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Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor photos
The clock continues to tick down to Saturday 23 November - the day BBC1 will air The Day of the Doctor in which Matt Smith will star alongside David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna-Louise Coleman and Billie Piper.
More images have been released for the episode which will see the Doctors embark on their greatest adventure. A tight lid is being kept on details for the episode, but we do know that in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion.
All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him. How excited are you as the special episode draws near?
Why are we not just celebrating the 50th anniversary of an icon? Doctor Who is a character loved by children of all ages worldwide and is a modern day "knight in shining armour" showing that the good guys CAN win. If, as has been mooted, the BBC loses the licence fee we will have yet another dreary commercial channel recycling the same boring mix of "reality" and "talent" shows with a dumbing down of programming. The BBC is respected worldwide and the Doctor is an important part of that. It's the licence fee that enables the BBC to produce shows that are a bit out of the ordinary. They should be held more accountable for the way it is spent though(no more Golden Goodbyes etc.).
So, on the day of the broadcast I'll be sitting there with a beer and my feet up, going back 50 years when a young boy sat enthralled by a man with a magic police box.
Some of the comments on here are a good example of why we aren't allowed to comment on important news stories any more. Some people simply cannot be content with voicing their opinion without insulting others that hold a different opinion from them and if this many insults fly over a tv show article imagine how disgustingly rude people were getting over politics and other more important stuff. You do it to yourselves people and the rest of us who are capable of understanding that someone who holds a different opinion from us is not an "immature idiot" etc.. have to suffer as well. I like Doctor Who and am very much looking forward to the 50th Anniversary shows. That does not mean I think that people who don't like it are stupid, I also think that shows like the Voice and Eastenders are crap but again, I hold no views on the mental capacity or personality of people who do like them, I don't know them so I won't judge them. The world would be very dull if we all liked the same things.
For all you saying why waste the licence fee, instead lets spend it on nature programmes being faked or some kind of talentless talent show eh.....
Or even better idea lets spend it on a programme with over 10 million viewers that would be a good idea?........... Oh wait they are
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