BFI Doctor Who at 50 Screenings Update

Here’s your regular update on the Doctor Who BFI screenings, with plenty of exciting news to digest!

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Those of you lucky enough to get your hands on a pair of tickets to the screening of Remembrance of the Daleks taking place on Saturday 27th July (one lucky Kasterborous writer got their tickets confirmed last week, we’ll give you a clue, he’s writing this article now) will be delighted to discover that the guests for the screening have been announced and it’s a fantastic line up.

Not only will Seventh Doctor actor Sylvester McCoy be in attendance with Ace actress Sophie Aldred, they will also be joined on stage by Doctor Who legends Mike Tucker and Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch and Dick Mills. All these key Doctor Who players from the classic series, brought together under one roof for a very special Q & A session!

But for those of you that did not get tickets, there is one last hope-the BFI is holding a competition to win two tickets as well as a copy of their book 100 Science Fiction films, all you have to do is visit the competition page and answer the question. Closing date for the competition is July 19th.

On a different note, August 2013’s screening should have been the TV Movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor but due to guest availability, this has been postponed to a little later in the year as BFI spokeswoman Liz Parkinson confirmed:

Due to guest availability, we’ve moved our Eighth Doctor event to a little later in the year, so our Ninth Doctor event has been brought forward.

That’s right, the tribute to the Ninth Doctor will take place sooner than you expected. We imagine that they will be announcing the guest appearances for this screening in July, who will appear onstage? Could it be Billie Piper, Noel Clarke or maybe even Christopher Eccleston?

BFI Champions will be able to enter for tickets from July 1st, BFI members from July 2nd, remember though the ballot will close on Friday 5th July and be decided over the weekend of 6th and 7th July with all entrants being notified on Monday 8th July if they have been successful or not.

Any tickets reserved for Champions and members through the ballot will be held until 8.30pm on Friday 12th July, and any that are unclaimed by will be released for public sale on Saturday 13th July.

Got all that? Good luck to everyone trying to get a ticket!

Ninth Doctor Screening Update

With the recent news that, due to guest scheduling, the Eighth Doctor TV Movie would be replaced with a screening from the Ninth Doctor’s era, the BFI has confirmed that epic two-part adventure Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways will screen as August’s Doctor at 50 offering.

The Series 1 finale saw the Ninth Doctor risk everything to save Rose Tyler in a battle against the Daleks, and marked the first ever appearance of the Tenth Doctor, so not only do you get Skaro’s finest on the big screen, you also get two Doctors for the price of one!

The screenings will take place on Saturday 24th August at 2pm at BFI Southbank,although guest speakers are yet to be announced but the good people at the BFI are yet to let us down in that respect.

The screening for the Eighth Doctor’s adventure is yet to be confirmed but a September slot seems likely. For more information visit the BFI’s What’s On page.

(Via Doctor Who News.)


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