BBC One Controller Danny Cohen has confirmed the channel will air a Doctor Who 50th anniversary special next year.
An announcement of new and returning shows for the channel states: “Drama on BBC One takes another big leap in 2013 in the shape of some major event dramas, including The Village, Ripper Street, Luther, The White Queen and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. These shows will bring a rich range of tones and worlds to BBC One’s fiction.”
The press release offers no further details about the nature of the special.
Fans have already been told they In addition to the Special, fans can look forward to 8 “epic” episodes airing in Spring 2013 and in August the BBC announced it had commissioned a drama about the show’s creation.
Written by Sherlock Co-creator and Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss, the 90-minute special will tell the story of the show’s genesis and explore all aspects of the series to date.
It’s not currently known if this is the anniversary special referred to in the latest press release.