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BAFTA Celebrates 50 Years of Doctor Who – Video

BAFTA Celebrates 50 Years of Doctor Who

From the official site…

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) celebrated half a century of Doctor Who during 2013 prestigious British Academy Television Awards.

Jenna Coleman (Clara) presented one of the evening’s awards and a celebratory video montage featuring moments from the show’s history was included as part of the ceremony.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said, ‘There are only a handful of programmes that have the quality and longevity of Doctor Who and the ability to put the nation on their sofas – or indeed behind them – year after year. BAFTA raises a toast to Doctor Who on its 50th birthday this year.’

Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer, commented, ‘This is a massive and exciting year for Doctor Who, so I’m thrilled that BAFTA are including a special tribute to the show. So thrilled, in fact, we’re sending the Doctor’s best friend, Jenna Coleman, to present an award. We’re also sending the Doctor’s worst enemy, the Daleks, to exterminate lots of innocent people. Sorry, it’s just what they do. Let us know if it’s a Health and Safety issue.’

The awards ceremony was hosted by Graham Norton at the Royal Festival Hall, London.



  • Anonymous

    May 13th, 2013 - 7:38pm

    As I always say, ‘something is better than nothing.’


    May 13th, 2013 - 5:53pm

    good, but that bit in hide with that monster was wierd.

  • Johnny

    May 13th, 2013 - 8:31am

    Not much of a tribute – two minutes of clips and a very unfunny pre-recorded “skit” with Smith and Coleman.

    They could have done a lot better than that.

  • dalek control

    May 12th, 2013 - 9:49pm

    Loved the Daleks on the red carpet. 🙂

  • Tardis’nt

    May 12th, 2013 - 9:20pm

    just watched this, I loved it!

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2013 - 9:09pm

    Hurry up and show dr who!

  • The TARDIS

    May 12th, 2013 - 9:05pm

    Has this been on yet?

  • HICTH66

    May 12th, 2013 - 8:17pm

    So far wev’e had (unfunny)UKIP, Tory, Murdoch and making light of the events going on at television centre “jokes”. Typical sneering attitude of the super-rich, London, BBC, Bafta types.

  • Anonymous

    May 12th, 2013 - 7:45pm

    So watching 😀

  • Harold Saxon

    May 12th, 2013 - 7:24pm

    I’m delighted BAFTA are honouring the series,a proud moment indeed!


    May 12th, 2013 - 5:45pm

    Thank you Bafta for celebrating 50 years of the GREATEST TV SERIES IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!! 😀

    And thank you to the men and women created our beloved show nearly 50 years ago, Sydney Newman, Variety Lambert and all 😉

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