Best of the Doctor was an Embassy Row production that aired as one of a trio of "punditry segments" on BBC America in August 2011. It aired in the run-up to the premiere of Let's Kill Hitler, ostensibly to offer North American viewers a "memory jog" prior to recommencement of series 6.
Main subject Edit
Various celebrities from North America discussed most episodes of Doctor Who, from The Eleventh Hour to A Good Man Goes to War, laying special emphasis on what those episodes told audiences about the character of the Eleventh Doctor.
Additional topics covered Edit
Some thought was also given to the "timey-wimey"-ness of the Moffat approach to Doctor Who storytelling. Likewise, the importance of some aliens and guest stars was considered.
People interviewed Edit
Unusually, the only person even remotely connected to the production of Doctor Who was Mark Sheppard, BBCA's continuity announcer for Doctor Who. The "hook" of this documentary, like the others in this series, was that the interviewees were all Doctor Who fans who were professional entertainers with some degree of success in the American market.
Home video releases Edit
Best of the Doctor was included on the Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe DVD & Blu-ray.
It was also included on the Doctor Who: The Best of the Doctor 2005-2011, The Documentaries DVD (Region 4 only).