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Specially Created 50th Anniversary Trailer Tonight

Special 50th Anniversary Celebration Trailer Tonight

Exciting news! The BBC has issued the press release below, detailing a very special trailer. You can see it on BBC One tonight at approximately 8.20pm – that’s right after Strictly Come Dancing and just before Atlantis. The amazing trailer will be available to watch on this site, immediately after its BBC One premiere.


The press release reads:

A specially created trailer celebrating the last 50 years of Doctor Who will air tonight on BBC One, as an exclusive image is revealed today featuring the 11 Doctors.

Travelling through time fans will be taken on a journey from the very beginning using state of the art technology. The special trailer is set to show all of the Doctors as they first appeared on screen, including William Hartnell in high res colour for the very first time, as celebrations ramp up to the 23 November.

A huge moment for the BBC, the 50th celebrations will culminate with the special episode, β€˜The Day of the Doctor’, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. A whole range of shows have also been commissioned across TV and radio to mark the anniversary.

The minute long trailer will air after Strictly Come Dancing tonight on BBC One

This trailer does not include any actual footage of the 50th anniversary episode.



  • crazy guy

    October 19th, 2013 - 7:20pm

    guys the thing you dont realize is that children in need is next month so we will probably get a trailer or clip or maybe both but doubt it then. we just gotta wait and at least its more of a surprise

    • drjakeyoung

      October 19th, 2013 - 8:01pm

      But that is like a week off the anniversary. I think that would be a bit too short. An ideal time (and the most probable) would be the 23rd October.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 19th, 2013 - 8:05pm



    October 19th, 2013 - 6:48pm

    what are we all doing for the 50th? i am writing a poem, several pages for every doctor with pictures to tell the story. It will be on the site Movellas on the 23rd of November, and it is called Doctor Who: 50th anniversary poem.
    Have a read on the day! i have already written the 1st doctor’s part!

    • drjakeyoung

      October 19th, 2013 - 6:54pm

      Going to the official convention in November on the Saturday!

    • booboo

      October 19th, 2013 - 6:54pm

      we are going Sunday

    • Whoisthedoctor

      October 19th, 2013 - 7:46pm

      I’m going on Friday!

    • 100000BC

      October 19th, 2013 - 8:12pm

      Have fun there guys! I’m hoping to download a few classics from iTunes and have a weekend of watching VHS/Downloads and listening to audios and reading books, might do some animation of my Character Building series or something too.

  • greyzinychimp

    October 19th, 2013 - 3:27pm

    This trailer does not include any actual footage of the 50th anniversary episode.
    oh πŸ™

    • the astronaut of death

      October 19th, 2013 - 4:21pm

      well it is better than nothing

    • TheBritishCupOfTea

      October 19th, 2013 - 5:47pm

      I’m starting to get a bit annoyed now. It’s 4-5 weeks until the episode, and there is no trailer.

  • greyzinychimp

    October 19th, 2013 - 3:24pm

    omg finally

  • Whoisthedoctor

    October 19th, 2013 - 3:17pm

    Can’t wait

  • matt9982

    October 19th, 2013 - 2:03pm

    Absolutely ecstatic! πŸ™‚ Shame its not a trailer for Day of the Doctor though but am still really pleased!

  • Dalek 105

    October 19th, 2013 - 1:52pm

    can not wait!!!

  • starshipalaska

    October 19th, 2013 - 1:22pm

    I was hoping we’d notice John Hurt’s face in between 8 and 9 there!

  • Dalek Smith

    October 19th, 2013 - 10:55am

    OH YES! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    October 19th, 2013 - 10:27am


  • Doctor, 13

    October 19th, 2013 - 9:58am

    If we don’t get an actual trailer by the 23rd October then I give up hope!

    • Mister

      October 19th, 2013 - 10:58am

      It’s on tonight at 8:20

    • Some bloke

      October 19th, 2013 - 11:55am

      But it’s not an ‘actual’ trailer, it sounds more like an amalgamation of doctor who clips from stories from the past 50 years. No footage of ‘The Day of the Docotr’

  • MattIsaDalek

    October 19th, 2013 - 9:49am

    Sounds good but I want to see footage from the Special, BBC have messed up big time not showing us!

  • matt9982

    October 19th, 2013 - 9:44am

    Can’t wait πŸ™‚


    October 19th, 2013 - 8:29am



    October 19th, 2013 - 8:28am

    WHO-TASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Hector Sandler

    October 19th, 2013 - 8:19am

    When I look at that picture it show the 11 Dr Who dolls I got that I bought 3 years ago.

  • The TARDIS

    October 19th, 2013 - 7:13am

    Grrr! I want to see something from the special! What is wrong with them? How much is it to ask to just have some footage at the end?

  • Cyberking281

    October 19th, 2013 - 6:22am

    I wonder when we’ll get a proper trailer for the 50th including actual footage from The Day Of The Doctor, but i am still looking forward to seeing this πŸ˜‰

  • Dr Grey

    October 19th, 2013 - 2:30am

    I will be watching the trailer and I will be watching the 50th anniversary episode. Already booked the night off work

  • Doctor Stu

    October 19th, 2013 - 12:54am

    I wonder why it only says ‘with’ billie piper instead of ‘starring billie piper’ surely she should be classed as a star.

    • Anonymous

      October 19th, 2013 - 10:48am

      Getting “with” or “and” is actually really great billing. Billie and Liz Sladen were billed as “with” and “and” for the stolen earth and journey’s end and they both had a lot to do πŸ™‚

    • Doctor Stu

      October 19th, 2013 - 5:36pm

      I suppose so but I wonder why we haven’t seen any pictures or even mentions of her filming

  • matparks08

    October 19th, 2013 - 12:36am

    looking at that picture and I fly back to my earliest memories of this fantastic show (Five Doctors) and how it came to be a major part of my life for the next 30+ years. There’s no show like it and I hope it continues for another 50 years!! Looking forward to seeing what the trailer will be like.