The “War Doctor”, played by John Hurt, has been added into this iconic 50th Anniversary picture, between the Eighth and who we previously knew as the Ninth. So that’s that. Will the BBC update it again at Christmas???
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And so here we are. The 50th Anniversary Special has been televised (gathering an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest ever simulcast of a TV drama, being broadcast in 94 countries simultaneously). It almost managed to melt the internet, thanks to Twitter erupting in a storm of fan commentary. Critical response has been almost universally rhapsodic (apart from the Daily Mail), though not without critique of specific aspects of the show. All in all, whatever you think of the show since its 2005 regeneration, and in particular whatever your views on the current custodian Steven Moffat, the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the worlds longest running science fiction series has been pretty much an unqualified success. Continue reading
Episode 6: The Bells of Saint John
The mid-season Christmas Special apparently doesn’t count as “Episode 6”, but following straight on from The Snowmen the Doctor is searching for the mysterious Clara Oswald who he has so far met twice in far-flung locations in time and space. On both occasions, she has died. This is a mystery the Doctor cannot resist and indeed which proved compelling enough to drag him out of his self-imposed “retirement” in Victorian London following the loss of Amy and Rory. Continue reading