Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television program composed by the BBC since 1963. The show portrays the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being who comes out to be as a human. The show is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here are few interesting facts about the show Doctor Who:
1. The actual theme and concept for Doctor Who was specifically an educational program aimed at teaching kids about science and history.
2. Fourth Doctor Tom Baker’s famous long, the multi-colored scarf was not intentionally created. Costume designer James Acheson instructed a costume maker to knit a regular scarf, providing her with several balls of yarn as color options.
3. River Song role was first offered to Kate Winslet, but Winslet denied the role.
4. Doctor Who show-runner Steven Moffat was initially opposed to Matt Smith’s wish to wear his now-iconic bow tie.
5. The BBC destroyed or wiped many episodes of Doctor Who in the 1960s and 70s for various reasons including saving space, leaving a huge gap in the series’ archives.
6. According to the BBC, Doctor Who was partly inspired by Sherlock Holmes (and both the Fourth and Eleventh Doctors have even dressed up like him).
7. In 1966, First Doctor William Hartnell’s health problems forced him to leave the show. Not wanting the series to end with their star’s departure, the showrunners came up with the idea that the Doctor could regenerate into a new face.
8. Asteroid 3325 discovered in 1984 was named TARDIS.
9. In 2009, some volunteers found a Dalek while cleaning a lake in Hampshire. How Dalek got there is still unknown.
10. Famous actor Brian Blessed claims he got an offer to play the second doctor but turned it down.
11. Doctor Who was on the cover of the Radio Times on February 22-28, 1964, with the episode of Marco Polo’s adventure.
12. The sound of TARDIS was created by rubbing a key onto the piano strings.
13. Crying Angels portrayed by real actors dressed in stone costume.
14. David Tennant, who plays the tenth doctor, knew that after he wrote “Overdose Intergalactic” at the age of 13, he would be in Doctor Who when he grew up.
15. Verity Lambert was the former production assistant of Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman and had no production experience when Newman first approached her to produce the series.Watch Now