38", 16:9

The day before the broadcast of Rose, Christopher Eccleston appears on the Jonathan Ross chat show.

After some cracks at Michael Jackson's expense, he introduces his house-band Four Poofs and a Piano, who are wearing Eccleston t-shirts, and the guests for the night (Eccleston, Sally Lindsay, Julian Clarey and Casabian - "cheeky little fuckers") who he likens to the cast of Doctor Who. Ross then goes on to show a "cockrule", which he'll later introduce Chris to.

Chris finally comes on after nearly eight minutes of this, looking extremely uncomfortable in a full suit he's clearly been crowbarred into by someone's Mum. He talks about Second Coming and how it led to him asking for the part in Doctor Who, Davies being a fan of the original series (Ross talks about his own sexual fantasies about the show), the scale of the new series, Eccleston's earliest memories of Troughton, Ross being the Doctor and Billie Piper running off with older men.

A clip sequence is presented that is strongly based on the press-launch montage, but lasting  1'50" and featuring a number of clips that did not feature in the prior version.

The subject then moves onto Eccleston's normal typecast characters, his ears and his accent. Ross gives him an easter egg, and then they look through some of the characters from The End of the World (they talk about Cassandra and the Moxx). Ross then shows him a prototype toy of him as the Doctor - Eccleston is a little uncomfortable but manages to make some jokes about it.

They finish by talking about Doctor Who going up against Ant & Dec, and Eccleston making some veiled references to the Daleks defeating him.

26th March 2005 - BBC News 24

2'55", 16:9

DWAS' Anthony Wainer talks about his thrill for the evening coming up, his expectations for the Daleks, his opinion of Billie Piper and of the new TARDIS, all while clips from Rose are run, along with footage of the Cardiff launch night and pillarboxed clips of Genesis of the Daleks.

26th March 2005 - Rose Trailer

0'26", 16:9

Teaser 2b, followed by an advert for Strictly Dance Fever, and further clips from Trailer 1.

26th March 2005 - A New Dimension

27'20", 16:9

(Details to follow soon)

26th March 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.1, Bringing Back the Doctor


 

Soundtrack

Violent Femmes - Gordon Ganno: Blister in the Sun
The Kinks: Dedicated Follower of Fashion
The Killers: Jennie Was a Friend of Mine
The Cure: Inbetween Days
Elvis vs JXL: A Little Less Conversation
Orbital: Halycon
The Who: My Generation
Procal Harem: Whiter Shade of Pale
George Harrison: I'd Have You Any Time
David Bowie: Space Oddity
The Culture Club: Karma Chamaleon
The Hollies: He Aint Heavy He's My Brother
Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Right Round
Europe: The Final Countdown
Radiohead: High and Dry
28'25", 16:9

Broadcast straight after Rose, on BBC3, an introduction to the series...
  • Julie Gardner can't believe its back, and talks about being offered Doctor Who. Christopher Eccleston explains how he found out about the show through a newspaper, and Gardner says they were always considering him. Russell T Davies was surprised he was interested. Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy were thrilled at the casting, and Lorraine Heggessy felt his audition was stunning.
  • Davies talks on the first day of filming in London about the way the series has been updated, and ensuring the London Eye appears in the background of the shots.
  • Phil Collinson and Keith Boak talk us through the night shoot, and on the Doctor's discovery of Rose as a character. Eccleston says he's sick of red London buses.
  • Davies and Clayton Hickman on Eccleston's performance.
  • Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy on knowing the Doctor would return. Eccleston joins them to talk about the Doctor's character.
  • Eccleston talks about regeneration and Colin Baker about Troughton being his favourite - Davison agrees. McCoy and Katy Manning talk about Jon Pertwee. Colin Baker describes the regeneration process as "genius", and Tom Baker talks about taking on the job. Peter Davison talks about being cast and the choices he made - Colin Baker explains the idea of post-regenerative trauma and his own opening story. Sylvester McCoy talks about his regeneration scene and his involvement in the TV Movie. Colin Baker expresses disappointment that the movie didn't spin off a series and McCoy says although he was glad to be involved he probably shouldn't have been...
  • ...Davies agrees, as this is precisely why the show opened with Eccleston immediately.
  • Eccleston admits he could never replace the other Doctors in old fans hearts, but hopes to capture the hearts of the young fans. Tom Baker talks further about inheriting a role and we see behind the scenes footage of The Empty Child.
  • Davies and Hickman on fandom through the 90s, with footage from the 2005 Gallifrey convention, and the recording of a Big Finish audio.
  • Gary Russell talks about getting the Doctor Who license, and Hickman about the large amount of merchandise. Davies and Colin Baker on the survival of the show so far.
  • Behind the scenes of The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead.
  • Eccleston, Lucinda Wright and Davies on the Doctor's costume.
  • Eccleston on the Doctor's reaction to Rose, and Billie Piper on her character.

Throughout this series, many clips from the old series (cropped into 16:9) and the new are used, but not catalogued extensively here.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

27th March 2005 - End of the World Trailer

0'20", 16:9

A collection of short clips from The End of the World.

31st March 2005 - Breakfast

6'07", 16:9

The first TV announcement of Eccleston leaving - Mark Webster, TV Critic, is surprised that a new Doctor is waiting in the wings (clips from Rose are shown) and also that the contract was only for one year. He gives a positive review of Rose, then talks about the rumours of David Tennant and various preferred choices (Paul McGann and Sean Pertwee).

Later in the same edition, a news report from Ben Ando featuring clips from Rose, Eccleston's statement, and the credits for The Story of Doctor Who is show.

Three clips from one show.

31st March 2005 - GMTV

4'38", slightly widescreen 4:3

GMTV also jumps on the "Eccleston quits" bandwagon. Ben Shephard reports on the high ratings, as he discusses the surprise with his colleagues, and why he chose to leave: not only his fear of being typecast, but his fear of fans and missing his girlfriend. We see some clips of Rose, and from Shephard's prior interview with Eccleston where he talks about loving the show. They talk about the possibility of Tennant in the TARDIS...

31st March 2005 - Wales Today

5'21", 16:9

Eccleston has announced that he is leaving - Nicola Smith shows clips from Rose and explains the story so far. A clip from an earlier interview confirms that he'd avoided discussing the second series. Clare Hudson of BBC Wales isn't too surprised. Clips of Casanova introduce David Tennant as a possibility. The people of Cardiff share their thoughts, and some Welsh names are bandied around as a possible replacement. BBC Wales regular uber-fan Kristian Barry talks about how shocked he is and wonders if Eccleston was worried about action figures with his head on.

31st March 2005 - BBC News

2'00", Slightly widescreen 4:3

David Scillitoe shows clips of Rose as BBC News reports on Eccleston leaving because "he doesn't want to become typecast". We see a clip of him squirming during the Breakfast interview. Sylvester McCoy briefly appears to talk about the fact that he's never escaped the show (he conveniently forgets his appearance on Rab C Nesbitt, then) before the program throws out David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Richard E Grant as possible replacements.

Two clips from one show.

31st March 2005 - Five News

0'12", Slightly widescreen 4:3

Five News briefly reports on Eccleston's concerns over being typecast over behind-the-scenes footage of Aliens of London.

31st March 2005 - 7 o'Clock News

5'13", 16:9

Clips from Rose introduce the show, and then later the hosts discuss Eccleston's concern over being typecast. Pillarboxed clips from Thirty Years in the TARDIS introduce the concept of regeneration and then an unaired part of the 9th March Breakfast interview is shown in which Eccleston evades a question about the future. Pillarboxed clips from the Tom Baker credits and Revelation of the Daleks are shown before Tom Sandwick offers his opinions (he doesn't blame him). The others discuss their surprise that he took the role in the first place.

Two clips from one show.

April 2005 - ANZ Bank Advert

0'27", 16:9

A Dalek appears alongside other scifi icons to help advertise "Australia's Best Call Centre".

1st April 2005 - Breakfast

4'49", 16:9

Mark Gatiss appears, primarily to talk about the Qautermass remake. After some clips of the original version, he talks about how he got involved in this production, his memories of the 50s serial, its relevance, fear of live broadcasts and about his character. He then talks about Eccleston leaving Doctor Who and how much fun it was to write his episode.

1st April 2005 - GMTV

4'49", 16:9

The hosts of GMTV discuss Eccleston's decision to leave the series and preview some short clips from The End of the World.

1st April 2005 - News24

1'55", 16:9

The news channel announces Eccleston's departure, and describes the new series as "a ratings success", while showing clips from Rose and an unaired part of the 9th March Breakfast interview in which Eccleston evades a question about the future. Sylvester McCoy talks about not being able to escape the role, and Tennant is touted as a possible replacement, alongside Bill Nighy and Richard E Grant (the fourth Doctor credits are shown).

