Saturday, March 26th, 2005
s0e1: A New Dimension
A special documentary made by the Doctor Who Confidential team. Aired immediately before the first episode, it covers the history of Doctor Who and the return of the series to our screens.
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
s0e2: The Ultimate Guide
This bonus BBC1 documentary from the Confidential team precedes The Parting of the Ways, the final episode of Season 1 of the new series of Doctor Who. The Ultimate Guide takes the viewer behind the scenes of the new show, giving us access to the cast and crew and celebrating all the triumphs and tears.
s0e3: Backstage at Christmas
DVD Only. A behind-the-scenes look at The Christmas Invasion.
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
s0e4: One Year On
This one-hour special edition takes a retrospective journey through the last series of Doctor Who (2005).
Monday, December 25th, 2006
s0e5: Music and Monsters
This Christmas special goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who ? A Celebration, a one-off concert featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and staged at the Welsh Millennium Centre on 19 November 2006 in aid of Children In Need.
Friday, November 16th, 2007
s0e6: Time Crash
Doctor Who Confidential for the Children in Need Special 2007 "Time Crash"
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
s0e7: Designs On Doctor Who
A 30-minute special, created by the Confidential team, was shown as part of the BBC's arts' season, entitled "Designs On Doctor Who". It was narrated by Tom Baker.
Saturday, March 26th, 2005
s1e1: Bringing Back the Doctor
Doctor Who's return to teatime television on BBC One is described by various actors and crew who have worked on the program, past and present, with a mixture of clips from episodes and footage from the new production.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
s1e2: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The new series of Doctor Who has some new alien creatures, and this episode shows how some of them were made, for the second episode, The End of the World.
Saturday, April 9th, 2005
s1e3: TARDIS Tales
From behind the scenes of the Dickens set in Swansea the Confidential team takes a good long look at the TARDIS and its vital role in the Doctor's adventures. The programme looks at all the different worlds that the present and past Doctors visit and visited.
Saturday, April 16th, 2005
s1e4: I Get a Side-Kick Out of You
This episode looks at Rose and her predecessors. What does it take to make the grade as the Doctor's companion? The Confidential team looks back at companions from the past. Why does the Doctor need Rose? What does she add to the mix?
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
s1e5: Why on Earth?
After The Doctor saves the Earth once more in the fifth episode, World War Three, this episode of Doctor Who Confidential looks at some of the history of the Doctor's special interest in our planet.
Saturday, April 30th, 2005
The long-awaited return of The Doctor's most famous enemy brings a look at the making of this important sixth episode of Doctor Who, Dalek, and some impressions of them from interviews.
Saturday, May 7th, 2005
s1e7: The Dark Side
Evil geniuses and sudden death ? the vital ingredients of Doctor Who.
Saturday, May 14th, 2005
s1e8: Time Trouble
Following the Doctor's dangerous crossing of time streams, on Rose's behalf, in the episode Father's Day, Doctor Who Confidential looks at some of the Doctor's previous adventures within the Fourth Dimension.
Saturday, May 21st, 2005
s1e9: Special Effects
The adventures of The Doctor on BBC television have not always been renowned for the perfection of their visual effects, however, Doctor Who Confidential looks at how modern technology can now give us effective shots of Rose floating over 1941 London during the Blitz while hanging from a barrage balloon.
Saturday, May 28th, 2005
s1e10: Weird Science
The plot device of nanogenes in the episode The Doctor Dances points up the role of futuristic science concepts in Doctor Who. This episode examines some of these concepts.
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
s1e11: Unsung Heroes and Violent Death
Following on from an episode, Boom Town, that deals mainly with death and justice, the Confidential team looks at the importance of death to Doctor Who and at the Doctor's moral code.
Saturday, June 11th, 2005
s1e12: The World of Who
The making of the penultimate episode of the new series of Doctor Who, with its reality and game shows gone mad, a look at fandom and conventions, as well as the role of the programme in British popular culture, in this episode of Confidential.
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
s1e13: The Last Battle
A look at the making of the last episode of the 2005 season of Doctor Who, The Parting of the Ways. Also covered is the end of the Ninth Doctor's era, looking forward to the future of the next Doctor?
