The first exclusive content to land in the BBC iPlayer “Whoniverse” will be Tales of the TARDIS, a brand new six-part series that reunites beloved classic Doctor Who duos, as they board a very special TARDIS on a nostalgic voyage through space and time.
From 1 November, The Whoniverse will become the official name, and dedicated home, for all shows within the orbit of Doctor Who which will live on BBC iPlayer with over 800 episodes of Doctor Who and every piece of Doctor Who content.
Each episode will feature a Doctor Who duo, with brand new scenes written by current showrunner Russell T Davies, and previous Doctor Who writers Phil Ford and Pete McTighe — woven together with classic episodes to create a feature-length omnibus episode. The actors step back into character to reflect on their adventures and in the process they discover something new, leaving viewers with a new insight into the story of each timeless pair.
“The word Whoniverse was invented by fans, so it’s time to give it official status,” Davies said in a press release. “And Tales of the TARDIS is one of the greatest delights of my career – to see old Doctors and companions reunited, still fighting the good fight, is a perfect way to celebrate the Doctor’s 60th birthday!”
The pairs reprising their roles are Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, Katy Manning and Daniel Anthony, Peter Davison and Janet Fielding, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, and Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred.
Tales of the TARDIS: The Curse of Fenric
The Doctor and Ace meet again and remember their battle against an ancient evil in World War Two where a Viking curse is bringing the dead back to life.
Tales of the TARDIS: The Time Meddler
Steven and Vicki meet again and remember their first adventure battling a time-travelling Monk about to change the course of history in 1066.
Tales of the TARDIS: The Three Doctors
Jo Jones and Clyde Langer meet again as she remembers when the Time Lords summoned three Doctors to fight an awesome adversary from Gallifrey’s past.
Tales of the TARDIS: Vengeance on Varos
The Doctor and Peri meet again and remember their conflict on the mining planet Varos: a world that entertains its people with sadistic TV broadcasts.
Tales of the TARDIS: The Mind Robber
Jamie and Zoe meet again and remember their encounter with robots, clockwork soldiers and Medusa in a Land of Fiction governed by a mysterious master.
Tales of the TARDIS: Earthshock
The Doctor and Tegan meet again and remember their terrifying adventure against the Cybermen to save the Earth… and the friend they lost along the way.