Starting in Hartlepool and finishing just before the big day in Bradford, the Christmas tour will take in eight locations across northern England to spread a little festive fun throughout the region.
As well as Doctor Who, there will be an opportunity for comedy fans in two locations to see the first of three new episodes of cult favourite The League of Gentlemen. And in two cities, children will be able to get an exclusive preview of an animated version of the classic book The Highway Rat.
As well as a sneak peek of these hotly-anticipated shows, fans will also be able to pose for photos on the BBC’s red carpet and with props from the programmes.
Adrian Mills, General Manager of BBC North says
We can’t wait to bring this wonderful seasonal programming direct to our audiences in the North and we’re sure they’ll enjoy this exclusive BBC content.Tickets will be available through a ballot which will be open from today for 10 days via the BBC Shows and Tours website. The ticket ballot will close on Sunday 3 December. Tickets will be allocated via a random draw with 45% going to local postcodes, 45% going to the surrounding county and 10% to the rest of the UK.
The Doctor Who Screenings will be as follows
- Thursday 14 December - Hartlepool Town Hall - 7pm
- Friday 15 December - The Guild Hall, York – 7pm
- Saturday 16 December - Jubilee Church, Hull - 7pm & 8.30pm
- Sunday 17 December = St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle - 7pm & 8.30pm
- Monday 18 December - The Middlesbrough Empire - 7pm & 8.30pm
- Tuesday 19 December - Dock 10, MediaCityUK, Salford – 7pm & 8.30pm
- Wednesday 20 December - Durham School - 7pm & 8.30pm
- Friday 22 December - Old Odeon, Bradford - 7pm & 8.30pm