2nd April 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.2, The Good The Bad and the Ugly


 

Soundtrack

Richard Strauss/City of Prague: 2001 A Space Odyssey
Joe Cocker by Preston/Fisher: Burana - You Are so Beautiful
The Doors: People are Strange
Vangelis: Love Theme
Aimee Mann: Nobody Does it Better
28'34", 16:9
  • Russell T Davies explains why he felt the necessity to present an effects-laden extravaganza so early on in the show.
  • Euros Lyn talks about the look of the aliens on Platform One, and specifically the Moxx and Jabe (Yasmin Bannerman talks about her costume while she is being made up).
  • Christopher Eccleston and Bannerman on the Doctor/Jabe relationship, and Eccleston on the characters behind the effects.
  • Will Cohen explains the special effects used in the walkway sequence - Alex Fort shows us the computer in action. Cohen tells us there are 203 visual effects shots in this episode.
  • Davies continues his earlier diatribe on the expense of the early episode.
  • Cohen talks about the design of the space station.
  • Elisabeth Sladen explains CSO, and its use in Robot. Peter Davison talks about not bothering to compete with Star Wars, and K.9 is discussed by Tom Baker and Sladen.
  • Colin Baker talks about the constraints of the time, prompting a montage of some of the worst effects in the shows history.
  • Eccleston has fond memories of the original series. Davies on why he brought back the Autons the previous week, and Keith Boak on difficulties working in the suits (Davison sympathises with their predecessors. Charlie Bluett explains a few more of the challenges.
  • Tom Baker recounts wearing a mummy suit in The Pyramids of Mars, and Davison recalls the makeup in The Caves of Androzani.
  • Eccleston talks further about the importance of the characters behind the alien masks, while Cohen and Lyn explain the character of Cassandra and how she was acheived. Chris Petts shows the CG model.
  • Davies talks even more about the expense and effort that went into The End of the World.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

2nd April 2005 - Newsround Showbiz

3'18", 16:9

The magazine programme reports on the success of Rose, Eccleston announcing his departure, and The End of the World. Behind-the-scenes clips are shown (along with some clips from the episode itself) and the presenter briefly interviews Eccleston (about his relationship with Rose) and Simon Day (The Steward, about his makeup). The show ends with rumours of David Tennant taking on the role.

Editor: Ian Prince

3rd April 2005 - The Heaven and Earth Show

9'36", 16:9

Having announced his intention to leave Doctor Who, Eccleston takes part in an interview with Kate Sanderson. He explains how much of his life it had taken up, his memories of the show from his childhood ("very little"), Russell's writing skills (the "I can feel it" sequence from Rose is shown), the lack of actors in his family, his childhood dreams of playing football, being out of work after Drama School, his work ethic, his love for challenging projects (a clip from Flesh And Blood is shown), the roles he accepts, his (religious) mother's thoughts on Second Coming (a clip is shown), religion in his upbringing, the background of his aetheism, why he's not moved to Hollywood, describing himself as "a gargoyle". At the end of the interview, Sanderson presents Eccleston with a remote control Dalek, which he kindly accepts. Back in the studio, a number of Christians discuss belief in science-fiction.

3rd April 2005 - Points of View

5'02", 4:3

Terry Wogan presents opinions of Rose ("Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant", "Utterly thrilling") and speaks to Julie Gardner, who is immensely proud. Another viewer laments the lack of cliffhangers, but Gardner argues that they WILL be back. One viewer is shocked at Jackie Tyler flirting with the Doctor, which Gardner also argues. Comedian Roland Rivron and his family allow themselves to be filmed watching The End of the World and offer their opinions on the show in between clips.

4th April 2005 - Blue Peter

2'32", 16:9

Zoe Salmon advertises the forthcoming feature with Matt Baker on the set of Dalek, with a photo of him and Eccleston, and a cropped clip from Genesis of the Daleks before Simon Thomas hands over to Konnie Huq in the Blue Peter garden. Konnie is with Rheese and Jim, the two child creators of a Dalek compost bin that took 5 days to make. They talk through the construction of it until Christopher Eccleston appears, in character, and defeats it with a Blue Peter badge.

4th April 2005 - The DVD Collection

6'25", 16:9

BBC Four's DVD review show takes a harsh look at The Mind Robber and Red Dwarf VI, with several cropped clips. Joe Cornish expresses his dissatisfaction with Troughton's performance and the lunacy of fans, and also with Red Dwarf as a whole.

4th April 2005 - The Unquiet Dead Trailer

0'20", 16:9

Clips from The Unquiet Dead.

9th April 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.3, TARDIS Tales


 

Soundtrack

Anastasia: Seasons Change
Gerry Rafferty: Get it Right Next Time
Ray Parker Jr: Ghostbusters
Stereophonics: Vegas Two Times
Maurice Jarre: Dr Zhivago
Propellorheads feat Shirley Bassey: History Repeating
28'25", 16:9
  • Behind the scenes footage of Rose, with the first scene of the TARDIS prop. Christopher Eccleston talks about his reaction. Sylvester McCoy explains why the choice of a police box, and Colin Baker explains the expense of the original TARDIS concept.
  • McCoy on the iconicness of the image and Eccleston on the new interior set. Billie Piper talks about being overwhelmed by it, both as an actress and a character.
  • Edward Thomas discusses his design concepts and Eccleston talks about the chaos of trying to control it. Thomas shows us round the console.
  • Eccleston explains the Doctor's feelings for the TARDIS, Billie Piper talks about its unreliability and Colin Baker on the Doctor not being able to make it work properly, despite his genius.
  • Clayton Hickman explains how the TARDIS' unreliability often kept the companions on longer than they wanted.
  • Russell T Davies introduces the concept of episode three and Euros Lyn explains why they used Swansea as Cardiff.
  • Mark Gatiss nearly cries.
  • Ernie Vincze talks about how he lit the streets to look like authentic Victorian Cardiff, Phil Collinson talks about the difficulties of the shoot and Euros Lyn later looks back on what a success it was.
  • Hickman looks back at the amount of human history the Doctor has been responsible for and McCoy and Colin Baker talk about how little he could change time.
  • Elisabeth Sladen and Eccleston talk of the programme's morals.
  • We see the zombies being being made up and Davy Jones talks us through the process. Lyn enthuses over his work.
  • Will Cohen goes over the Gelth effect and animator Chris Tucker shows us the computers used.
  • Eccleston sums up the show so far and drops hints for the future.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

11th April 2005 - Russell T Davies Unscripted

6'15", 16:9

In a 38-minute BBC Four documentary on Russell T Davies, the subject of Doctor Who comes up several times.

We see behind the scenes of The End of the World before Russell praises Doctor Who for his interest in writing (we see cropped clips from The Dalek Invasion of Earth) - Christopher Eccleston gives us his view of Davies. Later, he gives more of an insight into the relaunch of Doctor Who and his position within the team.

Two clips.

15th April 2005 - Aliens of London Trailer

0'07", 16:9

Clip from Aliens of London.

This appeared on the DVD box set of The Complete First Series with an extra shot at the start.

16th April 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.4, I Get a Side-Kick Out of You


 

Soundtrack

Christopher Otcaek: Real Wild Child
Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way
Tears for Fears: Shout
Primal Scream: Rocks
Elvis Costello: She
Jimi Hendrix: Foxy Lady
Blur: Song 2
27'23", 16:9

A look at what it takes to be the Doctor's companion.
  • Billie Piper talks about how much Rose has taken over her life and Christopher Eccleston talks about her character being the Doctor's equal. They both talk about the relationship between the two.
  • Noel Clarke pitches in his thoughts about the character, and Piper describes her as "gutsy". Russell T Davies explains that the companion is the voice of the audience.
  • Katy Manning, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Elisabeth Sladen and Peter Davison on the traditional role of the assistant, and screaming. Eccleston discusses being frustrated at the stereotypes of the past.
  • Piper reflects on the difference of Rose to her predecessors and Clarke explains why the character left her old life at the end of the first episode. Davies talks about making different choices about the companion's ties to home and Clarke talks about the benefits of that storyline.
  • Piper on the Rose/Jackie relationship and Colin Baker on his favourite of the prior companions. Tom Baker talks about his reaction to Leela and Louise Jameson explains the character's savage nature. Colin Baker and Katy Manning on Jo Grant. Tom Baker and Sladen on Sarah Jane. Davison and Sarah Sutton on Nyssa and on killing off Adric. Colin Baker and Bryant on Peri. Aldred on Ace.
  • Manning talks about the fashions she wore, and Davison talks about his companions losing their clothes and Bryant's cleavage upstaging his regeneration.
  • Lucinda Wright discusses her thoughts behind Rose's costuming and Piper adds her comments, explaining that the clothes reflect the character's growth.
  • Piper and Sladen talk a little more about their characters developments, and Bryany about her relationship with the Doctor.
  • Amidst footage of their wedding, Tom Baker talks about his marraige to Lalla Ward. Davison on "hanky panky in the TARDIS" and Aldred, Jameson, Davies and McCoy on their reaction to "that" kiss in the TV Movie. Clarke on his reaction to the Doctor/Rose relationship, which Eccleston describes as a love story and Piper explains Rose's thoughts.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

18th April 2005 - World War III Trailer

0'20", 16:9

The Strictly Dance Fever trailer from 26th March, followed by a brief clip of the specially filmed footage for the teasers, and then five clips from World War Three.

This appeared on the DVD box set of The Complete First Series, minus Strictly Dance Fever footage.

21st April 2005 - Richard & Judy

12'58", 16:9

Nick Briggs and Sylvester McCoy appear on the show to preview Dalek. After a clip from World War Three, viewers caught on the streets of London comment on the high quality of the new series. McCoy is asked if he's watching the series (he is, and he's hooked), Briggs is asked about the atmosphere on set (everyone admired Billie & Chris) and then introduces his own ring modulator. A cropped clip from Remembrance of the Daleks shows McCoy facing a Dalek (he hates watching himself), after which he's asked if he misses it (he doesn't, but he's envious of the new technology), his favourite TARDIS interior (the American version) and the levitating Dalek in Remembrance (a preview is shown of the new series Dalek when it begins its assault, and another of its first flight). Richard criticises the Dalek-eye-view graphics (Briggs counters that the Daleks have spent more money on their guns) and the speed of Doctor Who monsters (McCoy describes the difficulties in shooting Remembrance). Briggs gives credit to Barnaby Edwards for sitting inside the Dalek all day, and explains how the actors intermingle more now. He talks about his excitement at being involved, and then demonstrates the ring modulator (the hosts also try). McCoy plugs Arsenic and Old Lace, the theatrical production he's currently in, and Briggs talks about his work with Big Finish Productions. Richard advertises the first DVD release of the new series, and the CD of Project: Who?

