UK PREMIERE: Me, You and Doctor Who: a Culture Show Special
 Tonight On BBC Two

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of its first episode, Matthew Sweet examines the enduring appeal of the sci-fi series and looks at why it has become entrenched in British life. He explores the huge variety of monsters and villains that have caused generations of children to hide behind the sofa and reveals how the show has influenced music, design and storytelling. Featuring contributions by playwright Mark Ravenhill, politician Ken Livingstone, Paul Hartnoll from Orbital and writer Caitlin Moran, as well as cast, crew and Doctors past and present, including current incarnation Matt Smith.

Tune in tonight at 9.30pm GMT on BBC Two