Doctor Who At The BBC The Plays
Over the years, Doctor Who has provided the inspiration for a number of original radio plays. Three of them are presented here in their entirety, and each focuses on the effect which Doctor Who has had on the lives of ordinary – and some extraordinary – people.
“Regenerations” by Daragh Carville is a powerful and moving play about a group of six friends who reunite for their annual Doctor Who convention. Set against a backdrop of the Belfast troubles, the play deals with themes of sexuality and love, and features appearances by Tom Baker and Sophie Aldred.
“Blue Veils and Golden Sands” by Martyn Wade tells the story of Delia Derbyshire, the delightful and unusual woman who created the unique sound of the original Doctor Who theme tune.
Finally, “Dalek, I Love You” by Colin Sharpe is a recent BBC7 production. It tells how one young lad’s obsession with Doctor Who causes him to meet the girl of his dreams – named Romana…
“Regenerations” features some adult themes and language.
- Doctor Who at the BBC The Plays was the fourth in The Doctor Who at the BBC CD series, and differed significantly from other instalments. It was wholly comprised of three audio plays that were about Doctor Who, but which did not occur in The Doctor Who universe