Doctor Who: official BBC 3-day anniversary event announced
BBC Worldwide is to host a 3-day event at ExCel London over Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary weekend…
Those of you with diaries and the means to travel to London town, flip/swipe ahead to the weekend of November the 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2013. Nice and empty so far? Then get your biro/digital writing device at the ready.
BBC Worldwide has just announced its official Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend, taking place from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of November. The event is to be held at ExCel London and has room for 15,000 Who fans. That’s an awful lot of Tom Baker scarves in one place.
The event, as no good Doctor Who fan needs to be reminded, marks 50 years since the BBC’s debut broadcast of the First Doctor serial, An Unearthly Child, which went out on Saturday the 23rd of November, 1963. An enormous number of half-century Who celebrations are taking place throughout 2013 (and indeed, the world), including dedicated programming, short stories, a range of celebratory merchandise, and, unless we're wrong, a great deal more that's yet to be revealed.
Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer at BBC Worldwide said: “Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we’ve seen Doctor Who go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea. This year long celebration is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who.”
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