The BBC are making it official- something big is coming in 2013...
For the past few months, the official Doctor Who team have been teasing that Season Seven runs into the show's big fiftieth anniversary year, but beyond that we've heard little of what the programme has coming for us in 2013. Now we may just have heard the first hints! Speaking in a recent BBC press release regarding the status of Drama on BBC1 in 2013, channel director Danny Cohen had this to say:
"Drama on BBC One takes another big leap in 2013 in the shape of major event dramas, including The Village, Ripper Street, Luther, The White Queen and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. These shows will bring a rich range of tones and worlds to BBC One's fiction."
So that's the news we've been waiting to hear- what is likely to be a bumper-length "50th Anniversary Special" will air as part of Doctor Who's 2013 line-up. Bearing in mind that the BBC will no doubt look for the ninth consecutive Christmas Special for the show, that'll mean we're getting at least ten massive blockbuster adventures for the Doctor next year, with plenty more live events and extra adventures still to be revealed. It's been promised that there's never been a better time to be a fan than 2013, and judging on what we've heard so far, the signs are very strong. Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day in The Snowmen, before returning for Season Seven Part 2 (eight new episodes) on BBC1 next Spring.