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Who Made Who

First Broadcast: Sat 23 Nov 2013 - ~9:00am UTC (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 180 minutes

BBC Episode Guide

Radio 4 Extra travels back to 1963 with a three-hour special programme, Who Made Who?, to look at the world that inspired the television series. Doctor Who may have come from other times, but his roots were very much in the present of 1960s Britain. This distinctive programme combines audio from the archive, new interviews and extracts from audio versions of Doctor Who.

Programmes included in the three hour special:

On the Outside it Looked Like An Old Fashioned Police Box
Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer and fanatic, explores the hugely popular Doctor Who novelisations of the 1970s and 80s, published by Target books. Featuring some of the best excerpts from the books and interviews with publishers, house writers, illustrators and the actors whose adventures the books tirelessly depicted.

The Reunion - Doctor Who
Sue MacGregor reunites five people who created and starred in the first series of a television landmark, Doctor Who. Fifty years later, those who crammed nervously into the BBC's Lime Grove Studios in 1963 recount the triumphs and disasters that ushered in the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Joining Sue MacGregor is Waris Hussein, the director of the episode, Carole Ann Ford who played the Doctor's granddaughter and companion Susan, William Russell who played the Doctor's right hand man Ian Chesterton, actor Jeremy Young who was the first Doctor Who enemy Caveman Kal, and television presenter Peter Purves who travelled with William Hartnell in the mid 60's as companion Steven Taylor.

Dance of the Daleks
How do you make a sink-plunger seem scary? Matthew Sweet, who spent the Saturday tea-times of his youth peering at the television from behind the sofa, time-travels through Doctor Who's 47-year history to investigate the weird and wonderful soundworld of its incidental music. He talks with some of the composers who have contributed, in very different musical styles, to the enduring success of the programme over the decades.

Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman?
A mockumentary starring Jane Asher and Andrew Sachs. It examines the life of a Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter through the realistic lens of a researcher conducting an interview with a subject. Last seen in decimated London after a Dalek invasion, where is the Time Lord's relative now?

PresenterTracy-Ann Oberman
ParticipantMark Gatiss
ParticipantMark Ayres
ParticipantJohn Lloyd
ParticipantAL Kennedy