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Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis (1993)

A documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who (1963), featuring new interviews, rare archive footage and recently discovered material.

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Kevin Davies

Writer:

Sydney Newman (characters)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Courtney ... Himself - Presenter
Michael Wisher ... Daleks (voice)
Josh Maguire Josh Maguire ... The Boy
Toby Aspin Toby Aspin
Heather Tracy Heather Tracy ... Auton (as Heather Barker)
Daniel Cohen Daniel Cohen
Mark Gatiss
Steve Gostelow Steve Gostelow ... Dalek / Cyber Controller
Derek Handley Derek Handley
Alistair Lock Alistair Lock
Stephen Mansfield Stephen Mansfield
David Miller David Miller
Nicholas Pegg Nicholas Pegg ... Cyber Leader (as Nick Pegg)
Adrian Rigelsford Adrian Rigelsford ... Newspaper Vendor
Gary Russell Gary Russell ... Himself / Auton
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A specially extended video edition of the documentary filmed to mark the 30th anniversary of the long-running BBC Science Fiction serial, "Doctor Who". Linked by specially filmed footage featuring members of the cast from the series and various old foes & monsters, the show is explored in depth and there are interviews with members of the cast & production team plus input from experts, critics and fans, as well as plenty of (often rarely seen) archive footage and clips from the series. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who: More Than 30 Years in the Tardis See more »

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Goofs

Lowri Turner's name is misspelled "Lowrie Turner" in the caption. See more »

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Emperor Dalek: All allies of the Doctor beware. The daleks have not been defeated, we shall return!
Daleks: We shall return, we shall return.
[the camera pulls back to reveal hundreds of daleks and dalek hovercrafts]
Emperor DalekDaleks: WE SHALL RETURN! WE SHALL RETURN! WE SHALL RETURN!
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Alternate Versions

This production was initially aired (in the U.K. on the BBC and in the U.S. on PBS stations) in a one-hour form called simply "Thirty Years In The Tardis" in 1993. Bits and pieces from various archival sources (including everything between Parts One and Two and between Parts Two and Three, which in the original PBS showings were pledge drive breaks) were carefully edited in to bring it to its video edition running time. See more »

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Features Q6 (1969) See more »

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Fitting Tribute
2 April 2001 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

Not a documentary, more of a loving tribute. Cast and crew from the entire length of the series (1963 - 1989) share their thoughts on the series and it's future.

I got a sentimental buzz for the show just watching it. In addition to clips from just about every existing story made, you get Jon Pertwee driving the Whomobile and telling us how silly he thought the Daleks were, Sylvester McCoy expressing his regret at the show's cancellation, and Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant discussing the true definition of a Doctor Who companion. There's footage from British news shows regarding the series (notably Blue Peter), and behind-the-scenes footage of some episodes. Love the old PRIME computer commercials featuring an engaged Fourth Doctor and Romana, er, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward. And I'm a sucker for that Jon Pertwee rap that plays during the end credits. I even got a kick out of hearing Mary Whitehouse's rhetoric. And it's only fitting that Nicholas Courtney, a man who was involved with the series from almost the very beginning all the way up to it's last season, should be the narrator.


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