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Thursday, 7 November 2013

50th Anniversary - Latest News!

A round-up of the latest Doctor Who news:

THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR - NEW PROMO
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A new promo asking people to show their support for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor is currently airing on various BBC channels between show breaks, you can watch it above. Read on for further details from the campaign:

The Doctor likes a hashtag. Conversations across the universe all held together by tiny little pins of chattery topics. Show your support for the Doctor with hashtag #SaveTheDay to build the new digital Tardis and help to unlock sneak peeks from the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will broadcast on Saturday 23rd November on BBC One, BBC One HD and select cinemas worldwide, a time is still to be confirmed. 

AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME - DVD COVER & DETAILS
BBC DVD have revealed the cover and details of the An Adventure in Space and Time DVD set, read on for further details:

AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME - by Mark Gatiss
This fantastic one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters!

Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

An Adventure in Space and Time is written by Mark Gatiss, executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and directed by Terry McDonough. David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) plays the lead role of William Hartnell while Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black) co-stars as the first ever producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert.

The stellar cast is joined by Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein), Lesley Manville (Heather Hartnell), and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman). A must see drama for all doctor who and drama fans alike.

DVD extras include:
•  Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss
•  William Hartnell: The Original
•  The Making of An Adventure  - narrated by Carole Ann Ford
•  Reconstructions:

    - Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot

    - Regenerations 

    - Farewell to Susan 
    
- Festive Greeting
    - The Title Sequences
    - Deleted Scenes 
    
- The Radiophonic Workshop

    - Verity's Leaving Party

An Adventure in Space in Time DVD is on sale from 3rd December at all good DVD stores priced £13.99 per copy. The program is set to air on BBC Two and BBC Two HD on Thursday 21st Novemeber at 9:00pm 

THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO - TRAILER
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A trailer advertising the one-off program investigating the science of Doctor Who, presented by Professor Brian Cox, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. The Science of Doctor Who will broadcast next Thursday (14th November) at 9:00pm on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

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