Reeltime Pictures

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Reeltime Pictures is an independent British media production company headed by Keith Barnfather, it is known for its many documentaries about Doctor Who, particularly the Myth Makers series of interviews. Reeltime also produced Wartime, the first independently-made spin-off video set in the Doctor Who universe (though not featuring the Doctor himself) and several short Doctor Who-inspired comedy films such as "The Corridor Sketch" which was later included on BBC Video DVD releases of the main Doctor Who series, such as The Beginning.

A regular contributor to Reeltime was Nicholas Briggs, who worked as an interviewer and writer with the Myth Makers series and also starred in the Myth Runner parody film. Briggs also worked with Audio Visuals, BBV Productions and Big Finish Productions and later would work for the main Doctor Who series from 2005 onwards.

Time Travel TV logo.

Although issuing fewer releases by the late 2000s, Reeltime Pictures continued to produce occasional entries in the Myth Makers series.

In 2015, Reeltime Pictures launched a new website called Time Travel TV, where you can purchase their old and new releases on DVD, but also digitally using Vimeo's Video on Demand feature.

Some new releases offered archival material for the first time; an unreleased pilot for a children's series starring Sophie Aldred from 1990, Sophie's Choice, was finally released in November 2015.

Releases[[edit]]

Video[[edit]]

Title Year of release VOD Licensed DWU elements
Wartime 1988 1 September 2015 U.N.I.T, John Benton, Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart
Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans 1994 N/A Sontarans, Rutans
Downtime 1995 N/A U.N.I.T, Sarah Jane-Smith, Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart, Victoria Waterfield, The Great Intelligence, Robot Yeti, Kate Stewart
Mindgame 1998 11 February 2015 Sontarans, Draconians
Mindgame Trilogy 1999 1 April 2015 Sontarans, Draconians
Dæmos Rising 2004 11 February 2015 U.N.I.T, Kate Stewart
The White Witch of Devil's End 2017 15 November 2017 Dæmons, Olive Hawthorne
Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor 2019 3 November 2019 Sil, Lord Kiv

Documentaries[[edit]]

Name Featuring DVD VOD Release date
PanoptiCon VII/The PanoptiCon Tapes 6 Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton September 2004 with The PanoptiCon Tapes 5 1 August 2015 December 1986
The PanoptiCon Tapes 1: The Main Event Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker June 2004 with The Panopticon Tapes 2 11 February 2015 January 1991
The PanoptiCon Tapes 2: The Early Years Patrick Troughton, Johnny Byrne, Colin Baker  June 2004 with The Panopticon Tapes 1 1 April 2015 January 1991
The PanoptiCon Tapes 3: The Pertwee Years Jon Pertwee July 2004 with The Panopticon Tapes 4 1 May 2015 January 1991
The PanoptiCon Tapes 4: The JNT Years Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant July 2004 with The Panopticon Tapes 3 3 June 2015 January 1991

The PanoptiCon Tapes 5: Dragonfire

Sophie Aldred September 2004 with PanoptiCon VII 1 July 2015 January 1991
Who on Earth is Tom Baker Documentary drama about the many sides of Tom Baker. 1 April 2015 1 April 2015 August 1991
Return to Devil's End Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin 13 November 2017 with The Dæmons of Devil's End N/A January 1993
I Was a Doctor Who Monster! Sylvester McCoy 19 June 2015 3 June 2015 December 1996
Lust in Space Nicholas Courtney, Mark Strickson, Sophie Aldred. Nicola Bryant, Terrance Dicks, Carole Ann Ford, Katy Manning, John Nathan-Turner, Sarah Sutton, Anneke Wills. Deborah Watling January 2005 11 February 2015 May 1998
Where on Earth is... Katy Manning Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, John Leeson, Sophie Aldred, Sylvester McCoy, Michael Sheard November 2004 with Katy Manning's World Down Under 11 February 2015

July 1988

K9 Unleashed! Bob Baker, Dave Martin April 2005 (Extended Cut) N/A November 2000
The Home Whovian John Nathan-Turner, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison March 2004 with An Englishman on Gallifrey 1 May 2015 January 2001
Then & Now Terry Nation, Patrick Troughton, Sylvester McCoy, Carole Ann Ford, Bonnie Langford February 2004 with Who's Who 11 February 2015 January 2001
Longleat '83 Heather Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison August 2004 1 October 2015 January 2001
Who's Who Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Mary Tamm, Terrance Dicks, Louise Jameson, Matthew Waterhouse, John Nathan-Turner February 2004 with Who's Who 11 February 2015 January 2001
reUNITed Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Derrick Sherwin May 2004 with My Doctor Who Diary 1 September 2015 November 2001
An Englishman on Gallifrey Mark Strickson, Bonnie Langford, Sarah Sutton March 2004 with The Home Whovian 1 July 2015 December 2001
Doctor at Sea Yee Jee Tso, Lisa Bowerman, Nicholas Courtney July 2004 with The Megeve Experiment 1 August 2015 January 2002
Katy Manning's World Down Under Katy Manning, Keff McCulloch November 2004 with Where on Earth is... Katy Manning 1 July 2015 January 2002
My Doctor Who Diary Yee Jee Tso, Sylvester McCoy May 2004 with reUNITed 1 September 2015 December 2002
The Megeve Experiment Sophie Aldred, Deborah Watling, Christopher Barry July 2004 with Doctor at Sea 11 February 2015 January 2003
Patrick Troughton in America Patrick Troughton April 2003 1 May 2015 April 2003
The Doctor Down Under Mark Strickson 2004 1 November 2015 2004
Daphne Ashbrook in the UK Daphne Ashbrook 2004 8 May 2016 2004
Sophie's Choice Sophie Aldred 2015 1 November 2015 November 2015
Longleat ’83: The Lost Footage Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Nicholas Briggs, Richard Franklin, John Leeson, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, John Nathan-Turner 2015 1 October 2015 October 2015
Lockdown: The Doctor Who Fans' Survival Guide Sophie Aldred 2021 9 August 2021 August 2021
Doctor on Display: The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi Sophie Aldred, John Levene 2022 4 April 2022 April 2022
Doctor on Display: Longleat Sophie Aldred 2022 3 September 2022 September 2022
Doctor on Display: Llangollen Sophie Aldred 2022 31 October 2022 October 2022
Doctor on Display: Blackpool 1974-1985 Sophie Aldred 2023 17 April 2023 April 2023
Doctor on Display: Blackpool 2004-2009 Sophie Aldred 2023 4 September 2023 September 2023
Doctor on Display: The USA Tour 1986-1988 Sophie Aldred 2022 8 November 2023 November 2023


Unproduced stories[[edit]]

Title Author Featuring Type
Untitled Wartime Sequel N/A UNIT Home video
The Face of the Fendahl David J. Howe Fendahl Home video
Sil and the Avian Uprising Philip Martin Sil, Mistress Na Stage play


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