Doctor Who at 50: the BFI announces David Tennant screening

Latest BFI update: Dalek finale starring David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen...

The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End (Sunday 29 September, 2pm)


The British Film Institute has announced today that the fabulously exciting 2008 season finale will be screened to celebrate the David Tennant era.

The two-parter features an all-star cast of the Time Lord’s allies (played by Billie Piper, Elisabeth Sladen, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Bernard Cribbins and Penelope Wilton) – and pits them against not only the Daleks but also their creator, Davros, in a powerhouse performance from Julian Bleach.

Written by Russell T Davies and directed by Graeme Harper, Journey’s End scored a final viewing figure of 10.57m, making it the No 1 programme that week in June 2008, beating all the soaps and the Wimbledon finals to the top spot. 

Guests on the day have yet to be announced and booking won’t open until next month, but these will be mega-hot tickets.


As previously announced, the other BFI screenings are:

Remembrance of the Daleks (Saturday 27 July, 2pm)

A 1988 four-parter starring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace. Both actors will be guests on the day, along with scriptwriter Ben Aaronovitch, sound effects man Dick Mills and visual effects designer Mike Tucker – with possibly a few more names still to firm up.

Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways (Saturday 24 August, 2pm)

A 2005 two-parter starring Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose. Guests: RT has been told the names of two attendees but the BFI are asking us to withhold the information until more guests are confirmed.

Doctor Who – The Movie (Saturday 5 October, 10am)

The feature-length 1996 episode starring Paul McGann as the eighth Doctor, Daphne Ashbrook as Grace and Eric Roberts as the Master. Also featuring Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor. Guests: TBC.

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