October 21, 2013
BBC releases 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary trailer – watch
Minute-long teaser includes glimpses of all 11 Timelords from William Hartnell to Matt Smith
The BBC has released a special trailer for Doctor Who's upcoming 50th anniversary. Watch it below.
The minute-long teaser debuted on BBC One on Saturday night (October 19). It includes glimpses of all 11 Doctors from original Timelord William Hartnell, who is seen in high res colour for the first time, right the way up to current star Matt Smith. However, the trailer features no footage from the 50th anniversary episode itself, which is set to air on November 23.
The anniversary episode is called The Day Of The Doctor and has a special extended running time of 75 minutes. The show's most recent stars Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined for the episode by popular former Timelord David Tennant and companion Billie Piper, as well as by John Hurt.
The BBC has also announced a series of special programmes to celebrate the show's 50th birthday including a Doctor Who-themed episode of The Culture Show, a BBC Two lecture by Dr Brian Cox on the science behind the series and An Adventure In Space And Time, a one-off BBC Two drama penned by Mark Gatiss about the creation of the series in the early '60s. Meanwhile, BBC Four will broadcast a restored version of An Unearthly Child, Doctor Who's first ever adventure from 1963.
In addition, BBC Three has sifted through the archives for Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide and is planning a Doctor Who: Monsters And Villains Weekend featuring a countdown to the show's best-loved baddie. Further special programmes will air on CBBC and BBC radio.
The Day Of The Doctor will mark Matt Smith's penultimate appearance as the Doctor before he regenerates into Peter Capaldi's new Timelord in this year's Christmas special.
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