The BBC has announced details of its forthcomings Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The 75 minute special episode, The Day Of The Doctor, will air over the show’s anniversary weekend.
The eagerly awaited adventure teams current Doctor Matt Smith with David Tennant in a story pitching them opposite John Hurt as a mysterious past incarnation of the Time Lord.
It also sees the return of Bille Piper as companion Rose Tyler who joins current companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, plus shape-shifting monsters the Zygons and the Doctor’s most infamous of foes, the Daleks.
An Adventure In Space And Time, Mark Gatiss’ drama epxloring the show’s origins will also air over the weekend.
The one-off special stasr David Bradley as William Hartnell, Doctor Who’s original lead, actor Brian Cox as the show’s creator and BBC Head of Drama Sydney Newman, Call The Midwife star Jessica Raine as producer Verity Lambert, and Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein, Director of the first ever episode.
Plus, BBC Two will screen a lecture by Professor Brian Cox in which the popular presenter will look at the science behind the show.
BBC Four will screen a restored version of the very first staory, An Unearthly Child and BBC Two will air a Culture Show special entitled Me, You And Doctor Who, which will look at the show’s cultural impact.
There will also be a 90 minute documentary called Who Is The Doctor? on Radio 2 and BBC Three will show Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide, and introduction to the show for any one somehow not already familiar with it.