Radio Times has a great writeup of this past Saturday’s all star panel to celebrate the First Doctor at BFI Southbank:
Saturday was a big day for Doctor Who – the programme and fans – as the British Film Institute launched Doctor Who at 50, its year-long celebration of the Time Lord. Every month they’ll be screening a classic story for each Doctor and reuniting many luminaries from the world of Who.
To kick off, it was right back to the very beginning, to An Unearthly Child, the atmospheric four-part serial that launched the series on BBCtv in November and December 1963. And it was amazing how many guests were able to attend, people directly involved on that programme or with the era of the first Doctor, William Hartnell. They included (pictured above) William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (companions Ian and Susan) and Jeremy Young, who played the first villain….
The BFI’s Dick Fiddy andJustin Johnson have curated a nice long season of Doctor Whofor the show’s anniversary year. Starting in January, one adventure per Doctor is to screen, building up to November.
The first session is set for 3.30pm on Saturday January 12th, and tickets will go on sale at 11.30am on December 11th.
As you might expect, the opener will be An Unearthly Child, the first ever adventure from the series, chosen to represent William Hartnell and his tenure in the TARDIS.
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