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Old January 30 2013, 12:35 AM   #16
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Doesn't BBCA run a lot of BBC programs they have no hand in making?
Sure, that's pretty much most of what they do. Last year's Copper was BBC America's first original dramatic production; before that, they just rebroadcast BBC productions, or at most BBC/BBCA co-productions such as Jekyll. (Although these days they rerun some American series like ST:TNG.)
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Old January 30 2013, 12:54 AM   #17
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And Brian Cox as Sydney Newman. (So is all the mian cast going to consist of people who were already in DW?)

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/0201-...space-and-time
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Old January 30 2013, 01:05 AM   #18
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Doesn't BBCA run a lot of BBC programs they have no hand in making?
Sure, that's pretty much most of what they do. Last year's Copper was BBC America's first original dramatic production; before that, they just rebroadcast BBC productions, or at most BBC/BBCA co-productions such as Jekyll. (Although these days they rerun some American series like ST:TNG.)
Has BBCA run any of the previous BBC biopics (or 'Comedy is Misery', as they got nicknamed): The Curse of Steptoe (Phil Davis and Jason Isaacs as the two stars of Steptoe and Son), Fantabulosa (Michael Sheen as Kenneth Williams), Sooner You Than Me (David Walliams as Frankie Howerd), etc etc? Not that it would stop them taking the Who one if they didn't.

Anyway, can we start an internet meme of calling this 'The Real Anniversary Special'? Just to see how much it annoys BBC publicity...
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Old January 30 2013, 01:06 AM   #19
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And the proper Press Release:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho...-of-Doctor-Who
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Old January 30 2013, 01:42 AM   #20
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Re: David Bradley is William Hartnell...

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Has BBCA run any of the previous BBC biopics (or 'Comedy is Misery', as they got nicknamed): The Curse of Steptoe (Phil Davis and Jason Isaacs as the two stars of Steptoe and Son), Fantabulosa (Michael Sheen as Kenneth Williams), Sooner You Than Me (David Walliams as Frankie Howerd), etc etc? Not that it would stop them taking the Who one if they didn't.
In answer to your question, no, they haven't. One-off films like that, if they show up here at all, show up as direct-to-DVD features.

I could see BBC America picking this up because there's a marketing hook for it.
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Old January 30 2013, 02:03 AM   #21
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Re: David Bradley is William Hartnell...

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And Brian Cox as Sydney Newman. (So is all the main cast going to consist of people who were already in DW?)

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/0201-...space-and-time
That seems to be the trend considering Jessica Raine, who will be portraying Verity Lambert, is going to guest star on Doctor Who when series 7 returns.

David Bradley is a great choice to portray William Hartnell as is Brian Cox.

I'm still crossing my fingers that William Russell and Carole Ann Ford will make a cameo appearance in it.
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Old January 30 2013, 02:35 AM   #22
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Not that there was any real doubt:

http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglopheni...ctor-who-50th/
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Old January 30 2013, 04:50 AM   #23
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No he isn't! I am! I'm William Hartnell! I'M WILLIAM HARTNELL!!!
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Old January 30 2013, 08:03 PM   #24
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I just hope BBC America airs this presentation.

(I suspect it will. Seems like it may doing more with DW this anniversary year than the BBC itself.)

Sincerely,

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I suspect that the BBC will have a DW themed night, and perhaps as it gets closer to the actual anniversary to perhaps a story from each Doctor on BBC three.
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Old January 30 2013, 11:00 PM   #25
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Wouldn't it be interesting if he played Hartnell in the documentary and played the 1st Doctor in the anniversary special? Nice way to tie into itself! But, I'm getting ahead of myself there!
That would be pretty cool. And even better if Moffat took advantage of the same sets and had Smith's Doctor visiting the old console room as well.
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Old January 31 2013, 02:10 AM   #26
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I suspect that the BBC will have a DW themed night, and perhaps as it gets closer to the actual anniversary to perhaps a story from each Doctor on BBC three.
Probably, although I'd have thought BBC Two or Four would be better suited.

From this week's Radio Times; An Unearthly Child director Waris Hussein meets actor Sacha Dhawan, who'll be playing him in the drama.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:26 AM   #27
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Has BBCA run any of the previous BBC biopics (or 'Comedy is Misery', as they got nicknamed): The Curse of Steptoe (Phil Davis and Jason Isaacs as the two stars of Steptoe and Son), Fantabulosa (Michael Sheen as Kenneth Williams), Sooner You Than Me (David Walliams as Frankie Howerd), etc etc? Not that it would stop them taking the Who one if they didn't.
In answer to your question, no, they haven't. One-off films like that, if they show up here at all, show up as direct-to-DVD features.

I could see BBC America picking this up because there's a marketing hook for it.
I don't think most of the BBC America audience would be familiar enough with the source material to find those films interesting.
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Old January 31 2013, 09:00 AM   #28
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Wouldn't it be interesting if he played Hartnell in the documentary and played the 1st Doctor in the anniversary special? Nice way to tie into itself! But, I'm getting ahead of myself there!
Moffat isn't that smart to join the dots.
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Old January 31 2013, 09:08 AM   #29
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I just hope BBC America airs this presentation.

(I suspect it will. Seems like it may doing more with DW this anniversary year than the BBC itself.)

Sincerely,

Bill
I suspect that the BBC will have a DW themed night, and perhaps as it gets closer to the actual anniversary to perhaps a story from each Doctor on BBC three.
BBC haven't done a themed night for a long long time. I think they stopped doing those sorts of things. They were fun to watch, the Star Trek night, Red Dwarf night, Godzilla night.

Might be funny to stick a Police Box in the background of Eastenders.
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Old January 31 2013, 09:18 AM   #30
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Wouldn't it be interesting if he played Hartnell in the documentary and played the 1st Doctor in the anniversary special? Nice way to tie into itself! But, I'm getting ahead of myself there!
Moffat isn't that smart to join the dots.
Seriously wouldn't it bother people seeing an actor playing another actor playing a character, then seeing the actor just playing the character? Never mind breaking the fourth wall that's smashing it down with a mechanical digger!
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