Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary isn’t just on TV! Here’s what on BBC Sounds over the anniversary period
Doctor Who is everywhere again! And not just on television, either. BBC Sounds is also celebrating the 60th Anniversary on audio too. The celebrations include two new documentaries looking at the show and its legacy, interviews with Doctor Who stars about the music that made them who they are, and an awesome archive of audio adventures.
Some of these programs are already available now, while others will be released over the anniversary period. BBC Sounds is free to listen to worldwide, so provides a great way to get involved in the anniversary, wherever you are in the world.
Toby Hadoke – Surviving Doctor Who: An A-Z 18-19 November
Across two episodes, comedian Toby Hadoke presents a wry insight into the ups and downs of being one of the universe’s most misunderstood species: the Doctor Who fan. From Anticipointment to Zarbi, via Kennedy (John F) and Underpants (Tom Baker) here’s a guide to everything you need to know about surviving being a follower of one of TV’s strangest and greatest hits, using a true fan’s favourite thing: a list.
Doctor Who: 60 Years of Friends and Foes 24 November 21:00
As Doctor Who celebrates its 60th anniversary, Sue Perkins explores how the programme has reflected our social history across the decades both on and off screen. From advances in technology to politics, violence, gender and sexuality.
Featuring archive footage, interviews and new conversations with showrunner Steven Moffat, script editor Andrew Cartmel, former companions including Anneke Wills, Katy Manning and Janet Fielding, and the voice of the Daleks Nicholas Briggs along with Dalek Operator Barnaby Edwards. Also, there’s analysis from several academics who have published books on the subject.
Sue examines how progressive the show has been, questioning if our favourite time traveller has kept with the times.
Radio 2 Celebrates Doctor Who at 60: My Life as a Mix Tape
A series of interviews over the 60th anniversary period, as the stars of Doctor Who reveal the music that made them who they are. Listen here!
- Peter Davison
- Sylvester McCoy
- Segun Akinola
- Janet Fielding
- Sophie Aldred
- Ruth Madeley
- Bonnie Langford
- Nicholas Briggs
Plus, already available are episodes of My Sounds featuring Jodie Whittaker and Russell T Davies
Doctor Who: The Audio Adventures
An archive of Big Finish audios: full cast audio dramas featuring all your favourite Doctors in new adventures never seen on TV. Including stories starring Tom Baker, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Catherine Tate and more! Listen here and here!
- The Beginning starring Carole Ann Ford as Susan
- The Isos Network starring Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury as Jamie and Zoe
- Fallen Angels starring Peter Davison as the Doctor versus the Weeping Angels!
- Mind of the Hodiac by Russell T Davies, starring Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford as the Doctor and Mel
- Judoon in Chains starring Colin Baker as the Doctor
- 1963: The Assassination Games starring Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred as the Doctor and Ace
- Harvest of the Sycorax starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor
- The Sontaran Ordeal starring Paul McGann as the Doctor
- Ravagers starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor
- Infamy of the Zaross starring David Tennant and Billie Piper as the Doctor and Rose
- Technophobia starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Doctor and Donna
- Time Reaver starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Doctor and Donna
- Death and the Queen starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Doctor and Donna
- Out of Time starring Tom Baker and David Tennant as the Fourth and Tenth Doctors
Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes
97 episodes of Doctor Who remain missing from the BBC Archive. But thanks to the work of fans recording at home, the audio survives! Remastered and with linking narration by members of the original cast, three of these missing stories are now on BBC Sounds to listen to for free. Listen here!
- Marco Polo – the First Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara find themselves in historic China and encounter the famous Venetian explorer (7 episodes)
- The Daleks’ Master Plan – the First Doctor, Steven and Katrina must save the entire galaxy from the Daleks’ newest super-weapon (12 episodes)
- The Wheel in Space – the Second Doctor and Jamie arrive at a space station full of mysterious events. The cause? The Cybermen! (6 episodes)
And don’t forget that all five episodes of Doctor Who Redacted Series Two from earlier this year are also still on BBC Sounds.
Doctor Who returns on the 25th of November with The Star Beast at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One in the UK and Ireland, and Disney+ worldwide