was given the royal seal of approval today when Her Royal Highness, Sophie - the Countess of Wessex - hosted a reception for the show in recognition of its 50th anniversary, read on for further details:
Back in 1879 Queen Victoria may have considered the Time Lord to be an enemy of the state but the Royal Family has obviously forgiven him as the cast and crew of Doctor Who, past and present, arrived at Buckingham Palace to help celebrate its half-centenary.
Current Doctor Matt Smith, along with former Doctors Tom Baker and Peter Davison and ‘War Doctor’ John Hurt were all presented to HRH The Countess of Wessex and it was perhaps fortunate they were on hand as two Daleks were also spotted in the palace!
Other guests included lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman (Clara), Catherine Tate (Donna), Lord Hall (director-general of the BBC), Danny Cohen (director of television), Rhodri Talfan Davies, (Director, BBC Cymru Wales), Charlotte Moore (controller of BBC One), Ben Stephenson (controller, drama commissioning) and Doctor Who writers Toby Whithouse, Chris Chibnall and Gareth Roberts .
The Countess also met young competition winners who proudly showed Her Royal Highness their winning drawings of ‘The Queen’s Tardis’ which were displayed by the actual Tardis!
In other news: Another one-off program in celebration of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary that explores the character of the Doctor through all eleven of his incarnations and his companions titled Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide is to broadcast tonight at 8:00pm on BBC Three.