The show aimed at younger fans of Doctor Who features interviews with the cast and crew, behind the scenes footage and clips from upcoming Doctor Who shows.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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The Doctor is the title character in the long-running BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who. Since the show's inception in 1963, the character has been portrayed by twelve lead actors. In the programme, “the Doctor” is the alias assumed by a centuries-old alien—a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey—who travels through space and time in the TARDIS, frequently with companions. The transition to each succeeding actor is explained within the show's narrative through the plot device of “regeneration”, a biological function of the Time Lord race that allows a change of cellular structure and appearance with recovery following a potentially fatal injury. A number of other actors have played the character in stage and audio plays, as well as in various film and television productions. The Doctor has been well received by the public, with an enduring popularity leading The Daily Telegraph to dub the character “Britain's favourite alien”. The Doctor has also been featured in films and a vast range of spin-off novels, audio dramas and comic strips. On 30 January 2017, Peter Capaldi confirmed that the tenth series would be his last portraying the Twelfth Doctor. Jodie Whittaker made her first appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor at the end of the 2017 Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time”.
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Each regeneration to date has been worked into the continuing story, and most regenerations (minus the Second-to-Third) have been portrayed on-screen, in a handing over of the role. Before permanently dying, a Time Lord can regenerate twelve times for a total of thirteen incarnations. The following list details the manner of each transition between incarnations: First Doctor (William Hartnell): Frail and steadily growing weaker throughout The Tenth Planet (owing in large part to the Cybermen's attempt to drain all of the energy from Earth), the Doctor collapses at the serial's end. Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton): A forced “change in appearance” and exile to Earth by the Time Lords in the closing moments of The War Games. Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee): Radiation poisoning from the Great One's cave of crystals on the planet Metabilis 3 at the end of Planet of the Spiders. Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker): Fell from the Pharos Project telescope in Logopolis and was assisted in the regeneration by a mysterious “in-between” incarnation named “The Watcher”. Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison): Spectrox poisoning, contracted near the start of The Caves of Androzani. Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker): Gravely injured when the Rani attacked the TARDIS and caused it to crash land on the planet Lakertya at the start of Time and the Rani. Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy): Gunned down during a San Francisco gang shooting in the 1996 television movie, and died during exploratory heart surgery by a doctor unfamiliar with Time Lord physiology. Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann): Died aboard a crashing gunship in “The Night of the Doctor”, landing on the planet Karn. There, the Sisterhood of Karn revived the Doctor and offered him an elixir that allowed him to choose the outcome of his next regeneration. War Doctor (John Hurt): Having spent the duration of this incarnation's lifetime fighting in the Time War, regenerates due to age and exhaustion in “The Day of the Doctor”. Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston): Cellular degeneration caused by absorbing the energies of the time vortex from Rose Tyler in “The Parting of the Ways”. Tenth Doctor (David Tennant): Having aborted one regeneration to heal from Dalek gunfire in “Journey's End”, he later succumbs to radiation poisoning incurred while saving the life of Wilfred Mott, using up his twelfth regeneration in The End of Time. Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith): Aged after several hundred years defending the planet Trenzalore, and in his final body, the Time Lords remotely send the Doctor a new cycle of regenerations, allowing him to regenerate once again, in “The Time of the Doctor”. Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi): Electrocuted by a Cyberman on board a Mondasian colony ship in “The Doctor Falls”. Initially refusing to change again, the Doctor resists the process but finally accepts the regeneration at the end of “Twice Upon a Time”. The Doctor's first (Hartnell to Troughton), ninth (Hurt to Eccleston), and thirteenth (Smith to Capaldi) regenerations occur due to natural causes – in all three cases the Doctor shows increasing signs of age, and comments that his body is “wearing a bit thin,” though in the First Doctor's case this is apparently exacerbated by the energy drain from Mondas. All of the other regenerations have been caused by external factors, such as radiation poisoning, infection or fatal injuries. In the original programme, with the exception of the change from Troughton to Pertwee, regeneration usually occurred when the previous Doctor was near “death”. The changeover from McCoy to McGann was handled differently, with the Doctor actually dying and being dead for a time before regeneration occurred. The Eighth Doctor comments at one point in the television movie that the anaesthesia interfered with the regenerative process, and that he had been “dead too long”, accounting for his initial amnesia. Kate Orman's novel The Room with No Doors, set just before the regeneration, notes that this is one of the few regenerations in which the Doctor was not conscious and aware that he was dying. The Second Doctor (Troughton), was the only Doctor whose regeneration was due to nothing more than a need to change his appearance. He was not aged, in ill health nor mortally wounded at the end of The War Games. Prior to his exile, the Time Lords deemed that his current appearance was too well known on Earth and therefore forced a “change of appearance” on him. This method of changing appearance was a source of early speculation that the Second and Third Doctor were actually the same incarnation since the second was never seen to truly “die” onscreen. Continuity has since established that one of his allotted regenerations was indeed used up for this transition. The 2005 series began with the Ninth Doctor already regenerated and fully stabilised, with no explanation given. In his first appearance in “Rose”, the Doctor looked in a mirror and commented on the size of his ears, suggesting that the regeneration may have happened shortly prior to the episode, or that he has not examined his reflection recently. Some draw the conclusion that the Ninth Doctor's appearances in old photographs, without being accompanied by Rose, may suggest that he had been regenerated for some time, but these appearances could have occurred afterwards. Russell T Davies, writer/producer of the new series, stated in Doctor Who Magazine that he had no intention of showing the regeneration in the series, and that he believed the story of how the Eighth Doctor became the Ninth is best told in other media. In Doctor Who Confidential, Davies revealed his reasoning that, after such a long hiatus, a regeneration in the first episode would not just be confusing for new viewers but lack dramatic impact, as there would be no emotional investment in the character before he was replaced. The circumstances of the Eighth Doctor's regeneration were explored during the 2013 specials, with the revelation of the incarnation played by Hurt that existed between the Doctor's Eighth and Ninth incarnations. In the 2013 mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor”, a prelude to the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”, it was revealed that the Eighth Doctor had been revived by the Sisterhood of Karn after dying in a spacecraft crash. The Sisterhood offered him an elixir that enabled him to choose the characteristics of his next regeneration, and he opted for “a warrior”; the final scene of the mini-episode shows him regenerating not into the Ninth Doctor, as had been widely assumed, but into the War Doctor, played in the final scene of “The Name of the Doctor” by John Hurt. Davies's 2018 novelisation of his debut episode “Rose” states that the Doctor's future incarnations include “a tall, bald black woman wielding a flaming sword” and “a young girl or boy in a hi-tech wheelchair with what looked like a robot dog at their side”.
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