Doctor Who: Red Carpet ExperienceBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - Reported by Marcus
Series 11 - Promotional Image (19 Jul 2018) (Credit: BBC/Elliot Wilcox)
The BBC is offering fans the chance to see the new cast of Doctor Who as a special event being held in Sheffield later this month.

The premiere of the new series is being held at The Moor, Sheffield on Monday 24th September. To have a chance of viewing the cast arriving, fans can enter a special draw via the BBC Website.

NB: Please note that tickets do NOT include entry to see the premiere, only to view the red carpet event.

Tickets for the event will be distributed by random draw with 50% of tickets going to Sheffield and the surrounding area postcodes and 50% going to the rest of the UK.

At the red carpet event the attending cast will include Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole as well as new showrunner Chris Chibnall.

FILTER: - Premiere Events - series 11/37

The Pilot to be shown in New Zealand cinemasBookmark and Share

Sunday, 19 March 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Pilot in Australian/New Zealand Cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Sharmill Films)New Zealand movie and cinema guide Flicks has indicated that the new series premiere The Pilot will be shown in cinemas around the country on 16th April 2017.

Further details will be released shortly.

The episode's premiere on television has yet to be confirmed by Prime, but based on previous broadcasts the series is expected to air on Sundays around 7:30pm.

FILTER: - Cinema - New Zealand - Premiere Events - Special Events

Australian cinema outing for The PilotBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Pilot in Australian Cinemas (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Sharmill Films)BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced that they will be presenting a special event screening of the first episode of the new series, The Pilot over Easter Sunday and Monday.

The episode sees the introduction of new sidekick Bill, as played by Pearl Mackie: Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ, said:
With Bill, the new companion, making her on-screen debut we’re happy to give audiences the chance to experience the new duo on the big-screen for the first time.
Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, added:
The introduction of a new companion is a time(lord)-honoured event in the Doctor Who universe, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the BBC once again to present this very special cinema event to Australian fans.

Full details on the event can be found on the Sharmill Films website, including cinema venues and ticket information once available.

The Pilot will premiere in Australia on ABC iview immediately after the UK broadcast on 16th April, and will air simultaneously on ABC (in HD) and ABC ME at 7.40pm.

FILTER: - Australia - BBC Worldwide - Cinema - Premiere Events

BAFTA Cymru showing for Series Nine openerBookmark and Share

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The BBC have announced a special preview of the forthcoming series premiere will be taking place in Cardiff on the 10th September; the event will see both The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar presented by BAFTA Cymru:

The Magician's Apprentice (Credit: BBC / David Venni)BAFTA Cymru presents an exclusive preview of the new series of Doctor Who.

The two-part story stars Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez and was filmed in Cardiff earlier this year. Directed by Hettie McDonald, Produced by Peter Bennet and written by Steven Moffat, this is the only screening of both episodes ahead of their transmission on BBC One in September.

The double-bill screening will be followed by a panel Q&A session with Peter, Jenna and Steven, joined by Executive Producer Brian Minchin. Hosted by broadcaster Jason Mohammad.

Please note tickets are only available through this site and we request that you do not contact the BAFTA Cymru office when tickets have all been sold.

Tickets available from 5pm on Thursday 27 August.

Tickets can be booked via the event page.

FILTER: - Cinema - Premiere Events - Series 9/35 - Special Events - UK

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

Deep Breath: Latin America time confirmedBookmark and Share

Monday, 11 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Latin America have confirmed that they will broadcast the series premiere Deep Breath on Saturday 23rd August, from 10:00pm Mexican time (Midnight Argentinian time).

The BBC Worldwide regional Entertainment and HD channels are available in the following countries within the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Fans who were able to get tickets will also be able to watch the episode in advance when the Doctor Who World Tour touches down in Mexico City on the 17th August, followed by Rio de Janeiro the day after.

FILTER: - Latin America - Premiere Events - Series 8/34

More tickets available for free-to-attend Series 8 launch partyBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - Reported by John Bowman
More tickets to a Series 8 launch celebration that is free to attend are up for grabs.

The Twelfth Knight Party is being held in London on Saturday 23rd August, starting at 3pm, with Deep Breath and any accompanying Doctor Who programming broadcast that afternoon and evening being shown live on big screens.

Organised by Jeremy and Paula Bentham together with Tony Clark, the party - which is open to all people aged 18 and over - was announced before it emerged that the series opener would be simulscreened at cinemas. This has led to cancellations for ticket applications for the free event.

Jeremy told Doctor Who News:
The announcement of nationwide Deep Breath cinema screenings has led to some changes of plan by around 100 people who had earlier pre-registered to attend the party.

I'm therefore delighted to have both the time and the opportunity to offer these "spares" to people who would like to see for free the opening episode of Series 8, plus any other Doctor Who programming being aired while the party takes place, on super-size TV screens in a party environment rather than a popcorn one.
Food and drink will be available to buy at the venue, which is installing extra 55-inch screens.

To apply for tickets, e-mail Jeremy at by the revised closing date of Sunday 17th August, using the subject line Twelfth Knight ticket applications and stating your name as well as how many people will be in your group.

Tickets and exact details of where the party is being held will be despatched the next day by e-mail. Please note that admission will be by ticket only.

London Transport links for the weekend are currently reported as being good, although people are still urged to consider their transport options for getting home afterwards, as the event will finish late.

Since the show returned to TV screens in 2005, the organisers have held a series of highly popular event parties in London, most recently the Doc Lands @ 50 Party, which took place on 23rd November 2013 to mark the programme's 50th anniversary.

FILTER: - Doctor Who - Premiere - Events - Series 8/34 - Special Events - UK

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

Deep Breath in Denmark cinemasBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)Danish cinema chain CinemaxX have announced that they will be showing series premiere Deep Breath in their Odense, Aarhus and Copenhagen theatres on Saturday 23rd August at 7:45pm.

Denmark's local time is one hour ahead of the United Kingdom's, which makes the above time effectively 6:45pm; however, the exact time in cinema should be clarified once tickets are on sale, from tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:00pm via the CinemaxX website. Update: the cinema website for the event cites 19:45.

There has been no news at present as to when the usual Doctor Who broadcaster DR might transmit the episode on television.

FILTER: - Cinema - Denmark - Premiere Events - Series 8/34