Do You Remember the First Time? was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Blink.

The title is a reference to the 1994 Pulp song of the same name.

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 or "vodcasts".[1] 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 | edit source]

The episode contained 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.

Remember also gave some general insight into the BBC Wales commissioning of Doctor Who, via a rare on-screen appearance of Jane Tranter.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • A Next time on Doctor Who Confidential... trailer for the following episode.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Easy" by Sugababes, Album: Now That's What I Call Music 66[2]
  • "Do You Remember the First Time?" by Pulp, Album: Shine
  • "Beware of the Dog" by Jamelia, Album: Now That's What I Call Music 66
  • "Read My Mind" by The Killers, Album: Now That's What I Call Music 66
  • "Theme (from 'Enter the Dragon')" by Lalo Schifrin, Album: Enter the Dragon Soundtrack
  • "Starlight" by Muse, Album: Black Holes and Revelations
  • "Ruby" by Kaiser Chiefs, Album: Now That's What I Call Music 66
  • "Monster" by Funeral for a Friend, Album: Hours
  • "Know Your Enemy" by Rage Against the Machine, Album: Rage Against the Machine
  • "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani, Album: The Sweet Escape (also used in DCOM: Allons-y!)
  • "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy, Album: Infinity on High (also used in DCOM: The Eleventh Doctor)
  • "Living for the Weekend" by Hard-Fi, Album: Stars of CCTV

These songs were in the music list on the Doctor Who website, but do not feature in the episode:

  • "BBC (from 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery')" by Ming Tea, Album: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Soundtrack
  • "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas, Album: Fantastic 70's

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Discussion of childhood experience watching Doctor Who is reduced to Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Gareth Roberts - with condensed discussions with RTD, Phil Collinson and Jane Tranter.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD box set released on 5 November 2007.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Ways To Listen: Podcasts & Downloads: Guide. (10 April 2007). Retrieved on 18 January 2019.
  2. Episode 10 : Do You Remember The First Time?. Retrieved on 30 December 2018.
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File:DWCON Do You Remember the First Time title card.jpg +
45 minutes (full length)
12'37" (Cut Down)
4'13" (Vodcast) +