The BBC have now officially confirmed the commission an eighth series of Doctor Who, with filming due to start later this year. But beforehand, the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is to broadcast this Autumn on November 23rd starring Matt Smith, Jenna Louise Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt, Jemma Redgrave, Joanne Page and many more, including the return of the Zygons, as well as old enemies the Daleks and the Cybermen.
Also, the one-off drama An Adventure in Space and Time, explaining the genesis of Doctor Who, will broadcast on BBC Two, is to broadcast alongside the anniversary special, before the year comes to a close with the annual Doctor Who Christmas special.
More big plans to celebrate the anniversary are also being put into place, official announcements of their intent are yet to be revealed. Doctor Who will return later this year to BBC One and BBC One HD.