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…

John Barrowman

More than a decade before he launched a galactic charm offensive as Captain Jack Harkness, John Barrowman was a regular presenter on Saturday morning kids’ favourite Live & Kicking. Here he is with co-stars Emma Forbes and Andi Peters, tantalising young viewers with the promise of Bitty McLean’s new song:


Afterwards, the Glasgow-born, US-raised performer returned to his adoptive home for a role in short-lived CBS soap Central Park West, starring Twin Peaks’ Mädchen Amick. He played Peter Fairchild, a hotshot lawyer at the district attorney’s office.