PHOTOS: BBC One Release Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Promo Posters Featuring David Tennant And Matt Smith

BBC One have released the first official promo images of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special featuring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt

The title of the 75- minute long special has already been revealed as The Day Of The Doctor and will air worldwide from Saturday 23rd November. Filmed in 3D, it will also receive a limited cinematic release.

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman as the Eleventh Doctor and his companion Clara will be joined in the TARDIS by David Tennant and Billie Piper, returning as the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler. John Hurt, who appeared briefly in the closing moments of The Name Of The Doctor as an unknown incarnation of the Doctor co-stars.

The BBC have also revealed details of other programmes scheduled to mark the anniversary of the show. 

These include:
  • An Adventure In Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss. The one-off drama stars David Bradley as William Hartnell, the first Doctor, and tells the story of the show’s beginnings in 1963
  • A BBC Two lecture by Professor Brian Cox on the science behind the hit show 
  • An Unearthly Child: BBC Four will introduce new audiences to Hartnell, with a re-run of the first ever story. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK
  • Me, You and Doctor Who: presented by Matthew Sweet on BBC Two's The Culture Show is to explore the cultural significance of the BBC's longest running TV drama.
  • ON BBC Three:
    'Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains Weekend’ will countdown to the top Doctor Who monster as voted for by you.

    'Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide’ will introduce those less familiar to the show to a wealth of archive material and act as a guide to all things Who.

    There is also one further exciting commission to be announced later this year which will see the celebrations finish with a bang.

    On BBC Four
    Audiences will be introduce audiences to the first Doctor, William Hartnell, with a special re-run of the first ever story, which marked the start of 50 years of history. The four episodes are being shown in a restored format, not previously broadcast in the UK.

    There will also be programmes across ‪ CBBC including two live Blue Peter specials

    On Radio

    ON BBC Radio 1:
    A documentary will look at 'Time Lord Rock (TROCK)' as a genre of music inspired by the Doctor and his journeys through space and time.

    ON BBC Radio 2
    'Who is the Doctor' will look at the lasting appeal of Doctor Who and ask how much of its continued success can be attributed to its basic formula. The 90-minute documentary includes newly-recorded interviews and exclusive archive material

    In ‘The Blagger’s Guide to Doctor Who’, David Quantick will give the iconic Doctor the Blagger’s treatment. He’ll be finding out the answers to questions such as why do Americans think Tom Baker is still Doctor Who? How many Doctors have there really been? Were the Daleks really named after an encyclopaedia?

    Finally, Graham Norton will be broadcasting his weekly Radio 2 show live (Saturday 23 November, 10am) from the Doctor Who Celebration in London.

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, says: “Doctor Who is a titan of British television and I’m incredibly proud to have it on the BBC. It's an astonishing achievement for a drama to reach its 50th anniversary. I'd like to thank every person - on both sides of the camera - who has been involved with its creative journey over so many years.”

For more details about the 50th Anniversary Special click here