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Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor Air Time Confirmed

The Day Of The Doctor will air on BBC One at 7.50pm GMT on Saturday 23rd November, the BBC have confirmed.

In the USA the programme will air at 2.50pm ET.

The 75 minute special will be simulcast in 2D and 3D by over 75 participating TV broadcasters worldwide.

Click here for a list of territories taking part in the simultaneous screening

The special will also be broadcast in 3D to cinemas worldwide at the same time.

The Day Of The Doctor stars Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. David Tennant returns as the Tenth Doctor while John Hurt appears as an as yet unknown incarnation of the Time Lord

The Day Of The Doctor
BBC One and worldwide – 7.50pm GMT

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

“I’ve been running all my lives. Through time and space. Every second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for peace in a universe of war. Now the time has come to face the choices I’ve made in the name of the Doctor. Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day. The day I’ve been running from all my life. The day of the Doctor.”


Source: BBC

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BBC Releases New Day of the Doctor Photo Stills

The BBC have released six new promotional images from The Day Of The Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. The 75 minute episode which will be simulcast worldwide by TV broadcasters on Saturday 23rd November stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

View more from the BBC Day of The Doctor photo gallery here!

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The Day of the Doctor: 50th Anniversary Update

(pr)—With special programmes planned across the BBC the celebrations will peak on 23 November with the anniversary episode, revealed as ‘The Day of the Doctor’. Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, the special for BBC One has been confirmed as feature length with 75 minutes of adventure.

Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, said:

“The Day of the Doctor is nearly here! Hope you all enjoy. There’s lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now.”

Each channel will be home to unique content, celebrating the wealth of history and talent from the last 50 years.

BBC Two will broadcast a number of new commissions, focusing on telling the story behind the show. For one night only, Professor Brian Cox will take an audience of celebrity guests and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain (1x60mins). Drawing on the latest theories as well as 200 years of scientific discoveries and the genius of Einstein, Brian tries to answer the classic questions raised by the Doctor – can you really travel in time? Does extra-terrestrial life exist in our galaxy? And how do you build something as fantastical as the TARDIS?

In an hour-long special, BBC Two’s flagship arts programme The Culture Showpresents ‘Me, You and Doctor Who’ (1x60mins), with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC’s longest running TV drama, arguing that it’s one of the most important cultural artefacts of modern Britain. Put simply, Doctor Who matters. He’ll examine how the show has become a cultural force in its own right and tell the stories of some of the unsung cultural heroes, who pioneered its innovative music, design and storytelling.

BBC Two wraps up its coverage with the previously announced ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ (1x90mins), which will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who and the many personalities involved. Written by Mark Gatiss the drama stars; David Bradley (the Harry Potter films); Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and Sacha Dhawan (History Boys, Last Tango in Halifax).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, Doctor Who said:

“50 years has turned Doctor Who from a television show into a cultural landmark. Personally I can’t wait to see what it becomes after a hundred.”

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Doctor Who Script Starring David Tennant Goes Up For Sale At Charity Auction

The script ‘Midnight’ will be auctioned on August 3, and will benefit the charity Project Motor Mouth run by Janet Fielding – who starred as Tom Baker’s companion Tegan in 1981.

The script for ‘Midnight’ is the tenth episode of the fourth series which aired on June 14, 2008, and the manuscript is full of annotations and drawings by Rusell Davies.

Fans of the sci-fi series will also be able to snap up scripts for ‘Impossible Planet’ and ‘The Satan Pit’ autographed by David, in addition to a Perspex panel resembling the Tardis signed by six Doctors and former cast members.

The series’ 50th anniversary will see a special appearance from Tennant alongside current Doctor Who star Matt Smith, one month before his departure.

It was revealed last week that the episode will be shown as a “simulcast” in over 200 countries as global broadcasters don’t want the one off special to be ruined for fans across the world.

The BBC1 show will be shown in the UK on November 23 at 8pm therefore will be shown at midday in Los Angeles and at 7am in Sydney.

An insider told the Daily Express: “The 50th anniversary special is a massive deal for fans around the world who were petrified the secrets would leak online the moment it aired in Britain.”

The one-off episode, will also see the return of previous Doctor Who sidekick Billie Piper, and is expected to be watched by more than 100 million viewers.

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Doctor Who Stars To Unite at 50th Anniversary Celebration

Current Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to unite with past Time Lords including Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy at an event in London to mark the cult TV show’s 50th anniversary.

The actors will all appear at the 50th anniversary celebration event in the British capital in November, along with another former Doctor Who Colin Baker.

The convention will run over three days and feature question-and-answer sessions with cast members, a special effects display from the show’s resident expert Danny Hargreaves, and masterclasses with Doctor Who’s ‘monster choreographer’ Ailsa Burke.

The event will run from November 22-24 at London’s ExCeL exhibition center, coinciding with the screening of the show’s anniversary episode on November 23.

The special installment will reportedly feature new cast member John Hurt as well as a reappearance by former Time Lord David Tennant and his onscreen assistant Billie Piper.

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