07: The Magical History Tour
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Preceeded by Kindred Spirit
Followed by Deep Undercurrents
Featured cast
The Doctor Matthew Kopelke
Guy Anwar Kane Major
Production notes
Recorded December 2000
Released Part 1: July 2001
Part 2: Sep. 2001
Part 3: Nov. 2001
Part 4: Jan. 2002

Arriving on Earth in the mid 21st Century, the Doctor encounters a strange young man standing outside the TARDIS immediately upon its materialisation. This young man, Guy Anwar, has been sent to the Doctor for a very special reason - to accompany him to an alien world where time travel is being used to create a theme park for the planets inhabitants.

The Doctor soon realises, however, that there is more at stake than an alien operative missing in the past, for the events of the planet are being overshadowed by a malevolent figure - who requires the Doctor as a pawn in a much larger game.

The Doctor is being watched - but by whom, and why?


Recording, post-production & CD mastering: Matthew Kopelke. Music: Trey Lane & Chris Thompson. Series theme: Ron Grainer. Realisation: The London Theatre Orchestra. Cover illustration and packaging design: Mark Brill. Press & PR: David Hutchison. Recording: BTR's Lacaroo Street Studios. Script Editor: Witold Tietze. Producer: Matthew Kopelke. Director: William Billingsley.



  1. TARDIS Intrusion
  2. Planetfall
  3. Break & Enter
  4. Passage of Time
  5. Sabotage?
  6. Descent Into The Past
  7. Two's A Crowd
  8. Revolving Decisions
  9. A Shot In The Foot
  10. A Royal Command
  11. Doctor Evil
  12. Lizard Attacks!
  13. A New Future?
  14. A Fatal Mistake
  15. Brutal Interrogations
  16. Revelations
  17. Dinnertime
  18. The Revolution Cometh
  19. Restoring History
  20. Escape!


Episode endings

  1. As the Doctor and Guy set off for their destination, a strange object begins to breach the TARDIS sheilding and materialise.
  2. With a Apotheisk menacing Tober, the Doctor states that unless Tober answers his question, he will let the animal eat him.
  3. The Doctor and Guy head off towards new adventures in the TARDIS, not before it offers a lesson in poetic irony to the Doctor.

Additional credited cast

Frank (Fiona Billingsley), Agant (Wendy Musgrove), Jenning (David Hutchison), Fullsbrake (Michael Burge), Elmsfeast (Jana Kildey), Rowko (William Billingsley), Tober (Witold Tietze), Guards (William Billingsley).

Popular myths

Things to listen out for...

  • This is the first episode in what became a five-part story arc focussed on a mysterious figure shadowing the Doctor's every move. This creature, the Watcher, would only take centre-stage in the final release, The Ouroborous Heart, but already in this early serial his effect can be felt in various ways.
  • The Temporal Society makes it first appearance here, as does the Doctor's new companion, Guy Anwar.

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