After months and months of waiting the BBC announced yesterday the title of the much-anticipated 50th anniversary special episode of Doctor Who, as well as the poster for it and the length of the episode!
For months the media and fans alike have speculated over the tiniest detail emerging about the episode, which is set to feature current Time Lord and companion Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman joining forces with their predecessors David Tennant and Billie Piper.
So far the only bits of info that have been revealed, apart from Tennant and Piper’s casting, have been a few special guests including Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page and legendary British actor John Hurt, who is set to play a version of the Doctor thought by many to be 8.5.
And now we can tell you, as the poster for the episode clearly states, that the episode title will be The Day of the Doctor!
Also it has been revealed that the length of the episode, which has been in question since production began, will be 75 minutes long and will be shown in real time across the globe to ensure that no spoilers are leaked to ruin the episode for our overseas fans.
Danny Cohen, Director BBC Television said: “It’s an astonishing achievement for a drama to reach its 50th anniversary.
“I’d like to thank every person – on both sides of the camera – who has been involved with its creative journey over so many years.”
Whilst show runner Steven Moffat added: “50 years has turned Doctor Who from a television show into a cultural landmark. Personally I can’t wait to see what it becomes after a hundred.”
Other celebrations to mark the landmark occasion include a BBC2 biopic of the show, starring David Bradley as the first Doctor William Hartnell, whilst BBC4 will show the very first episode starring Hartnell himself.
BBC2’s The Culture Show is airing a special entitled Me, You and Doctor Who, with Matthew Sweet and BBC Radio 2 is to run a documentary “Who Is The Doctor?”, as well as BBC3 planning to show a greatest moment show too.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor is due to air on BBC1, and cinemas across the globe in both 2D & 3D on November 23rd