Totally Doctor Who | Magazine show added to iPlayer

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CBBC show Totally Doctor Who has just been added to the Whoniverse on iPlayer and is now available to watch again.


We truly were spoiled with behind the scenes goodies when Russell T Davies relaunched Doctor Who all the way back in 2005. The main attraction was Doctor Who Confidential (which screened on BBC Three after each episode of the show), but younger viewers were treated to Totally Doctor Who as well. Their very own version of the magazine show.

Broadcast alongside series two and three of Doctor Who (the David Tennant era, in other words) the CBBC show was presented by Barney Harwood and Liz Barker in the first series, and the latter was replaced by Kirsten O’Brien in the second series.

It was similar in theme and approach to Blue Peter, on which Barker was also a presenter. It featured regular segments like the Companion Academy, where children competed to win a day on the set of Doctor Who. Series two saw the introduction of The Infinite Quest, an animated story shown in five minute segments each week.

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You can watch Totally Doctor Who here. There are no plans that we know of to bring the show back on a permanent basis, but given the current state of things, it feels like a minor miracle that we even managed to get two series of it all!

Doctor Who returns to our screens this Saturday, 25th November, on BBC One. Called The Star Beast, it’ll be the first of three specials designed to mark Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, and will see the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate. We suspect you already knew that bit, though…

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