The date: 23 November 2013. The day: Saturday. The time: 7:50pm. The channel: BBC1. The show: the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.
The Day of the Doctor.
Yes, Doctor Who fans now know exactly what time the voyage of discovery that is the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special sets sail. The Day of the Doctor kicks off at 7:50pm on Saturday 23 November on BBC1 and runs until 9:05pm.
That’s 75 whole minutes of Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt’s Doctors. Of Daleks and Zygons. Of Clara Oswald and Rose Tyler. Of the valiant members of UNIT and the denizens of the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
“I’ve been running all my lives. Through time and space. Every second of every minute of every day for over 900 years. I fought for peace in a universe of war. Now the time has come to face the choices I’ve made in the name of the Doctor.
“Our future depends on one single moment of one impossible day. The day I’ve been running from all my life. The day of the Doctor.”