Doctor Who Celebration At Sunday's British Academy Television Awards

BAFTA have just announced that the British Academy Television Awards ceremony this Sunday will feature a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. The show will include a sketch starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and a special montage from the whole history of the show to be screened during the ceremony while a pair of Daleks will be patrolling the red carpet. Also, Jenna-Louise Coleman will be on hand to present an award.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “There are only a handful of programmes that have the quality and longevity of Doctor Who and the ability to put the nation on their sofas – or indeed behind them – year after year. BAFTA raises a toast to Doctor Who on its 50th birthday this year.”

Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: "This is a massive and exciting year for Doctor Who, so I'm thrilled that BAFTA are including a special tribute to the show. So thrilled, in fact, we're sending the Doctor's best friend, Jenna Coleman, to present an award. We're also sending the Doctor’s worst enemy, the Daleks, to exterminate lots of innocent people. Sorry, it's just what they do. Let us know if it's a Health and Safety issue."

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards hosted by Graham Norton are presented at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday 12th May, and broadcast on BBC One at 8pm. Comedy show Twenty Twelve, narrated by David Tennant, has received a nomination, as have its stars Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman and Hugh Bonneville

Source: BAFTA