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Doctor Who: The World Tour7 – 19 August 2014

Doctor Who: The World Tour7 – 19 August 2014

From the official site…

Seven cities.

Five continents.

One Doctor.

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat to circumnavigate the earth for fan events and publicity appearances in another unique first for a British TV show.

Following on from last year’s global smash-hit 50th anniversary, BBC Worldwide announce a major global publicity tour to launch the new series of Doctor Who and introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. Doctor Who: The World Tour will begin in the UK on August 7 and finish in Brazil on August 19.

The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman, and the show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat*, visit seven cities across five continents in 12 days, where they will attend fan events and media interviews, publicising Series 8 to a global audience.

The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will kick off in Welsh capital and home of the series’ production, Cardiff, before taking in London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). More details of the itinerary will be available from soon, as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.



  • Mel

    July 3rd, 2014 - 1:22pm

    When will we know details about the tour Dates? I’m planning a trip to London in August, and I’m choosing flight and hotel depending on which day they’ll be in London…the 7th, 8th, 9th? Would be great to know soon, otherwise there won’t be any good flights left!

  • Ryan Sinclair

    June 24th, 2014 - 5:43pm

    Feel free to come to the Heartland, Council Bluffs, Iowa that is!!! We miss David Tennant!

  • Robert

    June 22nd, 2014 - 11:26am


  • JennaLouiseColemanFan

    June 20th, 2014 - 8:00am


  • Natalia

    June 12th, 2014 - 11:14pm

    I’ve never been so happy to live in Mexico City! Doctor, I knew you’d find me.

  • NCC-1701-D

    June 11th, 2014 - 9:33pm

    On an unrelated note, I recently found out that someone I work with is a lifelong Dr. Who fan and she’s watched it since she was a little girl, however she can’t place her first memory of the show, so this is where you lot come in. She’s pretty sure it was from the Patrick Troughton era as it was in black and white as she said her dad was a tv engineer so they would have had the ‘latest equipment’, so had it been Pertwee onward she would have probably had a colour tv. So her memory goes like this, there’s the back seat of a car and suddenly the characters in the scene notice this thing that she describes as a teddy bear only it wasn’t furry it was smooth but wasn’t clothed, it sounds like it probably the episodes cliffhanger, if anyone has any ideas on which episode it was and if the episode still exists I’d love to hear them.

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:40pm

      has to be terror of the Autons and “the doll”

      it was in colour though but i’m not surprised its etched on the memory – it was actually quite disturbing i thought

      just done quick google and here it is on the back of the car

    • NCC1701D

      June 12th, 2014 - 8:13pm

      I did think autons but that the only auton story I haven’t seen so I wasn’t sure if there was anything like that in it. Thanks very much, I’ll show her that picture and see if it jogs some memories.

  • the astronaut of death

    June 11th, 2014 - 4:22pm


    Ever since the angles take manhatten The doctor can’t go to new York. He,s gonna blow it up!

    • The Other

      June 12th, 2014 - 7:43pm

      Technically the TARDIS can’t go to New York, but The Doctor can
      Just hope he uses public transport instead and New York will be fine… hopefully

    • Anonymous

      June 12th, 2014 - 7:45pm

      But why can’t he go back and get amy

    • the astronaut of death

      June 24th, 2014 - 6:19pm

      Because he can’t interact with there timeline anymore

      Well that is what moofat sais

    • Keightland

      August 6th, 2014 - 9:55pm

      Also because Amy and Rory technically died in the 1800s when the angel sent them back in time

  • geekmaster1980

    June 11th, 2014 - 3:24pm

    Booboo do you think they will be at excel again for the london leg of it and do you think it will be a ticketed event? Thank you

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2014 - 3:28pm

      honestly don’t know we haven’t been given any details on any of this

  • sijin

    June 11th, 2014 - 1:27pm

    when do you come in seoul?

  • The Creeping Spleen

    June 11th, 2014 - 10:38am

    Nothing in Scotland?

    Typical. Never mind that Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Steven Moffat in Paisley, and that it was a Scot who invented television in the first place.

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      June 11th, 2014 - 4:11pm

      Agreed D:

    • Clayderman

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:04pm

      Wasn’t the creator of the show Sydney Newman? A Canadian man?

    • 100,000BC

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:12pm

      Well I would have thought it was good enough that two British cities had this thing when there are only seven in total. The birthplace and current home of Doctor Who seem as good a place as any.

  • Doyouhearthem

    June 11th, 2014 - 10:25am

    This trailer echoes Marco Polo’s journey in the 1964 adventure…

  • Darren Fischer

    June 11th, 2014 - 6:02am

    Typical. Always Sydney. Never Brisbane.

    • Anonymous

      June 11th, 2014 - 8:58am

      I think Perth should be more sad.

    • briana elliott

      June 11th, 2014 - 12:03pm

      I agree its always Sydney , wish it was coming to melbourne

    • The TARDIS

      June 15th, 2014 - 9:35am

      It should have been Brisbane; just to get in the odd Tegan and Castrovalva joke.

    • lauren

      June 16th, 2014 - 2:57am

      already making plans to fly up from melbourne 🙂

  • Brian

    June 10th, 2014 - 11:14pm

    All around the world and ye couldn’t pop over to Ireland for a day. I am pretty sure the people in Rio and Mexico cannot name the first eight doctors without the hepl of a search engine…. nuff said

    • Nelson Reis

      June 11th, 2014 - 2:45am

      Please! I’m brazilian and the classic series were never aires here, but I see in Dailymotion many things…
      I love William Hartnell, Patrick Throughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy & Paul McGann….
      Why you are so angry with latino-americanos? Come on!
      You can not imagine how many people are interseted in Doctor Who all arround Latin America!!! And we are not colonies any more…

  • FelipOso Who

    June 10th, 2014 - 8:28pm


    Evento para estar ahí y honrar lo que el Doctor Who hace por todos nosotros!!


    • Sub Zero Nameless

      June 11th, 2014 - 1:00am

      I don’t speak Spanish, but I’m guessing you live somewhere near Mexico City.

  • L McLaren

    June 10th, 2014 - 7:36pm

    Oh, my family will be in Cardiff on 7th and 8th August, will they be there during those dates do you know. great if they are as we are down from Scotland and my 7 year old is a HUGE fan

  • the astronaut of death

    June 10th, 2014 - 7:18pm

    Booboo will the episode be screened in these places then?

    • booboo

      June 10th, 2014 - 7:21pm

      no idea

  • the astronaut of death

    June 10th, 2014 - 7:14pm

    Hmm so the tour finishes on the 19th so the series 8 air date is either the 23rd of the 30th

  • anna

    June 10th, 2014 - 6:45pm

    Hi where abouts in cardiff will the cast be for the world tour for series 8

    • Adam

      June 10th, 2014 - 7:04pm

      I’m guessing the Millenium Centre kind of part?

  • Doc Who

    June 10th, 2014 - 6:33pm

    My summer plans have gotten bigger on the inside!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      June 20th, 2014 - 1:07pm

      You are not a TARDIS. You are human, I think?

    • Doc Who

      June 24th, 2014 - 1:08pm

      Not me, my plans! 🙂

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