Saturday, April 15th, 2006
s2e1: New, New Doctor
Behind the scenes of "New Earth". David Tennant is interviewed during his first few days playing the new Doctor. The process of regeneration is closely examined, as we learn all about the Doctor's regeneration at the end of The Parting of the Ways, follow him as he chooses his new outfit in The Christmas Invasion, then join the Doctor and Rose on their first adventure together on New Earth.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
s2e2: Fear Factor
Behind the scenes of "Tooth and Claw". On the back of Tooth and Claw, this episode examines just how scary Doctor Who can be. The episode looks at how state-of-the-art CGI is used to create some of the Doctor's scariest enemies, and revists his bone-chilling fight with the Sycorax leader in The Christmas Invasion.
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
s2e3: Friends Reunited
Behind the scenes of "School Reunion". As well as going behind the scenes on School Reunion, this episode examines why former companions have decided to leave the TARDIS in the past, with interviews from the actors who played them. Also, the actors discuss what they think that their characters would be doing now, after leaving the Doctor and the TARDIS.
Saturday, May 6th, 2006
s2e4: Script to Screen
Behind the scenes of "The Girl in the Fireplace". This episode looks at the production process that turns an initial script into a completed episode of Doctor Who.
Saturday, May 13th, 2006
Behind the scenes of "Rise of the Cybermen (1)". This episode examines the history of the dreaded Cybermen, with memorable clips from the original series, and looks at the design process that brought the new-look Cybermen to our screens in the episode Rise of the Cybermen.
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
s2e6: From Zero to Hero
Behind the scenes of "The Age of Steel (2)". A look at the journey Mickey Smith has taken over the past two series. Featuring key backstage scenes in his final episode, actor Noel Clarke provides an insight to life on set and beyond?
Saturday, May 27th, 2006
s2e7: The Writer's Tale
Behind the scenes of "The Idiot's Lantern". Mark Gatiss, writer of The Idiot's Lantern takes us through the writing process, and explains the thrill a writer feels as his words come to life on set.
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006
s2e8: You've Got the Look
Behind the scenes of "The Impossible Planet (1)". The design team is responsible for the look of Doctor Who, building sets and redressing locations to create the different time periods and alien worlds to which the Doctor travels.
Saturday, June 10th, 2006
s2e9: Myths and Legends
Behind the scenes of "The Satan Pit (2)". This episode looks at the various religious and mythical figures that the Doctor has come across on his travels.
Saturday, June 17th, 2006
s2e10: New World of Who
Behind the scenes of "Love and Monsters". This episode looks in detail at the development of the Doctor's latest foe from its origin as the winning entry in a "design a monster" competition on Blue Peter. New technology has allowed the expansion of the Doctor Who universe, through the interactive The Attack of the Graske episode and "TARDISode" downloads.
Saturday, June 24th, 2006
s2e11: The Fright Stuff
Behind the scenes of "Fear Her". This programme looks at some of the scariest moments in the history of Doctor Who.
Saturday, July 1st, 2006
s2e12: Welcome to Torchwood
Behind the scenes of "Army of Ghosts (1)". In a break from the normal programming, this episode takes a look behind the scenes of next year's spin-off series Torchwood.
Saturday, July 8th, 2006
Behind the scenes of "Doomsday (2)". This episode takes a look back at the second series of Doctor Who and goes behind the scenes of the epic season finale.
Saturday, March 31st, 2007
s3e1: Meet Martha Jones
Behind the scenes of "Smith and Jones". The Doctor's back, but now his time and space is shared with a brand new companion. By sheer courage and determination, she has wowed the Time Lord and been offered a place on board the TARDIS, and Doctor Who Confidential was backstage to see it all unfold.
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
s3e2: Stage Fright
Behind the scenes of "The Shakespeare Code". Behind-the-scenes look at Doctor Who. The production team recreated some of the most breathtaking scenes to date as Martha's first trip in the TARDIS takes her to Elizabethan England to meet William Shakespeare.
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
s3e3: Are We There Yet?
