Melvyn Bragg presents the first in-depth look at the BBC's science-fiction series Doctor Who (1963).


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Episode credited cast:
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter
Tom Baker ... Himself / The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bloomfield ... Himself
Terrance Dicks Terrance Dicks ... Himself
Philip Hinchcliffe Philip Hinchcliffe ... Himself
Robert Holmes Robert Holmes ... Himself
David Maloney David Maloney ... Himself
Dick Mills ... Himself
Roger Murray-Leach Roger Murray-Leach ... Himself
Deep Roy ... Himself / Mr. Sin
Dudley Simpson ... Himself
Heather Stewart Heather Stewart ... Herself
Graham Williams Graham Williams ... Himself


Melvyn Bragg presents the first in-depth look at the science-fiction adventure series Doctor Who (1963). The documentary includes clips of stories featuring all of the first four Doctors, interviews current Doctor Tom Baker and producer Philip Hinchcliffe, hears the views of fans of the series of all ages and goes behind the scenes of the most recent serial, Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One (1977). Written by Anonymous

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3 April 1977 (UK) See more »

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