The WORST Episodes of Doctor Who Confidential

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 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.

A Writer's Tale

#1 - A Writer's Tale

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2012

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A Fall with Grace

#2 - A Fall with Grace

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 2012

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Clara's First Christmas

#3 - Clara's First Christmas

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 25, 2012

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Behind the Scenes of The Bells of Saint John

#4 - Behind the Scenes of The Bells of Saint John

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2013

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Sontar-Ha!

#5 - Sontar-Ha!

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2008

For the first time in over 20 years, the Sontarans are back as Confidential explores the return of the ultimate warrior race. We speak to David Tennant and Colin Baker and go behind the scenes to look at the explosive Sontaran Invasion against U.N.I.T. forces.

star 5.19
37 votes
Unsung Heroes and Violent Death

#6 - Unsung Heroes and Violent Death

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 4, 2005

Following on from an episode, Boom Town, that deals mainly with death and justice, the Confidential team looks at the importance of death to Doctor Who and at the Doctor's moral code.

star 5.81
42 votes
Weird Science

#7 - Weird Science

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 28, 2005

The plot device of nanogenes in the episode The Doctor Dances points up the role of futuristic science concepts in Doctor Who. This episode examines some of these concepts.

star 5.82
44 votes
Nemesis

#8 - Nemesis

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2008

Aired alongside 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' Join Confidential, become an armchair detective and find out exactly what goes into creating a classic murder mystery. Find out what it's like behind-the-scenes with such a big ensemble cast and discover the mysterious events surrounding the real Agatha Christie.

star 5.86
37 votes
Time Trouble

#9 - Time Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 14, 2005

Following the Doctor's dangerous crossing of time streams, on Rose's behalf, in the episode Father's Day, Doctor Who Confidential looks at some of the Doctor's previous adventures within the Fourth Dimension.

star 5.87
46 votes
Myths and Legends

#10 - Myths and Legends

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 10, 2006

Behind the scenes of "The Satan Pit (2)". This episode looks at the various religious and mythical figures that the Doctor has come across on his travels.

star 5.90
68 votes
Send in the Clones

#11 - Send in the Clones

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2008

Join Confidential, as we take you exclusively behind-the-scenes as Martha greets the Doctor again and meets his latest companion, Donna Noble. As confusion abounds, The Time Lord, Donna and Martha join forces in a battle to save the human race.

star 5.92
37 votes
New, New Doctor

#12 - New, New Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2006

Behind the scenes of "New Earth". David Tennant is interviewed during his first few days playing the new Doctor. The process of regeneration is closely examined, as we learn all about the Doctor's regeneration at the end of The Parting of the Ways, follow him as he chooses his new outfit in The Christmas Invasion, then join the Doctor and Rose on their first adventure together on New Earth.

star 5.93
45 votes
Special Effects

#13 - Special Effects

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 21, 2005

The adventures of The Doctor on BBC television have not always been renowned for the perfection of their visual effects, however, Doctor Who Confidential looks at how modern technology can now give us effective shots of Rose floating over 1941 London during the Blitz while hanging from a barrage balloon.

star 5.96
45 votes
Are We There Yet?

#14 - Are We There Yet?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 14, 2007

Behind the scenes of "Gridlock". Behind the scenes of the Doctor's visit to New Earth, featuring endless space-age motorways and numerous computer generated images, which posed a huge challenge for all those involved. There's also a look at how guest star Ardal O'Hanlon was transformed into his character Brannigan

star 5.98
41 votes
I Get a Side-Kick Out of You

#15 - I Get a Side-Kick Out of You

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 16, 2005

This episode looks at Rose and her predecessors. What does it take to make the grade as the Doctor's companion? The Confidential team looks back at companions from the past. Why does the Doctor need Rose? What does she add to the mix?

star 6.00
47 votes
Why on Earth?

#16 - Why on Earth?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 23, 2005

After The Doctor saves the Earth once more in the fifth episode, World War Three, this episode of Doctor Who Confidential looks at some of the history of the Doctor's special interest in our planet.

star 6.02
47 votes
Monsters Inc

#17 - Monsters Inc

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 5, 2007

Behind the scenes of "The Lazarus Experiment". An episode of Doctor Who just wouldn't be the same without a monster to scare the living daylights out of you! The creation of such a beast is never easy – especially when it's purely computer generated! Confidential is on set throughout this chilling episode, spends some quality time with guest star Mark Gatiss and takes a look at some of the fantastic prosthetic and computer generated monsters created since the series made its welcomed come-back in 2005.

star 6.33
40 votes
Fear Factor

#18 - Fear Factor

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 22, 2006

Behind the scenes of "Tooth and Claw". On the back of Tooth and Claw, this episode examines just how scary Doctor Who can be. The episode looks at how state-of-the-art CGI is used to create some of the Doctor's scariest enemies, and revists his bone-chilling fight with the Sycorax leader in The Christmas Invasion.

star 6.40
43 votes
Space Craft

#19 - Space Craft

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 19, 2007

Behind the scenes of "42". It's back into outer space for Doctor Who and this time it's an adventure set entirely on a spaceship. Join Confidential as we gain exclusive access to Doctor Who's art department and take you on a tour of the spaceship's sets and locations. Confidential also journeys back in time to show you some of the best off the wall spaceship designs seen in five decades. Guest star Michelle Collins discusses her role as the ship's captain, and how she felt performing stunts on her very first day on set. From models on wires to cutting edge CGI, this is a space craft extravaganza.

star 6.40
70 votes
From Zero to Hero

#20 - From Zero to Hero

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2006

Behind the scenes of "The Age of Steel (2)". A look at the journey Mickey Smith has taken over the past two series. Featuring key backstage scenes in his final episode, actor Noel Clarke provides an insight to life on set and beyond…

star 6.41
41 votes
Friends and Foe

#21 - Friends and Foe

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 28, 2008

A look at the history of TV's most popular alien monsters, the Daleks, from their creation 45 years ago to their latest incarnation. Plus, interviews with the show's biggest-ever collection of companions, and exclusive interviews with David Tennant, Russell T Davies, director Graeme Harper, art director Ed Thomas, and original Dalek designer Ray Cusick.

star 6.42
66 votes
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

#22 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 2, 2005

The new series of Doctor Who has some new alien creatures, and this episode shows how some of them were made, for the second episode, The End of the World.

star 6.43
49 votes
The Fright Stuff

#23 - The Fright Stuff

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 24, 2006

Behind the scenes of "Fear Her". This programme looks at some of the scariest moments in the history of Doctor Who.

star 6.50
42 votes
A New York Story

#24 - A New York Story

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 21, 2007

Behind the scenes of "Daleks in Manhattan (1)". Helen Raynor reveals where she found her inspiration when writing about the Doctor's visit to Thirties New York. She discusses how Manhattan residents lived in tenement buildings in the era and takes a walk through Central Park

star 6.57
40 votes
The Last Battle

#25 - The Last Battle

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 18, 2005

A look at the making of the last episode of the 2005 season of Doctor Who, The Parting of the Ways. Also covered is the end of the Ninth Doctor's era, looking forward to the future of the next Doctor…

star 6.64
45 votes