Behind the scenes of "Gridlock". Behind the scenes of the Doctor's visit to New Earth, featuring endless space-age motorways and numerous computer generated images, which posed a huge challenge for all those involved. There's also a look at how guest star Ardal O'Hanlon was transformed into his character Brannigan
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
s3e4: A New York Story
Behind the scenes of "Daleks in Manhattan (1)". Helen Raynor reveals where she found her inspiration when writing about the Doctor's visit to Thirties New York. She discusses how Manhattan residents lived in tenement buildings in the era and takes a walk through Central Park
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
s3e5: Making Manhattan
Behind the scenes of "Evolution of the Daleks (2)". Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. There's a trip to to Manhattan to find out how to recreate 1930s New York in the heart of south Wales. The producer and director of episodes four and five visit the New York locations they plan to reproduce and the visual effects supervisor shows what they need to make Manhattan in Cardiff.
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
s3e6: Monsters Inc
Behind the scenes of "The Lazarus Experiment". An episode of Doctor Who just wouldn't be the same without a monster to scare the living daylights out of you! The creation of such a beast is never easy ? especially when it's purely computer generated! Confidential is on set throughout this chilling episode, spends some quality time with guest star Mark Gatiss and takes a look at some of the fantastic prosthetic and computer generated monsters created since the series made its welcomed come-back in 2005.
Saturday, May 19th, 2007
s3e7: Space Craft
Behind the scenes of "42". It's back into outer space for Doctor Who and this time it's an adventure set entirely on a spaceship. Join Confidential as we gain exclusive access to Doctor Who's art department and take you on a tour of the spaceship's sets and locations. Confidential also journeys back in time to show you some of the best off the wall spaceship designs seen in five decades. Guest star Michelle Collins discusses her role as the ship's captain, and how she felt performing stunts on her very first day on set. From models on wires to cutting edge CGI, this is a space craft extravaganza.
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
s3e8: Alter Ego
Behind the scenes of "Human Nature". With aliens in hot pursuit, the Doctor and Martha find themselves in 1913 England. Confidential is right beside them to delve deeper into the alter ego of the nation's favourite Time Lord.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
s3e9: Bad Blood
Behind the scenes of "The Family of Blood". With The Family of Blood breathing down the neck of the Doctor, time is running out. Confidential follows the action backstage as we glimpse a life more ordinary (for the Doctor) as well as a vision of the dark future ahead.
Saturday, June 9th, 2007
s3e10: Do You Remember The First Time?
Broadcast alongside "Blink". This week, David Tennant directs his very own Doctor Who Confidential. TV's top Time Lord has been given complete control to film his own very personal account of the making of Doctor Who. David takes a nostalgic voyage of discovery to find out the secret behind the success of Doctor Who.
Saturday, June 16th, 2007
s3e11: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello
Behind the scenes of "Utopia". Doctor Who Confidential says "'ello, 'ello, 'ello" to everyone's favourite time agent, Captain Jack Harkness, who returns to the series this week. Left alone by the Doctor and Rose in series one, we talk to John Barrowman about his return to the show - what it's like for him and his character to be back on Doctor Who and working with a new Doctor and companion.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
s3e12: The Saxon Mystery
Behind the scenes of "The Sound of Drums". It's back to earth with a bump for the Doctor and his companions as they come face to face the infamous Mr Saxon, brought to life by Life on Mars star, John Simm. Join Doctor Who Confidential in unravelling the mystery behind Saxon, with a detailed look at this character's journey, which surprisingly began way back in series two.
Saturday, June 30th, 2007
s3e13: The Valiant Quest
Behind the scenes of "Last of the Time Lords". It's the end of an amazing series and Confidential goes behind the scenes of the nail biting finale to Series Three as we see two enemies square up for a battle of valiant proportions.
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
s4e1: A Noble Return
In the first of a new series, Confidential features the welcome return of Catherine Tate as the unstoppable Donna Noble and gets up close and personal with the Doctor's latest companion - from her first days on set through to her battle against an army of sinister Adipose.
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
s4e2: The Italian Job
Doctor Who Confidential travels the long road to Rome to witness the making of The Doctor's latest volcanic voyage. Filming at the famous Cinecitta Studios, the production team face an Italian job of colossal proportions and Confidential is on set to feel the heat. Plus David Tennant heads up Pompeii and climbs Mount Vesuvius in this latest Doctor Who Confidential exclusive.
