DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Special Runtime And Title Revealed

How long is the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who? We now know the length of the 3D cinematic special and the BBC have also revealed the title of the special starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as 'The Doctor'!

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By Alex Lynch - 9/10/2013

In a quick press release detailing the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Schedule, the BBC have revealed that the title of the special (which will air in 3D as well as in cinemas) will be called "Day Of The Doctor". It will be 75 minutes long and the now-leaving Matt Smith commented, saying "Hope you all enjoy. There's lots more coming your way.". The special was written by Steven Moffat and stars John Hurt, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the titular role. The special also involves Daleks and Zygons as the villains. The special episode will screen in 3D in select cinemas and on the BBC.

UPDATE: The BBC have removed the article revealing the details. The link below no longer works, but these details are 100% fact. You can click HERE for a screenshot of the article.


The BBC also detailed more plans about the 50th Anniversary, including "Restored Episodes" which you can read about by clicking HERE.


Matt Smith was also seen shooting the Christmas Special today with Jenna-Louise Coleman, sporting a familiar looking wig. Click HERE to see those photos. The Christmas special of Doctor Who is set to once again feature Cybermen (if a stuntman's tweet is to be believed) and will showcase Matt Smith's regeneration into Peter Capaldi.
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Gamera623 - 9/10/2013, 5:50 AM
Excellent.

I know there are people getting sick of the Daleks but I love em.
And Zygons havent been seen since the 70s so that pretty cool.

Cannot wait for this.


SuperDude001 - 9/10/2013, 5:52 AM
[frick] yeah!...kinda predictable simple title. We better get a trailer soon instead of them releasing it only a week before like for the regular series.
Durranto - 9/10/2013, 5:57 AM
The first link does not work....
woodsy100 - 9/10/2013, 5:59 AM
"There's lots more coming your way."? Like what exactly? Stephen Moffat said something about taking over the airwaves for the 50th anniversary, but so far here in the UK there's barely been a mention of it - we haven't even had the monthly specials on each of the Doctors shown in the US. The link to the BBC in the article doesn't work btw, so I'm still clueless about what exactly the BBC is going to do, in the few months left of this year, to commemorate this milestone properly.
Durranto - 9/10/2013, 6:02 AM
It looks like they put up the details a bit early and taken them back down again lol!

What were the details of the Restored Episodes?
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 9/10/2013, 6:12 AM
I've been enjoying the monthly Doctors revisited on BBCA. Looking forward to the new episodes and 50th anniversary special. Too bad they couldn't have more past Doctors involved,there are still quite a few around.
dracula - 9/10/2013, 6:25 AM
to bad no Christopher eccleston
Durranto - 9/10/2013, 6:29 AM
@TheAlexLynch - Cheers, I managed to find out the details. I was hoping for lost episodes, but what can you do hey lol!

This link shows what I think was up on the BBC website for the sake of anyone else wanting to take a look:
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?p=68574207
Soze - 9/10/2013, 6:31 AM
There's been a rumour floating around Doctor Who fan circles for the last few months that a very large missing episode find is about to be unveiled. Fingers crossed that's the restored episode story...it's a rumour that's trundled on for so long now I'm daring to hope it's true!
spidey1994 - 9/10/2013, 7:06 AM
HELL TO THE [frick]ING YEAH!!!!!! Can't wait!!!
maninfinehat - 9/10/2013, 7:31 AM
I had no idea that was a wig.
darkjoker1 - 9/10/2013, 9:30 AM
the 50th and the Xmas epsiode are going to rock :D and wow matt looks great with the wig on im so pyched :D
TheLight - 9/10/2013, 10:29 AM
@TheAlexLynch,

I always thought that he shaved it again just so that the wig would fit better.
caroldanvers - 9/10/2013, 12:12 PM
@dracula i'm with you, i heard awful things about *why* he isn't on the episode too. i need moffat to just leave the show already.
SuperDude001 - 9/10/2013, 12:49 PM
caroldanvers @ Moffat definitely needs to leave. Although I wouldn't call Eccleston out until the episode...I mean it was confirmed extensively he wouldn't feature due to scheduling conflicts but once upon a time Matt Smith had confirmed he'd signed on for Series (Season to US) 8, so anything could happen.
Dayv - 9/10/2013, 1:01 PM
Can't Wait!!!
JorEllinator - 9/10/2013, 2:05 PM
I can't wait! I love Moffat and I think he's better than Davies. I'm not looking forward for the worst companion to date's return...( yes, worse than Adric and Susan)

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