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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Friday 22nd November 2013
9:30pm-10:30pm GMT < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 21:31:00)
Featuring: Matthew Sweet, John Lloyd, Paul Hartnoll, Mark Ravenhill, Caitlin Moran, Ken Livingstone, Richard Martin, Anthony Read, Matt Smith

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who's first episode, Matthew Sweet examines the enduring appeal of the sci-fi series and looks at why is has become entrenched in British life. He explores the huge variety of monsters and villains that have caused generations of children to hide behind the sofa since 1963 and reveals how the show had influenced music, design and storytelling. Featuring contributions by playwright Mark Ravenhill, politician Ken Livingstone, musician Paul Hartnoll and writer Caitlin Moran, as well as cast, crew and Doctors past and present, including current incarnation Matt Smith.
Synopsis Source: Radio Times

Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 0.900m viewers (overnight), 4.0% audience share
Consolidated figures: 0.990m viewers (+7 days), 4.1% audience share, AI 85
Online player figures: 0.05m requests as of 5th December 2013