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The Doctor Who Years: The Sixties was the first episode of The Doctor Who Years, a three-part musical documentary series charting the history of the "Classic Series" of Doctor Who.

It was released on the Doctor Who website on 24 March 2005, in advance of the start of the "New Series".[1]

The style and format of the documentary was based on the BBC television series The Rock 'n' Roll Years (1984-94). It featured clips and images from every Doctor Who story, in chronological order, as well as various promotional appearances, merchandise and newspaper clippings, accompanied with tongue-in-cheek captions and scored with pop music from the UK Singles Chart at the time.

After complaints that the captions were difficult to read, it was re-uploaded on 8 April 2005 with the captions in a different font and increased in size.[2]

Initially it was only available to stream in RealPlayer (.ram) format, then on 6 July 2005 it was made avalable in a second format, Windows Media Video (.wmv), after a website visitor survey in which RealPlayer was heavily criticised.[3][4]

Missing episodes Edit

Stories that had no surviving episodes were illustrated using material from other sources, such as censor clips, 8mm footage, The Last Dalek, CGI animation from Loose Cannon Productions, Continuity announcements and photos.

Other material featured Edit

Other clips featured were:

Press clippings featured were:

  • "New TV monsters will rival the Daleks", Daily Mail, 9 April 1964.
  • "In the grip of a Voord!", Daily Mail, 11 April 1964.
  • "Dr. Who stars to quit - helped by Daleks", 1965.
  • Radio Times covers from 22-28 February 1964, 13-19 February 1965, 5-11 November 1966 & 20-26 January 1968.

Images of the following pieces of merchandise - The Dalek World, The Dalek Pocketbook and Space Travellers Guide, Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks and the Doctor Who Annual 1966 including the first page of The Fishmen of Kandalinga.

Music list Edit

  • "I’m Telling You Now" by Freddie & The Dreamers
  • "She Loves You" by The Beatles
  • "You Were Made For Me" by Freddie & The Dreamers
  • "Needle & Pins" by The Searchers
  • "Just One Look" by The Hollies
  • "Hold Me" by P. J. Proby
  • "Shout" by Lulu & The Luvvers
  • "A Hard Day’s Night" by The Beatles
  • "Walk Tall" by Val Doonican
  • "Go Now" by The Moody Blues
  • "I’ll Never Find Another You" by The Seekers
  • "I Can’t Explain" by The Who
  • "Yeh Yeh" by Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
  • "Funny How Love Can Be" by The Ivy League
  • "Goodbye My Love" by The Searchers
  • "The Times They Are A-Changin’" by Bob Dylan
  • "Ticket To Ride" by The Beatles
  • "Help" by The Beatles
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
  • "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" by Manfred Mann
  • "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
  • "Here It Comes Again" by The Fortunes
  • "Sha-La-La-La-Lee" by The Small Faces
  • "Substitute" by The Who
  • "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Wild Thing" by The Troggs
  • "Out Of Time" by Chris Farlowe
  • "All Or Nothing" by The Small Faces
  • "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
  • "Bend It" by Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
  • "My Mind’s Eye" by The Small Faces
  • "I’ve Been A Bad, Bad Boy" by Paul Jones
  • "There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)" by Herman’s Hermits
  • "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan
  • "Puppet On A String" by Sandie Shaw
  • "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes
  • "Itchycoo Park" by The Small Faces
  • "Flowers In The Rain" by The Move
  • "Autumn Almanac" by The Kinks
  • "I Can See For Miles" by The Who
  • "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" by Status Quo
  • "Bend Me, Shape Me" by Amen Corner
  • "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
  • "This Wheel’s On Fire" by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity
  • "Tin Soldier" by The Small Faces
  • "Fire" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
  • "Jesamine" by The Casuals
  • "Little Arrows" by Leapy Lee
  • "Build Me Up, Buttercup" by The Foundations
  • "I’m The Urban Spaceman" by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  • "Blackberry Way" by The Move
  • "Ice In The Sun" by Status Quo
  • "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" by Amen Corner
  • "My Sentimental Friend" by Herman’s Hermits
  • "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
  • "Man Of The World" by Fleetwood Mac
  • "Nevertheless" by Eclection

Footnotes Edit

  1. Media player updated. bbc.co.uk (24 March 2005). Retrieved on 16 January 2019.
  2. Sixties revamped. bbc.co.uk (8 April 2005). Retrieved on 16 January 2019.
  3. Windows Media: Doctor Who Years. bbc.co.uk (6 July 2005). Retrieved on 16 January 2019.
  4. Website survey results. bbc.co.uk (6 July 2005). Retrieved on 16 January 2019.
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