Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Event Dates Revealed!

Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary 1963-2013

This November, thousands of Doctor Who fans will embark into London to celebrate it’s 50th birthday. Beginning Friday, November 22nd, the BBC Worldwide will bring thousands of the Time Lord’s fans together for a very special three-day event, across the anniversary weekend. The Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend will be held at ExCeL in London! More details about the Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend, including guests, intinerary, ticket prices and booking information will be revealed soon, alongside a host of other surprises. Fans should sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear about plans for the celebration. Click ahead to read more details about the event and details on special events, merchandising and other surprises all throughout the year in celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who…

Saturday November 23, 2013 will mark 50 years to the day since the Doctor first appeared on British TV screens and since then his global appeal has continued to grow, with viewers across generations in over 200 territories around the world and over 3 million Facebook fans.

Throughout the year, Doctor Who fans across all of space and time will be able to join in the celebrations closer to home. BBC America are marking the anniversary with a number of original program commissions which will look back at the Doctor throughout the years. The programs will focus on a different Doctor each month in chronological order, and kicked off with William Hartnell’s Doctor in January before culminating with the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith in November. The programs will also be made available internationally.


Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary 1963-2013


In New Zealand, BBC Worldwide Australasia has collaborated with the New Zealand Mint to produce a Doctor Who commemorative coin featuring the TARDIS which will be classified as legal tender to the value of $2(NZD).

A huge range of new products will also be released throughout 2013. A set of 11 celebratory Doctor Who stamps will be available to purchase from March 26 and Harlequin Goldsmiths has created a collection of Limited Edition Sterling silver and 9ct gold statuaries, together with a range of jewellery for both ladies and gentlemen.

Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer at BBC Worldwide said: “Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we’ve seen Doctor Who go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea. This year long celebration is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who.”

Of course the biggest question on everyone’s mind is… “Will Lindalee be going to the UK to attend this event!?!?!” Well we’re waiting to hear back from her parents, but it may be hard to keep the news from her and not have her be super excited to want to be there, especially after all the fun she had at this year’s Gallifrey One Doctor Who Convention.

We’ll keep you posted…


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