The next instalment in the long-running audio series, Doctor Who at the BBC revisits the show’s 50th anniversary, and includes interviews with a number of stars like the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith; showrunners, Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat; voice of the Daleks, Nick Briggs; and classic series director, Waris Hussein.
The CD set features two radio programmes from 2013. Here’s the synopsis:
Two joyous archive celebrations of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary presented by Russell Tovey and Graham Norton.
November 2013 marked 50 years since Doctor Who first arrived on BBC television, and Radio 2 marked the occasion with two very special programmes.
Who Is The Doctor?: Russell Tovey takes an epic journey through five decades of Doctor Who history and charts the fortunes of the series, from its origins in the 1960s and growing popularity in the 1970s, through the onset of stormy waters in the 1980s, to its triumphant rebirth and second golden age in the 21st Century. Among those telling the story are Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Barry Letts, Philip Hinchcliffe, Jenna Coleman, Louise Jameson, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Sylvester McCoy, Nicholas Briggs, Mark Ayres, Ben Foster, Mark Gatiss, Waris Hussein and Terrance Dicks alongside numerous other Doctor Who creators and contributors.
Graham Norton: In a special edition of his Saturday morning Radio 2 show, broadcast live from the 50th Anniversary Celebration in London, Graham presides over lively and humorous conversation with guests including Colin Baker, Tom Baker, Jenna Coleman, Peter Davison, Carole Ann Ford, Louise Jameson, Katy Manning, Kate O’Mara, Sylvester McCoy, Steven Moffat, William Russell and Matt Smith. Maria McErlane celebrates ten very special Days of the Doctor, and Graham casts an eye over some of the costumes that have featured in the series. Join Russell, Graham and a galaxy of stars for the festivities as they mark half a century of Doctor Who.
Programmes produced by Malcolm Prince for BBC Radio 2. Please note that some edits have been made for this commercial release.
Released by BBC Audio, Doctor Who and the BBC: Volume 9 – Happy Anniversary! has an RRP of £13.25, and is out on 4th July 2019.