As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

World Tour arrives in SydneyBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - Reported by Adam Kirk
The Doctor Who World Tour has arrived in Sydney, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman appearing at a special press screening of Deep Breath, with a Q&A hosted by former ABC radio presenter Adam Spencer, before participating in a quick photo appearance near the Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour. Peter and Jenna will also both appear tonight at a public screening of Deep Breath at the State Theatre.







FILTER: - Australia - Events - Series 8/34 - World Tour 2014

World Tour: Sydney live stream cancelledBookmark and Share

Monday, 11 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Worldwide have announced that the live stream has been cancelled for the Sydney Q&A session tomorrow:

World TourWe will no longer be live streaming the fan Q&A event from the Doctor Who World Tour in Sydney. We’ve listened to your feedback and agree that it’s much more exciting for fans (both at the events and online) if the Q&A session takes place AFTER screenings of Deep Breath. That way, the panel will be able to chat about the Twelfth Doctor and the episode in much more detail. The World Tour is the first time that a current Doctor and companion have officially visited Australia, so we want to make sure that we make the most out of their time with fans.

We will still publish a (spoiler-free) highlights video from event within 24 hours of it happening, and a longer version will then be made available after Deep Breath has started to air around the world on 23 August.

We appreciate that this may be disappointing news to some of our loyal fans who are not able to attend event in person or were looking forward to the live stream, but we’re confident that this now means you’ll be getting much better, more exciting video content to enjoy.

There is no detail as to whether the other proposed live streaming events will continue at present.





FILTER: - Australia - Premiere Events - Series 8/34 - World Tour 2014

World Tour: next stop SydneyBookmark and Share

Monday, 11 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
World Tour 2014 - Seoul and SydneyThe Doctor Who World Tour heads down-under for its next stop, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman participating in a number of press and public events in Sydney tomorrow, leading to another live Q&A event streamed live around the world via the the official Doctor Who YouTube channel (update: the live stream has been cancelled).


Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide have released a number of photos of the new series stars' adventure in Seoul on Saturday, plus a brief video summary of the day. A longer Q&A item is expected in the future.


Arriving at the Airport on the Doctor Who World Tour in Seoul. Photo: BBC WorldwideArriving at the Airport on the Doctor Who World Tour in Seoul Photo: BBC WorldwideArriving at the Airport on the Doctor Who World Tour in Seoul Photo: BBC Worldwide

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and the TARDIS at the historic Bosingak Bell at the National Museum of Korea. Photo: BBC WorldwidePeter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and the TARDIS at the historic Bosingak Bell at the National Museum of Korea. Photo: BBC Worldwide

Amy Pond cosplay. Photo: BBC WorldwideClara meets the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors. Photo: BBC WorldwideSome fantastic art from one fan welcoming Peter and Jenna! Photo: BBC WorldwideThe Eleventh Doctor in the Tenth Doctor's costume. Geronimo! Photo: BBC WorldwideThe Eleventh Doctor. Bow ties are cool! Photo: BBC WorldwideThe impossible girl... Clara cosplay. Photo: BBC WorldwideVworp vworp! It's TARDIS cosplay. Photo: BBC WorldwideWould you like a jelly baby... Fourth Doctor cosplay. Photo: BBC WorldwideFan messages welcoming Peter and Jenna to Seoul! Photo: BBC Worldwide






FILTER: - Asia Pacific - Australia - Premiere Events - Series 8/34 - World Tour 2014

World Tour - New York TicketsBookmark and Share

Saturday, 9 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC America has announced that tickets for the New York leg of the Doctor Who World Tour will go on sale on Monday 11 August at Midday.

The screening event will take place at 7.30pm ET on Thursday 14 August at a venue yet to be confirmed and features special guests Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat.

Tickets will be on sale from Eventbrite at a cost of $12 plus surcharge.




