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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.


  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 23rd, 2013 - 11:07pm

    Why? We all know the Doctor is unearthly.

  • cyberman2

    September 22nd, 2013 - 6:12pm

    too hard a question. 90 minutes but in 2d or 3d but only 75 minutes. ill just say both

  • greyzinychimp

    September 21st, 2013 - 5:30pm

    i wish it was called the unearthly doctor

  • booboo

    September 15th, 2013 - 12:35pm

    in something, not necessarily the special

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    September 15th, 2013 - 12:34pm

    peter davison is now returening

  • Sebatron

    September 14th, 2013 - 12:12pm

    Good on You!

  • 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.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 13th, 2013 - 8:56pm

    Silence of the Doctor is great, but would only make sense if the Silence show up. If not, Fall of the Doctor, Triumph of the Doctor, both sound pretty good.


    September 13th, 2013 - 2:54am


  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    September 12th, 2013 - 5:49pm

    Maybe the Twelve Days of Christmas?

  • 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 🙂

  • The TARDIS

    September 12th, 2013 - 8:13am

    I know it wasn’t good, but it featured old daleks. I don’t think it would be a good anniversary episode.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 12th, 2013 - 7:13am

    I don’t know why but when I first watch a episode and don’t watch it for a while. some times I just think back and go it was not that good of an episode. but when I re watch it I find it actually rather good .my opinion just changes of an episode suddenly

    so about 5 months ago I would have said it was not very good

    but now I think it is good as I watched it last week

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:24pm

    But there’s only one thing that was missing from Asylum of the Daleks………a good episode.

  • The TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:23pm

    It has been reported that they are only in it briefly, can’t remember where though. And the Daleks in it are new series Daleks, so it doesn’t really count. In that sense, Asylum of the Daleks would be a better anniversary episode.

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:21pm

    Oh right, but you just said that you don’t know. Silence of the Doctor is a bit wired in my opinion, because we all know he won’t die. That’s why Peter Capaldi is going to be the new Doctor…….

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:19pm

    that is what I said 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:19pm

    I know what it means

    the title is a good title and it sounds good it has a ring to it

  • booboo

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:17pm

    better ring to it is an old saying used quite lot

    i basically means sounds better

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:15pm

    Not really, I don’t get how you can use a word that you don’t even know what it means, but never mind.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:12pm

    so do you understand now

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:10pm

    I don’t know it is just an expression thing that is used a lot in these circumstances

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:09pm

    But what does ‘ring’ mean?

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:08pm

    but I think your idea is great to

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:08pm

    it just sounds better as a title

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:05pm

    Astronaut of death, please explain what you mean by ‘better ring to it’?

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 9:02pm

    Well I don’t. And when is the Doctor silent? We all know he’ll regenerate, he won’t die.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2013 - 8:58pm

    I prefer silence of the doctor it has a better ring to it

  • Doctor Stu

    September 11th, 2013 - 8:57pm

    90 minute in 2D

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    September 11th, 2013 - 8:53pm

    No it doesn’t. : )

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