22nd April 2005 - GMTV

5'29", 16:9

Noel Clarke appears on GMTV's Entertainment Today spot, following a brief look behind the scenes on Billie Piper's appearance in The Canterbury Tales (and a short interview clip of Piper talking about saying goodbye to Chris and hello to David). Clarke, following a clip from Aliens of London, explains the story so far and what to look forward to in World War III and then goes on to talk about taking the show seriously and about Tennant taking over. GMTV purports the rumour that season 28 will feature cameos by Little Britain's Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Two clips from one show.

22nd April 2005 - Have I Got News For You?

4'15", 16:9

Andrew Marr, Peter Purves and The Beatles appear in the odd one out round, with a Doctor Who link - a pillarboxed clip from The Ark shows Purves' performance.  Later, "Outrage as Dr Who..." forms part of the missing word round.

23rd April 2005 - The Sun Advert

0'29", 16:9

Sylvester McCoy's career hits an all-time low has he narrates the advert for the Sun's week of promo DVDs.

23rd April 2005 - Dalek Trailer

0'29", 16:9

Clip from Dalek.

This appeared on the DVD box set of The Complete First Series, minus ident.

23rd April 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.5, Why on Earth?


 

Soundtrack

Jet N Cester/C Muncey: Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
27'57", 16:9
  • Russell T Davies on the freedom of time and space also being annoying.
  • Noel Clarke explains why we have to consider what happens to Jackie and Mickey after Rose left.
  • Christopher Eccleston talks about his relationship with individuals.
  • Peter Davison describes the Doctor as a fallible anti-hero, and that perhaps reflected his own personality.
  • Colin Baker talks about the Doctor looking human, but not being, and his love for humans.
  • Davison, Andrew Collins and Davies on cliffhangers and their necessity.
  • Will Cohen explains how the unzipping effect on the Slitheen works and Paul Casey, Alan Ruscue and Elizabeth Fost on being inside the Slitheen costumes.
  • Annette Badland explains why she farts so much.
  • Cohen and David Bowman take us through the spaceship crash in Aliens of London.
  • Colin Baker, Richard Franklin, Nicholas Courtney and Katy Manning explain the concept of UNIT (and Jo's relationship with the Doctor) via a quick retrospective of the Pertwee era.
  • Courtney covers his return appearances throughout the show, and Sylvester
  • McCoy offers his thoughts on the Doctor.
  • Eccleston on the Doctor's hopes for the human race.
  • Davison shares his feelings on the Doctor's thought processes, while Eccleston explains his ruthless pragmatic side.
  • Eccleston finishes by talking about the Doctor's sadness, and how glad he is that this show is going out at 7pm, despite being difficult viewing at times.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

29th April 2005 - Richard & Judy

10'46", 16:9
 
Billie Piper appears on the Channel 4 chat show to promote Dalek. After showing the "elevate!" clip, they discuss what they love most about the show, the changes from the old, Eccleston leaving, Tennant being "adorable", what time she'd travel back to if she could, her singing caree and her relationship with Chris Evans.

29th April 2005 - Blue Peter

7'31", 16:9
 
Blue Peter dedicates a significant portion of its show to previewing Dalek. First some pictures drawn by viewers are shown, and then a montage of clips from the season so far. Christopher Eccleston talks behind the scenes about the plot of Dalek, and Russell T Davies talks about how fantastic Daleks are, over clips of the forthcoming episode. The presenter gets to play inside a Dalek and we see some pillarboxed clips of the first Dalek story. Nick Briggs shows off his ring modulator.

30th April 2005 - BBC News

2'57", 16:9
 
Nick Briggs appears on BBC News to promote the evening's broadcast of Dalek. He talks about his work with Big Finish, a little about the plot of Dalek (with some clips shown) and shows off his equipment. Ooer.

30th April 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.6, Dalek


 

Soundtrack

Carl Orff/City of Prague: Excaliba: Fortuna From Carmima
Big Brovaz: Nu Flow
28'42", 16:9

The episode that tied in with Robert Shearman's Dalek-return story.
  • Christopher Eccleston talks about the reaction on-set to the Dalek and Julie Gardner recounts her own experience. Billie Piper is too young to have such a reaction, but she understands others'. Aw.
  • Colin Baker explains the simplicity of the Daleks, and Sylvester McCoy ecstatically joins in. Eccleston offers a more sober view.
  • Clayton Hickman paraphrases Terrance Dicks (no redeeming features!) and Terry Nation (Nazis in space!) in a description of the Daleks, and reminisces about his youthful memories. No-one mentions the Georgian State Dancers.
  • McCoy compares Daleks to tanks (yes, well done) and Russell T Davies explains what he finds scary about them (rather lazily, simply because it's "hardwired" into him from his childhood).
  • Peter Davison tells us that the fear factor is directly related to the death count, and recounts some memories of working with the metal beasts.
  • Hickman and Davies on death.
  • Colin Baker also shares some memories of difficulties working with the Daleks, and McCoy yet again recounts a certain tale involving explosions, car alarms and the local bomb squad. "And I turned round, and they were all wearing exploding eyepatches."
  • Lorraine Heggessy and Phil Collinson talks about how important it was to have the Daleks back.
  • Ed Thomas drescribes the new Daleks as chunkier, and Mike Tucker shows how difficult Dalek operation is.
  • Colin Baker mocks the plunger (how little he knows) and tells us how many people shout "exterminate" across the street at him. These people only exist in his head, poor dear.
  • Eccleston talks about the Doctor's intense emotional journey. Again. And in case we weren't certain, Davies tells us that the Doctor is the last of the Time Lords. Again. Who's for a quick round of "He has two hearts, so does he love twice as much?"
  • Eccleston explains the variation of the tone throughout the series. Apparently, The End of the World is more light-hearted than Dalek.
  • Murray Gold drops in on a choir to get a round of applause. As an afterthought, he also records them doing some singing. He tells us how quick his decision to join the series was, and confirms what every fan had been thinking - with the musical intensity increasing with every episode, he'd peaked far too early in episode five.
  • Eccleston tells us the Dalek episode is dark. He apparently didn't see the deleted scene with the Dalek chorus line serving ice-creams and singing Jon Pertwee's I Am The Doctor.
  • Barnaby Edwards talks about life inside a Dalek.
  • Davison explains that the Cybermen had people in them and the Daleks didn't. Well, half-right.
  • Regular enthusiastic Generic Fan Andrew Collins makes exclamations about the Dalek's ability to climb stairs. McCoy uses this as an opportunity to talk about being part of the most historical scene in Doctor Who ever ever. Well, except that one about whether or not Tom Baker had the right.
  • Robert 'God' Shearman says some witty and intellectual things about writing the "elevate!" scene, and then goes on to write another dozen fantastic scripts in between takes.
  • David Bowman, Compositor, shows us his work flower-arranging. No, only joking, he composites.
  • Piper starts method acting and wells up while describing the scene she's about to film. And you thought she was just a pop singer with a hot body.
  • Shearman fails to appear onscreen, but all the viewers remember again why he's so wonderful.
  • Nicholas Briggs discusses finger-conducting and is instantly hired for the 2006 relaunch of Fingerbobs.
  • Collins gets excited again. This time about the fact that you never got to see a Dalek in the flesh, and all was left to the viewers' imaginations - to prove just how wrong he is, Neill Gorton creates a Dalek for all to see.
  • Piper descibes the rather phallic Dalek as "overwhelming".
  • The final verdict - why bring the Daleks back to Doctor Who? Because everyone expects it. Everyone expects wobbly sets too, but inconsistently these were consigned to the 80s. Feh. I want my wobbly sets! Oh, what's that next week? The Long Game, you say?

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

May 2005 - Dead Ringers Election Special Trailer 1

0'19", 16:9

Two short trailers in which politicians play out the "D'you wanna come with me" trailer.
 

May 2005 - Dead Ringers Election Special Trailer 2

0'09", 16:9

Two short trailers in which politicians play out the "D'you wanna come with me" trailer.  This version is much shorter.
 

May 2005 - GMTV

4'18" 16:9

GMTV reports on the shock news that Dalek is to be classified a 12 on the forthcoming DVD release. After watching some clips, DWAS' David Bickerstaff goes up against psychologist Cynthia McVey. Bickerstaff thinks its ridiculous, McVey thinks its a sensible decision.

May 2005 - Series One Australian Teaser 1

0'05" 16:9

A brief clip from Rose previewing the Australian launch of Series One.

May 2005 - Series One Australian Teaser 2

0'05" 16:9

A brief clip from Rose previewing the Australian launch of Series One.

May 2005 - Series One Australian Teaser 3

0'05" 16:9

A brief clip from Rose previewing the Australian launch of Series One, very similar to the above but with a different caption.

May 2005 - Series One Australian Trailer 1

0'39" 16:9

"He's created a frenzy across the Universe. Ratings went through the stratosphere. The smash hit phenomenon is back. Bigger. Bolder. And better than ever. So... who's worth making a fuss about. All new Doctor Who is coming to you." - Clips from the first six episodes, backed with this voiceover and the Minimal version of Doctorin' in the TARDIS.

Three variants - ending with graphics reading "Coming Soon", "Coming Soon: May 21" and "7:30 Saturday". All have the same voiceover except the last, which ends with "All new Doctor Who arrives 7:30 Saturday."

May 2005 - Series One Australian Trailer 2

0'25" 16:9

"One Doctor still makes housecalls. Anywhere. Any time. Now he's coming to your place." - Clips from the first two episodes, backed with this voiceover.

Three variants - ending with graphics reading "Coming Soon" (voiceover "Doctor Who: Coming Soon"), "7:30 Next Saturday" (voiceover: "Doctor Who arrives next Saturday") and "7:30 Saturday" (voiceover: "Doctor Who arrives 7:30 Saturday.")