FILTER: - Jenna Coleman - Peter Capaldi - Steven Moffat - World Tour 2014

World Tour - Seoul - Live StreamingBookmark and Share

Saturday, 9 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Fans in the South Korean Capital have just enjoyed a screening of the first Doctor Who episode of the new series Deep Breath.

The Q&A session with Pater Capaldi and Jenna Coleman following the screening will be screened live around the world.

NB: Because this is a live event the BBC can not guarantee it will be totally spolier free. A vetted version will be posted later.





FILTER: - Jenna Coleman - Peter Capaldi - World Tour

Doctor Who World Tour - Live StreamingBookmark and Share

Friday, 8 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Worldwide have announced that several of its fan events, taking place around the world as part of the Doctor Who global tour, will be streamed live on its Doctor Who YouTube channel so that fans can participate wherever they are.

The stars of the show Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as well as Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat (where available) will be taking part in Q& A sessions in various cities ahead of special screenings of Series 8’s opening episode Deep Breath.

The events to be live streamed are:
  • South Korea, Saturday 9th August, 1130GMT (12.30pm UK Time)
  • Q&A session from The 63 Building, Seoul, South Korea
  • Australia, Tuesday 12th August 0920GMT (10.20am UK Time)
  • Q&A session from The State Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  • Mexico, Sunday, 17th August, 1700GMT (6pm UK Time)
  • Q&A session from The Metropolitan Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico
Details of the Brazilian live stream will be announced in due course.

These live stream events form part of a wider digital offering for fans to connect them to all the activity happening during Doctor Who: The World Tour. The BBC Worldwide digital team will also be producing and delivering content from the tour on local Doctor Who Twitter feeds, Tumblr, the official Doctor Who Facebook as well as additional content on YouTube. Fans are also encouraged to create their own content and tagging #DWWorldTour.

Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide says:
This Doctor Who global tour isn’t just about the lucky few that manage to get tickets for the events, it’s about connecting with fans all over the world, wherever they are. Live-streaming our fan Q&As as well as offering content on all our social platforms will allow everyone to join in the experience and hear from the stars of the show




FILTER: - Series 8/34 - World Tour 2014

Doctor Who Tour reaches LondonBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
After a successful world premiere in Cardiff this afternoon, the Doctor Who World Tour reached London for this evening's presentation at the British Film Institute. The BBC have released two photos celebrating Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman's arrival in the capital.

Doctor Who World Tour - London 7th Aug 2014 (Credit: BBC/Guy Levy) Doctor Who World Tour - London 7th Aug 2014 (Credit: BBC/Guy Levy)


BBC News covered the afternoon activities in Cardiff, with an interview with Capaldi undertaken by entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba, and a later item about the afternoon in general that featured on the BBC News at 6; Newsround were also present at the premiere to chat to Capaldi.





FILTER: - Premiere - Events - Series 8/34 - Special Events - World Tour 2014

Doctor Who World Tour BeginsBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
The Doctor Who World Tour has got under way with the stars from the show meeting fans at the special red carpet event in Cardiff.

Credit: BBC/Guy Levy Credit: BBC/Guy Levy Credit: BBC/Guy Levy Credit: BBC/Guy Levy
The world premiere screening of the series Opener Deep Breath is taking place at St David's Hall in the Welsh Capital, attended by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, alongside showrunner Steven Moffat.

Moffat told BBC Radio Wales he believes Capaldi's Doctor will go down well with fans.
He's a brand new, slightly shocking, extremely funny, charismatic Doctor, and it's that wonderful thing - he's very, very different and yet he's exactly the same. That's is the thing about the Doctor, the Doctor is always kind of the same, but you couldn't have a bigger contrast to the Matt Smith version.
BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies said:
Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better - and it's a real thrill that the show's fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost 10 years - and we're so proud of its worldwide success.
A further screening takes place later today on London's South Bank, before the team head of to Seoul at the start of their dash around the world.




FILTER: - Jenna Coleman - Peter Capaldi - Series 8/34 - Steven Moffat - World Tour 2014