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Doctor Who 50th anniversary special: The Day Of The Doctor

The BBC have announced the title of the 50th Anniversary special is The Day Of The Doctor. They have also announced the schedule of programs celebrating the 50th Anniversary. The schedule will include:

David Bradley will play the First Doctor, William Hartnell. @ BBC

David Bradley will play the First Doctor, William Hartnell. @ BBC

-The one-off drama  An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss, which tells the story of the show’s beginning on 1963. David Bradley will star as William Hartnell, the first Doctor. David Bradley is no stranger to genre roles, he currently plays Walder Frey on Game of Thrones, he played Argus Filch is all seven Harry Potter films, and has done voice work for The Sarah Jane Adventures. Although it will be nice to see him cast off his murderous Frey cloak.

-An Unearthly Child, the first ever story in the Doctor Who universe, will be shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

-A BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind Doctor Who.

-Me, You and Doctor Who will explore the cultural significance of Doctor Who and will be  presented by English journalist and BBC broadcaster Matthew Sweet.

-BBC Radio 2 will present a 90-minute documentary, Who Is The Doctor?, featuring newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material.

-BBC also said there will be more programming on BBC3, in case all of this Doctor Who goodness was not enough (of course it wasn’t).

Meanwhile Digital Spy has put up some pictures of Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman shooting his final episode as the Eleventh Doctor. Read the full article here.

Digital Spy: Matt Smith shoots scenes for final episode - pictures

Digital Spy: Matt Smith shoots scenes for final episode – pictures

 

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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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