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No More Doctor Who Confidential: The Finale

Doctor Who Confidential: The Finale

From the BBC official site

For the past seven years, Doctor Who Confidential has put you at the heart of Doctor Who, providing a unique insight into the stars, the show and the entire production.

This journey reaches a fitting finale on Saturday when Doctor Who Confidential premiers a brand new mini-adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor. Viewers have seen the story, Death is the Only Answer, being made, watching the entire process from script to screen. Saturday’s episode, entitled When Time Froze, also includes the ultimate feature on River Song, with Alex Kingston providing a brilliant timeline of everyone’s favourite time travelling archaeologist.

The Confidential team captured the rebirth of the show back in 2005 and for over half a decade they have given an unsurpassed, access-all-areas insight not just into Doctor Who, but the magic and mechanics of making successful drama. From an episode directed by David Tennant, to the special edition that broke the news that Matt Smith would be the Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who Confidential has always delivered the very best in must-see behind-the-scenes action.

The final episode of Doctor Who Confidential, When Time Froze, is on BBC Three on Saturday, immediately after The Wedding of River Song.



  • excallibur

    July 3rd, 2012 - 10:18am

    I’m glad its ending,it should never have been shown in the first place,doctor who takes you to imaginary worlds but doctor who confidential strips it all the mystery away and just shows it as another tv show !!!!!!

  • i wear a fez now

    October 11th, 2011 - 4:18pm

    Why does it have to stop?!

  • khadijah

    October 1st, 2011 - 5:55pm

    can i please talk to the company that done doctor who


    September 30th, 2011 - 11:13pm

    Pharap from doctor who TV made this

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    The Doctor doesn’t know
    Tick Tick, goes the clock
    Just why he has to go

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    His foes they tried to warn him
    Tick Tock, and soon we know
    His friends will have to mourn him

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    It never changes time
    Tick Tock, at least until
    The woman does the crime

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    It’s time for you to go
    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    To lake Silencio

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    A picnic with his friends,
    Tick Tock, and they don’t know
    This hour means the end,

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    The astronaut shall rise,
    Tick Tock, look at her
    The sorrow in her eyes

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    And the first shot is fired,
    Tick Tock, and soon we know
    The Doctor has expired

    Tick Tock, goes the clock
    And now the world is saved
    Tick Tock, And for the world
    That man – his life he gave
    good dont you think

    • Pharap

      September 30th, 2011 - 11:19pm

      Yay me 😀

      Now I’m quoting london, hrm…

      I wasn’t expecting this!!!

      That’s better 😛

    • TARDIS

      October 1st, 2011 - 11:35am

      so your called pharap here too


    September 30th, 2011 - 4:09pm

    dont look spoiler alert
    .river marries the doctor look at doctor who tv and Nicolas Courtney gets a tribute at the start of the episode and the doctor will be told that the brig died in a nursing home

  • ross

    September 30th, 2011 - 12:42pm

    we all know exactly were the money will go to the stupid an endless talent and reality tv shows

    • I Love Cybermen

      September 30th, 2011 - 10:43pm

      Yup. Stoopid BBC. Only reason I love ’em is Dr Who…And they’re not even treating that right! No more confidential…morons…

  • McGann is the Doctor

    September 30th, 2011 - 11:00am

    Confidential is brilliant, and we love to see it, clearly they have underestimated it’s popularity, no sane person would think it wise to axe the show given how much it is enjoyed.


    September 30th, 2011 - 10:03am

    The bbc should axe the other rubbish they show on bbc three. Dr who confidential should stay. Rubbish like Don’t tell the bride should go.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      September 30th, 2011 - 11:00am

      Wilfred anyone ? A guy who thinks he’s a dog: this is the result of TV comedy that has run out of creative or even decent ideas.


      September 30th, 2011 - 2:46pm

      I agree. But willfred is a inport(they got it from the usa)(i think) so they can’t axe it. Mind u they could stop showing it. But not all inports are rubbish. Famliy guy is brill. Axe young dum living off mum i say.

    • stetsons are cool

      September 30th, 2011 - 4:58pm

      better things to axe:

      don’t tell the bride
      big fat gypsy wedding
      gavin and stace.

      nobody watches them.
      millions, billions of people watch confidential!!

