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Happy 50th Birthday Dr Who

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Doctors Don't Die, They Just Regenerate
On 23 November 1963, a time travelling space lord climbed into his TARDIS and made his debut appearance on British television accompanied by a weird sounding theme tune. The various Doctors have regenerated and moved with the times, constantly captivating and engrossing children and adults alike. Nowadays we watch from the comfort of the sofa, after once being advised to hide behind it in fear, as we cheer on Dr Who to victory whilst he battles his adversaries that include the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master.



The ten actors portraying the protagonist range from William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Silvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and now Matt Smith (the present incumbent).



To honour all of the people who have worked on the programmes over the past half century the BFI Southbank will schedule monthly events throughout 2013. The complete schedule has yet to be announced, so keep checking the website for updates. In the meantime there are two dates for your diary: one on 10 February (Dr Who: Tomb of the Cybermen) and the other on 10 March (The Mind of Evil). It is hoped that these films will be accompanied by introductions and Q&A sessions.

The Ten Doctors
The Ten Doctors (Image Courtesy of BFI Southbank)


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Why? To trace the history of the phenomenon of Dr Who
When: Starting from 9 February
Where: The BFI Southbank
Cost: All information is on the website
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