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November 24th, 2013
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An audience of nearly 11 million people tuned in for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who last night.

As BBC News reports, the initial overnight ratings show that a peak of 10.61 million viewers joined the Doctors on their landmark journey which celebrated half a century of his TV adventures.

The Day of the Doctor beat X Factor over on ITV where the singing contest was watched by 7.7 million people.

It finished second only to Strictly Come Dancing which peaked with 11.7 million viewers.

“I’m astonished and moved – and that’s only the score so far, that’s just the overnights,” showrunner Steven Moffat commented. “I speak from personal experience when I say there’s nothing better than turning 50 and knowing you’ve still got it. Go get em Doctor!”

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November 24th, 2013
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The Classic Doctors who were excluded from the main 50th anniversary special have taken matters into their own hands by producing one of their very own!

Written and directed by the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot follows the former Time Lords on their mission to be involved in the landmark festivities.

The film sports a star studded emsemble of guests including Olivia Colman, John Barrowman and Peter Jackson.

Watch The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot HERE and see its teaser trailer in the player below…

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November 23rd, 2013
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The secrets of The Day of the Doctor were finally revealed tonight as the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations reached their explosive climax.

Now that we’ve seen the episode in question, a whole new world of behind the scenes action awaits us and the TARDIS has opened its doors to take viewers on a journey into the making of the landmark special. Narrated by Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, the video includes interviews with the principal members of its cast and crew.

Watch the ‘Behind the Lens’ making of in the video below. All hail The Day of the Doctor!

And here is a short deleted scene from the episode featuring its three starring Doctors…

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November 23rd, 2013
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All week we’ve been adding a gift a day to our anniversary giveaway box and now you can enter the prize draw to win it! Keep on reading to find out more…

To enter head over to our THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR LIVE DISCUSSION and review tonight’s special in the comments. Please ensure that your email address is correct as it will be used to contact you if you’re the winner. Multiple comments within the discussion are allowed but they WON’T be counted as multiple entries. Simples!

The hamper includes over £100 worth of Doctor Who merchandise. Find out more HERE.

November 23rd, 2013
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In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

It was the day he’s been running from all of his lives, but was it a day worth waiting for?

Well it doesn’t get much bigger than that! Doctor Who has just celebrated an honourable 50 years of time and space in a spectacular adventure that premiered simultaneously on TV and in cinemas worldwide. Millions of fans over the globe united as the Doctor’s past came back to haunt him and it was three Time Lords for the price of one as the mystery of John Hurt’s inscrutable incarnation was finally resolved. And what a resolution it was…

50 years ago today the Doctor started running and he hasn’t stopped running since. With returning Doctors, companions and villains alike, tonight’s landmark special paid tribute to the show’s spectacular past and also looked to the future as an ancient battle reached its devastating conclusion. There were plenty of shocks and surprises along the way and the stakes had never been higher… Now the Moment’s been and gone, how do you feel?

After years, months and weeks of huge anticipation and speculation, did The Day of the Doctor live up to your expectations? Was it worthy recognition of the Time Lord’s half a century in business? There’s lots to say and one place to say it. Share your views below!

NOTE: The discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments if you haven’t seen The Day of the Doctor. You have been warned!

November 23rd, 2013
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Welcome to our An Unearthly Child discussion! Just a bit of fun – it’s Saturday 23rd November 1963, the Internet is a thing and Doctor Who has just aired on BBC One for the very first time. Rate and discuss the opening episode below…

BBC’s brand new sci-fi series, Doctor Who, has just premiered on BBC One. Tonight we were introduced to the enigmatic character known only as the Doctor who adventures in space and time in a police box with his granddaughter Susan. What did you think of the first episode and do you have high hopes for the series? Let us know in the comments…

November 23rd, 2013
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We’re into the final countdown now and in a few short hours millions of fans worldwide will arm their sonic screwdrivers and unite for The Day of the Doctor!

The mighty Moment has been preceded by weeks of fevered speculation and anticipation and there’s still time to share all your last minute theories HERE.

Our live discussion will be open at 9:05pm for you to share your post-anniversary reactions.

A big thank you to everyone who has stuck with us throughout the anniversary build up, we hope we’ve done good! Wherever and whenever (timelines!) you’ll be watching from, enjoy the show and we’ll see you on the other side! Who is about to change forever…

Share your 50th anniversary hopes and dreams in our dedicated discussion…

November 23rd, 2013
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The Doctor’s greatest adventure is just hours away and the man who wrote it has a special message for his hero.

“Well Doctor, what can I say?” showrunner Steven Moffat says. “When I was a kid and being terribly bullied at school, it was you who made getting to Saturday worthwhile.”

The Day of the Doctor will premiere worldwide on TV and in 3D cinemas tonight at 7:50pm GMT. Our live discussion will open straight after the episode has aired at 9:05pm.

Watch Steven’s message for the Time Lord below and share your own in the comments…

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November 23rd, 2013
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Tonight thousands of Whovians will be enjoying The Day of the Doctor at their local cinema and here is your chance to share in the historic experience!

The BBC has called for fans all around the world attending one of the special screenings to share their pictures of the event for them to include in a gallery on the official Doctor Who Facebook page.

You can send your pictures to Doctorwho50@bbc.com.

WhovianNet’s live episode discussion of The Day of the Doctor opens at 9:05pm tonight.

Share your 50th anniversary hopes and dreams in our dedicated discussion…

With thanks to BBC Worldwide.

November 23rd, 2013
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Today is the Day of the Doctor on which millions of fans are honouring half a century of our beloved Time Lord.

Today also marks 50 years of the show’s fandom, of course, and we’re celebrating one of its members in particular today in our special 50th anniversary edition of Fan of the Month!

Flying the flag for Whovians around the world for November is Juliana aged 19 from Brazil – check out her full Whovian profile HERE. Congratulations, Juliana!

Fan of the Month’s been running since June 2008 and currently features over 60 profiles.

The 50th anniversary festivities culminate worldwide TONIGHT in The Day of the Doctor.

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