VIDEO: Doctor Who - 50 Years Of A TV Icon

In a new video feature, Morgan Jeffery of Digital Spy has chatted to cast members and creatives of Doctor Who as well as fans in an attempt to discover why the show has survived for 50 years. 

David Tennant, interviewed with Matt Smith, gives his theory. He says, "I wonder if part of the key to its longevity is that the basic format is unchanged. Really, a viewer in 1963 could turn on and watch Matt’s next episode…they’d be surprised about some of the things about it but they’d recognise the show."

Other interviewees include Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan.

Watch the video here:

The celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who culminates in the broadcast of the anniverary special Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor. The episode stars David Tennant, Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt and premieres on Saturday 23rd November in a global simulcast by TV broadcasters and cinemas in over 75 different countries around the world. The special airs at 7.50pm GMT on BBC One and at 2.50pm ET on BBC America. Click here for a list of participating territories.