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Recreating the original TARDIS | Doctor Who

Welcome to my ship.
This is the TARDIS. Well, where we are is on
the set of the TARDIS. But not our normal TARDIS. We’ve gone back to, all the
way back to 1963 really, from the original run of the show. It is iconic. It is the prototype and everything there is an
embellishment from that, but that to me is the real thing. Quite a complex set in
some ways, because in fact, by the time they
did The Tenth Planet, the TARDIS set had
been reduced to two walls and just the console, so there’s hardly anything of the set left. So we’ve sort of recreated the
original and expanded slightly. Rather than having
the photographic blow-ups of the
roundels of the TARDIS they’ve actually got
the slightly hexagonal ones which are from
Day of the Doctor. So it’s not quite the same, but it’s quite a nice idea
to slightly twist it. Everything else however, the
space-time visualiser was built, the Westminster Abbey clock
has been reconstructed. The chair I think
is the same one we used in An Adventure
in Space and Time, and most importantly,
the brass pillars, of which there was
only originally one, those are the ones from the original TARDIS which is amazing! It’s very hard for me
to assess this from the point of view of someone
like Pearl Mackie who’s sitting over there because she’s never
seen that TARDIS before it doesn’t mean anything to her. but it means the world to me
because that’s the original one. She’s there, she’s there,
she’s right there, you see? I’m right here. She doesn’t have a clue where that is!
She doesn’t. Good though, innit? It’s good. You like it? I like it, yeah. OK, good! Should have kept it like
that, to be honest.


  1. Zack E
    Zack E December 29, 2017

    Doctor who and Sherlock crossover

  2. William T. Riker
    William T. Riker December 29, 2017

    "Should've kept it like that"

    And suddenly Moffat despairs that he didn't have this idea in 2009..

  3. Valpas Kankaristo
    Valpas Kankaristo December 29, 2017

    Mackie: "Should've kept it like that, to be honest."

    Moffat: slowly backs away from the hug

  4. Cassiano Souza
    Cassiano Souza December 29, 2017

    Queria poder um dia poder visitar os estudios da série !

  5. TheVale
    TheVale December 29, 2017

    Cant wait to find out what the new one looks like XD

  6. The Shadowless
    The Shadowless December 29, 2017

    We need to boost Jodie in the first season possibly with another doctor or have her face off against old favourites like the Vashta Nerada!

  7. Paietyn B.
    Paietyn B. December 29, 2017

    I want to ask peter how he feels being on the first tardis from his childhood. And to be with his ‘first’ doctor. It must have been magical

  8. Celestial Salamander
    Celestial Salamander December 29, 2017

    They did a dam good job finding a look alike to play the fist Doctor.

  9. the cute blue alien
    the cute blue alien December 29, 2017

    Ahem due to some reasons of confidential stuff I will now be filling in for Peter capaldi yes the peter capaldi Ahem

  10. Save Rock And Roll
    Save Rock And Roll December 29, 2017

    “It’s the round things!”
    “I love the round things!”
    “What are the round things?”
    “No idea..”

  11. Jay Tender
    Jay Tender December 29, 2017

    To be honest, it's actually my favourite design of the TARDIS. The TARDIS of Peter Capaldi is my second favourite

  12. nakyer
    nakyer December 29, 2017

    I'm afraid I'm not that familiar with the original Tardis set, so I didn't pick up on that about the "roundals" being different on one wall. Still, it disappoints me a bit that they'd make such a change. If they were going to do the first Doctor's Tardis, they should have done it EXACTLY the same. If they're aware they made a change, then they're aware they did it WRONG. Shame on them.

  13. Stormandfire
    Stormandfire December 29, 2017

    Pearl Mackie is an absolute treasure.

  14. Wayne Bakken
    Wayne Bakken December 29, 2017

    It should be in a museum after this.

  15. Toby Lerone
    Toby Lerone December 29, 2017

    Pearl is adorable, omg

  16. DSWynne
    DSWynne December 29, 2017

    Hopefully, this special will give the producers the idea of having previous Doctors guest-star, even if they are played by new actors.

  17. Tobin
    Tobin December 29, 2017

    You can't not love pearl!

