Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited DVD Volume 1 (Doctors 1–4).
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of television’s longest-running Sci Fi
series with The Doctors Revisited TV Series, a BBC collection of authoritative
tribute specials to the 11 actors who have played this iconic character.
This Doctors Revisited: Volume 1 showcases Doctor Who’s first four
Doctors, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and Tom Baker,
spanning from 1963–1981, a period of almost twenty years. Get to know these
amazing actors like never before and own a piece of television history!
Each Doctor has a special feature looking back on his tenure, including
interviews & clips from the show. Each special is followed by a favourite
4 episode story for that Doctor, including a special introduction by Steven
Moffat (current Dr. Who Showrunner and Lead Writer).
1st DOCTOR – WILLIAM HARTNELL (1963–1966)
Commentators: Steven Moffat, David Tennant (10th doctor), Neil Gaiman (writer,
wrote “The Doctor's Wife” series), William Russell (plays Ian, one of the
first companions), Caroline Skinner (executive producer), Peter Purves (plays
Steve Taylor, in Hartnell's 2nd group of companions) and John Barrowman (plays
Captain Jack Harkness in “Dr. Who” and “Torchwood”).
The series picked to showcase the first Doctor is one of the historical
shows. The 1st Doctor special is followed by the series, “The Aztecs”
(1964), four episodes of 25 minutes each.
2nd DOCTOR – PATRICK TROUGHTON (1966–1969)
Commentators include Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Wendy Padbury (plays
companion Zoe Heriot), Neil Gaiman, Frazer Hines (plays companion Jamie
McCrimmon), John Barrowman and Caroline Skinner.
Moffat says that when Matt Smith was trying to figure out his Doctor, Patrick
Troughton is the version he fell in love with.
This special is followed by the series “The Tomb of the Cybermen” (1967),
four episodes of 25 minutes each.
3rd DOCTOR – JON PERTWEE (1970–1974)
Commentators include David Tennant, Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner, Camille
Coduri (plays Jacki Tyler, Rose's Mom), Hugh Bonneville (plays Captain Avery,
and the Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey), Adam Garcia (plays Alex Klein),
Richard Franklin (plays UNIT Captain Mike Yates) and John Barrowman.
Bonneville grins as he says, “You could almost touch the velvet that he was
wearing. And the ruched shirt. It was Tom Jones in drama. It was
This special is followed by the series “Spearhead From Space” (1970),
four 25-minute episodes.
4th DOCTOR – TOM BAKER (1974–1981)
Commentators include Tom Baker (the 4th Doctor), David Tennant, Steven Moffat,
Marcus Wilson (producer), Louise Jameson (plays Leela), Nicholas Briggs (voice
of the Daleks), Neil Gaiman and John Leeson (voice of K9).
David Tennant: “I think the casting of Tom Baker was one of those moments
when the absolute right fit for something is found.”
Tom Baker is only saying what many fans believe when he says, “When I became
Doctor Who, I didn't play Doctor Who, I WAS Doctor Who..... There was no
acting involved at all.”
This special is followed by the series “Pyramids of Mars” (1975), four
4 disc collection.