The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Gets A Poster: Plus Programing Details Confirmed


Earlier today we reported that the BBC had announced the schedule of their Doctor Who festivities and revealed the name of the 50th Anniversary Special only to yank it down from their website a few minutes later. Well it turns out all that stuff was true, they just jumped the gun. If you missed the first post and the pictures of Matt Smith‘s beautiful Christmas wig, you can click here to catch up.

At the stroke of midnight, UK time, the BBC released the first look at the official poster for The Day Of The Doctor. The stunning image features Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt. The most interesting thing out of that exciting poster is the wall to our left of Hurt. If you look closely you can see those iconic words “Bad Wolf” scribbled across the ruins. Behind Hurt are some explosions and damaged Daleks. It really does sound like we’ll see a good bit of the Time War when the 75-minute long episode rolls around November 23rd. You can see the official image below. After that is the Doctor Who programming schedule for all the special shows and dramas to help celebrate 50 glorious years of Who as posted on the BBC Facebook page. What do you think about the first poster?

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– In a special one-off programme, Professor Brian Cox will try to answer the classic questions raised by the Doctor – can you really travel in time? Does extra-terrestrial life exist in our galaxy? And how do you build something as fantastical as the TARDIS?

-The Culture Show will present ‘Me, You and Doctor Who’ with lifelong fan Matthew Sweet exploring the cultural significance of the BBC’s longest running TV drama, arguing that it’s one of the most important cultural artefacts of modern Britain.

– BBC Two will then wrap up its coverage with the previously announced ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ written by Mark Gatiss

ON BBC Three:
-‘Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains Weekend’ will countdown to the top Doctor Who monster as voted for by you.

– ‘Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide’ will introduce those less familiar to the show to a wealth of archive material and act as a guide to all things Who.

– We also have one further exciting commission to be announced later this year which will see the celebrations finish with a bang.

– Audiences will be introduce audiences to the first Doctor, William Hartnell, with a special re-run of the first ever story, which marked the start of 50 years of history. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

There will also be programmes across #CBBC including two live #BluePeter specials.

ON BBC Radio 1:
– A documentary will look at ‘Time Lord Rock (TROCK)’ as a genre of music inspired by the Doctor and his journeys through space and time.

ON BBC Radio 2
– ‘Who is the Doctor’ will look at the lasting appeal of Doctor Who and ask how much of its continued success can be attributed to its basic formula.

– In ‘The Blagger’s Guide to Doctor Who’, David Quantick will give the iconic Doctor the Blagger’s treatment. He’ll be finding out the answers to questions such as why do Americans think Tom Baker is still Doctor Who? How many Doctors have there really been? Were the Daleks really named after an encyclopaedia?

– Finally, Graham Norton will be broadcasting his weekly Radio 2 show live (Saturday 23 November, 10am) from the Doctor Who Celebration in London.

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