6th May 2005 - Have I Got News For You

0'25", 16:9

Ian Hislop compares Peter Snow's equipment to a collection of Daleks.

7th May 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.7, The Dark Side


 

Soundtrack

Lemon Jelly: Come Down On Me
Prodigy: Fire Starter
Goldfrapp: Lovely Head
Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Daft Punk: Robot Rock
Audio Bullys: I Shot You Down
Royksopp: Royskopp's Night Out
Aim: What Do People Do All Day
Coldplay: We Never Change
Chemical Brothers: Block Rocking Beats
Tom Tom Club: Wordy Rappinghood
Jem Griffiths/Gerrard Young: They by Jem
28'18", 16:9

This segment, broadcast straight after The Long Game, looks at the humaoid 'monsters':
  • Host Simon Pegg describes playing an evil genius as "cool".
  • Russell T Davies speaks of his love of evil geniuses, and of Pegg. Phil Collinson also enthuses over the actor.
  • Pegg introduces his character, and Doctor Who's part in his life. Clayton Hickman and Davies expand on the "evil genius" role of The Editor.
  • Andrew Collins talks about loving monsters, but needing human figures of evil.
  • Hickman, Sylvester McCoy and Tom Baker talk about some of the original series' villains, their motivations and their senses of humour. Colin Baker talks specifically about Davros.
  • Tom Baker focusses on the actor's contributions, and Davies talks about how great his actors are.
  • Billie Piper on the recurring theme of the "blokey standoff", and Hickman on the female villains of the past and present, including Cassandra and the Rani.
  • Peter Davison on the Master, and Eric Roberts on playing the character in 1996. Hickman describes his incarnation as camp. McCoy valiantly tries to add some depth to Ainley's version, and Davies explains why he hasn't brought the character back.
  • Hickman, Collinson and Corey Johnson on Van Statten.
  • Davies and Hickman on Adam - the latter sympathises.
  • Davies on avoiding the cliches, such as silly costumes and other "nonsense".
  • Pegg describes his makeup as "alarming".
  • Brian Grant and Will Cohen show off the Jagraffess. Dave Houghton explains the use of greenscreen.
  • Pegg tries to say the Jagraffess's full name. Davies shows how easy it is, and Christopher Eccleston agrees that it's fun.
  • Hickman jokes about the repeated failure of evil geniuses, and Davies finishes by describing The Editor as a "front man".

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

8th May 2005 - Breakfast

1'52", 16:9

Breakfast news reports on the prior night's BAFTAs. Amongst other winners we see Piper collecting the award for Doctor Who.

8th May 2005 - Points of View

0'26", 16:9

People write in to Points of View to complain that the glorious return of the Daleks was less than glorious. Do these people never read spoilers?!

11th May 2005 - North West Tonight

1'52", slightly pillarboxed 16:9

Gordon Burns interviews a Dalek, shows some pillarboxed clips of Dalek, and interviews fan Nigel Lata-Burston about the replica Dalek he's just bought, and Ian Clarke, who made it for him. David Thomas shows off his replica TARDIS. It really is THAT easy to get on the news these days.

Two clips from one show.

12th May 2005 - Dead Ringers (Series E, Episode 1)

2'31", 16:9

In a spoof of Doctor Who Confidential, Christopher Eccleston introduces us to his family and explains his reason for quitting: not only are they all from the North, they're Trekkies. His Mum even once made him Ferengi ears that he still wears.

14th May 2005 - Father's Day Tonight Trail

0'09", 16:9

Clips from Father's Day.

14th May 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.8, Time Trouble


 

Soundtrack

Blue Oyster Cult: Don't Fear the Reaper
Ron Grainer: Steptoe and Son Theme
Billy Idol: White Weddings
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
The Pretenders: Don't Get Me Wrong
Puffy Daddy: Come With Me
28'33", 16:9

The episode following Father's Day looks at Cornell's story...
  • Billie Piper describes the script as "compelling" as behind the scenes footage of Father's Day is shown and Shaun Dingwall talks briefly about Pete Tyler.
  • Phil Collinson on wanting to tell the story of Rose's dad, Dingwall on relating to the idea of "what if" and Russell T Davies on avoiding soap cliches.
  • Clayton Hickman on non-interference in Doctor Who's history, and Davies and Andrew Collins on time-altering stories.
  • Davies on Rose "getting it wrong" and Hickman and Christopher Eccleston on the Doctor's thought processes.
  • Paul Cornell talks about it not entirely being Rose's fault.
  • Hickman looks at the previous Doctors' relationships with his companions.
  • Cornell talks further about the Doctor's part in this.
  • Hickman and Collins talk about the Doctor's inability to have a family of his own, and Collins looks at Jo's departure in The Green Death.
  • Sylvester McCoy and Piper talk about the Doctor's character in general.
  • Collins talks about the Doctor's mistakes in Horror of Fang Rock, and Hickman about similar themes in Ghost Light.
  • Will Cohen, Chris Petts and David Bowman on the Reaper designs.
  • Cohen and Dingwall on acting against CGI characters, and more of Bowman on the effects.
  • Paul Jefferies talks about creating the sounds of the Reapers.
  • Cohen and Hickman talk about sacrifice, and the latter goes into the history of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, with help from Peter Davison and clips of Mawdryn Undead.
  • Collinson talks about how helpful Cardiff have been in the making of the series and Cornell raves about the attention to detail in creating the 80s. Davies likens it to a period drama.
  • Lin Davie, Camille Coduri and Davies explain the "look" of the 80s.
  • Collinson, Coduri and Dingwall explain Rose's reaction to meeting her father.
  • Cornell, Dingwall and Davies speak of the heroism of Pete Tyler.
  • Finally, Piper, Eccleston and Cornell explain the growth of the Doctor throughout the episode.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

20th May 2005 - Breakfast

5'05" 16:9

The morning before the broadcast of The Empty Child, BBC's morning show presents a clip from that episode, and interviews John Barrowman.

He introduces Captain Jack and the dynamic he adds to the TARDIS crew, then talks about how much he features ("...until the end of the series: Beyond that we'll just wait and see."), excitement about being asked to join the cast, his childhood memories of Doctor Who and being in The Producers.
 

20th May 2005 - The Empty Child Trailer

0'09" 16:9

Clips from Father's Day and The Empty Child.
 

21st May 2005 - Rose Aus Tonight Trailer 1

0'34" 16:9

Clips from Rose, Very Little Britain, The Bill and Parkinson.

21st May 2005 - Rose Aus Tonight Trailer 2

0'09" 16:9

Two short clips from Rose.

21st May 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.9, Special Effects


 

Soundtrack

Jamiroquai: Planet Earth
Jerry Goldsmith: Capricon One
Feeder: Pushing the Senses
The Chemical Brothers: Galvanize
Keane: Somewhere Only We Know
Bonny Tyler: I Need a Hero
Led Zeppelin: Black Dog
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven
Glenn Miller: In The Mood
29'02" 16:9
  • Julie Gardner takes us through a tone meeting, and explains what they are.
  • James Hawes offers his comments while at the tone meeting, planning the blackout sequence, and later Russell T Davies explains to us what a complex scene it is.
  • Phil Collinson talks of his horror reading the script, and Steven Moffat of his surprise at not being reigned in.
  • Davies and Collinson tell us further about what a difficult scene it is, and how Hawes' solution works so well.
  • Billie Piper on the difficulties of acting with green screen, and Collinson and Davies explain how the shots were achieved.
  • Will Cohen goes into some further depth on the trickery behind the blitz scenes, and then turns the subject round to Captain Jack's ship.
  • Davies admits that his first thoughts on the ship were misplaced, and Moffat proffers his ideas.
  • Edward Thomas talks about the colour schemes behind the show.
  • Collinson and Davies on introducing new characters, specifically Jack. Hawes talks of this thrill upon seeing the sets for the first time and Ernie Vincze explains the lighting decisions for the ship.
  • John Barrowman is thrilled at his character.
  • Christopher Eccleston and Piper tell us their character's first impressions of Jack.
  • Davies, Neill Gorton and Will Cohen discuss the gas mask effects while Richard Wilson talks about his character.
  • Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy talk of the pitfalls (and in some ways charm) of the low budgets they had to face. Andrew Collins gives a fan's point of view.
  • Cohen looks back at the spiders and space station shots in The End of the World, and Eccleston talks about acting to green screen.
  • Cohen on the original ideas of the TARDIS dematerialisation effect - some rough shots are shown.
  • Eccleston talks about his scene with the kids in (or not) for The Empty Child.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

23rd May 2005 - The End of the World Aus Trailer

0'25" 4:3

"If you thought the Doctor was out of this world... wait till you meet his friends! This is one party... to end all parties."

28th May 2005 - The End of the World Aus Tonight Trailer

0'39" 16:9

Clips from The End of the World, Very Little Britain, The Bill and Parkinson.

28th May 2005 - The Doctor Dances Tonight Trailer

0'09" 16:9

Clips from Father's Day and The Doctor Dances.
 

28th May 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.10, Weird Science


 

Soundtrack

Basement Jaxx: Just 1 Kiss
Lemon Jelly: Space Walk
The Scissor Sisters: Take Your Mamma Out
Pilot/Paton-Lyall: Magic
Monty Norman: James Bond Theme
Daft Punk: Technologic
Outkast: My Favourite Things
Royksopp: Eple
Tom Jones feat Cerys Matthews: Baby It's Cold Outside
Air: Kelly Watch The Stars
Thomas Dolby: She Blinded Me With Science
Glenn Miller: In The Mood
28'31", 16:9

(Details to follow soon)

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

June 2005 - BBC Radio 7 Trailer 1

0'38", 16:9

Two trailers advertising Doctor Who (and Hancock's Half Hour and The League of Gentleman) being aired on BBC Radio 7.

