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Monday, 21 July 2014

World Tour - New Venue for Korean Leg

Due to complaints of limited capacity, BBC Worldwide have now moved the Korean Leg of the Doctor Who world tour (helping to promote series eight) to a new venue, read on for further details:

More than 1000 fans in Seoul will now have the chance to attend a fan event and watch the first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who, in a new venue for the World Tour's South Korean leg. The fan event will now take place on August 9 at the Grand Ballroom at 63 Building in Seoul. Fans will be able to buy tickets to the event which will include an appearance by the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his on-screen companion, played by Jenna Coleman.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 25th July at 9:00am (KST). Fans will be able to purchase online from Tickets are priced at 15,000 and 12,000 KRW.

"Fans are at the heart of everything we do. We have listened to and taken our fans advice", said Soojin Chung, GM, BBC Worldwide Korea. "The new venue will allow many more fans to participate in the fan event and the contests we have planned will allow as many Doctor Who fans as possible to get their hands on tickets - whether they are in Seoul or not."

In the lead-up to the landing of the Doctor Who World Tour in Seoul, BBC Worldwide will host two competitions, giving fans the opportunity to win tickets to the fan event:

Starting Tuesday 22nd July, the Tardis will be popping up in prominent locations in Seoul. Fans who spot it can take a creative picture of themselves with the Tardis, and tweet us in the picture showing us how much they love Doctor Who. Fans should post to their photo to Twitter with the hashtag #tardisinseoul and the most creative pictures stand to win tickets to the fan event. The Tardis locations will be announced on our Twitter account @doctorwho_kor with the first location posted on Monday 21st July at 9:00pm Korea time. The full competition terms and conditions will be posted on Fans can start tweeting their entries from 12:00pm on Tuesday 22nd July until 11:59pm Sunday 27th July when the competition closes (all times KST).

Fans who aren't able to spot the Tardis in Seoul can still win tickets to the event. A template for a mini cut-out Tardis will be shared on Twitter at doctorwho_kor. Fans will be able to download this to use in their photos. Similar to the first competition, the most creative pictures, hashtagged #tardisinseoul stand to win tickets. The exact start date and time of this competition will be announced on Twitter. 50 pairs of tickets are up for grabs for each of the two competitions.

Doctor Who: The World Tour will begin in the UK on August 7th and finish in Brazil on August 19th. It will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and on-screen companion Jenna Coleman visiting seven cities across five continents in twelve days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements to publicise the shows forthcoming Series 8 to a global audience.

In other news: The BBC's annual report for 2013 has revealed that the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor was the most-watched programme on BBC television last year.