VIDEO From The BBC Worldwide China Showcase: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Presentation Clip

BBC Worldwide presented a selection of BBC shows to Chinese broadcaster CCTV at the end of August during the BBC Worldwide China Showcase. During the presentation , Chinese TV execs were shown a two-minute Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebratory compilation which featured all eleven Doctors to date.

View the clip, complete with Chinese subtitles, below:

Contrary to popular belief, science fiction shows, particularly those involving time travel, are not wholly banned in China, although the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) strongly indicated their disapproval of the genre in 2011, making it very difficult (but not impossible) for such shows and films to pass the censors.

The deals struck between CCTV and BBC Worldwide at the showcase were for factual and natural history programmes.

The BBC will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with a special episode broadcast worldwide on Saturday 23rd November. The special stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman and John Hurt and promises the return of the Daleks and the Zygons. Fans are still eagerly waiting for a trailer.