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BBC Worldwide 50th Anniversary official Website

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  • Ken Coleman

    February 22nd, 2013 - 1:27am

    It’s an ability of the Timelords, when they are close to death, they can choose(or maybe it’s involuntary, not sure on that part) to have their damaged bodies remade into a new body, with all their memories and personality intact, with a few minor changes. That’s how it works in the show, they came up with the idea originally probably because William Hartnell left the show and they needed an explanation on why there was a new actor playing the same character.

  • Urgent

    February 9th, 2013 - 9:59pm

    BooBoo you haven’t updated the River/Doctor timeline in quite a while!

  • Dawn

    January 29th, 2013 - 2:19pm

    Hi, I have some fascinating historial information on an event that took place in 1965 and I’m trying to find out if anyone is interested, or was there on that day.
    In September 1965, My Dad helped the original Doctor, William Hartnell, blow up the daleks! It was part of a special themed Battle of Britain show, at RAF Finningley. Vulcans and Lancasters were there that day to help save our planet! I was there and remember it well. Dad was involved in the production, and chose all the music.
    If anyone is interested, please let me know. Thanks.

    • the astronaut of death

      January 29th, 2013 - 4:33pm


    • 11matt

      January 29th, 2013 - 8:22pm

      im interested to learn more i am too young to have been there

    • Dene

      March 18th, 2013 - 1:42pm

      Does anyone know which episode the daleks were in at Finningley?
      I’m currently helping out as a volunteer at the Vulcan’s hangar and would be very interested in seeing it

    • andrew beech

      July 16th, 2013 - 1:10pm

      Hi Dawn – I was there, but I think it was actually September, 1966, as it was around my 8th birthday!

      … and Dene, it wasn’t a recording of a TV episode – it was a PA (personal appearance) by ‘The Doctor’ (William Hartnell) at an RAF air show in Yorkshire.

      I was excited beyond belief actually to meet the Doctor (albeit as one of a gaggle of young kids), and will never forget it!

    • Peter Thomas (Squadrob Leader ex CFI 230 OCU Finningley).

      September 8th, 2013 - 12:45pm

      I wrote, produced and directed the Dr Who visit to RAF Finningley (Battle of Britain Open Day September 1965) and the subsequent invasion of the Daleks.
      William Hartnell played his part as Dr Who.
      6 Chipmunk, 4 Hawker Hunters, a Air Sea Helicopter and a Vulcan MkII ”Grand Slam” were invovled.
      I would appreciate any information regarding Video/Photos taken on the day.
      01572 821313 & [email protected]

    • Patricianuk

      January 14th, 2016 - 7:07pm

      Well, I was there but missed that excitement as I was actually on duty! I was a senior aircraft’s woman & busy looking after visiting pilots & making sure they didn’t die of starvation or thirst – boy were they thirsty! I vaguely remember several officers & staff being involved but we worked an 18hour shift that weekend, so don’t remember much but tiredness!

  • LovelyKerry

    January 28th, 2013 - 1:28pm

    are there any Dr Who events in 2013?

    • booboo

      January 28th, 2013 - 1:30pm

      nothing announced yet but i expect there will be quite a few


      January 28th, 2013 - 6:17pm

      All that is currently know is that Doctor Who – Series 7 part 2 starts on Saturday 30th March 2013. Steven Moffat is writing the 50th Anniversary special, and Mark Gatiss is producing a drama-documentary set in 1963 during the months before Doctor Who’s pilot episode ‘An Unearthly Child’ with actors playing the shows creators and actors who created the best series ever in the first place 😀

  • Ken Coleman

    January 28th, 2013 - 3:43am

    I think something they should do for the 50th anniversary is to release Doctor Who Classic in Season Box Sets rather than the individual stories that they do now. I mean, they should have done that anyway, but doing it in line with the anniversary would be a nice touch at this point.

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2013 - 3:42am

    I think something special they should to for the 50th anniversary is release Doctor Who Classic in season Box Sets instead of just individual stories. I mean, they should have done that anyway, but doing it in line with the anniversary would be a nice touch at this point

  • Rassilon

    January 26th, 2013 - 8:05am

    Off topic but I had a theory about clara
    I think clara is the twelfth doctor or a version of him,splintered across time due to something in the regeneration process,the doctor arrives on trenzalore and somehow his name messes with time causing him to regenerate and him/her to be split across the universe,his name is dangerous cause it is something to do with time and once said his future/clara is split across time


      January 28th, 2013 - 8:07am

      What on Gallifrey makes you think she’s a female version of the Doctor ?.

      I don’t know where some fan’s get these ideas.

      Far as I’m concerned, there’s a splinter in time and space, and this splinter causes various version of Clara to be born at different times in history, living different lives and dying in different ways, but still the same woman none the less.

    • Bailey fan

      January 28th, 2013 - 5:20pm

      I think Clara might be a time lord because if she died twice then she’s a time lord


      January 28th, 2013 - 7:50pm

      I quite like Rassilon’s theory, but I dont know if in the Who world that it would be ok to have two doctors together at one point. isn’t that a paradox?


      January 29th, 2013 - 3:22pm

      Just cos a character dies twice [or in old Jack Rory’s case several times over] don’t make them a Time Lord.


      January 29th, 2013 - 3:23pm

      Jack and Rory.

    • Anonymous

      February 9th, 2013 - 1:40pm

      it’s thecrack from season 5 and insted of erasing her its sort of spreadind her across many earth time streams as a trap for the dr by the master!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Timothy Rodmell

      February 9th, 2013 - 9:48pm

      Something about her name….Oswin Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald 50 years ago?


    January 25th, 2013 - 8:27am

    WH0-TASTIC !!!! 😀

  • Hector Sandler

    January 25th, 2013 - 8:06am

    That will be great. I won’t even criticised the Doctor I never liked.

    • crazy guy

      January 25th, 2013 - 9:47pm

      whose that

  • Dr Evil Fez

    January 24th, 2013 - 8:28pm



    January 24th, 2013 - 6:33pm

    looks good!

  • Stephen Thompson

    January 24th, 2013 - 6:10pm

    I have been a fan of Doctor Who ever since from 1963 to 2013 my wish is to have Mat smith’s autograph along with Amy and Roy pond and Melody Pond i have been watching your series while i was in Australia we went to the Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff. i am interested in joining Doctor Who fan club in Hereford

  • Matt Smithy

    January 24th, 2013 - 6:06pm

    I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s great! Its just I was making my own version bu now they already have an official one. Now I can’t finish it as the BBC will just take it down

    • Matt Smithy

      January 24th, 2013 - 6:15pm

      ps: why can’t I look at any pages? I try to go to games, it fails. If i try to click the doctors face, it fails?


      January 25th, 2013 - 8:47am

      The site works perfectly for me. The games page just features ‘Worlds in Time’ which you can play online for free, ‘The Eternity Clock’ which it says you can download on PSN or buy from Amazon, and ‘The Maze’s of Time’ which you can download on either Android or IOS.

  • Proffesor When

    January 24th, 2013 - 5:37pm

    Oh my giddy aunt how awesome!


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