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.

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.

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.