In 1963 Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson devised an ambitious concept that would stretch the BBC’s technical resources to the limit. In its earliest days Doctor Who was jeopardised by a fierce dispute over facilities. The programme survived, but never stopped demanding the very best from its studios and dedicated crews.
The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition tells the story of the series’ sometimes difficult evolution from relatively primitive beginnings to the cutting edge of modern television production.
Packed full of all-new features and previously unseen images, this is the ultimate guide to the studio recording and filming of Doctor Who.
Sections on all of Doctor Who’s major studios: Lime Grove, Ealing, Riverside, Television Centre, Unit Q2, Upper Boat and Roath Lock
- How the original TARDIS control room was recreated for Twice Upon a Time
- A tribute to senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal
- Exclusive interviews with second-unit director James DeHaviland and vintage camera expert Dicky Howett
- A guide to Doctor Who’s rehearsal rooms
- The story behind the black-and- white remake of 2006 episode Tooth and Claw
- Rare images from the Visual Effects Department’s model stages
Doctor Who: In the Studio is on sale now at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £5.99. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com
With thanks to those kind folks at DWM