Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Doctor Who: Details Released For CBBC's 50th Anniversary Programmes

The BBC Media Centre has released details of children's channel CBBC's special programmes for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, including special editions of Blue Peter:

12 Again: Doctor Who Special
Super fans join cast members past and present to share their memories of watching TV’s top Time Lord when they were young. Who was their Doctor when they were a kid? Which aliens had them hiding behind the sofa? 
Featuring CBBC’s 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. 
We’ll find out about the Doctor himself, the TARDIS and the famous theme tune as we travel back to a different dimension with our celebrities as they become 12 Again.
12 Again: Doctor Who Special airs between 16-22 November on CBBC.

Blue Peter
CBBC is celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who with the launch of an exciting new Blue Peter Doctor Who competition and two live Blue Peter specials; a must see for all young Doctor Who fans. 
In an exclusive competition, Blue Peter viewers aged between six and 15 will be asked to design new sonic devices for Sontaron Commander Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint. Their gadgets will feature in the iconic science fiction series. The winner will get the unique opportunity to see their gadget in action on the set of Doctor Who. 
On Thursday 21 November and Saturday 23 November, Barney, Lindsey and Radzi will be joined by aliens and monsters in the studio and the audience will be able to design their very own alien live on air. 
Blue Peter viewers will have their questions answered by Matt Smith; they will be able to get ready for the 50th anniversary show by making their very own cushion (to hide behind); and we’ll help them to host a Doctor Who party by showing them how to make Dalek cupcakes.
The first special edition of Blue Peter will air on Thursday 21st November at 5.30pm, and the second special edition will air on Saturday 23rd November at lunchtime on CBBC/

[Source: Doctor Who TV]