The BEST Episodes of Doctor Who Confidential
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2020
Network: BBC Three
Specially filmed for BBC Three as a companion piece to Doctor Who, Doctor Who Confidential aims to give a taste of the excitement and the energy that surrounds the show. The programme includes behind-the-scenes filming and interviews with the cast, writers and production team as they bring our favourite Time Lord back to our screens. An abbreviated 15-minute version, concentrating on the production of the new series and without reference to the original show, is also broadcast on BBC Three as Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown.
#1 - Behind the Scenes of The Name of the Doctor
Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired May 18, 2013
#2 - Welcome to Torchwood
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 1, 2006
Behind the scenes of "Army of Ghosts (1)". In a break from the normal programming, this episode takes a look behind the scenes of next year's spin-off series Torchwood.
#3 - Behind the Scenes of Nightmare in Silver
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired May 11, 2013
#4 - Finale
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 8, 2006
Behind the scenes of "Doomsday (2)". This episode takes a look back at the second series of Doctor Who and goes behind the scenes of the epic season finale.
#5 - Behind the Scenes of Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 27, 2013
#6 - Behind the Scenes of Hide
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 20, 2013
#7 - Out of Time
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 26, 2010
Confidential takes a closer look at the earth-shattering action of the series finale, helping viewers to make sense of the epic series of events that unfold. And in an exciting departure, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan take a bite out of the Big Apple to help launch the new series in the USA. Featuring interviews with Matt and Karen.
#8 - Bigger on the Inside
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired May 14, 2011
Acclaimed fantasy author Neil Gaiman takes us on a personal tour of the Doctor's magical machine, and Confidential goes behind the scenes to find out what life is like on a junkyard planet.
#9 - Dalek
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 30, 2005
The long-awaited return of The Doctor's most famous enemy brings a look at the making of this important sixth episode of Doctor Who, Dalek, and some impressions of them from interviews.
#10 - When Time Froze
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 1, 2011
Actress Alex Kingston provides an explanation of River Song's complex timeline with the Doctor, and The Script to Screen contest draws to a close with Death Is the Only Answer, a three-minute episode written by the pupils of Oakley Junior School in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in which the Doctor make use of a little-known Time Lord weapon before helping a fellow time-traveller find his way home.
#11 - The World of Who
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 11, 2005
The making of the penultimate episode of the new series of Doctor Who, with its reality and game shows gone mad, a look at fandom and conventions, as well as the role of the programme in British popular culture, in this episode of Confidential.
#12 - The Writer's Tale
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2006
Behind the scenes of "The Idiot's Lantern". Mark Gatiss, writer of The Idiot's Lantern takes us through the writing process, and explains the thrill a writer feels as his words come to life on set.
#13 - Wild, Wild...Spain?
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 2012
#14 - What Goes on Tour ...
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 29, 2010
The Confidential cameras follow the Doctor Who team as they travel the length and breadth of the UK to launch the new series, getting up close and personal with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as they journey from Belfast to London, taking in emotional whistle-stop visits to their home towns along the way. There's exclusive access and personal insights from everyone involved with this unique tour. Digging deeper into the making of episode 9, there's a look at the creation of the stunning underground city and the lowdown on what it took to create the earth-shattering climax to this epic adventure.
#15 - Take Two
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 28, 2011
Confidential hangs out with the stars in the 'Tent of Fun' and takes a look at how filming with doppelgangers can mean double the trouble. We discover whether playing The Doctor has given Matt Smith an insight into another world, while writer Matthew Graham takes a journey of discovery and sees one of his most powerful new characters coming to life. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Sarah Smart.
#16 - The Dark Side
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 7, 2005
Evil geniuses and sudden death – the vital ingredients of Doctor Who.
#17 - Behind the Scenes of The Rings of Akhaten
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2013
#18 - Behind the Scenes of Cold War
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2013
#19 - The Born Identity
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 4, 2011
Confidential goes behind the scenes for the epic series finale set on the asteroid, Demons Run. We discover how the Doctor Who team create the newest baddies, turn a small platoon of clerics into an army and transform an alley in Cardiff into Jack the Ripper's London. Features a day in the life of a Doctor Who enemy and in-depth interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber and lead writer Steven Moffat.
#20 - Behind the Scenes of The Crimson Horror
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired May 4, 2013
#21 - What Dreams May Come
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 10, 2011
Confidential is out and about with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams). Can Karen get up to 100mph around one of the UK's fastest racetracks and can Arthur rise to the challenge of swimming in a tank of sharks? The team are also on set at Wales Millennium Centre to fend off some brutal new enemies and viewers get to experience a 'Day in the Life' of the camera department. Also featured is another Script to Screen, as our storyboard artist brings the story to life. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat.
#22 - Look Who's Talking
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2008
Doctor Who Confidential takes you behind the scenes of one the creepiest episodes of the series yet! As well as exclusive backstage footage, the show also reveals how the sound team put together the complicated soundscape of the hit show.
#23 - Eyes Wide Open
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 24, 2010
Alex Kingston, who plays River Song, talks about the highs and lows of being suspended on wires, and there's a look back with cast and crew at the Doctor and River Song's relationship so far. The Weeping Angels get a makeover for their long-awaited comeback and Matt Smith is photographed, scanned and 'rotoscoped' for the new online Doctor Who Adventure Games. Narrated by Alex Price and featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
#24 - Script to Screen
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 6, 2006
Behind the scenes of "The Girl in the Fireplace". This episode looks at the production process that turns an initial script into a completed episode of Doctor Who.
#25 - Here Come the Girls
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 21, 2008
Behind-the-scenes look at the making of Doctor Who. The world is in crisis and there's only one person who can save it, but it's not who you might think. Witness the world without the Doctor, travels backstage with the TARDIS, and takes a stroll down the exotic Shan Shen Alley. There is also the return of an old friend to the show in the shape of Rose Tyler. Featuring an exclusive interview with Billie Piper and contributions from Catherine Tate, David Tennant and Russell T Davies.