June 2005 - BBC Radio 7 Trailer 2

0'15", 16:9

Two trailers advertising Doctor Who (and Hancock's Half Hour and The League of Gentleman) being aired on BBC Radio 7.

June 2005 - Radio Times Advert

0'29", slightly widescreen 4:3

A Radio Times reader shows off his Doctor Who knowledge in this LivingTV advert for the listings magazine.

June 2005 - ABC Weekend Shuffle

0'50" 16:9

Promoting the changing schedule in Australia's ABC channel Saturday night lineup, clips from Strictly Dancing, Taggart, Memphis Trousers, Aliens of London, Parkinson, Outback House, and The Commander.

June 2005 - Limelight Ad

0'30" 16:9

A trailer for the monthly Australian listings magazine, with June's issue focussing on a behind the scenes look at Doctor Who.

June 2005 - Series One Aus Timeslot Ad

0'08" 16:9

A short promo reminding Australian viewers of the time slot for each episode of Doctor Who, with a photo from The Unquiet Dead helping remind us who's in it.

3rd June 2005 - Boom Town Trailer

0'09", 16:9

Clips from Father's Day and Boom Town.

5th June 2005 - The Unquiet Dead Aus Tonight Trailer

0'06", 16:9

A single clip from the episode.

4th June 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.11, Unsung Heroes and Violent Death


 

Soundtrack

Blur: To The End
Bon Jovi: Blaze of Glory
Keane: Island
Faithless: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Sergio Mendes/Brasil '66: Mas Que Nada
28'29", 16:9

The episode immediately following Boom Town..:
  • Christopher Eccleston on death. Nice. Russell T Davies on the moral question behind the latest episode.
  • Eccleston on seeing the TARDIS in front of the Millennium Centre, and Davies on the "feel" of the episode.
  • Clayton Hickman on the Doctor's links with death, and Davies explores the moral questions of Boom Town further.
  • Archive footage of Mary Whitehouse from Thirty Years in the TARDIS, 1993 talking about The Deadly Assassin, as she expresses her shock and disbelief that people could DIE on TV. DIE. On TV! Well, the very thought.
  • Colin Baker has a laugh at Whitehouse's expense, but admits his era was slightly violent too.
  • Peter Davison doesn't believe there's a link between screen death and real-life violence.
  • Eccleston and Davison describe Doctor Who as "dark".
  • Andrew Collins excitedly joins in to talk about some of his favourite deaths.
  • "And The Ark in Space promoted... bubble wrap!".
  • Davies on the problems he faced writing episode 11, and Eccleston on the problems the Doctor faces on his travels.
  • Davies and Eccleston both look at the Doctor's actions in the sixth episode, and on moving on without a care for the consequences...
  • Noel Clarke whines on more about Rose leaving him for the Doctor. Method acting, anyone? At least Davies sympathises.
  • Clarke shows us behind the scenes work of Boom Town, Davies continues to talk about the character's suffering.
  • Billie Piper joins in to look at the "imhumanity" of the Doctor, and Eccleston talks through the example of The Unquiet Dead.
  • Helen Raynor talks about the importance of the little characters, most of whom end up dead, and Davies explains how the Doctor helps them grow.
  • Sylvester McCoy tells, once more, the story of the water tank in Battlefield. "And I turned round, and they were all wearing swimming goggles!"
  • Eccleston compares Doctor Who to the best dark fairy tales.
  • Raynor and Davies ponder the resolution of Margaret's story.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

11th June 2005 - Aliens of London Aus Tonight Trailer

0'05", 16:9

A short collection of clips from the episode.

5th June 2005 - Points of View

3'12", 16:9

More gushing admiration for the new series, although the Blitz two-parter got complaints that it was too scary (clips demonstrate this). Julie Gardner as ever defends it.

11th June 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.12, The World of Who


 

Soundtrack
The Dandy Warhols:
Every Day Should Be a Holiday
Tomoyasu Hotei: Battle Without Honour or Humanity
Andy Williams/Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio: Can't Take My Eyes off You
T Connection/Coakley: Do What You Want to Do
Eddie and the Eggs: A Cup of Coffee
Morcheeba: The Sea
Republica: Ready to Go
28'25", 16:9

The penultimate episode of the first series of Doctor Who Confidential, tying in with the broadcast of Bad Wolf.
  • The episode is introduced with clips of conventions from across the world, and of Bad Wolf.
  • Behind the scenes of Bad Wolf, with Russell T Davies explaining his inspiration, and comments from Billie Piper.
  • Alan Ruscoe, Neill Gorton and Charlie Bluett talk about their Ann Droid costume, with additional comments from Davies.
  • Paterson Joseph, Phil Collinson, Davies and Piper talk of their excitement in Anne's involvement.
  • Ruscoe talks more of his suffering in the costume as we see it being reattached. Bluett talks about this process further.
  • Davies speaks of his surprise at the Doctor Who Mastermind special, and John Humphreys offers his views.
  • Katy Manning, Peter Davison and Tom Baker explain how much Doctor Who has infiltrated pop culture.
  • Clips from the Gallifrey 2005 convention, and Davison and Collinson's thoughts on popularity in America. Shaun Lyon offers the American perspective.
  • Manning, Lis Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, Tom Baker and Davison speak of their love for the fans.
  • Clips from an 80s convention with Jon Pertwee, Davison and Patrick Troughton. Davison, Courtney and Manning share more of their feelings, and are joined in this by Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.
  • Manning talks about her nude photos, followed by a clip of the Kit Kat advert.
  • Davies talks of his excitement surrounding the Daleks, and clips from a 1972 Generation Game and Q are shown.
  • More at the Gallifrey convention, with thoughts on fandom from fan Tim Davis and Davies.
  • Behind the scenes at the recording of a Big Finish audio, explained by Davison, Gary Russell and Nicola Bryant, with comments from Davies on the original series' cheapness.
  • Davies speaks of his pride on turning Doctor Who mainstream again, and clips are shown of the Doctor Who exhibition in Brighton - Jason Mannix, organiser, talks about it, and contributions come from several young fans. Gorton remembers the Blackpool exhibition.
  • Gorton talks about inspiration for Trine-E and Zu-Zana, with excited words from John Barrowman and Davies.
  • Barrowman and Davies discuss the former's bum.
  • Gorton enthuses about blowing up Trine-E and Zu-Zana.
  • Davies explains the necessity of Captain Jack to a war storyline.
  • Collinson and Davies talk about the cliffhanger ending.
  • Tom Baker, Davison and Manning give thei final thoughts on the enduring appeal of the show.

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.

TME was at the Gallifrey convention that year, and despite repeatedly running past the Confidential camera crew, entirely failed to make it to the final edit.
 

12th June 2005 - Great Food Live

5'51", 4:3

Annette Badland appears on the UKtv Food show. She talks about her career and her hopes for the future, the plot of Boom Town, farting aliens, her latest film, her attitude towards Sunday lunch and a role in The Archers. Later she sits down to eat food with them. Thrilling TV all round.

Three clips from one show.

12th June 2005 - Top Gear

8'16", 16:9

Amidst various Doctor Who jokes, Jeremy Clarkson interviews Christopher Eccleston. He talks about the fear factor, especially of The Empty Child - he realised early on that it was his responsibility to make the world of Doctor Who seem safe for young viewers. Clarkson tries to get the job of Eccleston's replacement, and pulls in the comparisons with the ex-Doctor, who refers to him as "part sheep".
Chris has only been driving for 14 months, and he shares an anecdote about the filming of Gone in 60 Seconds. As he only has an automatic license, Top Gear tracked down one of the 40 Suzuki Liana automatics in the UK so he could take part in the Liana challenge - where celebrities drive round a race track. He manages it in 1'52.04", placing him between Vinnie Jones and Jordan (Katie Price).

13th June 2005 - World War Three Aus Trailer

0'29", 16:9

Clips from World War Three aired in advance of the episode in Australia.

13th June 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Trailer 1

0'10", 16:9

A series of short trailers running daily until the day before the final episode of series one.

13th June - 1a - "I am the God of all Daleks" "...in 5 days" - 0'10"
14th June - 1b - "I am the God of all Daleks" "...in 4 days" - 0'10"

1a, 2, 3a, 4a and 4b appear on the Complete First Series DVD set.

14th June 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Trailer 2

0'10", 16:9

A series of short trailers running daily until the day before the final episode of series one.

14th June - 2 - Daleks in flight "...in 4 days" - 0'10"

1a, 2, 3a, 4a and 4b appear on the Complete First Series DVD set.

15th June 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Trailer 3

0'10", 16:9

A series of short trailers running daily until the day before the final episode of series one.

15th June - 3a - "TARDIS detected!" "...in 3 days" - 0'09"
16th June - 3b - "TARDIS detected!" "...in 2 days" - 0'09"

1a, 2, 3a, 4a and 4b appear on the Complete First Series DVD set.

16th June 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Trailer 4

0'10", 16:9

A series of short trailers running daily until the day before the final episode of series one.

16th June - 4a - "If this message..." "...in 2 days" - 0'09"
17th June - 4b - "If this message..." "...in 1 day" - 0'10"

1a, 2, 3a, 4a and 4b appear on the Complete First Series DVD set.

16th June 2005 - Breakfast

9'46", 16:9

Russell T Davies appears in studio to talk about Doctor Who. We see clips of Father's Day, The Empty Child and Bad Wolf, and then one of the presenters explains that she hasn't watched the new series because she was terrified as a youngster. Davies is very good humoured about all this.

Davies talks about the risk of bringing back the show, the fan backlash and making it accessible. We get a sneak preview of The Parting of the Ways and Davies goes on to talk about the show's reputation, the loss of Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper staying on and the mystery of the Bad Wolf.

