Amongst the displays is a definitive collection of costumes worn by The Doctor through his regeneration (see left and right). Some out of necessity are replicas, but many are original and screen-used.
On Thursday I went to the first of the paid previews, following on from a couple of weeks of tester days to iron out teething troubles. While I was there I took a good set of photographs of all the costumes on show.
Full Review of the exhibition itself, but here is a more targeted write-up focusing on the items of interest to a Third Doctor fan and giving them a more detailed look.
As I don’t run a blog for the First and Second Doctors, I’m including them here - after all, they appearing in The Three Doctors all together!
Although the thrust of the exhibition focuses on the current Doctor, with Matt Smith providing some personal input, there are still a few things here of interest to a fan of the origins of the series.
A similar fate fell to Ben Kenobis cloak from Star Wars which became mixed up with similar clocks labeled as monks cassocks. It was only recently that it was identified and sold at Bonhams for over £20,000!!!!That said, what is on display is a good as assemblance of similar stock items, though I think the check on the trousers is too fine and the replica waistcoat is not a match to the tapestry version he wore.
Personally I think it is very good, and has all the key design points needed, but it just feels a bit too crisp and trim. Patrick Trougton’s Doctor was undoubtedly the scruffiest, and it doesn't quite come through here. Oh, and where’s his trademark paisley handkerchief that is supposed to be hanging out of the breast pocket?
It does look superb though.
Oh, I would mention one other related item on display, but since it is in the interactive part of the show, I wont spoil it. But do look out on your right hand side as you enter the first room when You go in . . . . .
You can read each of my other Doctor-specific reviews in appropriate blogs by clicking the links below.