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The Genesis of Doctor Who | Creating a science fiction hero

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Explore the origins of a TV legend with this collection of documents and images. It's now the number one family favourite, but 'Doctor Who' had a difficult birth, emerging from the imagination of some of BBC Drama's top minds.

Here, we tell the story of the creation of 'Doctor Who' from the very beginning, starting with a report on the possibility of making science fiction for television and leading up to the moment a new drama series is announced in the pages of 'Radio Times'.

Join us as we hide behind the sofa for the first time...

The Genesis of Doctor Who Collection

William Hartnell as Doctor Who.

An Unearthly Cast

A gallery of images showing the original stars of 'Doctor Who'.

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Sydney Newman, the man credited as the creator of 'Doctor Who'.

The Creators of 'Doctor Who'

The people behind the scenes who brought us TV's greatest science fiction hero.

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