Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993)

UK, 26 November -27 November 1993
1 series, 2 episodes, average 6m each
videotape, , colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989)

A British television science fiction special directed by an uncredited Stuart McDonald. It was shown in two parts as part of the BBC's Children in Need (1980-) fundraising event, the first as part of the main telethon, the second the following night as part of Noel's House Party (1991-1999). It was broadcast in 3D and was set in the fictional Albert Square, setting for the soap opera EastEnders (1985-) featuring many of that programme's regular cast. None of the participants were credited on screen.

Plot Summary

tries to capture The Doctor and his travelling companions in a collapsing time trap. The Doctor is trapped in a time loop, with various incarnations stranded in East London in 1973, 1993 and 2013.


Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Production Manager: Gary Downie
Production Co-ordinator: Maggie Greenhalgh
Writers: John Nathan-Turner, David Roden
Lighting Directors: Dave Wells, Alan Rixon
Technical Manager: David Spencer
Title Music Composed by: Ron Grainer
Theme Tune Arrangers: Cybertech
Incidental Music: Keff McCulloch
Costume Designer: Ken Trew
Visual Effects Designer: Mike Tucker
Designer: Derek Evans
Production Assistant: Gary Broadhurst
Assistant Floor Manager: Jenny Drewett

Jon Pertwee (The Doctor)
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)
Colin Baker (The Doctor)
Peter Davison (The Doctor)
Tom Baker (The Doctor)
Kate O'Mara (The Rani)
Sam West (Cyrian)
Nicola Bryant ()
Sarah Sutton ()
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan)
Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah)
Bonnie Langford (Mel)
Wendy Richards (Pauline Fowler)
Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale)
Deepak Verma (Sanjay)
Shobu Kapoor (Gita)
Lelitia Dean (Sharon Mitchell)
Pam St Clement (Pat Butcher)
Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge Stewart)
Lalla Ward (Romana)
Richard Franklin (Captain )
Louise Jameson ()
Caroline John ()
Deborah Watling ()
John Leeson (voice of K9)
Terry Walsh (double for The Third Doctor)
Nicola Stapleton (Mandy)
Ron Tarr (Big Ron)
Ross Kemp (Grant Mitchell)
Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell)
Mike Reid (Frank Butcher)
Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)
Andrew Beech (Time Lord)
Alan Cave (ruffian)
Anthony Clark (Vervoid)
Steven Coats (Mogarian)
Roger Dilley, Andrew Kent ()
Mike Fillis (Sea Devil)
Tim Handel (young Ian Beale)
Derek Handley (Ogron)
Anthony Hopkinson (Argolin)
Tony Kirke, David Miller (Cybermen)
Paul Lunn (Mawdryn mutant)
Ilona MacDonald (Voc-Robot)
Stephen Mansfield (Fifi operator)
Philip Newman (Kiv)
Tim Packham (Plasmaton)
J.F. Rosenblum (Vanir)
Martin Wilkie (Tractator/Tetrap/Zog/dragon operator)

Alternative Titles

3-Dimensions of Time – working title
The Dimensions of Time – working title

See also
Doctor Who (1963-1989)