Friday, 4 December 2015

The Beginner's Guide to Doctor Who on BBC Store

BBC Store - the new digital service allowing users to buy, download and keep shows from the BBC - has curated The Beginner's Guide to Doctor Who, a special collection of stories aimed at introducing new fans to the 52-year history of the world's longest-running sci-fi show.

“Some people might feel a bit overwhelmed by Doctor Who and not know where to start exploring it,” says BBC Store’s Simon Farquhar. “If you’ve ever found yourself wondering about the history of the Whoniverse and how it evolved, then our Beginner's Guide is here to help audiences navigate time and space across the most imaginative world television has ever created. We’ve tried to select stories that exemplify the different eras the show has gone through, from the eerie black and white beginnings to the Gothic horror of the mid-Seventies and the fast-paced furore of today’s series. It’s been difficult with so many episodes and Doctors to choose from, but this collection is a fun way to begin exploring Doctor Who.”

BBC Store purchases can be streamed online from and the 'My Programmes' tab of the BBC iPlayer website, or downloaded onto a PC or Mac. A bespoke app is available now for Windows 10 users, with iOS and Android apps coming soon.

The collection includes fan favourite Blink starring Carey Mulligan and introducing the Weeping Angels, Doctor Who’s return to BBC One in Rose with Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, and numerous classic stories including Jon Pertwee's d├ębut appearance in Spearhead from Space, and Genesis of the Daleks - introducing twisted Dalek creator Davros.

The Beginner's Guide to Doctor Who is online now. The full list of stories is as follows:

The Tomb of the Cybermen (Patrick Troughton, 1967)
Spearhead from Space (Jon Pertwee, 1970)
Genesis of the Daleks (Tom Baker, 1975)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Tom Baker, 1977)
Earthshock (Peter Davison, 1982)
Rose (Christopher Eccleston, 2005)
Blink (David Tennant, 2007)
The Day of the Doctor (Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt, 2013)
Mummy on the Orient Express (Peter Capaldi, 2014)

With thanks to BBC Worldwide
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