BBC Confirm David Tennant Casting In Doctor Who 50th Show

The BBC have now confirmed that David Tennant and Billie Piper along with John Hurt have been cast in the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special.They will be joining stars Matt Smith as the Doctor and new companion Clara played by Jenna-Louise Coleman in the special episode which begins shooting on Monday.

The official @BBCDoctorWho Twitter page have posted images of David Tennant, Billie Piper and John with the hashtag #DoctorWho50th. The information was leaked ahead of the official BBC announcement after copies of Doctor Who magazine containing casting news was sent out to subscribers early.

.The 90 minute episode is expected to be shown on the night of the show's 50th Anniversary, Saturday 23rd November, and will also have a cinematic release. The show will be filmed in 3D, though will be screened in a standard version too.

The new series of Doctor Who begins tonight at 6.15pm on BBC One and on BBC America at 8pm/7c.


  1. Arghhh words can now contain how excited I am at this news....I just hope Moffet does the story justice!!!

  2. fuck i want to live in England to see this in live :C

  3. Is the length of the episode confirmed as 90 minutes, previous unofficial reports only mentioned it being a 60 minute show.

  4. If they are both set to return its possible that the story arc will reflect 10.5 and Rose coming back from the other universe, or perhaps a visit to that universe. Which would be fun for sure, I am a little disappointed that Captain Jack will not be returning though.

  5. Looking forward to this new series.
    Too bad we will have to put up with the new (and NOT so improved) SPACE logo in the lower right part of the screen.

  6. They should have called Captain Jack too. It´s a pitty! He is one of the most interesting characters in the series.And it was the reason to create a spin-off. But at least they remembered David and Billie....


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