Just over 25 years ago, the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor debuted to a mixed reception.


Now, a new documentary titled Doctor Who Am I is exploring its legacy from the perspective of the movie’s writer, Matthew Jacobs, as well as delving into what it means to be a Doctor Who fan.

The 80-minute film also features interviews and segments with the original cast of the 1996 film, including McGann, Eric Roberts, who played The Master, and Daphne Ashbrook, who played Dr Grace Holloway.

Doctor Who Am I has been co-directed by Jacobs and Vanessa Yuille, with Yuille saying ahead of its cinematic release last year: "We're a small movie with a big heart, and [distributor] Kaleidoscope saw that right away.

"Teaming up with Kaleidoscope is a perfect match for us because even though we're an American movie, they understand the Doctor Who franchise and the global reach of the fandom. They can bring our documentary from the Whoniverse to the Universe."

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Jacobs added: "Now, more than ever, we need a positive movie about Doctor Who fandom as we move towards the show’s 60th anniversary. We’re so excited Kaleidoscope, like audiences have, recognise that."

If that sounds interesting to you, read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Doctor Who Am I.

How to watch Doctor Who Am I

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The film was released in select UK cinemas on Thursday 27th October 2022.

It then became available to purchase on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on Monday 28th November, meaning you can now watch it from the comfort of your own home.

The film had its premiere at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival back in May 2022.

Is Doctor Who Am I available to stream?

Yes, Doctor Who Am I is available to watch on Britbox and on ITVX Premium.

You can subscribe to a premium version of ITVX, the new streaming home of ITV’s online content, which has replaced ITV Hub, for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year.

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer with episodes of the classic series also available on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial here.

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