16th June 2005 - Newsround

0'14", 16:9

A brief report, utilising behind the scenes footage, and clips from The End of the World and Aliens of London, confirms that not only will Piper be back for a second series, but that the show has been renewed for a third already.

17th June 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Trailer 5

0'32", 16:9

A series of short trailers running daily until the day before the final episode of series one.

18th June - 5 - "Every living creature dies" "Time is up: Tomorrow..." - 0'16"
19th June - 5 - "Every living creature dies" "Time is up: Tonight..." - 0'16"
 

17th June 2005 - GMTV

10'09", 16:9

John Barrowman appears on GMTV's Entertainment Today segment. We see a clip of him in The Parting of the Ways and then he talks about kissing Billie Piper (and Christopher Eccleston), Jack's development in the final episode, whether or not he'll return in the next season and his Glasgow accent. The next Entertainment Today guest appears, and Barrowman eyes him up a little. After the break, Barrowman takes part in the ongoing Sweetstakes game.
Three clips from one show.

18th June 2005 - World War Three Aus Tonight Trailer 1

0'29", 16:9

Clips from World War Three, Parkinson, Very Little Britain and The Bill.

18th June 2005 - World War Three Aus Tonight Trailer 2

0'05", 16:9

Clips from World War Three.

18th June 2005 - CBBC eXtra

11'05", 4:3

The interactive channel linked to CBBC takes a look at Doctor Who, beginning with a montage of Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways and then interviewing Phil Collinson, who explains why Doctor Who is on Saturdays, where the Doctor comes from, what's inside a Dalek, whether the Doctor will land on an alien planet (yes, next year!), why Doctor Who is so scary and then asking some children why they like Doctor Who. There is then a clip from the twelfth episode of Confidential, featuring Russell T Davies, Billie Piper and the organiser of the Brighton Doctor Who exhibition.


 

18th June 2005 - The Ultimate Guide


 

 


 

 
43'37", 16:9

Broadcast immediately prior to The Parting of the Ways, this documentary compiled some of the best moments from the first series of Confidential.
  • Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper and John Barrowman give general introductory comments on how they feel being involved.
  • Julie Gardner tells us how excited she is to have the show back, and explains her involvement in its relaunch.
  • Eccleston, Gardner and Davies discuss the casting of the Doctor.
  • Davies talks from the initial location shooting about the differences between old and new and the wonders of Chris.
  • Clayton Hickman offers his thoughts on Eccleston while Davies, Eccleston and Lucinda Wright discuss the leather jacket.
  • Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy briefly talk through the history of the character, with some comments from Eccleston.
  • The TARDIS interior and exterior comes under scrutiny, with thoughts from Will Cohen, Ed Thomas, Billie Piper (primarily on the unreliability of the TARDIS itself).
  • And onto the Sonic Screwdriver - Colin Baker, Davies, Eccleston and Andrew Collins uniformly enthuse about it. Thomas explains how they come up with the current design.
  • Piper explains her character, just in case we'd missed her over the last thirteen weeks. Davies talks through some of his inspirations and turns the subject round to her family: Noel Clarke gives us his thoughts and then takes us behind the scenes on Boom Town.
  • Piper, Shaun Dingwall, Hickman and Eccleston discuss the brilliance of Father's Day and how it reflects the Doctor's feelings about humanity.
  • Davies talks about why he added Captain Jack to the mix, in order to have a character that could realistically hold a gun without diminishing the power of the Doctor and Rose - Barrowman also talks about his character.
  • The London Blitz: Gardner talks about the tone meeting for The Empty Child, Davies about the mix of physical and post-production effects, Phil Collinson his initial reaction, Steven Moffatt his surprise at not being reigned in and Will Cohen how they created CG aerial shots of London.
  • Will Cohen explains the challenges of the turnaround time for The End of the World, and then he and Eccleston discuss in some detail the climactic walkway scene. Yasmin Bannerman talks briefly about her character.
  • Alan Ruscoe introduces himself and talks about the Anne Droid with Neill Gorton and Russell T Davies. Paterson Joseph gives us his thoughts also.
  • Piper on the "blokey standoff" in Dalek, Corey Johnson on the metaphorical aspect of his character's lair.
  • Simon Pegg is excited to be playing an evil genius in Doctor Who and Hickman talks about evil geniuses in Who.
  • Davies describes the show as "steeped in death" while Hickman and Eccleston discuss the good side of making children face adult concepts - Davies cites the restaurant scene in Boom Town as a prime example.
  • Finally the documentary brings us up to The Parting of the Ways: Colin Baker, McCoy, Hickman and Davies talk about the history of the Daleks, and Thomas about the new look. Murray Gold chips in with comments about the music's effect on them before final comments from Eccleston and Davies.

18th June 2005 - The Christmas Invasion Teaser Trailer 1

0'33", 16:9

Clips from The Parting of the Ways, Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, Father's Day, The End of the World, The Empty Child, Rose, Dalek, World War Three and The Doctor Dances, which immediately followed the broadcast of the final episode of series one.

This appears on the Complete First Series DVD set.

18th June 2005 - Doctor Who Confidential: 1.13, The Last Battle


 

Soundtrack

Prodigy: Breathe
Rob Dougans: Clubbed to Death
The Pretenders: I'll Stand by You
Snow Patrol: Run
28'56", 16:9

The final episode of the first series of DWC looks at the Daleks, the end of the ninth Doctor and the new companions...
  • Russell T Davies explains why The Parting of the Ways is such an important episode.
  • Following some behind the scenes footage, John Barrowman explains the Doctor's motivation.
  • Davies talks about the concept of the time war, and its links to Genesis of the Daleks.
  • Andrew Collins discusses the weight on the ninth Doctor's shoulders, and Christopher Eccleston and Davies discuss the character's background.
  • Will Cohen and Mike Tucker talk about the Emperor design, and Nick Briggs and Joe Aherne about the voice.
  • Eccleston about getting a feel for the character, and Collins and Davies on the evil of the Daleks.
  • Barrowman talks about the journey of Captain Jack, and Eccleston on the Doctor's feelings towards him.
  • Davies and Eccleston talk about the counterbalance Jack provides the Doctor with, and Barrowman on "the kisses".
  • Davies talks about the futility of Jack's battle.
  • David Hankinson talks about chasing Jack down a corridor, and Barrowman about the excitement of using ammunition.
  • Billie Piper talks about the experience of playing Rose, and Collins and Davies about the importance of her character.
  • Helen Rayner on the relationship between Rose and the Doctor and her part in the final episode.
  • Davies, Barrowman and Rayner talk about the ninth Doctor's final sacrifice

A shortened version of this, titled Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown appeared in repeat form on BBC Three, and also on the official DVD release of series one, without the Digital Onscreen Graphic showing the channel logo, which had been present on all broadcasts.
 

20th June 2005 - Dalek Aus Trailer 1

0'23", 16:9

Clips from Parkinson, Very Little Britain, The Bill and Dalek.

20th June 2005 - Dalek Aus Trailer 2

0'30", 16:9

A moody trailer for Dalek with legends...
"They're programmed to kill
They only have one emotion
They've destroyed entire worlds
Now they're back."

25th June 2005 - Dalek Aus Tonight Trailer

0'04", 16:9

Brief clips from Dalek.

29th June 2005 - The Long Game Aus Tonight Trailer 1

0'04", 16:9

A lengthy collection of clips from The Long Game with the indie song Spaceman backing.

29th June 2005 - The Long Game Aus Tonight Trailer 2

0'04", 16:9

Brief clips from The Long Game.

July 2005 - UKtv Gold Series One Adverts


 
0'58", 4:3

Immediately after the BBC One broadcast, UKtv Gold began running series one.

A 58" trailer advertised "The Good [Jonathan Ross], The Gay [Little Britain] and The Ugly [Doctor Who]", while two specific trailers (0'29", 0'09") advertised a stripped week of Doctor Who, showing clips from most episodes (the shorter just based on a clip from Aliens of London).

July 2005 - Series One Vol One DVD Aus Advert

0'05", 16:9

Clips from Rose, The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead advertise the DVD release along with the CD of Project: Who?.
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July 2005 - Parkinson Trailer

0'19", 16:9

Clips from the 19th March edition of Parkinson in which Billie Piper appeared to promote Doctor Who, prior to its July airing in Australia.

July 2005 - UKtv Gold Series One Adverts


 
0'29", 4:3

Immediately after the BBC One broadcast, UKtv Gold began running series one.

A 58" trailer advertised "The Good [Jonathan Ross], The Gay [Little Britain] and The Ugly [Doctor Who]", while two specific trailers (0'29", 0'09") advertised a stripped week of Doctor Who, showing clips from most episodes (the shorter just based on a clip from Aliens of London).

July 2005 - UKtv Gold Series One Adverts


 
0'09", 4:3

Immediately after the BBC One broadcast, UKtv Gold began running series one.

A 58" trailer advertised "The Good [Jonathan Ross], The Gay [Little Britain] and The Ugly [Doctor Who]", while two specific trailers (0'29", 0'09") advertised a stripped week of Doctor Who, showing clips from most episodes (the shorter just based on a clip from Aliens of London).

9th July 2005 - Father's Day Aus Tonight Trailer 1

0'15", 16:9

Brief clips from Father's Day with the legend "Be careful what you wish for"

9th July 2005 - ABC Tonight

0'09", 16:9

A short caption of the night's lineup, used from Father's Day through to the end of the season.

9th July 2005 - Father's Day Aus Tonight Trailer 2

0'09", 16:9

Brief clips from Father's Day.

16th July 2005 - The Empty Child Aus Tonight Trailer

0'09", 16:9

Brief clips from The Empty Child.

18th July 2005 - The Doctor Dances Aus Trailer

0'30", 16:9

A collection of clips, focussing on the introduction of Captain Jack and the effect it will have on the TARDIS team's dynamic.

19th July 2005 - Breakfast

1'09", 16:9

At the end of an interview, Michael Grade admits that he really likes the new Doctor Who, and we see a clip of Andrew Marr in Aliens of London.

19th July 2005 - Blue Peter

8'29", 16:9

The episode opens with a dramatised sequence of Gethin re-enacting the opening of Rose, with the Doctor Who theme running over the opening credits.

Later, the team announce a competition to win the chance to have your monster design appear in the second series, with clips of kids reminiscing about their favourites from the first.

Four clips.

22nd July 2005 - Blue Peter

7'01", 16:9

In order to help provide inspiration for the 19th July competition, Blue Peter shows clips from every episode of series one, and then invites Neill Gorton to turn one of the presenters into an alien. Fab!

Two clips.

23rd July 2005 - The Doctor Dances Aus Tonight Trailer

0'06", 16:9

A brief selection of clips.

25th July 2005 - Wales Today


 
0'16", 16:9

A brief report on David Tennant's new outfit.

26th July 2005 - Newsround


 
0'10", 16:9

Over a clip from the credits (and a very brief clip from Rose) a report that the Queen is a fan of the series.

26th July 2005 - Blue Peter

4'10", 16:9

A brief reminder of the Design A Monster competition launched recently, with clips behind the scenes of Dalek and The End of the World shown for inspiration. A Dalek gives the Blue Peter address and Konnie Huq tells us that over 4,000 entries have been received so far.

29th July 2005 - Blue Peter

4'06", 16:9

Clips of Rose and Aliens of London introduce another reminder of the Design A Monster competition.

30th July 2005 - Boom Town Aus Trailer

0'30", 16:9

A clip collection aired on the day of the Australian premiere.

30th July 2005 - Boom Town Aus Tonight Trailer

0'10", 16:9

Another clip collection for Boom Town.

1st August 2005 - Newsround

2'39", 16:9

Host Ellie Crissell hands over to Lizo, who is in Cardiff to interview David Tennant, via a clip from The Parting of the Ways. Tennant talks about his entrance scene and how daunting it is being involved. Lizo explains how succesful the show has been, and Tennant confesses that if the series fails it will be his fault. Piper is briefly interviewed to say how "adorable" her new co-star is, and Tennant concludes by saying how unusual it is being in a show he's been watching, and one final clip is shown of the opening credits.

Two clips from one show.

1st August 2005 - Blue Peter

4'17", 16:9

Another reminder of the Design a Monster competition.

1st August 2005 - BBC News 24

1'45", 16:9

After a clip of Rose, wee see a short interview with David Tennant on being excited but daunted, followed by Anthony Wainer of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society talking about how excited he is by the change.

1st August 2005 - Reporting Scotland

1'55", 16:9

The local news show reruns the report from News 24, including the same opening clip of Rose and the soundbite from Anthony Wainer.

1st August 2005 - 7 o'clock News

0'15", 16:9

A report on the fact that the 1 o'clock news reported on the filming of the new series.

1st August 2005 - Wales Today

2'42" 16:9

The local news programme visits the first days of filming and interview Tennant, who talks about how daunting it is, and Piper, who talks about how "adorable" her new co-star is. They then talk to DWAS member Anthony Wainer, who is positive about the change. Item finishes with a clip from Rose.
Three clips from one show - essentially an extended version of the News 24 report from earlier in the day.

2nd August 2005 - Blue Peter

5'33" 16:9

Before another reminder of the Design A Monster competition, Gethin arrives in studio inside a Dalek that's been home made and signed by various stars of the original series.

Two clips from one show.

5th August 2005 - Blue Peter

2'20" 16:9

Clips of Aliens of London, Parting of the Ways, Boom Town and The Unquiet Dead introduce the final reminder of the Design A Monster competition. The beautiful Konnie Huq doesn't appear in this update, however, so here's a grab from the opening credits instead.

Two clips from one show.

5th August 2005 - Wales Today

1'20" 16:9

In a report on the annual Eistedfodd festival we see someone's taken along a TARDIS.

6th August 2005 - Bad Wolf Aus Trailer

0'29", 16:9

A clip collection aired on the day of the Australian premiere.

6th August 2005 - Bad Wolf Aus Tonight Trailer

0'09", 16:9

Another clip collection for Bad Wolf.

13th August 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Aus Trailer

0'28", 16:9

A clip collection aired on the day of the Australian premiere with a legend "Series final" opening the trailer and the Minimal version of Doctorin' in the TARDIS used throughout.

13th August 2005 - The Parting of the Ways Aus Tonight Trailer

0'06", 16:9

Another clip collection for The Parting of the Ways.

17th August 2005 - CBBC eXtra

2'20" 16:9

On the interactive CBBC channel, a competition is launched to win the vanilla DVD releases of series one (with the final volume being posted on its release date).

17th August 2005 - Blue Peter

18'47", 16:9

Opens with clips from Rose, Aliens of London, The Unquiet Dead, The Long Game, The End of the World, Father's Day Liz Barker and Gethin Jones, with the help of a Dalek, remind viewers about the Doctor Who competition previously launched, and show footage of the entries being sifted through, including Jones, editor Richard Marsden (previously of 'Doctor Who Magazine') and Russell T Davies looking through the 500 runner ups to pick the winners.
Along with Matt Baker, the four look through some of the many runners up, with the help of clips from the opening credits and Murray Gold's theme.
Following a clip from The Parting of the Ways, David Tennant joins Barker, Jones and Baker - He refuses to give much away about the new season, which has started filming, and then they turn to randomly selected viewer questions: Was he previously a fan (he was); what did he think of his immediate predecessor (he enjoyed it); where would he travel in time and space (Aberdeen, or the first performance of Hamlet); and how will his Doctor be different from Eccleston's (watch and see...).
They then turn to the finalists of the competition, which they all talk though, and announce the prizes (the complete 'vanilla' DVD releases of the latest season, a remote control Dalek and a TV/video combi). Tennant announces the ultimate winner as William Brantham with his Abzorbaloff, and they interview Brantham over the phone, who discusses his inspiration and asks Tennant who his favourite Doctor is (it's Tom Baker). Neill Gorton then appears to tell the audience how they'll use a combination of a large costume and animatronics to create the character.
The episode ends with a performance from the London Gospel Community Choir, which Tennant and the presenters dance to.

Clips from this, and behind-the-scenes footage, would later appear in the eleventh episode of Doctor Who Confidential's second series.

17th August 2005 - CBBC

0'32", 16:9

Immediately following the Blue Peter broadcast above, CBBC presenter and forthcoming Who guest star Andrew Hayden-Smith congratulates William and reminds us to hit the red button to watch CBBC eXtra.

30th August 2005 - Loose Women

6'30", 16:9

Louise Jameson appears on Loose Women. She talks about her hair, being in the West End, acting dowdy, playing glamorous characters such as Leela, Billie Piper's work on Doctor Who, the menopause and alternatives to HRT.

31st August 2005 - Blue Peter

4'12", 16:9

A Dalek makes a surprise appearance at the Blue Peter proms as the orchestra plays the theme tune and we see some of the best entries in the Design a Monster competition.

Two clips from one show.

September 2005 - Swinging

2'23", 16:9

In a series of sketches, a Doctor Who fan tries to spice things up in the bedroom by dressing up as the Doctor and inviting friendly Cybermen along.

Four clips. TME cannot assertain if these are all from the same edition of Swingers or from separate episodes.

2nd September 2005 - Breakfast

7'24", 16:9

John Barrowman appears to talk about his role on Doctor Who, shortly before the announcement of Torchwood. We see a clip of him in Boom Town before he talks about his role in A Few Good Men, not being in Doctor Who series two but appearing in series three, his chemistry with Eccleston and kissing the Doctor, his plans to go to the LA convention in February [Gallifrey], his Scottish heritage, his singing talents, his thoughts on global terrorism (specifically related to the 7th July London bombings) and the forthcoming Sound of Musicals.

13th September 2005 - Loose Women

7'13", 16:9

John Barrowman talks about what makes women sexy ("something to hold onto"), and generally flirts for seven minutes. And also talks a little about being Scottish, his career and staying sober.

17th September 2005 - Wales Today

0'22", 16:9

A brief announcement for Torchwood, featuring a clip from The Parting of the Ways.

19th September 2005 - 2Entertain Promotion

2'06", 16:9 [DVD presented in 4:3 with bars]

An advert for existing and forthcoming 2Entertain products, including two clips from The Parting of the Ways and one from Rose, featuring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. First appeared on a series of 12 discs given away free with the Daily Mail from 19th-24th September.

18th October 2005 - Loose Women

7'56", 16:9

John Barrowman appears on this talk show, introduced by a clip from The Parting of the Ways, primarily to discuss the recently announced Torchwood, amidst much flirting by the presenters. He explains Captain Jack's bisexuality, and his own views on sex, before going on to talk about his excitement around Torchwood.

26th October 2005 - National Television Awards

22'00", 16:9

The eleventh annual awards broadcast on ITV, based on the last twelve months of terrestrial TV (BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel Four, Channel Five), voted for by the public and hosted by Trevor McDonald.
The opening credits start and end with clips from The End of the World.
Politicians David Cameron and David Davis introduce the Best Drama nominees - Doctor Who (a clip from Dalek is used), Desperate Housewives, Bad Girls and The Bill. Billie Piper, along with Noel Clarke and Camille Coudori, collects the award, thanking the producers and the audience.
Actor Gary Duordan (introduced with a clip from CSI) announces the nominations for Most Popular Actress - Billie Piper (a clip from Parting of the Ways is used), Eastenders' June Brown, Life Begins' Caroline Quentin, Eastenders' Jessie Wallace and Coronation Street's Sally Lindsay. Piper thanks the producers, Eccleston, her agents, her family and friends and her boyfriend.
A backstage clip is also shown.
Actress Joan Collins announces the nominees for Most Popular actor - Christopher Eccleston (a clip from The Doctor Dances is shown), Eastenders' Nigel Harman, Doc Martin's Martin Clunes, Coronation Street's Bradley Walsh and Eastenders' Shane Richie. Due to a bug, Eccleston cannot attend, so Davies accepts the award and thanks the British public, dedicating the award to the memory of a young fan.
Five clips.

