The Genesis of Doctor Who | Creating a science fiction hero
Document Type | Report
25 July 1962
Following on from an earlier submission, Alice Frick of the BBC Survey Group, this time working with John Braybon delivers a report into the kind of stories they feel would provide suitable inspiration for a BBC science fiction drama.
The report makes reference to a 'current ITV series'. This was 'Out of This World', a short-lived anthology presented by horror movie legend Boris Karloff. 'Out of This World' producer Irene Shubik later joined the BBC to head up its own science fiction anthology series 'Out of the Unknown', which mixed original stories by writers such as Terry Nation and Troy Kennedy Martin with literary adaptations of tales by the likes of EM Forster and Isaac Asimov.
A report into whether the BBC should make science fiction drama.
A report into the kind of stories BBC science fiction dramas might handle.
CE Webber and Sydney Newman outline the format for the new 'Doctor Who' series.
A summary of ideas for a new science fiction BBC TV series.
A preview of the first 'Doctor Who' episode, 'An Unearthly Child'.
How 'Radio Times' recorded the first episode of 'Doctor Who' in the TV listings.
What the viewers thought of the first episode of 'Doctor Who'.
A gallery of images showing the original stars of 'Doctor Who'.
The people behind the scenes who brought us TV's greatest science fiction hero.
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