Friday, September 13, 2013

The 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Poster Unveiled



John Hurt joins Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, and David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor, in the 50th Anniversary poster for the premiere of The Day of the Doctor.

The BBC has also confirmed the show, which is titled “Day of the Doctor,” will be a supersized 75 minutes long.

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

“The Day of the Doctor” stars Smith, Tennant, Hurt, Jenna Coleman, and Billie Piper and premieres on BBC America, November 23. No Australian dates have yet been released,

In The UK

It’s not just TV where audiences will be able join in the celebrations; programming across Radio 2, Radio 1 and Radio 4 Extra will also mark the 50th.

BBC Radio 2 will ask Who Is The Doctor? in a 90-minute documentary featuring newly recorded interviews and exclusive archive material. The programme will look at the lasting appeal of Doctor Who and ask how much of its continued success can be attributed to its basic formula.

In The Blagger’s Guide To Doctor Who, David Quantick will give the iconic Doctor the Blagger’s treatment. He’ll be finding out the answers to questions such as, why do Americans think Tom Baker is still Doctor Who? How many Doctors have there really been? Were the Daleks really named after an encyclopaedia?

Finally, Graham Norton will be broadcasting his weekly Radio 2 show live (Saturday 23 November, 10am) from the Doctor Who Celebration in London. In a special three-hour show, Graham will take a ride in the TARDIS and will also be chatting with some of the series’ stars and fans.

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