  18. Paul Beard
    Paul Beard December 29, 2017

    Should of kept it like that to be honest. I agree but I do love 12s 🙂

  19. Xelous
    Xelous December 29, 2017

    I want 13 to have a TARDIS like this!

  20. Geoffrey Gibson BSc
    Geoffrey Gibson BSc December 29, 2017

    i wont be surprised if moffat and gattiss got capaldi, lucas and mackie reunited for something they seem to have a close bond

  21. Ryan Spees
    Ryan Spees December 29, 2017

    I love how they make fun of the stupid two walls, and the big blowup walls!

  22. Dayofthedaleks152
    Dayofthedaleks152 December 29, 2017

    if only the tardis had green walls and that one black and white sticker or what ever it was of the roundels it would have been the TRUE Hartnell/Troughton Tardis

  23. ValeryVal
    ValeryVal December 29, 2017

    0:55 I though Mark was going to say "but it's cheaper" lol

  24. Bookworm Gamer
    Bookworm Gamer December 29, 2017

    Anyone else notice that the clock, throughout the entire episode, was almost at the end of the TWELFTH HOUR?

  25. Pedro Felipe
    Pedro Felipe December 29, 2017

    "should have kept It like that, tô be honest"
    Moffat: ………
    I died 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  26. Logan
    Logan December 29, 2017

    “Should have kept it like that to be honest.” 😂 I would love it for the doctor to explore the other TARDIS control rooms like they have before. It would be nice to see some of the old ones pop up again.

  27. Xtra Spice Mikey
    Xtra Spice Mikey December 29, 2017

    Dear Chibnall / Doctor Who team, when are we going to get the return of the Valeyard!? we all want the Valeyard back.

  28. Stuart Cox
    Stuart Cox December 29, 2017

    Thanks to Moffat's writing, I think it's safe to say "classic" dvd sales and repeats of "classic" era Doctor Who is now going to tank, thanks for killing the show Moff

  29. hxiderr
    hxiderr December 29, 2017

    This is the 1963 original TARDIS?? I thought it was a 2nd version.

  30. astrophonix
    astrophonix December 29, 2017

    Not many Whovians know this, but TARDIS is an acronym of Tatty Ancient Relic, Discounted In Sales.

  31. Rocky Bautista
    Rocky Bautista December 29, 2017

    I really love how much Mark knows his stuff about the Tardis. With his experience with Doctor Who though, I guess it’s hard not to become a fan!

    TRANZEURO December 29, 2017

    I hope Jodie's TARDIS is more brightly lit on the inside than Peter's.

  33. Bob Dallas
    Bob Dallas December 29, 2017

    Unsubscribed, the way your beloved showrunner has treated Hartnell's legacy was enough.
    Of course I'm talking about the 1st Doctor's character in twice upon a time not the 13th Doctor's casting…

  34. peccatumDei
    peccatumDei December 29, 2017

    I'll always love those inner doors, and will never understand why they were dropped.

  35. Lumibear
    Lumibear December 29, 2017

    I can’t say as I noticed the spinning light effects on the wall during the episode, I’ll be looking out for those now when I rewatch it.

  36. Floyd Bright
    Floyd Bright December 29, 2017

    My favorite TARDIS was the Doctor who movie. It was so very like a home and gave us a more detailed picture of what the interior of a TARDIS would have to be. And NO Moffat to screw it up.

  37. Jorge Santellan
    Jorge Santellan December 29, 2017

    1:01 I thought that was the astral map.

  38. Lloyd Watson
    Lloyd Watson December 29, 2017

    What are the round things?

  39. Adrian Preston
    Adrian Preston December 29, 2017

    So the round things where used in day of the doctor in the museum, Dose this mean that that part of the museum is the curator (tom baker) tardis who know….

  40. Vivien H.
    Vivien H. December 29, 2017

    The round bits

  41. The Phelddagrif
    The Phelddagrif December 29, 2017

    OH NO! I forgot to subscribe to the official doctor who Youtube channel

  42. Justin Reilly
    Justin Reilly December 29, 2017

    Lovely post!

  43. Adam Smith
    Adam Smith December 29, 2017


  44. Blah
    Blah December 29, 2017

    They should of taken the one from an adventure in space and time.

