Tuesday, 10 September 2013

BBC Announce 50th Anniversary Schedule - including episode title...

At last - we learn more about the BBC's plans for the Anniversary.  In an article on the BBC Website, they confirm that the Anniversary Special is 75 minutes long and titled "The Day of the Doctor". (NB - looks like the BBC broke their own embargo by publishing this information early - as such, they've taken down their news article).

Also confirmed:

BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind the hit show

An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss.

BBC Four will introduce new audiences to Hartnell, with a re-run of the first ever story. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

BBC Two's flagship arts programme The Culture Show is to present Me, You and Doctor Who, with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC's longest running TV drama.

A 90-minute documentary on BBC Radio 2 will ask "Who Is The Doctor?" - using newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material to find an answer - while BBC Three will be home to several commissions.

For those less familiar with the show, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide will provide a handy primer.