Whose Doctor Who

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Whose Doctor Who
Genre Fantasy Arts documentary
Directed by Tony Cash
Starring Melvyn Bragg, Tom Baker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 1
Production
Producer(s) Tony Cash
Camera setup Philip Bonham-Carter
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC2
Picture format 4:3 Ratio
Audio format Monaural
Original airing 3 April 1977
Chronology
Related shows Doctor Who

Whose Doctor Who (a.k.a. 'Whose Dr. Who') was a 60 minute television documentary, (part of the BBC's The Lively Arts series) which was first transmitted on Sunday, 3 April 1977, on BBC 2.

The programme was the first in-depth documentary chronicling the long-running BBC TV series Doctor Who, being first broadcast the day after the final episode of the show's fourteenth season was transmitted on BBC1. Introduced by Melvyn Bragg, the programme features many clips from episodes of the show transmitted to date, along with interviews of cast and fans, including families, children, students, teachers, psychologists and educationalists. Tom Baker and outgoing producer Philip Hinchcliffe both contributed interviews, while behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of The Talons of Weng-Chiang (the most recently broadcast adventure) from rehearsals and pre-production planning, were included.

The show was never repeated on the BBC, but has been included on both the original and 'special edition' DVD releases of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

The programme was produced and directed by Tony Cash, with Bill Morton as Executive Producer.

Clips featured in the documentary came from the following Doctor Who serials (or episodes): The Web Planet, The Seeds of Death, Doctor Who and the Silurians*, Genesis of the Daleks, An Unearthly Child, The Three Doctors, Robot, Terror of the Zygons, The Daleks, The Mind Robber, Planet of the Spiders, The Time Warrior, The Claws of Axos*, The Invasion, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons*, The Hand of Fear, The Seeds of Doom, Pyramids of Mars, The Monster of Peladon, Day of Reckoning, The Krotons, The Space Museum, The Brain of Morbius, The Zarbi, The Time Monster*, The Dæmons, The Waking Ally, Planet of the Daleks, The Face of Evil, Four Hundred Dawns and The Final Phase.

'*'Clips included from these episodes were shown from monochrome 16mm film copies, the original colour videotapes had been wiped. See also Doctor Who missing episodes.

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