Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection

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  • 1964
  • 50 Seasons

Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection from BBC is a special collection that celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the longest-running science fiction television shows - Doctor Who. The collection is a true gem for all Whovians across the world who have been following the adventures of the Doctor and his companions since the show's inception in 1963.

The collection features a plethora of content including documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, and an array of special episodes that have been curated exclusively for this milestone anniversary. Fans of the show will be able to relive some of the most iconic moments in Doctor Who history, including the very first episode with William Hartnell as the Doctor, up to the present day with the Thirteenth Doctor portrayed by Jodie Whittaker.

One of the highlights of the collection is the feature-length special episode titled "The Day of the Doctor," which was created specifically for the show's 50th anniversary. It brings together multiple incarnations of the Doctor - Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt - and features a captivating storyline that will leave fans of the show utterly spellbound. The episode is a must-watch for all Doctor Who fans and has been praised for its excellent execution and an extraordinary storyline.

In addition, the collection also includes a documentary titled "Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time," which tells the story of how the show came to be. It focuses on the life of the show's original creator, Sydney Newman, and how he came up with the idea of a time-traveling alien. The documentary provides a fascinating glimpse into the early days of the show, and it is an excellent watch for both fans of the show and anyone interested in the history of television.

Another exciting addition to the collection is the episode "The Name of the Doctor," which sets the stage for "The Day of the Doctor." In this episode, fans are treated to a riveting storyline where the Doctor's greatest secret is revealed. The episode features all the suspense and intrigue that fans of the show have come to love and is a prelude to one of the most epic Doctor Who episodes ever created.

Apart from these three standout episodes, the collection also includes several other special episodes that have been created over the years, each one of them bringing something unique to the table. In "The Five Doctors," fans get to see five incarnations of the Doctor working together to save their past selves from an enemy plot. In "The Two Doctors," Colin Baker stars as the Doctor alongside Patrick Troughton, and the two share some memorable moments together.

Overall, the Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection from BBC is a must-have for all fans of the show. It provides an excellent overview of the show's history, highlighting some of the most iconic moments in its five-decade long run. The collection is a testament to the show's enduring popularity and is a fitting tribute to the time-traveling alien who has captured the hearts of millions across the world. Whether you are a long-time fan of the show or a newcomer, this collection is bound to satisfy your inner Whovian and leave you wanting for more.

Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection is a series that is currently running and has 50 seasons (59 episodes). The series first aired on May 23, 1964.

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Revisited: Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor
9. Revisited: Matt Smith, The Eleventh Doctor
November 24, 2013
The Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, arrived on screen lively, funny but wise. Join the Doctors Revisited as we examine the human side of this Doctor and take a look at how his 950 years have affected him. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, we take a look at the Doctor's new companion Clara Oswald and catch a glimpse of the Doctor's very frightening foe The Silence.
The Day of the Doctor
8. The Day of the Doctor
November 23, 2013
The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special: in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
An Adventure in Space & Time
7. An Adventure in Space & Time
November 22, 2013
This one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters! Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Doctor Who Explained
6. Doctor Who Explained
November 22, 2013
This program unlocks everything you really need to know about the Doctor to maximize your enjoyment of the series, whether current, future or past. Whether you're a casual viewer who wants to know more or a fan who wants to brush up to test your knowledge against the experts this program provides insights from key cast and crew and ultimate fans to help you navigate the rich tapestry that is Doctor Who.
Revisited: Tales from the TARDIS
5. Revisited: Tales from the TARDIS
November 18, 2013
Tales from the TARDIS brings you the real life stories of making the iconic series across the last fifty years by the people who were there, from filming the very first episodes_4-18, right up to the backstage stories of the 50th anniversary special. The actors who played the Doctor tell us what it was really like to be the Doctor, how they got the job and how it changed their lives while the actors who have played companions across the eras reflect on their experiences of the show.
Revisited: David Tennant, The Tenth Doctor
4. Revisited: David Tennant, The Tenth Doctor
October 27, 2013
As a dashing young man in a pin-stripe suit, the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, was the thousand year-old alien you could bring home to meet your Mom. But never get on his bad side - there were no second chances with this Doctor. Featuring an all star interview list - including - David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, David Morrisey, Camille Coduri, Neil Gaiman, Peter Davison and many more.
Revisited: Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth DoctorRevisited: Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth Doctor
3. Revisited: Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth DoctorRevisited: Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth Doctor
September 29, 2013
Christopher Eccleston, the Ninth Doctor, heralded the return of the Doctor and brought him bang up to date with the 21st Century. Lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, writer Neil Gaiman, John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) who played one of the Ninth Doctor's companions, and actor Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), among others, discuss Eccleston portraying a no nonsense, hard hitting and straight talking Doctor.
Revisited: Paul McGann, The Eighth Doctor
2. Revisited: Paul McGann, The Eighth Doctor
August 31, 2013
The Eighth Doctor was vibrantly played by Paul McGann and this episode of The Doctors Revisited looks at the impression he made to the Doctor Who legend. With contributions from companions Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso and current showrunner Steven Moffat, we take a detailed look at what made this Doctor so unique. Join The Doctors Revisited as we take an in depth look at the stunning regeneration of this Doctor and discuss a new take on the Doctor's old enemy the master!
Doctor Who At the Proms 2010
1. Doctor Who At the Proms 2010
September 10, 2010
Doctor Who went to the Proms in 2010 with a concert hosted by the Doctor's then companions - Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams). Featuring a special guest appearance by Matt Smith (The Eleventh Doctor), the performance features Murray Gold's music for the television series, including his latest re-imagining of Ron Grainier's classic theme tune. With timeless Doctor Who monsters including Daleks, Silurians, Judoon, Cybermen and the Vampires of Venice patrolling the audience, Doctor Who at the Proms is as much of a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears.
The Night of the Doctor Mini Episode
102. The Night of the Doctor Mini Episode
November 14, 2013
On the eve of his most terrible battle, the Time Lord is faced with a choice that will change the course of his life. The darkest of days are about to begin.
Where to Watch Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection
Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection on demand at Amazon and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    May 23, 1964