    • Anonymous

      September 30th, 2011 - 5:36pm

      Gavin and Stacey ended in early 2010 of the creators own choice, not through axing so no money is being spent on it.

    • Anonymous

      September 30th, 2011 - 5:36pm

      And Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is Channel 4 not BBC.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    September 30th, 2011 - 9:31am

    I can’t believe this, cancelling Dr Who confidential, WHO MADE that decision ?!!

    Its not somethign unimportant, it gives viewers adn fans a fascinating insight into the making of their favourite series. 😯

    Budget cuts will be the death of brilliant much-loved television. 😥

  • Black TARDIS

    September 30th, 2011 - 8:55am

    Visit Petition Buzz’s SAVE DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL!!! Sign the petition @

    • TARDIS

      September 30th, 2011 - 4:20pm

      they dont listen

    • DWFAN#1

      September 30th, 2011 - 4:40pm

      I was gonna link it too! Il link it anyway though ur right they probly wont listen 🙁

    • amadboywithabox

      September 30th, 2011 - 7:51pm

      i did it! cos i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dwc

  • Whofan123

    September 29th, 2011 - 10:02pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! This can’t be then end of Confidential I loved every moment of this why end this right now it’s not fair :'( Bye bye!


    September 29th, 2011 - 8:35pm

    hows this

    I find it idiotic that Doctor who confidential has been cancelled due to budget cuts.You have many shows that take more money that this as I see it it is just a camera following the cast and crew so I don’t see how that takes many of the budget you have many shows that you could cancel with bad ratings but Doctor who confidential seems to be doing good and there are many fans on it.The first day that it was told that it would be cancelled they created petitions and clubs on things on Facebook and twitter.So please take this in consideration

  • Intergalactic

    September 29th, 2011 - 6:48pm

    I can’t accept this. If you feel you strongly want it back and want to help, here’s what to do.

    First of all, make sure to drop the BBC a complaint ( Chances are you’ll receive a stock reply, but at least it’ll be registered. Try and keep it polite though.

    Second, follow @SaveDWC on Twitter (!/SaveDWC). The account has almost 6000 followers already and has seen support from Steven Moffat, Neil Gaiman, Tom MacRae, Russell Tovey, the Radio Times and Doctor Who Magazine. There’s also a Facebook page here.

    Third, sign the petition that is running here – At the time of writing it has over 14,000 signatures.

    • booboo

      September 29th, 2011 - 6:58pm

      we did our bit

      From Our Twitter Page

      Help Save Doctor Who Confidential! @SaveDWC

      Retweeted by itslauraduggan and 62 others

    • TARDIS

      September 30th, 2011 - 4:22pm

      did it

    • stetsons are cool

      September 30th, 2011 - 5:00pm

      now over 20,000. come on guys!!! we’re gonna save DWC

  • The Adventure Games

    September 29th, 2011 - 6:07pm

    Tick tock goes the clock and all the years they fly tick tock goes the clock the confidential dies. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!In a way DWC can be better DW. I wouldn’t be suprised if DW gets axed. Reply YES if you wnt Doctor Who Confidential back.

    • Intergalactic

      September 29th, 2011 - 6:44pm



      September 29th, 2011 - 6:53pm


    • biggest doctor who fan

      September 29th, 2011 - 6:54pm



      September 29th, 2011 - 9:09pm

      NO! Just joking YES!!!!

  • jedi jim

    September 29th, 2011 - 5:56pm

    The beeb will ring out every last penny it can from the 50th., and then sell it off to us Americans! Just like Torchwood and The Office.

    • Handbot Scott

      September 29th, 2011 - 9:01pm

      BBC will never hand Americans the control of Doctor Who!!! It has been British for almost 50 years and it always will be.

    • BOB

      September 30th, 2011 - 2:16pm

      no they will never hand it to the americans because doctor who is pure british and always will be they only sold torchwood because they didnt have enough money to make it any more


      September 30th, 2011 - 3:36pm

      The office usa is a different show well kind of more like a spin off.

