Doctor Who to transcend time zones

2013-10-02 18:00
Doctor Who
London - The Doctor will be transcending time zones as well as parallel universes for his 50th anniversary.

BBC has announced that their beloved Doctor Who series will celebrate its half-century birthday on 23 November by broadcasting the special across the world in at least 75 countries, including on South Africa's BBC channel, at the same time as UK's broadcast.

The show will be called Day of The Doctor and former Doctor David Tennant alongside Billie Piper and John Hurt will join the cast, helmed by current Time Lord Matt Smith.

3D viewing

Select cinemas in the UK and Ireland will also screen the event at the same time, giving fans a 3D experience unless they own a 3D television. The 50th Anniversary weekend for Doctor Who in November will also see over 20,000 fans gather at London’s ExCel for the official celebration event which will feature appearances from cast old and new including Matt Smith and former Doctors Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Tom Baker.

Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide comments, “Few TV shows can still lay claim to being appointment viewing but Doctor Who takes this to another level. In its 50th Anniversary year we wanted to create a truly international event for Doctor Who fans in as many countries as possible and the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our Time Lord.”

South Africans can tune into the event on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DSTV.

Watch the trailer below:

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