British Film Institute celebrates Doctor Who at 50

Throughout 2013 the British Film Institute (BFI) on London’s Southbank will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, by screening a classic adventure each month. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with those who have been involved in the show both on and off the screen.

The first ever adventure, An Unearthly Child, will be screened on January 12. In February, the Second Doctor will be represented by the chilly Tomb of the Cybermen, and in March there will be an exclusive screening of the Third Doctor adventure, The Mind of Evil, restored to colour for the first time.

In November, the climax of the year’s celebrations will include an exclusive preview of An Adventure In Space And Time, a new drama written by Mark Gatiss, which will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who.

Further events in the series and special guests will be confirmed in due course, with classic episodes from all the subsequent Doctors appearing in chronological order.

Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer of Doctor Who says “To be doing this enormous and exciting project with the BFI is just a dream come true. We're delighted that in this 50th year for the show we have such brilliant support from the BFI for our celebration of Doctor Who's cultural heritage. Some of the stories we're going to show are thrilling, surprising, funny and just plain classic TV. Enjoy, everyone!”

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