  • Clocky

    September 29th, 2011 - 5:15pm

    No!!!! Don’t get rid of confidential. I HAVE to watch that to understand what’s going on in Doctor Who. Get rid of confidential and keep Steven Moffat and I’ll never know what’s happening 🙁

  • biggest doctor who fan

    September 29th, 2011 - 4:28pm

    I’ve hoad it up to here with the moff
    Since he took over ratings had gone down
    Now a perfectly good spin off is being axed what is going on!
    The storys this season have been too complicated and rubbish, I mean it’s just a matter of time now before they axe the show itself.
    If only Russell.T.Davies was here nothing like this would be happening.


      September 29th, 2011 - 5:25pm

      Plus 1

    • the castallan

      September 29th, 2011 - 5:42pm

      you bet !!!! ethis series aint as good as it use to b

    • biggest doctor who fan

      September 29th, 2011 - 6:57pm

      We really need R.T.D back as when he was on the show around 10million minninum would tune in every week.
      But this year only 5 million will tune in so obviously the moff’s lost half the audience in just 1 year
      Check out a23g156’s youtube as my story’s aren’t to complicated
      Yes that is my youtube name as I do figure adventures and micro figure adventures

    • King of the weevils

      October 1st, 2011 - 7:03am

      RTD has had his time his era was good but it wasn’t completely perfect and the daleks just kept coming back and mostly doing the same thing. I know it wouldn’t be doctor who without the daleks but they just came in and blew stuff up. I prefer Moffat as he makes the show feel more like the classic era. I do like RTD he is a good writer but some of his stories weren’t up to scratch but I like what he does in torchwood and sja(although he had to mention tennants regeneration in death of the doctor. That annoyed me!)

  • Martycc

    September 29th, 2011 - 9:54am

    Really bad news, I enjoyed confidential and always watched it after Doctor Who and now gone..
    I get this awful feeling that the BBC are trying to kill off Doctor Who due to the cost, first all those rumours about not having a full next season and now confidential.
    A shame as I’m a massive fan and Who is about the only thing I still watch BBC for.

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      September 29th, 2011 - 5:47pm


    • DWFAN#1

      September 30th, 2011 - 4:43pm

      There is a full series, but its just being split between 2012-2013. They start filming series 7 in February, and the first half gets aired in autumn, and then next half in Summer/Autumn (unconfirmed).
      Hope that helps!

  • Hector Sandler

    September 29th, 2011 - 9:08am

    Well it was great & helpful. Now no more well I just have love Dr who the way it is.

  • Mandy Laurie Souza

    September 29th, 2011 - 12:13am

    Why !!!!!!!! It was so important as the episode,I love Confidential and I think the Doctor Who fans loves 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why the good things ends ?????????
    I will miss it

  • doctorwhofan27

    September 28th, 2011 - 11:19pm

    It’s terrible that there’s no more Doctor Who Confidential. We need spin-offs. No more Torchwood. No more Sarah Jane Adventures. And now no more Doctor Who Confidential. What is BBC thinking finale-ing this?

    • King of the weevils

      September 29th, 2011 - 7:40am

      Actually torchwood could return it’s just nobodys sure about it’s future after the absoloutely terrible torchwood:miracle day

  • King of the weevils

    September 28th, 2011 - 11:15pm

    The BBC have made a very stupid mistake here. BBC three need to axe the shows that NEED to be axed such as lee nelsons well good show, snog,marry,avoid,eastenders repeats etc etc etc. The only BBC three shows that I’ve seen which are good are russel howards good news and family guy oh and confidential of course. Please confidential come home for Christmas. But I won’t watch if they completely ruin the show like what happened with primeval this year.

    • Androvax

      September 29th, 2011 - 5:02pm

      Don’t forget The Real Hustle that is a great show as well!

    • stetsons are cool

      September 30th, 2011 - 5:03pm


  • Justininferno

    September 28th, 2011 - 10:48pm

    This is excellent news – Confidential over the last few years has lost the plot – sending Arthur to swim with sharks or Karen driving for example … what has that got to do with the show? Goodbye Confidential, it was overdue.

    • Thetasigma

      September 29th, 2011 - 8:49pm

      That is such an ill thought through view point and somewhat a LONE point of view I would say as well !

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