Friday, 15 November 2013

"Doctor Who Live: The After-Party" - Details from BBC3

The BBC have announced more details for their "Doctor Who Live: The After-Party" which airs on BBC3 straight after "The Day of the Doctor" finishes on BBC1:
The live BBC Three show is to celebrate all things Doctor Who with Matt Smith and fans around the world, as One Direction gate-crash celebrations. 
Live from London’s Southbank, Zoe Ball and Rick Edwards will get the afterparty started on BBC Three, as they are joined by Matt Smith and guests to discuss the Doctor’s most epic adventure yet. 
As soon as titles roll on BBC One’s The Day Of The Doctor, viewers can join the current Doctor himself, as well as a host of previous Doctors and their time-travelling companions in the ultimate celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who on BBC Three. 
As well as all the gossip on the The Day Of The Doctor, there will be exclusive interviews, show-stopping monster moments and fans around the world will be giving their reaction, as they showcase how they are celebrating the special anniversary. 
One Direction will also be joining the party as they gate-crash the show live from LA to wish the Doctor a happy birthday. 
Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, says: "The 50th anniversary is going to be a huge party for Doctor Who and we’re delighted that BBC Three will be able to give the fans all the backstage access to the stars at the hottest ticket in town.” 
Commissioned by Pinki Chambers, Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty is executive produced by Mark Cossey and Phil Dolling. It is produced by Russell Minton and made by BBC In-house Entertainment and Events.
So, Zai Bennett - the man who cancelled "Doctor Who Confidential" is "delighted" about giving fans "all the backstage access to the stars".  No need to say more on that subject.  And One Direction too?  You have to find that amusing after all the issues recently with them attempting to hijack the 23rd as "One Direction Day" or whatever...