Anticipation is already high for Doctor Who’s golden anniversary in November, but series star Matt Smith has done his best to whet appetites even further.
“You won’t be disappointed,” he said in reaction to seeing the script. “I read it and I clapped at the end. I think it’s hilarious and I think it’s epic and I think it’s vast. I’m telling you nothing more. But you will not be disappointed. I think it’s going to be the biggest, the best, the most inventive, the most exciting year for the show. The script delivers on all those points that you want it to for where the show is at this time. It’s brilliant.”
Speaking at the press launch for the new series, which begins on Saturday 30 March, the 30-year-old actor added: “It somehow manages to pay homage to everything and look forward. And I think that’s the genius of it.”
The information arrives in addition to Smith’s comments on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show at the weekend where he stated: “The thing is with Who, you will understand it more when you have seen it, but ‘paintings’ – that is all I am saying.”
Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury took to Twitter to say that filming on the 50th anniversary episode is due to begin in April. This date change corrects previously stated information that shooting would begin today (18 March), a schedule that altered after the publication went to press.