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50th Anniversary Episode Clue – “Paintings”

50th Anniversary Episode Clue – “Paintings”

Matt Smith on The Jonathan Ross Show – 50th Anniversary episode clue is one word only… “Paintings”.



  • MircooF

    December 15th, 2013 - 10:25pm

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    • the astronaut of death

      December 16th, 2013 - 9:53am

      it is not for me it is eysey to find if you know what your looking for

  • CBKK

    April 22nd, 2013 - 8:53pm

    Did anyone notice that one of the paintings in Caliburn house in Hide featured characters from Amelia Williams’ Summer Falls?

  • Timothy Rodmell

    March 23rd, 2013 - 7:53pm

    Dorian has already appeared. Dorian Blue.!All the Doctor’s evil into the previous incarnations like a picture of Dorian Grey. You could manage to get the oldies in this way.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    March 18th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    Maybe the classic Doctors (1-7) are represented by spiritual paintings with their spirits, ergo they move and talk because the paintings ARE the Doctors spirits.


    That would be cool.

  • timelord3

    March 17th, 2013 - 3:49pm

    Maybe that forest could be part of The Death Zone on Gallifrey from The Five Doctors.


      March 17th, 2013 - 7:42pm

      It’s not. Gallifrey no longer exists. It must be the Fields of Trenzalore.

    • The TARDIS

      March 18th, 2013 - 4:38pm

      Just because it isn’t the death zone doesn’t mean it’s automatically the fields or Trenzalore. After all, it’s a forest. Not a field.

    • This is gallifrey, our childhood, our home

      March 18th, 2013 - 5:15pm

      Field could mean anything?

  • The TARDIS

    March 17th, 2013 - 1:55pm

    A collector obsessed with the Doctor who has Doctors 4-11 and paintings of the first three?

    • The TARDIS

      March 31st, 2013 - 6:40pm

      Or paintings that come to life featuring past Doctors!

    • The TARDIS

      March 31st, 2013 - 6:47pm

      I came up with an idea for a story called “Paint it Black” where some creatures, when they touch you, transfer your soul into a black and white painting, leaving your body painted black. Although I doubt it’ll be anything like that… I have faith in Moffat to come up with a much better story!

    • random guy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:24pm

      TARDIS, that is a VERY good idea. email it to the BBC.

  • drwhofan4ever

    March 17th, 2013 - 11:46am

    mabey the eleven doctors run and fight monsters while they are in the paintings

  • This is gallifrey, our childhood, our home

    March 17th, 2013 - 11:42am

    I think it might be like the comic ‘The Forgotten’ where the Doctor finds himself in a gallery with pictures of himself, and each time he looks at one he remembers a story with him and a past companion, would be a brilliant way to get all the old doctors back, and you could animate the others as well

  • the astronaut of death

    March 17th, 2013 - 10:52am

    maybe it is about that painting van gogh painted of the tardis exploding and everyone thought that painting was meant for the pandorica open but actually it has always been meant for the 50th anniversary.

    • Dawn

      March 17th, 2013 - 1:33pm

      Have you ever looked really closely at that picture – all of the members of the Alliance are in there, and the Silence

    • Matt Smithy

      March 17th, 2013 - 1:43pm

      Where? could you link an image? I can’t see any creatures.

    • Dawn

      March 17th, 2013 - 2:08pm

      Hang on I know it’s on my FB will get the link for you.

      In the meantime, my theories on the matter:

      Vincent’s Painting – I’ve always thought that it looks like 2 Tardises rather than 1 exploding, that scenario has been said to create a hole in the Universe.

      If you look carefully at the painting you can see a Dalek, Silent and a Weeping Angel heading towards the explosion. (I was mistaken about the Alliance in my earlier reply)

      The Image of an Angel is an Angel

      Sally Sparrow handed her documents to The Doctor, on the top of this file is a photograph of an Angel.

