Totally Doctor Who

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Totally Doctor Who
Totally Doctor Who.jpg
Format Children's programme
Starring Barney Harwood
Liz Barker (2006)
Kirsten O'Brien (2007)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2 (2006–2007)
No. of episodes 25
Production
Executive producer(s) Simon Hall
Running time 29 minutes.
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 576i 16:9 DTV (2006–07)
Original run 13 April 2006 – 29 June 2007
Chronology
Related shows Doctor Who
External links
Website

Totally Doctor Who is a children's television series produced by the BBC that was originally broadcast between 13 April 2006 and 29 June 2007, accompanying the second and third revived series of Doctor Who. No episodes have been produced following the third series. At the time of its original broadcast, Doctor Who, a science fiction programme aimed at a family audience, had no existing children's spin-off; The Sarah Jane Adventures, of which the pilot episode was broadcast on New Year's Day, 2007, would replace the series as the only children's show based on Doctor Who until 2009 when K-9 aired.

History[edit]

The first series of the programme ran concurrently with the 2006 series of Doctor Who. Presented by Barney Harwood and Liz Barker it aired on BBC One at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays as part of the CBBC strand, and was repeated at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and then again on Saturdays on the CBBC Channel, just prior to the BBC One airing of the new episode of Doctor Who. There was no Totally Doctor Who episode in conjunction with the 2006 Christmas special.

The second series of Totally Doctor Who ran concurrently with the 2007 series of Doctor Who. It aired every Friday after the broadcast of that weeks' Doctor Who, at 5:00 p.m. on BBC One. Again, no Totally Doctor Who episode was run in conjunction with the 2007 Christmas special. In this series Kirsten O'Brien replaced Liz Barker, who left television presenting to become a full-time mother.[1]

The programme didn't return for a third series at the time of the fourth series of Doctor Who.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2006)[edit]

Episode Number Guest Stars Guests’ Roles Originally Aired
1 Noel Clarke Mickey Smith 13 April 2006
2 David Tennant The Doctor 20 April 2006
3 Noel Clarke Mickey Smith 27 April 2006
4 David Tennant
Joe Pickley
The Doctor
Kenny ("School Reunion")
4 May 2006
5 Camille Coduri
Jessica Atkins
Jackie Tyler
Young Reinette ("The Girl in the Fireplace")
11 May 2006
6 Camille Coduri
Andrew Hayden-Smith
Jackie Tyler
Jake ("Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel"/"Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday")
18 May 2006
7 Paul Kasey Monster Actor 25 May 2006
8 Rory Jennings Tommy ("The Idiot's Lantern") 1 June 2006
9 MyAnna Buring Scooti ("The Impossible Planet") 8 June 2006
10 Ronny Jhutti Danny ("The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit") 15 June 2006
11 Russell T Davies Head Writer and Executive Producer 22 June 2006
12 Abisola Agbaje Chloe Webber ("Fear Her") 29 June 2006
13 Elisabeth Sladen
Raji James
Sarah Jane Smith ("School Reunion"/"The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End")
Dr Rajesh Singh ("Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday")
6 July 2006

Series 2 (2007)[edit]

Episode Number Guest Stars Guests’ Roles Originally Aired
1 Freema Agyeman
Reggie Yates
Martha Jones
Leo Jones
2 April 2007
2 David Tennant
Freema Agyeman
The Doctor
Martha Jones
13 April 2007
3 Russell T Davies
Lenora Crichlow
Head Writer and Executive Producer
Cheen ("Gridlock")
20 April 2007
4 Miranda Raison
Helen Raynor
Tallulah ("Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks")
Writer ("Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks")
27 April 2007
5 Eric Loren
Nick Briggs
Colin Newman
David Hankinson
Mr Diagoras & Human-Dalek Sec ("Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks")
Voice of the Daleks
Dalek Radio Controls Operator
Inside Dalek Operator
4 May 2007
6 Freema Agyeman
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Adjoa Andoh
Trevor Laird
Martha Jones
Tish Jones
Francine Jones
Clive Jones
11 May 2007
7 William Ash
James North
Riley ("42")
Set Designer
25 May 2007
8 Lauren Wilson
Ailsa Berk
Lucy Cartwright ("Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood")
Choreographer
1 June 2007
9 Tom Palmer
Crispin Layfield
Gordon Seed
Hutchinson ("Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood")
Stunt co-ordinator
David Tennant's stunt double
8 June 2007
10 Paul Kasey Monster Actor 15 June 2007
11 John Barrowman
Russell T Davies
Jack Harkness
Head Writer and Executive Producer
22 June 2007
12 Team Totally Team TARDIS & Team Time Lord 29 June 2007