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
s4e3: Oods and Ends
The Confidential crew travel to the Ood Sphere to examine the return of the mysterious Ood to Doctor Who. They discover how a quarry in South West Wales in the middle of summer gets turned into a winter wonderland, and how David Tennant gets turned into an all action hero.
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
s4e4: Send in the Clones
Join Confidential, as we take you exclusively behind-the-scenes as Martha greets the Doctor again and meets his latest companion, Donna Noble. As confusion abounds, The Time Lord, Donna and Martha join forces in a battle to save the human race.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
For the first time in over 20 years, the Sontarans are back as Confidential explores the return of the ultimate warrior race. We speak to David Tennant and Colin Baker and go behind the scenes to look at the explosive Sontaran Invasion against U.N.I.T. forces.
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
s4e6: Sins of the Fathers
Confidential opens a new chapter in history as the Doctor's daughter makes an appearance; plus a look at the Doctor's generation time line, and why two Doctors can be better than one. Featuring exclusive backstage footage and interviews from Doctors old and new. Includes interviews with David Tennant, Peter Davison, Georgia Moffett and Russell T Davies.
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
Aired alongside 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' Join Confidential, become an armchair detective and find out exactly what goes into creating a classic murder mystery. Find out what it's like behind-the-scenes with such a big ensemble cast and discover the mysterious events surrounding the real Agatha Christie.
Saturday, May 31st, 2008
s4e8: Shadow Play
Visit The Doctor and Donna on the set of the eerie Library Planet, as they confront the monsters of the Dark, the vicious Vashta Nerada We examine the shadowy creatures that even the Doctor is terrified of, how they are created, and how a disused library in Swansea became the setting for all the universe's books, and look at the contribution of writer Steven Moffat to the new Doctor Who. Featuring interviews with David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat.
Saturday, June 7th, 2008
s4e9: River Runs Deep
Fresh from Stateside success and back in the UK to film her part in Doctor Who, Confidential talks to Alex Kingston and discovers more about her time travelling archaeologist River Song.
Saturday, June 14th, 2008
s4e10: Look Who's Talking
Doctor Who Confidential takes you behind the scenes of one the creepiest episodes of the series yet! As well as exclusive backstage footage, the show also reveals how the sound team put together the complicated soundscape of the hit show.
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
s4e11: Here Come the Girls
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. The world is in crisis and there's only one person who can save it, but it's not who you might think. Witness the world without the Doctor, travels backstage with the TARDIS, and takes a stroll down the exotic Shan Shen Alley. There is also the return of an old friend to the show in the shape of Rose Tyler. Featuring an exclusive interview with Billie Piper and contributions from Catherine Tate, David Tennant and Russell T Davies.
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
s4e12: Friends and Foe
A look at the history of TV's most popular alien monsters, the Daleks, from their creation 45 years ago to their latest incarnation. Plus, interviews with the show's biggest-ever collection of companions, and exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Russell T Davies, director Graeme Harper, art director Ed Thomas, and original Dalek designer Ray Cusick.
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
s4e13: The End of an Era
It's the end of series four and Confidential goes behind the scenes as we see the Doctor's Arch Enemy bring the universe to the brink of extinction. Featuring interviews with David Tennant, Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
s5e1: Call Me The Doctor
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who, capturing all the backstage treats from Matt Smith's first action-packed episode and giving a real 'getting to know you' taster of life as The Doctor. There's a Cribs-style tour of the TARDIS with Matt and production designer Edward Thomas, a glimpse of the episode 1 read-through and an insight into life on set as the nation's favourite Time Lord. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
s5e2: All about the Girl
Behind-the-scenes series looking at the making of Doctor Who features new companion Amy Pond and her adventures with the Doctor onboard the Starship UK. Find out just what makes the sinister smilers tick and get right in the thick of the action with actress Karen Gillan. Also, the show goes behind the mask to explore the secret of Liz Ten as Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo talks about creating this extraordinary character. Narrated by Alex Price.
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
s5e3: War Games
A behind the scenes look at the story of the rebirth of the Daleks. Confidential follows writer Mark Gatiss as he visits the Churchill Museum, and discusses writing the episode. Ian McNiece discusses his role as Winston Churchill.
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
s5e4: Eyes Wide Open
Alex Kingston, who plays River Song, talks about the highs and lows of being suspended on wires, and there's a look back with cast and crew at the Doctor and River Song's relationship so far. The Weeping Angels get a makeover for their long-awaited comeback and Matt Smith is photographed, scanned and 'rotoscoped' for the new online Doctor Who Adventure Games. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
Saturday, May 1st, 2010
s5e5: Blinded by the Light
Actress Karen Gillan tells how the 'Crack in Time' series story arc fits into this episode, while writer Steven Moffat describes how the very first crack in time was actually in his son's bedroom wall. As we prepare to say goodbye (for now) to River Song, the cast and crew examine the character's shady story so far and speculate about her possibly even shadier future, while Gillan gives a guided tour to Amy Pond's bedroom. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston.
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
s5e6: Death in Venice
The cast and crew get a trip abroad. But not to Venice, because as episode writer Toby Whithouse explains, modern day Venice doesn't really look like 16th century Venice anymore. Instead the episode is shot in Trogir, a small medieval town in Croatia that is the spitting image of 16th century Venice. However, Matt Smith and Toby Whithouse do take a trip to Venice and meet up with Francesco Da Mosto, who takes them on his boat and gives them a unique tour to illustrate how the world's most beautiful city works as a back drop to Toby's fiction. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Francesco Da Mosto.
Saturday, May 15th, 2010
s5e7: Arthurian Legend
Behind-the-scenes of Doctor Who. Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory, explains how the three companions set about solving a reality dilemma created by the Dream Lord.
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
s5e8: After Effects
Behind-the-scenes series about the making of Doctor Who. Includes a journey through the production process of a Doctor Who episode from cutting room to living room.
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
s5e9: What Goes on Tour ...
The Confidential cameras follow the Doctor Who team as they travel the length and breadth of the UK to launch the new series, getting up close and personal with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as they journey from Belfast to London, taking in emotional whistle-stop visits to their home towns along the way. There's exclusive access and personal insights from everyone involved with this unique tour. Digging deeper into the making of episode 9, there's a look at the creation of the stunning underground city and the lowdown on what it took to create the earth-shattering climax to this epic adventure.
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
s5e10: A Brush with Genius
The Doctor and Amy team up with artist Vincent van Gogh, the cast and crew travel to Croatia to see if they can recreate 19th century France in 21st century Trojir, and actor Tony Curran takes a tour of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to look at one of Van Gogh's most valuable paintings.
Saturday, June 12th, 2010
s5e11: Extra Time
Confidential gets on set and on side with James Corden as the Doctor decides it's time for a new housemate and ends up as the star of the local pub football team. Karen Gillan is starry eyed when she visits the Royal Greenwich Observatory to meet space scientist Maggie Aderin and discover what the time really is. Backstage, the Doctor is ready to find out what's lurking upstairs in Craig's house.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
s5e12: Alien Abduction
The crew set out in the middle of a cold winter's night to film on the ancient site of Stonehenge, and take the ride of their lives to discover the true origin of the Pandorica.
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
s5e13: Out of Time
Confidential takes a closer look at the earth-shattering action of the series finale, helping viewers to make sense of the epic series of events that unfold. And in an exciting departure, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan take a bite out of the Big Apple to help launch the new series in the USA. Featuring interviews with Matt and Karen.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
s6e1: Coming to America
Doctor Who Confidential travels Stateside with the cast and crew to show how Doctor Who created its very own American Dream. In Utah, Confidential follows the director's quest to find the perfect movie-style backdrop to one of the most ambitious scenes to date. Matt Smith dons his stetson and gives us a run-down of the USA filming and the crew talk us through the thrills of filming in the Utah desert. Back on home ground, we bring you the creation of the Oval Office, the much-debated return of River Song and a whole load of backstage action from this spectacular two-parter. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston.
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
s6e2: Breaking the Silence
Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill take us on a wild west tour, deep in the heart of the American desert. The Doctor Who crew are filming in a very unusual location of super-size scale and Confidential covers the entire journey from the States to the stars. Alex Kingston speculates about the mysterious River Song and The Silence have their say on one of the scariest monsters to date. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston.
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
s6e3: Ship Ahoy!
Doctor Who Confidential sets sail for a behind-the-scenes journey on board the Doctor Who pirate ship. Karen Gillan is a swinging success when she gets to grips with swash buckling and, with exclusive access to all areas of production, we find out how the crew creates a storm at sea. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Hugh Bonneville.
