“I’ve been running all my lives, through time and space”
It’s weird to think that a show once considered to be at the height of ‘geekiness’ has now become synonymous with British Culture. Doctor Who is as important a part of our cultural heritage as the Royal Family is and rightly so being one of the longest running genre show’s ever on TV. November 23 rd 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the show that made the nation hide behind the sofa and the world chant “Exterminate!”
In honour of such an achievement, the BBC celebrated by giving us The Day of the Doctor – a 50th anniversary spectacular that was set to blow the minds and capture the imaginations of Whovians, children and the passing viewer alike. There have been few television events that have brought the country – if not the world with the episode debuting simultaneously around the globe – together in such a fashion. For the first time ever, a genre show was propelled into the public consciousness in the same fashion as the Royal Wedding or the World Cup.