    • Doctor Stu

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:11pm

      Is it a cyberman at the very bottom left of the painting it looks like it

    • Doctor Stu

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:12pm

      Just beneath the beginning of the explosive spiral in the middle left

    • Sam Bentley

      March 17th, 2013 - 11:07pm

      Can I get some evidence of this? I’ve looked all over the picture and can’t see a thing apart from the TARDIS exploding. I’m really interested to see these Dalek, Cyberman and Weeping Angel but can’t find them! 🙂

    • random guy

      April 2nd, 2013 - 5:29pm

      ok my eyesight is perfect. i am the only one in my family not wearing contacts or glasses but i cant see these monsters!

  • DoctorAmyRoryRiverBANG

    March 17th, 2013 - 10:48am


  • UDWF1

    March 17th, 2013 - 10:17am

    It will probably not have a huge significance to the story. The episode’s so secret at the moment that it can’t have

  • Tardis’nt

    March 17th, 2013 - 9:08am

    i think all the other doctors might just apear as paintings

  • The TARDIS

    March 17th, 2013 - 8:52am

    In the Big Finish audio Tales from the Vault, there is a painting that shows whoever looks at it how they die…

  • Doctor 909

    March 17th, 2013 - 7:52am

    Maybe a weeping angel appears on a picture everywhere in space and time and brings the doctors to Gallifrey??

  • Dalek The Supreme

    March 17th, 2013 - 4:22am

    Well, I am completely stumped now… Just please let there be Daleks in the special!

    • Space1999

      March 17th, 2013 - 7:52am

      Without there memory wiped

    • Daryl

      March 17th, 2013 - 10:15am

      yes hear,hear

    • Dalek The Supreme

      March 21st, 2013 - 12:38pm

      Then what would be the point of wiping their memories? I’m interested to see how they’ll behave now that they don’t remember the Doctor anymore.

  • weeping angels

    March 16th, 2013 - 11:00pm

    maybe all the aliens are painted and then come to life????????????????????????????????????????

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2013 - 12:17am

      My 50th Anniversary Hypothesis

      This is a list of all the plausible episode ideas I can think of

      Krafayis – Monster from Vincent Van Gogh episode.

      Weeping Angels – Once a painting has had an angel on it long enough it turns into an angel ( Maybe the doctor touches the painting a d gets sent to the past maybe When Gallifrey was in the time war)

      Silence – Based on the scream painting (Scream painting also was containing the warp core)

      Guernica – the 8th doctor ecountered this painting that changes our perception of history (maybe he never timelocked Gallifrey)

      Something to do with Mona Lisa’s Revenge – (Sarah Jane Episode)

      Something to do with a soul extractor – (A device used to take some of an artist soul and put it into a painting)

  • Daryl

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:55pm

    Vagn Gaouth?

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2013 - 4:33pm

      van gogh

  • Matt Smithy

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:43pm

    will you be adding the clip from episode 1 some time soon Booboo?

    • Matt Smithy

      March 17th, 2013 - 11:23am

      sorry, “episode 8”. wow. Why not just call it series 8 epsiode 1. So what if you only did 5 episodes last year so this makes up the rest, It’s a NEW YEAR with a NEW TARDIS, NEW COMPANION, and NEW COSTUME.

    • BisonTime

      March 17th, 2013 - 7:58pm

      correction Episode 7

    • Matt Smithy

      March 17th, 2013 - 8:12pm

      Wow, I just spent forever trying to find the clip searching “episode 1”, and only find it as “episode 8”. Why do people that upload videos not even know what number the episode it is! 😀

  • GB

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:12pm

    Dorian Grey?

    Picture in attic gets old while Dorian stays young.

    Maybe an explanation for 4 5 6 & 7 looking older ???

  • Esterath

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:02pm

    Been pondering on this all day…

  • The silence

    March 16th, 2013 - 9:59pm

    Paintings of the eleven doctors come to life,maybe trenzalore is a painting


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