Do You Remember the First Time? was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Blink. It was notable for being David Tennant's professional directorial debut. Because Tennant was either narrating or in-vision for every scene, it balanced out the "Doctor-lite-ness" of the episode it accompanied, converting 9 June 2007 into a Tennant-heavy broadcast day.
Although it contained a brief amount of material relevant to the production of Blink, the episode's main focus was the history of the BBC Television Centre, the studios where the bulk of the so-called "classic" era of Doctor Who was produced. Consequently, the show featured key creatives of the BBC Wales series — such as RTD, Phil Collinson and Steven Moffat — reminiscing about their memories of the original series.
A condensed 5 minute version of this episode was made available to download in .mp4 format for seven days after broadcast, as part of a BBC trial of video podcasts. It was later uploaded to the BBC's YouTube channel. Both of these were cropped into 4:3 aspect ratio.
Aspects of production covered Edit
The episode containd brief interviews with Carey Mulligan and Finlay Robertson, as well as an examination of how the Weeping Angels were performed. Since the Weeping Angels were given very little pre-broadcast publicity, it was the first time that fans got to see that they were actually people in costume rather than posable statues.
Additional topics covered Edit
The majority of the episode was concerned with people explaining how their childhood experience watching Doctor Who had led to their current career producing it.
People interviewed Edit
- David Tennant, The Doctor
- Steven Moffat, Writer, Episode 10
- Carey Mulligan, Sally Sparrow
- Finlay Robertson, Larry Nightingale
- Mark Gatiss, Writer & Actor
- Gareth Roberts, Writer, Episode 2
- Nev Fountain, Writer, Dead Ringers
- Jon Culshaw, Writer & Comedian
- Phil Collinson, Series Producer, Doctor Who
- Russell T Davies, Head Writer, Doctor Who
- Jane Tranter, Controller, BBC Fiction
- Julie Gardner, Executive Producer, Doctor Who
- Nicholas Briggs, Dalek Voice
- Barnaby Edwards, Dalek
Music list Edit
- "Ruby" by Kaiser Chiefs, Album: Now 66
- "BBC" by Ming Tea, Album: Austin Powers Original Soundtrack
- "Easy" by Sugababes, Album: Now 66
- "Monster" by Funeral For A Friend, Album: Hours
- "Do You Remember The First Time" by Pulp, Album: Shine
- "Beware of the Dog" by Jamelia, Album: Now 66
- "Starlight" by Muse, Album: Black Holes and Revelations
- "Read My Mind" by The Killers, Album: Now 66
- "Know Your Enemy" by Rage Against The Machine, Album: Rage Against The Machine
- "Thanks for the Memories" by Fall Out Boy, Album: Infinity on High
- "Enter The Dragon" by Lalo Schifrin, Album: Enter The Dragon Soundtrack
- "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani, Album: The Sweet Escape
- "Living For The Weekend" by Hard-Fi, Album: Stars of CCTV
- "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas, Album: Fantastic 70's
- Location Director - Mark Procter
- Camera - Stuart Brereton, Andrew Clifford, Nick Jardine, Oliver Russell
- Sound - Kevin Meredith, Maz Tajiki, Phil Turner
- Runner - Scott Handcock
- Edit Assistants - Sam Jones, Christopher Moore
- Researchers - James Goss, Nathan Landeg, Jamie Lynch
- Assistant Producers - Geoff Evans, Hannah Williams
- Production Team Assistant - Amanda Buckley
- Production Accountant - Elaine Stephenson
- Production Co-ordinator - Tors Grantham
- Post Production Co-ordinator - Vickie Mansell
- Production Managers - Kirsty Reid, Natalie Street
- Production Executive - Paul Williams
- Additional Editing - James Brailsford
- Editor - Dan Ablett
- Colourist - Jon Everett
- Dubbing - Mark Ferda
- Executive Producers for Dr Who - Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner
- Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
- Producer & Editor - Rob Mansell
- Producer - Zoë Rushton
- Directed by - David Tennant
- Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
Elements retained in Cut Down Edit
- Tennant interviewing Russell T Davies, Phil Collinson, Steven Moffat, Julie Gardener and Jane Trantor.
- The Angels make-up being applied.
Home video releases Edit
The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD box set.