Doctor on Display (Blackpool 2004-2009)
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!
The first Blackpool exhibition closed in 1985. In 1995, David Boyle founded the Doctor Who Experience in Llangollen, Wales. When it closed in 2003, he didn’t give up … and moved north to Blackpool to open another exhibition there! This time it was his venture, organised and run by him and it was the biggest Doctor Who exhibition ever – with both old and new series exhibits from the programme!
In this film we pay tribute to both the exhibition and David Boyle … one of Doctor Who’s greatest advocates!
Technical details, RTP 0569
44 mins approx.
Year of release
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