On-screen commentary is coming to BBC iPlayer for selected upcoming episodes of Doctor Who to expand the viewing experience with special guests giving exclusive insight into the creation and filming of some of the new adventures.
Available directly after selected episodes air on BBC One and iPlayer, viewers can head to the Whoniverse to get a deeper insight into the show.
This new way to enjoy selected episodes of Doctor Who will begin with the first 60th anniversary special The Star Beast on November 25, with Fourteenth Doctor actor David Tennant and producers Phil Collinson and Vicki Delow providing commentary.
Tennant and Collinson will return and be joined by showrunner Russell T Davies on November 9 for commentary on the third special The Giggle.
“For years, Doctor Who has been providing top-level in-vision commentaries for selected episodes, on DVD,” Davies said in a press release. “But we’re now bringing this to the iPlayer – as soon as you’ve watched The Star Beast, you can see exactly what David Tennant thinks of it, scene by scene! I think Doctor Who has the greatest behind-the-scenes coverage of any show in the world, and we’re determined to keep expanding it!”
Doctor Who will return on 25 November 2023 with The Star Beast, the first of three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble — followed by Wild Blue Yonder on 2 December and The Giggle on 9 December.
Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road alongside Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday on 25 December.