Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies to speak at Radio Times Festival

The Time Lord and his showrunners will all be there on ‘Doctor Who Day’

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Radio Times has had close ties with Doctor Who ever since the first episode in 1963, and this continues into the first ever Radio Times Festival at Hampton Court Palace.

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The event runs from 24-27 September, but on the Friday alone Whovians will have the chance to see Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies, and even discover the science behind the Tardis.


Friday 25 September


Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin

7–8pm £20

Doctor Who holds a unique place in British popular culture. Here, the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, is joined by creative chief Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin to talk Time Lords, Daleks and Cybermen. Together, they will reveal the inner workings of the Whoniverse.


Russell T Davies

4–5pm £15

From busting social taboos with dramas such as Queer as Folk and Channel 4’s Cucumber to inspiring the reboot of Doctor Who, Russell T Davies is one of Britain’s most innovative screenwriters. Here he explains how he made the journey from Swansea schoolboy to leading creative voice.


Simon Guerrier & Dr Marek Kukala: The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

4–5pm £12

Join Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, authors of The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, as they explore the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more. Using clips from the acclaimed series, they will show how science has inspired Doctor Who, and how, on occasion, it has come remarkably close to predicting future discoveries. 


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Tickets can be purchased here