Doctor Who in five languages – Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and co as you’ve never heard them before

An exclusive first look - and listen - to the Time Lord and his companions Amy, Rory and River Song as they sound to viewers in Brazil, France, Germany and Italy...

Watched in over 200 countries around the world, Doctor Who is one of the most successful exports in British television history. But what does the Time Lord sound like to viewers abroad?


Here’s your chance to find out, with an exclusive first look at a scene from Doctor Who in which the voices of the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song – aka Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston – have been dubbed into Portuguese, French, German and Italian.

Enjoy a passionate exchange between the Doctor and River in the language of love, a surprisingly convincing Teutonic take on Matt Smith and Alex Kingston and some extremely skillful lip-synching, in this clip from series six episode The Wedding of River Song, courtesy of BBC Worldwide…

And for further insights into how British shows translate abroad, check out this scene from Sherlock and meet the French Benedict Cumberbatch

BBC Worldwide Showcase exports hit TV series to the rest of the world. This year Showcase is celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who – the world’s longest running sci-fi series according to the Guinness Book of Records. It’s been sold to over 200 territories, and this clip shows the results…


BBC Worldwide Showcase is the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. Every year it welcomes top TV talent, and unveils BBC Worldwide’s latest programmes to TV buyers from around the world. The event has been running now for 37 years, and returns for its second year in Liverpool, from 24 to 27 February