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September 10th, 2013 93 comments

50th Anniversary Title “The Day Of The Doctor”

Doctor Who 50th anniversary schedule

Schedule Includes a raft of programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who.

A 75-minute special called The Day Of The Doctor will star the soon-to-leave Matt Smith and David Tennant.

Smith said: “Hope you all enjoy. There’s lots more coming your way.”

Other highlights include a BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind the hit show and the drama An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss.

The one-off programme stars David Bradley, of the Harry Potter films, as William Hartnell – who was the first Doctor in 1963.

Restored episodes

BBC Four will introduce new audiences to Hartnell, with a re-run of the first ever story. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

BBC Two’s flagship arts programme The Culture Show is to present Me, You and Doctor Who, with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC’s longest running TV drama.

A 90-minute documentary on BBC Radio 2 will ask “Who Is The Doctor?” – using newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material to find an answer – while BBC Three will be home to several commissions.

For those less familiar with the show, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide will provide a handy primer.


93 comments

  • greyzinychimp

    September 21st, 2013 - 5:30pm

    i wish it was called the unearthly doctor

    Reply
    • Scott’s TARDIS

      September 23rd, 2013 - 11:07pm

      Why? We all know the Doctor is unearthly.

    • Mystery01

      September 23rd, 2013 - 11:22pm

      Because the first episode of Doctor Who was the Unearthly Child. Personally I would love some sort of reference to Susan. We don’t really know what happened to her after the Doctor left her on Earth. Not officially I would for her character to return but Id be happy if she was mentioned some more.

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      September 23rd, 2013 - 11:35pm

      Yes, I know the first story. The first episode was debatably the TV Movie/Rose.It doesn’t make sense. The Doctor is unearthly. Everyone knows. You can’t have an unearthly Doctor. A bit of a boring title if I’m honest.

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    September 15th, 2013 - 12:34pm

    peter davison is now returening

    Reply
    • booboo

      September 15th, 2013 - 12:35pm

      in something, not necessarily the special

  • LOUISE L WALKER

    September 13th, 2013 - 2:54am

    I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED DOCTOR WHO FROM THE TIMEI WAS A LITTLE GIRL & WILL HIM HIM TILL THE DAY I DIE I’M 61 NOW.

    Reply
    • Sebatron

      September 14th, 2013 - 12:12pm

      Good on You!

  • RYCBAR123

    September 12th, 2013 - 1:27pm

    Just saying, Blue Peter is also doing a competition to create a new gadget (for 6-14 year olds only) apparently 🙂

    Reply
  • SD Luedtke

    September 11th, 2013 - 7:03pm

    I wish the Doctor would go back in time to see how his granddaughter Susan was doing in her timeline. I know it would have to be another actress but I think the story would be a good one….after all, the Doctor and his granddaughter, Susan, did travel for many shows. Thanks

    Reply
    • MasterKasterborous

      September 14th, 2013 - 9:24am

      Why would it have to be another actress; it could just be set very far in the future where she has aged.

    • joe

      October 3rd, 2013 - 12:06am

      shes dead. the doctor is the last timelord, so it stands to reason that his granddaughter, in addition to his kids, are dead. (or at least in the timelock)

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