Doctor on Display (Llangollen)
In the early 1970s, the BBC decided to launch a series of exhibitions featuring monsters and props from Doctor Who.
Over the next three decades, untold thousands of children (and adults too!) were thrilled by a mix of innovative, exciting and stunning extravaganzas!
For many fans, these exhibitions were their first and only real chance to get close-up to their favourite TV programme … and the memories they share in this innovative documentary series are bound together by interviews with experts and people who actually worked at them!
This time we’re off to North Wales and the historic mill town of Llangollen – home to a Doctor Who exhibition with that little bit more to offer. Llangollen sits alongside the River Dee in Denbighshire and is a popular tourist attraction, not least for its steam railway and awe-inspiring aqueduct.
In this film we’ll be travelling back in time to visit the exhibition, enjoy the scenery, see the props and monsters, visit the DAPOL factory and hear the stories of those who worked there … and those who have happy memories of visiting one of the biggest Doctor Who exhibitions ever mounted!
Special feature: The Story Of Johnny Who Entertainments – Johnathan Banes tells Sophie Aldred about the influence the exhibition at Llangollen had on his life and how it led to his fan film productions!
Technical details, RTP 0567
50 mins approx.
Year of release
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