Regular features[edit]

Behind the scenes[edit]

The show features 'behind the scenes' segments detailing the creation process of certain parts of a recent Doctor Who episode: for example, underwater filming for a weightless scene in "The Impossible Planet", or documenting the making of a TARDISODE.

Companion Academy (Series 1)[edit]

In the "Companion Academy" segment, a number of children competed in the style of a reality show to win a day behind-the-scenes during the filming of Doctor Who. The competition was originally restricted to 7- to 12-year-olds, but was subsequently extended to include ages 13 and 14. One of the judges for this segment was Clayton Hickman, editor of Doctor Who Magazine at the time.

Finale[edit]

At the end of the programme the presenters and guests review the show. The two presenters then show a preview of the next new episode of Doctor Who.

The Filing Cabinet (Series 1)[edit]

The filing cabinet contains letters, drawings and creations made by the viewers. It has a weathered, wooden-looking exterior, with Gallifreyan text on the front and is designed to look like the Doctor's TARDIS. It also has the properties of a TARDIS because it appears to be bigger on the inside (however, it is quite obviously fed through the wall; made ever more obvious by the fact that the wall behind it is semi-transparent). If a piece of work is featured on the show, its author receives a Totally Doctor Who branded mug.

Handprints (Series 2)[edit]

This is a viewer competition where every week, handprints are made from the cast and crew in very hard clay. Then, every week, the cast or crew member who made the handprint, sets a question referring to the next episode of Doctor Who. The winner was announced by the presenters of CBBC and won all the handprints made.

The Infinite Quest (Series 2)[edit]

Main article: The Infinite Quest

One segment in the 2007 series of Totally Doctor Who featured the first twelve parts of an animated Doctor Who story titled "The Infinite Quest".[2][3] The cartoon stars David Tennant and Freema Agyeman, voicing the Doctor and Martha respectively. Anthony Head voices a character named "Baltazar - Scourge of the Galaxy", and Toby Longworth also provides voices. The cartoon is produced by Firestep, written by Alan Barnes and directed by Gary Russell. The thirteenth and final part was shown in an omnibus broadcast on 29 June 2007, the day of the Series' final episode.

Interview[edit]

Every week there is a different guest who is interviewed during the programme, for example David Tennant.

Team Totally (Series 2)[edit]

Two teams of three battle it out for a "money can't buy Doctor Who experience". The two teams are Team Time Lord (Alia, Sara and Cody) and Team TARDIS (Chris, Molly and Daniel). Every week they complete a task, e.g. Story boarding, the winners are rewarded with 2 points whilst the runners-up are awarded 1 point. Molly Kabia (of Team TARDIS), played an unnamed female character in the interactive Doctor Who mini-episode 'Attack of the Graske'. However Molly never revealed this to any of her teammates[citation needed]. In the final episode, the prize was revealed as a weekend trip to Blackpool to meet David Tennant whilst he was there to switch on the Illuminations. Both teams also received framed art, depicting their team with the Doctor and Martha in the same art style as the show's opening titles.

Who Goes There? (Series 2)[edit]

In this challenge, the back-lit silhouette of a Doctor Who monster is shown. Viewers are encouraged to identify the monster from its shadow, and write or email the programme with the correct answer, in hopes of winning mugs and sweatshirts.

Who-ru (Series 1)[edit]

The title is a pun on the word guru. It is a Doctor Who trivia challenge between two children or a child and an actor, with a prize from one of the guests (usually a signed script or promotional photo) though both contestants receive a Totally Doctor Who goodie bag for taking part. The format of the challenge changed after the first episode, in which the loser had to give the winner a cherished possession.

References[edit]

  1. ^ .BBC One Listings - bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ "Who's a Toon ?". 26 January 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2007. 
  3. ^ Methven, Nicola; Polly Hudson (26 January 2007). "DOCTOR TOON!". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 26 January 2007. 

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