26th October 2005 - Backstage Exclusive

0'36", 16:9

Having won three awards that night, Billie Piper and Russell T Davies talk to ITV2 about their excitement.

27th October 2005 - Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments

1'58", 16:9

The countdown show looks at David Tennant's career to date, with contributions from Alexandra Looseley-Saul, Tim Teeman, Jeff Mirza, Bob Mills and cropped clips from The Secrets of Croftmore and Rab C Nesbitt.

November/December 2005 - Peep Show

0'07", 16:9

In an episode of the third series of the Channel 4 sitcom, Michelle is compared to a "friendly Dalek".

2nd November 2005 - GMTV

4'17", 16:9

A week after her awards success, and prior to her appearance in Much Ado About Nothing, Piper appears live (but not in studio) on GMTV. She discusses her thrill at winning the award, her attraction to Much Ado, the modernisation of the script and her co-stars before moving to a clip from the film. They then discuss her preparation for the role, and the filming of the latest series of Doctor Who.

11th November 2005 - Children in Need Trailer

0'20", 16:9

Brief trailer advertising the forthcoming mini episode, including clips from the night and Madonna's Hung Up music video.

17th November 2005 - Wales Today

3'58", 16:9

David Tennant talks about the unusual nature of his role, Billie Piper talks about the upcoming monsters (she finds the Cybermen "sexy") and the highlights of filming so far and then they turn on the Cardiff Christmas lights.

18th November 2005 - Children in Need (North West feed only)

2'15", slightly widescreen 4:3

In addition to the night's OTHER big Who celebration, Terry Molloy in on hand in the North West region, along with two Daleks, a Cyberman, and some rather lost Stormtroopers.

He presents a cheque from the Hyde Fundraisers for 4000, which had been raised by the Trial of Davros stage production.

Three clips.

18th November 2005 - Children in Need

7'35", 16:9

A special mini-episode, written by Russell T Davies, directed by Euros Lyn and introduced by Terry Wogan, in which Rose has to get used to the new Doctor in the shape of David Tennant.

18th November 2005 - Children in Need Webcast

0'53", 16:9

Clips featuring Tennant and Piper, generally pretending to be other people, begging for money for Children in Need. These were placed at the end of the above mini-episode on an online version immediately after broadcast. As with the mini-episode, these were webcast without a phone number in the corner, but in very poor quality.

0'16": Tennant is Piper and Piper is Tennant.
0'18": Tennant is Nicholas Lyndhurst and Piper is Letitia Dean.
0'09": Tennant is himself.
0'09": Tennant is Shareen Nanjiani.

20th November 2005 - OFI Sunday

0'41", 16:9

Billie Piper appears in the opening credits on a "Professor Who?" poster. She was also interviewed in the opening episode of the series, but failed to mention Doctor Who entirely.

December 2005 - New Years Eve BBC1 Trailer

0'26", 4:3

A Dalek gatecrashes the advert for the New Years Eve celebrations on BBC1.

December 2005 - BBC North West

2'12", slightly widescreen 4:3

A report on what parents should be buying their offspring if they want to keep them quiet for at least a day or two after Christmas, including a remote control Dalek.

December 2005 - Radio Times Christmas Edition Advert

0'10", 4:3

Although focussing more on the Narnia links, this trailer features the cover of the Christmas Radio Times, which centres around a TARDIS image.

December 2005 - Debenhams Advert

0'29", 16:9

A remote control Dalek appears as one of the top items in Debenhams Christmas wishlist.

December 2005 - Woolworths Advert

0'28", 4:3

Clips from every episode of series one up to and including Father's Day, and some from The Parting of the Ways, are used by Woolworths to promote the box set.

2nd December 2005 - The Christmas Invasion Teaser Trailer 2

0'10", 16:9

Short clip of a Christmas tree followed by "Something's Coming..."

9th December 2005 - The Christmas Invasion Teaser Trailer 3

0'10", 16:9

Short clip of killer Santas followed by "Something's Coming..."

9th December 2005 - Blue Peter

4'17", 16:9

A Dalek introduces the show, and then later returns to threaten the presenters, reminding them to show photos of some home-made Daleks. Tennant is interviewed in his trailer, refusing to give away too much about The Christmas Invasion, before a clip is shown, and then a competition is launched to win the new series DVD box sets. The Dalek later urges viewers to recycle mobile phones.

Three clips from one edition.

10th December 2005 - CBC Canadian The Christmas Invasion Trailer

0'14", 4:3

"Something's Coming..." followed by the first UK teaser trailer, then "...and it's not a sleigh", followed by the second. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine font used throughout.

11th December 2005 - The Christmas Invasion Trailer 1

0'30", 16:9

"Something's Coming..." followed by a series of clips.

13th December 2005 - Breakfast

2'14", 16:9

A brief clip of The Christmas Invasion.

13th December 2005 - Newsround

2'05", 16:9

The host introduces young interviewer Calum, who (after showing a short clip of The Christmas Invasion) interviews David Tennant. He congratulates him on getting the role, then asks him if he's a fan himself (he certainly is), what monsters are the scariest (he talks about the Cybermen and an upcoming werewolf). Calum tells us where he'd go if he had a TARDIS, and a further clip of the Christmas special is shown.

16th December 2005 - GMTV

0'48", 16:9

The breakfast show previews a brief clip of The Christmas' Invasion.

19th December 2005 - Wales Today

3'12", 16:9

In the first of a series of segments on Welsh people who've had a spectacular 2005, Russell T Davies talks about his year to Claire Summers, amidst clips from Rose and the opening title sequence (with the former oddly squeezed down into widescreen within the 16:9 frame). A clip from The Christmas Invasion prompts Davies to talk about how this is the Doctor Who he always wanted to make, their reluctance to over-analyse what had made the show popular originally, the core idea from 1963, the Christmas Special being memorable to kids, where he'd go in the TARDIS (the year of his birth) and his favourite Doctor (always the current one).

Two clips from one show.

21st December 2005 - Breakfast

8'48", 16:9

David Tennant is interviewed on the morning TV show (his first live interview as the Doctor). Following a clip from the opening credits and another from The Christmas Invasion, he discusses being daunted by the new role, his privilege at taking over from Eccleston, Tom Baker being his favourite, his future plans (at least a second series), Piper's future and his Doctor being "waspish" (this surprises him). A further clip from The Christmas Invasion is then shown, followed by discussion of sleeping through most of the episode ("it's tough"), his other recent work (Goblet of Fire, Secret Smile), his input on character creation and the return of the Cybermen.

23rd December 2005 - Dead Ringers [Christmas Special]

1'26", 16:9

A sketch in which the tenth Doctor (Jon Culshaw) hosts a Christmas party for his past selves. The seventh Doctor (Kevin Connelly) chases the second Doctor (Mark Perry) with some tin foil, the fourth (Jon Culshaw again) spikes the drinks, and the ninth (Phil Cornwell) refuses to watch The Christmas Invasion.

23rd December 2005 - The Christmas Invasion Trailer 2

0'29", 16:9

A further collection of clips from the Christmas special.

23rd December 2005 - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

12'54", 16:9

Ross introduces Tennant with a joke about his predecessor's early flight from the show.
Tennant talks about being both excited and daunted, saying it'll be his fault if it all goes wrong. Ross asks how much of Tennant he put into the role, and wonders if he'll have a tick, or perhaps a limp. Tennant is surprised by the diversity of fandom (erm, but you're a fan, David), Ross is concerned about K9 returning (David allays his fears somewhat) and shows his guest a prototype figure of himself ("utterly bizarre"). They discuss his Scottishness and then watch a clip of The Christmas Invasion. Ross is shocked that Tennant won't commit himself to answer a question on his longevity, and the two descend into flirting. They talk about Billie's fantastic acting, and her plans for the future (Tennant lies and says she's staying), and Ross shows off a prototype Him-As-The-Doctor toy. The subject of Harry Potter (and a clip) comes up, and Tennant's plans for Christmas.

25th December 2005 - Attack of the Graske Trailer

0'14", 4:3

A short collection of clips broadcast immediately after The Christmas Invasion.

25th December 2005 - Attack of the Graske

31st December 2005 - 2005 TV Moments

16'26", 16:9

Jonathan Ross presents the highlights of May and June of 2005 - amidst clips of horses penises, various people falling over, and Davina McCall's cleavage (euw) is Eccleston's regeneration into Tennant. Ross makes a joke about Eccleston's early finish, and then passes to Jamie Murray and Robert Vaughn to present the award. After the nominations go to some football match or other, Emmerdale, Deep Jungle and Doctor Who: The Empty Child, Billie Piper goes to collect the inevitable award - she thanks the writer, producers and cast.

Later, Minnie Driver announces the nominations for moment of the year: Celebrity Big Brother, Comic Relief, Doctor Who, Elephant Diaries, Eastenders and Doc Martin. Piper takes to the stage again to thank the public.

Two clips from one show.

31st December 2005 - New Year Live

0'47", 16:9

As part of his appearance in ITV's New Year celebrations, Barrowman discusses what a big year it's been for him - with Doctor Who behind him and Torchwood coming up.