Local (Doctor Who) Heroes

Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary has been marked at international level right around the world but some of the most personal stories celebrating the half century have been produced by our colleagues in local radio.

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are broadcasting celebratory clips and features on Saturday, as are BBC Radio Solent who already have some great clips here. BBC Radio Norfolk have really pushed the TARDIS out – check out some of their fantastic Doctor Who-related programmes.

Why not take a look to see if your local BBC radio station is celebrating the 50th? They might surprise you with stories of how you area is connected to Doctor Who… Did the TARDIS once land at the bottom of your street… or is your neighbour a Cyberman? Have a listen to your local station!

And if you want to explore what’s already online, waiting to be enjoyed, the selction below covers everything from former companions, monsters and Mastermind winners to how the famous theme tune was created…

BBC Essex: Dave Monk on his Doctor Who memories.

BBC Essex: Deborah Watling, who played former companion Victoria, recalls her time on Doctor Who

BBC Essex: Peter Holmes shares his Doctor Who memories.

Doctor Who in The South: Videos featuring Doctor Who actors, director and much more.

BBC Hereford and Worcester: Local Doctor Who fans celebrate at the Shirehall

BBC Radio Norfolk: Brian Hodgson recalls how the Doctor Who theme tune was created by his colleague Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1963

BBC Radio Norfolk: Karen Davies remembers how she won the BBC's Doctor Who Mastermind in 2005.


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