Sci-fi museum was the 'best place to start' for latest Dr Who documentary.

Owner of 'The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi' in Allendale, Neil Cole welcomed Reeltime Pictures’ founder and Producer Keith Barnfather to film a new Dr Who documentary series called ‘Doctor on Display Volume 1' and starts at the museum.

Multi-award winning Keith is launching the new ‘Doctor on Display’ series of DVDs to tell the story of how the screen-used props and costumes from the televised series of ‘Doctor Who’ had a second life in the highly popular BBC official exhibitions over the decades.

Keith said : "We decided to begin this new exciting documentary series by looking at the present and where these historic costumes have ended up. Neil’s museum made the perfect starting point for the range, before delving deeper into the history of the exhibitions'."

Speaking about his role and being the starting point of the documentary series, Neil says : "I am thrilled to be included in the series as for decades now he has been preserving and restoring the unique creatures from the show that the BBC no longer wanted to take care of.

"I am honoured that Keith and Reeltime Pictures recognise that I have made a contribution to the history of this most incredible old TV show is an absolute honour.

"We had a blanket power cut and presenter Sophie Aldred (former Doctor Who companion ‘Ace’) was struck down with COVID, Reeltime Pictures’ founder but Producer Keith Barnfather managed to complete principal filming in and around Allendale and at The Museum of Classic Sci-Fi."

If that was not enough screen time for Neil, he has also been asked to appear at an interview session.

He said : "I’ve been invited to appear at the live ‘Mythmakers’ interview session before an audience at the end of March in London.

"I’ll even get a short spot on stage to talk about the museum and the DVD which will be launching at the event, followed by a signing session.

"I had no idea when I began all this that I would be involved in such incredible projects such as this – I really do feel quite incredulous and humbled’.