  45. SMTrules
    SMTrules December 29, 2017

    1:25 in the background they’re right there! Wish they said hello

  46. JellicleKat
    JellicleKat December 29, 2017

    VERY COOL!!!

  47. flikcbigg
    flikcbigg December 29, 2017

    This is exactly why you should have a fanboy making the showl

  48. The Marvel & DB Geek
    The Marvel & DB Geek December 29, 2017

    0:09 oh thanks Moffat we didn’t know!

  49. Frickin’ Fricks
    Frickin’ Fricks December 29, 2017

    Tbh the christmas special was a little disappointing. It can be summed up with: hey were captured! What is this? K we escaped, find nice dalek for info, oh nvm their good k bai, doctor regenerates and falls out of TARDIS.

  50. Liam Thompson
    Liam Thompson December 29, 2017

    Those hexagons look awful

  51. Liam Davis
    Liam Davis December 29, 2017

    You know, I'd love to have them try and make some remakes of the lost episodes of doctor who. It would be cool to see them do that

  52. Megan O'Donnell
    Megan O'Donnell December 29, 2017

    I’m going to miss Capaldi so much 😭

  53. IkDachtAndries
    IkDachtAndries December 29, 2017

    When is this gonna be on tv?

  54. Ian Turner
    Ian Turner December 29, 2017


  55. Xylathoth
    Xylathoth December 29, 2017

    The round things!

  56. Sebastian Lownds
    Sebastian Lownds December 29, 2017

    How were the sonic screwdrivers designed

  57. iimzadi
    iimzadi December 29, 2017

    I agree with Pearl I prefer the original Tardis 😁

  58. busywl69
    busywl69 December 30, 2017

    should have kept this and used all synth soundtrack music 🙂 but isn't CLara Who driving something similar with her forever BFF?

  59. Androssia the ex-nerd lord
    Androssia the ex-nerd lord December 30, 2017

    Um… the orignal was light blue

  60. Necroglobule
    Necroglobule December 30, 2017

    Oh, the round things! I love the round things.

  61. Gib bo
    Gib bo December 30, 2017

    Moffat’s face at 1:42 😂 when told it should of been kept like that

  62. Golden Primvally
    Golden Primvally December 30, 2017

    Can you upload the twice apon a time intro?

  63. Crusty Pete's Day Old Meat Platter
    Crusty Pete's Day Old Meat Platter December 30, 2017

    Pearl wasn't wrong…

  64. kirk kopak
    kirk kopak December 30, 2017

    I really prefer the look of this TARDIS. It should be kept.

  65. Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat December 30, 2017

    Hmmm but shouldn't the console have been a sort of mint-green?

  66. Mondasian Cyberman
    Mondasian Cyberman December 30, 2017

    I do wish they used the proper blow up roundels instead

  67. Exonic Gamer
    Exonic Gamer December 30, 2017

    the 13th doctor episode

  68. Peter Ward
    Peter Ward December 30, 2017

    Pearl Mackie: "should'a kept it like that to be honest…" Well said! Bring back classic for Jodie Whittaker!!

  69. somebuddyX
    somebuddyX December 30, 2017

    I read a fan theory that the appearance of the hexagonal things (from publicity shots) were going to tie into the Curator from The Day of the Doctor or maybe at least return to that set. I don't know if that would have been a good idea but I was definitely intrigued by it.

  70. amy clarke
    amy clarke December 30, 2017

    noglastia mot like yes!😀

  71. David Cummings
    David Cummings December 30, 2017

    You can not beat the Original interia of the tardis



  73. Brilliant
    Brilliant December 30, 2017

    Who else was surprised by Mark Gatiss accent

  74. The Timelords
    The Timelords December 31, 2017

    "Shoulda kept it like that to be honest."
    Steven face was like: "Im so done"

  75. Zoe M
    Zoe M December 31, 2017

    Stephen moffat isn't a good story writer. Not as good as russle t. Davis

  76. LadyTardis
    LadyTardis December 31, 2017

    You forgot about the coat hanger! I missed that one!

