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BBC iPlayer launches exclusive Extra series

BBC iPlayer launches exclusive Doctor Who Extra series

The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.

Over the course of 12 programmes we trace the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of episodes yet, getting the inside take on series 8 from the people who made it.

The Doctor Who Extra team had unparalleled access to stars including Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, such as Lead Writer/Executive Producer Steven Moffat, and directors also contribute, as they spill the beans on the on and off-screen drama.

Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.

Packed with emotion, great stories and a real sense of ‘access all areas’, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s a like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens.

Doctor Who Extra is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin and Jo Pearce. Each 10-minute Doctor Who Extra episode will be available after that week’s Doctor Who episode on BBC One.

Audiences will also be able to access Doctor Who Extra via the BBC’s Red Button.



  • Hector Sandler

    August 29th, 2014 - 9:57am

    I got nothing to against the new Doctor I’m always will love DR Who. I seen the part where Matt SMith come out the time to say few last words to Clara then he stick with his time. So that all to it.

  • Anonymous

    August 20th, 2014 - 5:51pm

    This is just proof that cancelling confidential was a bad idea.


      August 21st, 2014 - 7:28am

      To be honest, all thou I did really enjoy Confidential, I’m glad it was cancelled, cos that last series admittedly was dreadful and did not focus on the behind the scenes of series 6 what so ever, just seemed to fart arse about.

    • The docter the best 11thn

      August 22nd, 2014 - 11:20am

      I can’t not wait till tomrow to see the new docter but matt smith was good

  • the astronaut of death

    August 20th, 2014 - 5:24pm

    This is aweosome


    August 20th, 2014 - 3:07pm

    Interesting 🙂

  • T4RD1S

    August 20th, 2014 - 3:03pm

    will it be like doctor who confidential?

    • Anonymous

      August 20th, 2014 - 3:47pm

      A Bit like Confidential but follows Peter Capaldi on his every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor

  • silence 11

    August 20th, 2014 - 2:33pm

    when will it be on straight after the episode or another time

    • 76 Totters Lane

      August 20th, 2014 - 8:39pm

      Straight after each episode, yeah.

  • Jamie

    August 20th, 2014 - 2:06pm

    Sounds really cool!

  • Dorium Maldovar

    August 20th, 2014 - 2:06pm

    This looks really good, can’t wait!!
    I wonder if these will be included in the series 8 box set?


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