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Doctor Who Takes Over The Airwaves In November Leading Up To The 50th

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11/06/2013 9:01 pm
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Doctor Who Takes Over The Airwaves In November Leading Up To The 50th
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Kate McHale

Staff Writer

The Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations are in full swing, and more details have emerged about BBC’s special programs to help commemorate the special achievement. Below we have a list of all the Who related content to hit the airwaves before the big day on November 23. The Science of Doctor Who, airing on BBC2 November 14, 2013 9pm Professor Brian Cox is going to dive into the universe of the iconic Doctor Who. With the assistance of several celebrity guests and an audience, Brian takes his viewers on an excursion through the world Doctor Who calls home. In a special recorded program set in the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In this special program Cox, explores the science behind what allows Doctor Who to travel through space and time, taking a different look at science involved with Doctor Who. Brian is the type of person who is able to understand the physics behind how the TARDIS is able to travel through space and time episode after episode.  In this special, he is going to thoroughly explain the science involved, and if in fact there may be life on other planets.  Greatest Monsters & Villains Weekend beginning November 15, 2013 at 7pm on BBC3 During BBC Three’s Doctor Who: Greatest Monsters & Villains Weekend, the winner and runner up of Doctor Who’s ultimate villain will be announced.  There are so many different evil characters to be chosen from that Whovians must tune in to see which villains are deemed the worst! The monsters and beasts of Doctor Who are a very integral part of this amazing series, due to the constant twists and turns. So it’s only fitting that the villains and monsters get their own weekend, make sure to tune in. 12 Again: Doctor Who Special TBC November 16-23 on CBBC Cast members and super fans will share their precious memories and thoughts about the show that they have either grown up watching, or were so involved with. They will be answering questions such as which Doctor Who they grew up with, and most importantly which monster scared them the most. A panel of stars will be accompanied by CBBC super fan Chris Johnson, impressionist Jon Culshaw, Tommy Knight (Luke Smith), Warwick Davis (Porridge), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (Strax) Louise Jameson (Leela) and the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy. Viewers will find out the in depth details about all Doctor Who related facts everyone is dying to know about. Blue Peter on November 21 2013 at 5.30pm on CBBC CBBC is celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary by launching a new Blue Peter Doctor Who competition along with two new live Blue Peter specials. In the brand new completion competitor’s ages are between 6 and 15 vie against each other to create new sonic devices for Sontaron Commander Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint. The winner of the competition will be able to see their invention on the set of Doctor Who. On Thursday 21 November and Saturday 23 November, Barney, Lindsey and Radzi will be accompanied by aliens and monsters in the studio and the audience will have the incredible chance to design their very own alien live on air. The viewers of Blue Peter will get their questions answered by Matt Smith, while getting to make their own cushions (to hide behind) and will get help hosting a Doctor Who party with their very own Dalek cupcakes. An Adventure in Space and Time November 21 at 9pm on BBC2 In this special drama, viewers are taken back to 1963 to see what brought Doctor Who to their screen.  Aspiring producer Verity Lambert was irritated with the way film was going, actor William Hartnell was being crushed by his hard-man roles, and the rest is history. Both gentlemen found hope together and navigated through challenges, in the form of a Saturday drama filled with monsters and the great doctor. The Culture Show: Me, You And Doctor Who November 22 at 9.30pm on BBC2 Fans of Matthew Sweet explore the great significance of Doctor Who’s impact on culture. Some argue that Doctor Who is quite possibly the most important cultural British artifact. Sweet will dive into the significance of the iconic show, and even tell some of the stories of the unsung heroes of the incredible show. The Graham Norton Show November 22 at 10.35pm on BBC1 Matt Smith and David Tennant will be joining Graham Norton on show. Emma Thompson, Jimmy Carr, and Robbie Williams are also guests. Make sure if you are a Whovian to set your DVRs and tune into the incredible specials dedicated to the show that many people have grown up loving as everyone celebrates Doctor Who turning 50.


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