Fans of Doctor Who are of course eagerly awaiting the show’s return to the BBC on March 30 with the debut episode entitled The Bells Of Saint John…
And we have newly released poster-art of some of the new series’ episodes for you after the jump, as well as a new trailer, but first, Matt Smith who of course plays the Doctor, has promised that the show’s 50th anniversary episode will be “the biggest and the best”.
The one-off 3D episode, which will air in November, is scheduled to begin filming in April and of it Matt told Jonathan Ross on his chat show, “It will be undoubtedly the biggest and the best…
“And it will be one of the most exciting years for the show.
“With 3D, Steven [Moffat] is so clever. He doesn’t just throw things at the screen, I’d get bored then.
“I have read the script and Steven is on fine form. It won’t disappoint.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports that the 3D special will be shown at cinemas in Britain and around the world at the same time as it’s screened on BBC1 in November.
A BBC source said, “Filming for the anniversary episode starts in two weeks and there is a real buzz about it, especially because it will be in 3D.
“It is being planned as a TV movie to mark 50 years of the show. It will be the highlight of the celebrations.
“The episode has been written but we don’t really know yet whether it will be an hour, 75 minutes or 90 minutes.”
The paper adds, “Insiders said the BBC had given Dr Who writer Steven Moffat ‘free rein’ to decide how long it would be – the episodes are usually 45 minutes long. A DVD with behind-the-scenes footage is also being planned.”
The show’s anniversary in November will also be celebrated with a 90-minute BBC2 drama about how the show was created in addition to a “fan event” at the London Excel.
As mentioned above, Doctor Who returns on Saturday March 30 on BBC1, but for now, here are those new posters we promised followed by the new trailer…