Made at Riverside Studios between 1964 and 1968, Doctor Who is one of the world’s most successful and enduring television programmes. In 2023, it turns sixty and, in the run-up to the anniversary in November, we will be screening Riverside-filmed episodes every other month.
Join us on July 8th for a triple bill screening of episodes from the First Doctor (William Hartnell) era as he battles his most famous enemy- The Daleks!
We are delighted that BBC presenter and Doctor Who expert Matthew Sweet (host of BBC's Free Thinking and The Sound of Cinema) will be introducing this showcase and providing fascinating background on the creation of the first Doctor Who series and the episodes in the showcase.
Following the showcase please stay to watch a recorded highlights reel of interviews some of the cast and crew who worked on the First Doctor episodes filmed at Riverside, recorded at a previous Doctor Who day at Riverside Studios.
Doctor Who episodes featured:
The Dalek Invasion of Earth Episode 1
The Dalek Invasion of Earth Episode 2
The Dalek Invasion of Earth Episode 3
Matthew Sweet is author of Inventing the Victorians (2001), Shepperton Babylon (2005) and The West End Front (2011). A familiar voice in British broadcasting, he presents Free Thinking and Sound of Cinema on BBC Radio 3 and The Philosopher’s Arms on BBC Radio 4. He has judged the Costa Book Award, edited The Woman in White for Penguin Classics and was Series Consultant on the Showtime/Sky Atlantic series Penny Dreadful. In the BBC2 drama An Adventure in Space and Time he played a moth from the planet Vortis. His fashion history column, The Line of Beauty, appears in 1843 magazine. His latest book, Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers and Themselves is published by Picador.