  77. DaBezz
    DaBezz December 31, 2017

    "Shoulda kept it like this to be honest"
    Steve 's face 😂

  78. Hafsah
    Hafsah December 31, 2017

    'It's good though, innit?'
    Pearl your Nardole is showing 😂

  79. Nickster
    Nickster January 2, 2018

    The person who plays the 1st Doctor here, really looks like Hartnell.

  80. Nicholas Dickens
    Nicholas Dickens January 2, 2018

    I do love this TARDIS. The original and best. 🙂 I love it. I always felt the Roundals in Day of the Doctor were actually a real TARDIS. It’s brilliant. 🙂 XD
    Happy New Year Whovians

  81. nekohime chan
    nekohime chan January 2, 2018

    Ah yes the 1963 TARDIS the one most of us all grew up watching you might say

  82. Geezle Puss
    Geezle Puss January 5, 2018

    It is hard to construct something for the future without it eventually looking old & boat-anchorish, like analog dials & cathode ray tube TV monitors. but I think that Forbidden Planet & the Day the Earth Stood Still avoided that error.

  83. gusbaker4u
    gusbaker4u January 6, 2018

    In other words "As long as the BBC doesn't have to spend more than 50 bucks on the set, we're okay"

  84. Two Minute Doctor Who Reviews
    Two Minute Doctor Who Reviews January 21, 2018

    Shame the episode was otherwise disgustingly disrespectful to the 1st Doctor and Classic Who.

  85. LordZontar
    LordZontar January 22, 2018

    I am very much hoping that when the Doctor gets her TARDIS back, she will have this console room.

  86. Matthew Suffidy
    Matthew Suffidy February 12, 2018

    Not bad, but that first console was butt ugly. Silly time controls. My personal favorite was the Peter Davison one.

  87. Joshi
    Joshi February 15, 2018

    doktor who is more transparent series¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!!!!!

  88. Dillon Wright
    Dillon Wright April 13, 2018

    Man, what if one day, they finally decide to bring back the classic TARDIS look on a regular basis.

  89. Crimson Doodlebear
    Crimson Doodlebear April 13, 2018

    Honestly, I hope that they take this TARDIS, and reuse it for Jodie, seriously, you have a set all up and built already, just use it, give it a few changes, have it be Jodie's Console, go back to basics, I love the big massive consoles New Who is known for…but there's just something about the simpleness of the original console rooms that Classic Who used, I already feel from what I seen from the leaks that we're gonna have a bit of a classic feel, so why not, just give her a classic looking console.

  90. Whovian Leak hunter
    Whovian Leak hunter June 19, 2018

    Doctor is that… another tardis?

    No no is another of the same tardis

  91. MobiusBandwidth
    MobiusBandwidth June 26, 2018

    Pearl was right!

  92. The Opponent
    The Opponent September 18, 2018

    The colours from the tardis was all wrong. I saw some colour images where the tardis console and the tardis walls had a bit of green-yellow colour and the floor was blue. And the Tardis console itself looked a little bit different but otherwise it looks great

  93. Tom Cutter
    Tom Cutter September 22, 2018

    If it meant so much to you why did you destroy the first doctor and insult Hartnell by making him out to be a raging sexist

  94. Saab Rider
    Saab Rider October 8, 2018

    What happened to the original set?

  95. Ashton Rice
    Ashton Rice November 12, 2018

    >recreation of the original
    >console isn’t mint green

  96. WonderfulFilms
    WonderfulFilms December 2, 2018

    Man, I miss Moffat…

  97. I Like Trees
    I Like Trees February 18, 2019

    Look guys it’s the round things!! I love the round things

  98. MrHaloWho
    MrHaloWho March 18, 2019

    It looks better in green.
    I wish they'd used the set from An Adventure in Space and Time.

  99. Nick Mitchell
    Nick Mitchell March 27, 2019

    My only problem with this set is there's no visible way to leave the main control room and get to the other rooms seen in the Hartnell-era (bedrooms, living room, wardrobe). But it's a stunningly beautiful recreation. No wallpaper roundels in sight!

  100. The Architect
    The Architect August 9, 2019

    I wish it was green like the one in adventure in space and time because that was the actual colour of the original console. 😓

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