The BEST Episodes of Doctor Who Confidential

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 5, 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.

Behind the Scenes of The Name of the Doctor

#1 - Behind the Scenes of The Name of the Doctor

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired May 18, 2013

star 9.50
2 votes
Welcome to Torchwood

#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.

star 8.62
13 votes
Behind the Scenes of Nightmare in Silver

#3 - Behind the Scenes of Nightmare in Silver

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired May 11, 2013

star 8.50
4 votes

#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.

star 8.33
39 votes
Behind the Scenes of Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

#5 - Behind the Scenes of Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 27, 2013

star 8.33
3 votes
Behind the Scenes of Hide

#6 - Behind the Scenes of Hide

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 20, 2013

star 8.25
4 votes
Out of Time

#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.

star 8.12
97 votes
Bigger on the Inside

#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.

star 8.12
179 votes
When Time Froze

#9 - 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.

star 8.09
92 votes
The World of Who

#10 - 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.

star 8.08
40 votes

#11 - 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.

star 8.04
46 votes
The Writer's Tale

#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.

star 8.00
12 votes
Wild, Wild...Spain?

#13 - Wild, Wild...Spain?

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 2012

star 8.00
3 votes
What Goes on Tour ...

#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.

star 7.96
94 votes
Take Two

#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.

star 7.86
172 votes
Behind the Scenes of The Rings of Akhaten

#16 - Behind the Scenes of The Rings of Akhaten

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 6, 2013

star 7.75
4 votes
Behind the Scenes of Cold War

#17 - Behind the Scenes of Cold War

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2013

star 7.75
4 votes
The Dark Side

#18 - The Dark Side

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 7, 2005

Evil geniuses and sudden death – the vital ingredients of Doctor Who.

star 7.74
43 votes
The Born Identity

#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.

star 7.71
146 votes
Life Cycle of a Dalek

#20 - Life Cycle of a Dalek

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 1, 2012

star 7.67
3 votes
Raptors, Robots and a Bumpy Ride

#21 - Raptors, Robots and a Bumpy Ride

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 8, 2012

star 7.67
3 votes
Behind the Scenes of The Crimson Horror

#22 - Behind the Scenes of The Crimson Horror

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired May 4, 2013

star 7.67
3 votes
What Dreams May Come

#23 - 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.

star 7.60
10 votes
Look Who's Talking

#24 - 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.

star 7.57
35 votes
Eyes Wide Open

#25 - 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.

star 7.56
94 votes