The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the DoctorThe title of the 50th anniversary special has been announced. It will be called The Day of the Doctor. The programme will be broadcast on 23rd November and will be 75 minutes long. It features Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper.

The BBC also announced a number of other programmes that will be broadcast on both TV and radio to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary. Full details are in the press release.

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor

In a special programme broadcast on BBC One, Peter Capaldi has been announced as the 12th Doctor.

Capaldi will take over from the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, in this year’s Christmas special.

Matt Smith is Leaving

Last night the BBC announced that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year. He will play the Doctor in the 50th anniversary special in November and in this year’s Christmas special – during which the Doctor will regenerate.

It is just over four years since Smith first appeared as the Doctor (in The Eleventh Hour) and since then, he has starred in three series of the programme.

It has previously been confirmed that Jenna-Louise Coleman will be in the next series, so now speculation will start as to who will be her co-star.

Series 7 Finale Title

name-of-the-doctorThe title of the finale for series 7 has been announced by the BBC with the release of the poster for the episode. The title is “The Name of the Doctor”. The poster also reveals that Alex Kingston will be starring in the episode (presumably playing River Song).

Doctor Who Prom

After a break of a couple of years, Doctor Who will be returning to the Proms this year. There will be two Doctor Who Proms – at 19:30 on Saturday 13th July (tickets £14 – £57)and 10:30 on Sunday 14th July (tickets £12). Booking opens on 11th May.

Doctors not in the 50th Anniversary

Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann have all said that they will not be in the 50th anniversary special. And it’s hard to accuse them of misleading us as the special is currently being filmed and they are in Australia.

Add that to the recent news that Christopher Eccleston won’t be in the special, and it begins to look very much as though it will only feature Matt Smith and David Tennant.

Kate Stewart in 50th Anniversary

The BBC have confirmed that Jemma Redgrave will be taking part in the 50th anniversary special. She will be playing Kate Stewart (the daughter of the Brigadier) who was last seen in The Power of Three.

Zygons and Joanna Page

Looks like the dam has finally burst on news about the 50th anniversary special. I suppose that was inevitable as filming has started and things are bound to leak out.

Yesterday the BBC confirmed that Joanna Page will also be taking part in the special and that the Zygons will be returning.