Tomorrow’s show: The Ersatz Doctors
December 20, 2015
— British Mavericks
Tomorrow at 8pm on Resonance FM, Clear Spot: The Ersatz Doctors
In the last Clear Spot of 2015, Alex Fitch looks at the actors who have been hired to play incarnations of Doctor Who after the original actors have passed on or retired. While the programme has a built in fiction for the constant recasting of the lead role, fans have had a desire to still see and hear new adventures for the 1960s and 70s versions of Doctor Who, and these have begun to be made and licenced by the BBC for broadcast on digital radio, television and download.
Alex talks to impressionist Jon Culshaw about playing Tom Baker – otherwise known as the Fourth Doctor – in Dead Ringers, and audiobooks such as The Ark in Space; to actor David Troughton about channeling his father Patrick as an ersatz Second Doctor on BBC Radio 4extra; to John Guilor about providing a new voice for William Hartnell’s First Doctor in reconstructed ‘missing’ scenes for BBC DVDs; and to Tim Treloar about continuing the adventures of the Third Doctor in Big Finish audio plays, now that Jon Petwee is no longer with us.
Links: Article about the recording of The Ark in Space at ladbrokeradio.com
Article about the recording of The Third Doctor Adventures at bigfinish.com
Review of Doctor Who: Serpent Crest at cultbox.com
Behind the scenes video of recording The Planet of Giants
Preorder Death to the Daleks from bbcshop.com