Friday 6 December 2013, 16:08
This Christmas Silence will fall and the Eleventh Doctor embarks on his final adventure. But what was your favourite moment from his era?
Every regeneration inspires mixed emotions as we bid farewell to one Doctor and say hello to a new one. We’re certainly going to miss Matt Smith’s brilliant take on the Time Lord and looking back on his time in the TARDIS there have been some huge cliff-hangers, heart-rending scenes, lots of humour and of course, tons of terrific drama.
But we want to know which was your favourite scene, incident or exchange during the Eleventh Doctor’s era. Or to put it another way, what was your favourite ‘Matt Moment’?
We’d love you to email us your thoughts or tweet them to us @bbcdoctorwho. After a week we’ll then present a shortlist of the most popular memories and put them to the vote so we can establish the official favourite moment out of all but the Eleventh Doctor’s final adventure.
So, get thinking and email us at TheDoctor@bbc.co.uk using the subject heading, ‘Favourite Matt Moment’, or tweet your suggestions to @bbcdoctorwho.
Thursday 5 December 2013, 14:08
The Time of the Doctor is fast approaching with the Eleventh Doctor’s final adventure premiering on BBC One on Christmas Day at 7.30pm.
If you can’t wait for the seasonal special we’ve a sneak preview, a gallery and some brand new wallpapers below. Five of them look ahead to The Time of the Doctor and we’ve also included a bonus extra – a line-up of faces that you may just recognise…
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 13:19
The BBC has announced viewing figures for The Day of the Doctor – the full press release reads:
The 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who has topped the chart as the most watched drama in 2013, as confirmed by consolidated figures released today.
12.8 million have now watched ‘The Day of the Doctor’ since its premier on 23 November, with an additional 2.9 million requests so far on iPlayer. The one off special is the most requested programme ever on iPlayer in 24 hours with 1.27 million requests, beating the Olympic opening ceremony, and is also the most tweeted about drama ever generating 442,692 tweets.
Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, the 75 minute BBC Cymru Wales produced special was seen on BBC One by 10.2 million overnight, with a peak of 10.6 million.
Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, said: “A stellar rating for the Doctor's birthday. And since it doesn't include online catch-up, or indeed the rest of the world, it's only the end of part one!”
The episode was also shown in 834 cinemas around the world and now holds the record for the largest worldwide TV drama simulcast, airing in 94 countries...
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 15:42
Christmas is coming and it’s The Time of the Doctor! That’s the title of the forthcoming Christmas Special which will also see the Doctor’s latest regeneration and Matt Smith’s final appearance.
Alongside this announcement the BBC has released an iconic image for the episode and a mysterious synopsis…
‘Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor.
Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.’
Judging by the image released, we can certainly look forward to the return of the Cybermen and the Silence in the Christmas Special – it looks like being a truly festive cracker of a special.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 13:13
The Day of the Doctor has been enjoyed by fans all across the universe but it doesn’t mean the anniversary celebrations have to stop! Here’s our guide to videos, features, photos and more that you can continue to enjoy. But hurry! Some are only available on BBC iPlayer for a limited period…
The Night of the Doctor: Paul McGann returns as the Eighth Doctor in this mini episode also featuring John Hurt.
The Day of the Doctor: The epic 50th anniversary Special.
The Day of the Doctor: Behind the Lens The making of the 50th Special.
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot: With...
Monday 25 November 2013, 12:11
The BBC has issued the following press release:
Doctor Who’s biggest moment in history was celebrated around the world this weekend as Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor , was watched by 10.6 Million viewers on BBC One, simulcast in 94 countries around the world and shown in over 1500 cinemas.
The Doctors embarked on their greatest adventure in the 50th anniversary 75 minute special episode, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper, John Hurt, a surprise appearance from Tom Baker and a glance of the new Doctor Peter Capaldi....
Saturday 23 November 2013, 22:00
Doctor Who celebrated its 50th anniversary today. That’s half a century of the Doctor, the TARDIS and everything from that evocative theme tune to the show’s first cliff-hanger. It’s also fifty years of Doctor Who fans.
The show itself has endured high times and low years but during those low years it was never forgotten. Never unloved. Because Doctor Who fans have always remained loyal and passionate. Donna, Martha and many others have commented that the Doctor needs companions, and as if to echo that, we know that Doctor Who needs fans. People who recognize and celebrate its magic...
Friday 22 November 2013, 15:03
Straight after The Day of the Doctor finishes tomorrow at 9.05pm, BBC Three is inviting you to the world’s biggest Doctor Who ‘Afterparty’ where we’ll be celebrating in style! But don’t just watch it: get involved!
We’d love you to hear from you! You can get in touch on the evening with your thoughts and messages by tweeting us @bbcdoctorwho using #DoctorWhoLive. You’ll also be able to leave comments on the official BBC Three facebook page using the same hashtag, so why not join in with the 50th fun?
Many of your comments will appear on screen and might even be picked...
Thursday 21 November 2013, 14:59
Tonight at 9pm, An Adventure in Space and Time premieres on BBC Two. Immediately after it finishes at approximately 10.25pm, the same channel will show William Hartnell: the Original, a brief programme that reveals what happened to Hartnell after he left Doctor Who.
The five-minute documentary features rare archive footage and brand new interviews with many who worked with him, including Carole Ann Ford, Peter Purves and Waris Hussein as well as Matt Smith, Peter Davison and Hartnell’s granddaughter, Jessica Carney.
It’s a revealing and affectionate portrait of a much-loved actor and forms the perfect accompaniment to An Adventure in Space and Time.
Thursday 21 November 2013, 13:03
Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary has been marked at international level right around the world but some of the most personal stories celebrating the half century have been produced by our colleagues in local radio.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are broadcasting celebratory clips and features on Saturday, as are BBC Radio Solent who already have some great clips here. BBC Radio Norfolk have really pushed the TARDIS out – check out some of their fantastic Doctor Who-related programmes.
Why not take a look to see if your local BBC radio station is celebrating the 50th? They might surprise you with...