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
s6e4: Bigger on the Inside
Acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman takes us on a personal tour of the Doctor's magical machine, and Confidential goes behind the scenes to find out what life is like on a junkyard planet.
Saturday, May 21st, 2011
s6e5: Double Trouble
Confidential follows the Doctor inside a mysterious medieval monastery to find out just what is going on with 'The Flesh'. We discover the truth behind Rory's latest love interest and learn the tricks about filming with doubles. We find out what it's like to be a guest star on Doctor Who through the eyes of actor Marshall Lancaster and there are interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Sarah Smart, Mark Bonnar and writer Matthew Graham.
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
s6e6: Take Two
Confidential hangs out with the stars in the 'Tent of Fun' and takes a look at how filming with doppelgangers can mean double the trouble. We discover whether playing The Doctor has given Matt Smith an insight into another world, while writer Matthew Graham takes a journey of discovery and sees one of his most powerful new characters coming to life. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Sarah Smart.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
s6e7: The Born Identity
Confidential goes behind the scenes for the epic series finale set on the asteroid, Demons Run. We discover how the Doctor Who team create the newest baddies, turn a small platoon of clerics into an army and transform an alley in Cardiff into Jack the Ripper's London. Features a day in the life of a Doctor Who enemy and in-depth interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber and lead writer Steven Moffat.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
s6e8: River Runs Wild
Achtung! Explosions, vintage bikes, cornfields and time travel make for a mind-boggling start to the second batch of Doctor Who adventures.Confidential is back on set with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in 1930s Berlin. We hang out backstage with the cast and crew and bring you all the behind-the-scenes action as the series gets back into full swing. We also bring you Script to Screen - the making of a mini Doctor Who episode written by schoolchildren and brought to life by Matt Smith and the Doctor Who team. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat.
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
s6e9: About a Boy
Series going behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Confidential is on location, presenting action from a 17th century estate in the Gloucestershire countryside and a high-rise housing estate in Bristol. The cast have a bit of a sing-song, there's a long night with the one of the assistant directors and the special effects team show how sometimes good old-fashioned green gloop is the only way. Mark Gatiss talks about writing for three consecutive TV Doctors and, in script to Screen, find out who plays an all-important historical figure. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
s6e10: What Dreams May Come
Confidential is out and about with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams). Can Karen get up to 100mph around one of the UK's fastest racetracks and can Arthur rise to the challenge of swimming in a tank of sharks? The team are also on set at Wales Millennium Centre to fend off some brutal new enemies and viewers get to experience a 'Day in the Life' of the camera department. Also featured is another Script to Screen, as our storyboard artist brings the story to life. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat.
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
s6e11: Heartbreak Hotel
Confidential is on set with David Walliams as he makes his Doctor Who debut. Find out what made writer Toby Whithouse set his latest Doctor adventure in a hotel with a difference and discover how to make heads turn in a room full of ventriloquist dummies. Spend 'A Day in the Life' with the writer on a very revealing set visit when he finally gets face to face with his very own creation, plus more teasers on Death is the Only Answer - an exclusive three-minute Doctor Who episode written by schoolchildren. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and David Walliams.
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
s6e12: Open All Hours
Matt Smith is reunited with an old friend as James Corden returns as Craig, the Doctor's housemate. The pair discuss the merits of filming at night in a department store with baby co-stars. Radio 1 DJ Greg James also provides an insight into his cameo appearance, and the winners of the Script to Screen contest are given a chance to meet the Time Lord himself on set.
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
s6e13: When Time Froze
Actress Alex Kingston provides an explanation of River Song's complex timeline with the Doctor, and The Script to Screen contest draws to a close with Death Is the Only Answer, a three-minute episode written by the pupils of Oakley Junior School in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in which the Doctor make use of a little-known Time Lord weapon before helping a fellow time-traveller find his way home.
Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
s0e8: Doctor Who Confidential at Christmas
This special Christmas episode follows the production team, writers and cast as they tackle the Titanic and welcome Kylie Minogue aboard as the Doctor's new companion, Astrid.
Monday, November 17th, 2008
s0e9: The Journey So Far
A special over-viewing the journey from Series One to Series Four, as a combination of previous Confidential episodes, into one episode
Thursday, December 25th, 2008
s0e10: The Next Doctor
Doctor Who Confidential examines the production of the Doctor Who 2008 Christmas Special, "The Next Doctor". Narrated by Anthony Head.
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
s0e11: The Eleventh Doctor
Over 45 years have passed since the TARDIS first landed on our screens on a cold November evening in 1963. Doctor Who Confidential takes a look back at ten incarnations of the wandering Time Lord, reliving some of his most heroic moments and terrifying adventures, and examining the menacing monsters, colourful costumes and faithful companions which defined each Doctor.
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
s0e12: Desert Storm
The cast and crew travel to Dubai to film the Easter special and Confidential are there to capture every shot, scene and sandstorm. How do you get a double decker bus to the desert? How do you shoot a drama in horrendous weather conditions? And how do you match a vast Arabian landscape with the cold Cardiff winter? The answers are revealed.
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
s0e13: Is There Life On Mars
Doctor Who Confidential examines the production of the Doctor Who 2009 Special, "The Waters Of Mars". Narrated by Anthony Head.
Friday, December 25th, 2009
s0e14: Lords and Masters
Doctor Who Confidential examines the production of the Doctor Who 2009 Christmas Special, "The End of Time Part One". Narrated by Anthony Head.
Friday, January 1st, 2010
s0e15: Allons Y
Doctor Who Confidential gets up close and personal with David Tennant as he contemplates his last days as the Doctor. On set for his final episode, his final scenes, his final words, the tenth Doctor's time has come to an end and Confidential is there to follow him every step of the way. Witnessing everything from his final showdown, his poignant goodbyes and, of course, his regeneration, this intimate account of TV history pulls out all the stops for the ultimate Doctor Who finale.
Monday, September 6th, 2010
s0e16: Backstage at the Doctor Who Proms (2010)
Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a new show hosted by stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, featuring Murray Gold's music, behind-the-scenes access and a host of monsters.
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
s0e17: Day One - Doctor Who Christmas Special
Doctor Who Confidential Red Button Special 2010 Part 1. Join a lucky fan who gets to explore the set during the production of A Christmas Carol!
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
s0e18: Day Two - Doctor Who Christmas Special
Join Charlie for Day Two of his set visit for A Christmas Carol as he explores the TARDIS in this Doctor Who Confidential Red Button sneak peek.
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
s0e19: Day Three - Doctor Who Christmas Special
Join Charlie on Day 3 of the 2010 Doctor Who Confidential Red Button specials, with his set visit to decorate the lunch trailer with some Christmas cheer.
Friday, December 24th, 2010
s0e20: Day Four - Doctor Who Christmas Special
Day 4 of the Red Button Doctor Who Confidential specials featuring Charlie McDonnell; this time, Charlie buys gifts for the cast and crew.
Saturday, December 25th, 2010
s0e21: Christmas Special 2010
All the behind-the-scenes merriment of a good old-fashioned Doctor Who Christmas. Meet the Doctor and his companions as they set Cardiff alight and go backstage with the stars of the Dickensian Christmas Special. Michael Gambon talks of swapping his wizard's wand for a taste of the Doctor's time-travelling magic and Katherine Jenkins waxes lyrical about her acting debut. Plus interviews with Matt Smith, Michael Gambon, Katherine Jenkins and Steven Moffat.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
s0e22: My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen
An official CBBC tribute to the star that brings together friends, colleagues and archival footage from her 38 year association with Doctor Who ? from being the Third Doctor's companion right up to where she became the central character in her own successful spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
s0e23: Doctor Who Rewind
Exclusive to BBC America; an overview of season 5
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
s0e24: Doctor Who in America
Exclusive to BBC America; A new original special DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA which goes behind the scenes with Doctor Who shooting in the U.S. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan plus Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat.
s0e25: The Night's Tale
A documentary on the Doctor Who Series Six discussing the making of the four short Night and the Doctor pieces which purport to show what goes on in the Doctor's TARDIS while Amy and Rory are sleeping. It also considers the 2011 Doctor Who Red Nose Specials Space and Time.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
s8e2: Into the Dalek
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
s8e3: Robot of Sherwood