Meet the stars of Doctor Who before they were famous

From a teenage Tennant to Peter Capaldi’s stint in The Beatles, here are some of our favourite clips of Doctor Who stars before they stepped aboard the TARDIS…

Billie Piper 

Billie Piper got a none-more 1997 start in showbiz when she and four fellow Sylvia Young Theatre School students appeared as The Spice Girls in an edition of kids’ TV show Scratchy & Co. (Billie played Posh, which is probably where her similarity to Victoria Beckham starts and ends.)


The same year, she landed a TV spot for legendary pop bible Smash Hits:

And within 12 months was doing this:


The opening to which, Who fans will note, bears an uncanny resemblance to this: