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50th Anniversary Special Announced!


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Troy Baker - Posted on 09 August 2012

The BBC's "Doctor Who" website and the BBC's press office have announced that a new special about "Doctor Who" is to air on it's 50th anniverasry on BBC2

Here is the text from BBC's Press Office:

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The BBC today announces that a special BBC TWO drama has been commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who next year.

An Adventure In Space And Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who - first broadcast on 23 November 1963. Exploring all aspects of the longest-running science fiction series to date, the special one-off 90-minute drama will also look at the many personalities involved in bringing the series to life.

Written by Mark Gatiss, it is executive produced by current Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, and Caroline Skinner. The single drama was commissioned by Ben Stephenson Controller, Drama, and Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two.

Mark Gatiss said: "This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original. And how an actor - William Hartnell - stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I've wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for Doctor Who's 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true."

Steven Moffat, Executive Producer, said: “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television - so it's fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched.”

The production and transmission schedule will be confirmed next year, along with casting.

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Here you can read the very same story as above:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/doctor-who-50.html

Another story from the "Doctor Who" site (that's essentailly the same story) can be read here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/An-Adventure-in-Space-and-Time

 

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The website Den of Geek has an article contemplating what could be in the announced special for the 50th anniversary.

You can read the article here:

http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/22297/what-might-mark-gatiss%E2%80%99-doctor-who-drama-cover

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