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 Fourth Doctor fan and giving them a more detailed look.
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 original series.
First evidence of this are some large blow-ups of various covers to the Radio Times, which adorn the walls after you leave the interactive show.
Despite his long run in the part, and it's apparent popularity at the time, Tom Baker never made the Radio Times cover in his own right. Pity.
(He can be seen on two post-classic series covers, in montage with other Doctors.)
It’s not clear if the coat is original, but it is a beautiful item nonetheless. The scarf is sadly not original, and could have been a better choice, but hey.
Does anyone out there know for sure?
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