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July 15th, 2013 28 comments

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Surprises at Heathrow Airport as The Tardis lands

The TARDIS lands at Heathrow

With thanks to BBC worldwide

Surprises for travellers as Doctor Who comes to life at the UK’s busiest airport in the lead up to the show’s 50th Anniversary


BBC Worldwide has teamed up with Heathrow to celebrate the longest running TV sci-fi series in the world, Doctor Who. From today, passengers travelling through Heathrow will be treated to a variety of exciting Doctor Who themed experiences including: appearances from the famous Cybermen, TARDIS photobooths, genuine props and memorabilia, and augmented reality experiences.

To mark the launch of the partnership, on July 16th travellers through Terminal 5 will be able to enjoy special performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra of music from the iconic BBC Wales produced series. In addition, Doctor Who novelist Jenny Colgan, author of the recently released Doctor Who: Dark Horizons will also be signing books for fans on the day.

The Heathrow activity comes as BBC Worldwide celebrates Doctor Who internationally ahead of the show’s 50th Anniversary in November. Other recent highlights have included an acclaimed light projection show at the Vivid Festival in Sydney, a sell-out pop up shop and commemorative TARDIS coins in New Zealand. In November, BBC Worldwide will host the only official Doctor Who 50th Celebration at ExCel in London featuring a line-up of special guests. This weekend the cast of the show, including Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat will be attending Comic Con, a huge entertainment convention in San Diego attended by over 130,000 people across four days.

Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide comments: “In its 50th Anniversary year we want to include fans around the World in our Doctor Who celebrations and this partnership with Heathrow is a fantastic way of capturing the attention of people from across the globe”.

Susan Goldsmith, Operations Director at Heathrow Terminal 5 said: “I am delighted that Heathrow has been chosen to host this much loved British iconic series. With visitors from over 180 destinations worldwide, as the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow offers a fantastic opportunity to bring the Doctor Who experience to an international audience this summer.’

Steven Moffat, showrunner, said:
“We are delighted to announce another extension to Heathrow’s world-beating facilities – all of space and time in a stylish blue box, complete with phone. Heathrow with time travel – nobody need ever be late again.”



  • #longlivethedoctor

    May 5th, 2014 - 10:44pm

    I was in health row the next day:,(

  • Robert Adams

    May 2nd, 2014 - 6:40pm

    Australia… Terminal 5… TEGAN! Watch out for Plasmatons.

  • Booboo Jr

    August 14th, 2013 - 9:52pm

    Saw the Tardis earlier, and was given free Jelly Babies in praise of the Fourth Doctor!

  • Booboo Jr

    August 14th, 2013 - 10:43am

    I’m off to Autralia today, departing from Heathrow Terminal 5! I’ll have to keep an eye out for any Daleks or Cybermen!

  • Amy pond

    August 9th, 2013 - 9:11am

    I hope next time they do it on Malvern Road in Manchester,ENGLAND!!!

  • Amy pond

    August 9th, 2013 - 9:11am

    I wish i was there and my friends are wishing TOO!
    They are Dr Who CRAZY!!!
    Just like me.
    Imagine if all the Doctors old and new came out of it!!! how exciting.

    I hope next time they do it on Malvern Road in Manchester,ENGLAND!!!

  • luke

    August 5th, 2013 - 10:32am

    Wish I saw this

  • Doctor Stu

    July 19th, 2013 - 11:37am

    ok thankyou :mrgreen:

  • The Supreme Dalek

    July 18th, 2013 - 7:21am

    Let’s just say that Sileceman8 knew that Dalek The Supreme was on ROBLOX, which is an online game, and if I am right, me and them are in a Doctor Who Group called Dalek Race. Robloxians is what your person is called in the game.

  • Anonymous

    July 17th, 2013 - 7:28pm

    what’s going on

  • The Supreme Dalek

    July 16th, 2013 - 8:34pm

    Dalek The Supreme are you the robloxian on The Dalek Race? If so, then I’m on it as well. It’s me, StetsonsAreCool!

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2013 - 7:12pm

    hey there Robloxians how’s it going?

  • thedaleksdeath

    July 16th, 2013 - 5:43pm

    Hello other robloxian XD

  • Silenceman8

    July 16th, 2013 - 3:47pm

    Hello Robloxian.

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2013 - 8:56am

    You can see it, it’d pre security, level 3 departures


    July 16th, 2013 - 6:49am

    It’s says “From today”, so it seems it might be around all Summer or at least until the end of November.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 15th, 2013 - 11:03pm

    Still haven’t broken up from school! I wonder how long it’s on, is it just one day?

  • Future Companion Hopeful

    July 15th, 2013 - 10:43pm

    Oh, I wish I could go, but I live in the USA


    July 15th, 2013 - 10:28pm

    Looks like the Doctor must have hard-wired to co-ordinates into the TARDIS after spending so much time trying to get that “gobby Australian” to Heathrow! Lol!

  • 76 Totters Lane

    July 15th, 2013 - 10:10pm

    But he was there in ‘Time-Flight’.

  • MasterKasterborous

    July 15th, 2013 - 9:59pm

    That was at Gatwick! 😛


    July 15th, 2013 - 8:27pm

    I might go with my uncle

  • DoctorPlatypus

    July 15th, 2013 - 8:03pm

    Hopefully until 23rd November…

  • who’s who

    July 15th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    What’s the doctor doing leaving it there, it got took away in the faceless ones, does he never learn?

  • Anonymous

    July 15th, 2013 - 6:40pm

    So do you have to be travelling to see it or if you live near it can you just go and check it out?

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    July 15th, 2013 - 6:05pm

    Sounds fun! I wonder if Tegan will be there? 😆

  • Cybermen

    July 15th, 2013 - 5:48pm


  • Alison

    July 15th, 2013 - 5:21pm

    that’s amazing! i’m so excited! i’m a HUGE fan and i happen to go to London in august ajksjajskasj will it last all summer? or only a few weeks?

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