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Old 03-08-2013, 19:00
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Press release:

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

In a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show's host Zoe Ball will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans.

Excitement will reach fever pitch as they speculate and recall their favourites, plus feature clips and moments from across the show's 50 year history.

Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.

Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says: “BBC One is the home of big live events and this special live show is the perfect way to reveal the identity of the next Doctor and share it with the nation. The Doctor is a truly iconic role and I’m more than excited about the booking.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “We can't wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC1 on Sunday night. Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we've been using the codename Houdini as a decoy! It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the 12th incarnation.”

Keep up to date with all the latest news about the show and special guests as we build to the big climax over the next few days and follow www.facebook.com/BBCOne, @ BBCOne and @bbcdoctorwho and bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

The special live show is made by BBC Entertainment and Events for BBC One, Guy Freeman is Executive producer and Pinki Chambers is Executive Commissioning Editor. Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One.

The show will be simulcast live on BBC America. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:11
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Anyone got any idea about the subsequent availability of this? Due to my location and other circumstances I obtain normal Doctor Who episodes only once they appear on iTunes but probably if I can't see this live then I'll never see it at all?
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:24
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Anyone got any idea about the subsequent availability of this? Due to my location and other circumstances I obtain normal Doctor Who episodes only once they appear on iTunes but probably if I can't see this live then I'll never see it at all?
Known international broadcast times:
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:48
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... but there are no known plans to put the programme on sale? I'm in the US but don't have cable, let alone BBC America.
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:51
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Why are they making a big thing about twelve being the last of the time lords we clearly know he won't be unless they just plan to end the show after this Dr
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:54
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Why are they making a big thing about twelve being the last of the time lords we clearly know he won't be unless they just plan to end the show after this Dr
I think they mean in general, the Doctor is the last of the Time Lords.
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Old 03-08-2013, 19:56
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Why are they making a big thing about twelve being the last of the time lords we clearly know he won't be unless they just plan to end the show after this Dr
The Doctor is the last Timelord, it's about species not regeneration.

Maybe a red herring for the re-return of the Timelords.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:02
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I think they mean in general, the Doctor is the last of the Time Lords.
The Doctor is the last Timelord, it's about species not regeneration.

Maybe a red herring for the re-return of the Timelords.
Oh OK thanks
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:03
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... but there are no known plans to put the programme on sale? I'm in the US but don't have cable, let alone BBC America.
I doubt it will go on sale, it's not that kind of show. Might be a free download.

But really, 2013, if you can find a forum you can find how to download an episode of anything by whatever means necessary.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:04
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Thanks, so after this Dr we may have no more time lords but a completely different character? Potential for a female to take over then?
No.

He is the last of the Timelords. He has been since 9. Nothing's changed there. The whole 'last of my kind' and basis for 'you are not alone' and the Timelords coming back in the End of Time. He is refered to as the last of the Timelords throughout the show. Have you not watched much?

This is different to the regeneration 'rule'.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:07
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No.

He is the last of the Timelords. He has been since 9. Nothing's changed there. The whole 'last of my kind' and basis for 'you are not alone' and the Timelords coming back.

This is different to the regeneration 'rule'.
Of course my mistake Be interesting to see how they manage to change the regeneration rule to make way for future Drs.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:16
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I doubt it will go on sale, it's not that kind of show. Might be a free download.

But really, 2013, if you can find a forum you can find how to download an episode of anything by whatever means necessary.
Or I could just steal a gun and force myself into the home of someone that has BBC America. Other things I could do include: not overreacting so ridiculously, not being so rhetorically absurd.

Regardless, I will not break the law for this or any other television programme. Which means I probably won't ever see it.

Could somebody else please react to the announcement with curiosity but mild detachment, to make up for my absence?
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:25
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Or I could just steal a gun and force myself into the home of someone that has BBC America. Other things I could do include: not overreacting so ridiculously, not being so rhetorically absurd.

Regardless, I will not break the law for this or any other television programme. Which means I probably won't ever see it.

Could somebody else please react to the announcement with curiosity but mild detachment, to make up for my absence?
Not overreacting? Well you did a good job in this post over a simple suggestion.

Well I am glad you won't break the law, sure the thousands who do will enjoy the show very much.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:29
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Or I could just steal a gun and force myself into the home of someone that has BBC America. Other things I could do include: not overreacting so ridiculously, not being so rhetorically absurd.

Regardless, I will not break the law for this or any other television programme. Which means I probably won't ever see it.

Could somebody else please react to the announcement with curiosity but mild detachment, to make up for my absence?
Get help
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:29
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Or I could just steal a gun and force myself into the home of someone that has BBC America. Other things I could do include: not overreacting so ridiculously, not being so rhetorically absurd.
Yes, because they're remotely comparable.
Regardless, I will not break the law for this or any other television programme. Which means I probably won't ever see it.
You mean, like the show acknowledged without judging that many do? Ah well, your loss I suppose.
Could somebody else please react to the announcement with curiosity but mild detachment, to make up for my absence?
I'm sure.
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:38
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Old 03-08-2013, 20:53
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Learn to read between the lines.
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:06
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Or I could just steal a gun and force myself into the home of someone that has BBC America. Other things I could do include: not overreacting so ridiculously, not being so rhetorically absurd.

Regardless, I will not break the law for this or any other television programme. Which means I probably won't ever see it.

Could somebody else please react to the announcement with curiosity but mild detachment, to make up for my absence?
Bit of a harsh reaction - no? My guess is you'll be able to see it on YouTube pretty soon after it's broadcast, if you care to search. You may even be able to find someone with cable willing to let you come and watch WITHOUT forcing your way into their home at gunpoint....
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:07
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It's quite sad how overblown the show has become under the current regime.

That press release and comments from Moffat (when he isn't making stuff up that is) about "event TV", the exclusive content for Americans, and the general air of a show that's big on promises but nowadays frequently fails to deliver.


And I loved the show when Moffat first took over, he's gradually gone away from it's roots though. Maybe some prodding from America-obsessed BBC bosses helped achieve that...
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:13
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Bit of a harsh reaction - no?
In your opinion, would someone who genuinely agreed with the first sentence write the second?

More important: I'm unlikely to see the broadcast and my comment appears significantly to have diverted the discussion. For that I am at fault, and I suggest little further time be dedicated.

So: which former Doctors are people expecting? Do we think they'll already be in on the secret? How much time will the programme dedicate to the new person's previous career?
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:29
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Anyone know if this will be on Iplayer? I'm nto able to see it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:46
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Anyone know if this will be on Iplayer? I'm nto able to see it.
Almost all new BBC programmes go on the iplayer, so I'm sure something as important as this will.
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:47
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I've just checked the iplayer and it's listed as a "coming soon" programme.
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Old 03-08-2013, 23:20
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but they'll be saving the 12th doctor reveal for the very end of the show.
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