BBC reveals Doctor Who 50th anniversary schedule
The BBC has given a flavour of the celebrations in store for Doctor Who's 50th birthday this November...
The wraps are finally coming off the celebrations that the BBC has planned for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this November. We know already that a 75 minute special episode, The Day Of The Doctor, will star Matt Smith and David Tennant. Furthermore, Mark Gatiss' eagerly-awaited docudrama, An Adventure In Space And Time, is already earmarked for the anniversary weekend.
But more has now come to light.
A BBC Two lecture from Professor Brian Cox will be screened, where he'll look at the science behind the show. Meanwhile, BBC Four is confirmed to be doing a full re-run of Doctor Who's maiden story. Furthermore, the William Hartnell adventure will be broadcast in a restored format for the first time.
On BBC Two again, The Culture Show is planning a special, entitled Me, You And Doctor Who, where Matthew Sweet will dig into the cultural impact of the show. And Radio 2 is getting in on the party too, with a special 90 minute documentary called Who Is The Doctor?.
Rumours persist of missing episodes being rediscovered too, and BBC Three has more up its sleeve that we don't know about yet.
We'll keep you posted as we hear more...