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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”.



  • Doctor Stu

    March 17th, 2013 - 8:12pm

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

  • 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! 😀

  • Doctor Stu

    March 17th, 2013 - 8:11pm

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

  • BisonTime

    March 17th, 2013 - 7:58pm

    correction Episode 7


    March 17th, 2013 - 7:42pm

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

  • Anonymous

    March 17th, 2013 - 4:33pm

    van gogh

  • timelord3

    March 17th, 2013 - 3:49pm

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

  • 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.

  • The TARDIS

    March 17th, 2013 - 1:55pm

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

  • Matt Smithy

    March 17th, 2013 - 1:43pm

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Daryl

    March 17th, 2013 - 10:15am

    yes hear,hear

  • 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…

  • Space1999

    March 17th, 2013 - 7:52am

    Without there memory wiped

  • 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!

  • 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)

  • weeping angels

    March 16th, 2013 - 11:00pm

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

  • Daryl

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:55pm

    Vagn Gaouth?

  • Matt Smithy

    March 16th, 2013 - 10:43pm

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

  • 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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