The Robots of Death Gets BFI Screening

Another month and another fresh announcement from the BFI regarding the next screening in their Doctor Who at 50 year-long festival (we’ve never had it so good ever, remember this year folks because there won’t be one like it again for a long time!).


The Radio Times has exclusively revealed that the story chosen to represent the Tom Baker era in its entirety is…The Robots of Death. Quite a fitting choice really, the story has it all, murder, mystery, gothic horror, Leela, killer robots and an atmospheric and creepy setting. Throw in amazing direction, excellent sound design and one or two of Tom Baker and Louise Jameson’s best performances during their time on the show, how could the BFI not show this? The Robots of Death was also one of the first home video releases for Doctor Who collectors and one of the DVD releases back in 2000.

Be warned though, these unique screenings of Doctor Who are selling out in a matter of minutes, with tickets being offered to members first. If you want to be able to see classic Doctor Who on the big screen, you’ll have to earn it! Announcements are yet to be made but we imagine that one or two familiar faces will be along for the obligatory Q&A session as well

The date and time for the screening of The Robots of Death has been finalised as Saturday 20th April at 2.00pm, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 12th March and will be made available to members from Tuesday 5th March (Champion members will get the opportunity to buy a day early on Monday 4th March).

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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