The BBC have announced that the name of the upcoming 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. According to Digital Journal, the episode will be called “The Day of the Doctor”, which is expected to follow on from the events of “The Name of the Doctor”.
“The Day of the Doctor” which will be simulcast on Saturday 23rd November, and will also be given a cinematic release.
The special which will star the current Doctor, Matt Smith, and his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) will also see the return of the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler.
Tennant and Piper will also be joined by the enigmatic John Hurt, who is playing a previously unknown version of the Time Lord. According to reports, the Doctors will be facing their old foes the Daleks and the Zygons.
The 75 minute special has been written by showrunner Steven Moffat will be broadcast exactly 50 years to the day that William Hartnell first appeared on TV screens in “An Unearthly Child”.
In other Who news, filming has started today on the Christmas Special, which will be Matt Smith’s final appearance as the Eleventh Doctor. It looks like the make up department has worked wonders as there is no sign of Matt’s recent buzz cut hair.
“The Day of the Doctor” will be shown on BBC One on Saturday 23rd November at 7pm UK. BBC America will air the episode at 2pm EST.