Category Archives: Fourth Doctor

BBC America “Doctor Who Takeover Week” Trailer

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Today marks the beginning of BBC America’s “Doctor Who Takeover Week”. You can access the BBCA Schedule here.

Doctor Who 50 Years of Memories – BBC Slideshow With Audio Soundtrack

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ImageThe BBC has released a five and a half minute slideshow on the history of Doctor Who. As the presentation’s precise tells us, “Five decades in five minutes – take a whistle-stop journey through time and space with all 11 regenerations of planet Earth’s best known Time Lord, his Tardis and his numerous travelling companions”.

You can access the slideshow production here.

An Evening With Steven Moffat

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The BBC has posted a 20 minute video of  An Evening With Steven Moffat, a BBC Cymru Wales event in which the Executive Producer and Lead Writer of Doctor Who discusses 50 Years of  the show. A clip from each of the 11 incarnations of the Doctor is shown and Moffat discusses the defining characteristics of every actor’s tenure. You can access the video interview here.

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Tom Baker Faces the Press as Doctor Who Nears 50th Anniversary

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In the lead-up to Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, Tom Baker has spoken to members of the British press about his role as the Fourth Doctor.  Several excellent articles have been published on Baker’s interview including one on Digital Spy, which includes discussion on the longevity of Doctor Who; why he turned down participating in the 20th Anniversary Special; why he’s never watched Doctor Who; and why, for once, he’ll be watching The Day of the Doctor. 

You can read Digital Spy’s article here, and also access a Radio Times article here and a BBC News, Entertainment & Arts article here.

Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor

Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor

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50th Anniversary Doctor Who Marathon for UKTV Australia and NZ

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UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) has announced a bumper schedule of Classic Series Doctor Who to celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary this month. Doctor Who News has listed the entire month’s programmes which includes a 36 hour marathon on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th November.  Starting on Saturday morning at 5.30 a.m. in Australia, UKTV will broadcast the BBC America produced Doctor Who Revisited: The First Doctor followed by the first Doctor Who serial, An Unearthly Child. For the next day and a half every Doctor Who Revisited special for each of the 11 Doctors will be shown, followed by one complete serial from each Doctor’s era.

Full details are available from Doctor Who News here

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©Vivien Fleming, 2013.

50 Years’ Trailer Broadcast in Australia

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The Doctor Who  50 Years’ Trailer was tonight broadcast in Australia on ABC1.  The 60 second teaser was aired after Kakadu and just prior to the 8.30 p.m. start of Luther. In all respects the trailer is identical to the one  shown on BBC One seven days earlier with the exception of the final sting.  As Australia’s time is ahead of Britain’s the simultaneous broadcast of the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, on the evening of 23 November  UK time will actually be early on the morning of 24 November 2013, Australian time.  The sting on the Australian version of the trailer therefore states 24.11.13.

You can view the 50 Year’s Trailer here.

The UK sting for Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.  The Australian sting says   24.11.13

The UK sting for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. The Australian sting says 24.11.13

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Deconstructing the 50 Years’ Trailer – Fan Reaction

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The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary trailer was aired on BBC One on Saturday night and released online immediately after. Fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Notwithstanding the BBC’s statement that the “trailer does not include any actual footage of the 50th anniversary episode”, fans have nonetheless dissected and deconstructed the trailer for any hints to The Day of the Doctor’s content. 

A number of enlightening articles have been posted by fellow bloggers. Particularly commendable are Blogtor Who’s image breakdown of the trailer which includes 27 screen captures and their article on 50 things to notice. Also of note are Doctor Who TV’s11 Things we Loved in the Doctor Who 50 Year Trailer” and their “50th Anniversary Trailer Who Did You Miss?”  Also check out io9’s “24 Things you Missed from Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Trailer”. Enjoy deconstructing the Trailer!

A scene from the 50 Years' Trailer.  Is this this the Brigadier?

A scene from the 50 Years’ Trailer. Is this the Brigadier?

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Behind the Scenes of Doctor Who 50 Years’ Trailer – Photo Gallery

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BBC Releases Doctor Who 50 Years’ Trailer

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A trailer for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, was screened on BBC One this evening. The press release issued earlier today stated the following:

A specially created trailer celebrating the last 50 years of Doctor Who will air tonight on BBC One, as an exclusive image is revealed today featuring the 11 Doctors.

Travelling through time fans will be taken on a journey from the very beginning using state of the art technology. The special trailer is set to show all of the Doctors as they first appeared on screen, including William Hartnell in high res colour for the very first time, as celebrations ramp up to the 23 November.

A huge moment for the BBC, the 50th celebrations will culminate with the special episode, ‘The Day of the Doctor’, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. A whole range of shows have also been commissioned across TV and radio to mark the anniversary.

The minute long trailer will air after Strictly Come Dancing tonight on BBC One and will be also be available on http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho