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 extraordinary.”
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 25-minute episodes.
4 disc collection.