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The opening episode of Doctor Who Series 8, ‘Deep Breath’ will be screened at BFI Southbank in London on Thursday, 7th August at 6:30pm.

The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A panel with members of the Doctor Who cast and production team.

Tickets will cost £16 / £12 concessions (BFI Members pay £1.50 less).

Tickets will be balloted to ensure the fairest allocation of tickets possible. Fans can apply for up to two tickets online before the ballot closes at 8:30pm on Sunday, 20th July.

All applicants will be notified if they’ve been successful by Thursday, 24th July. Any unclaimed ballot tickets will go on general sale at 11:30am on Monday, 28th July.

Apply for tickets here.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary cinema screening details have been announced.

The 50th Anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ will be screened in 3D in cinemas across the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany and Russia.

The cinema screenings will take place at the same time as the UK TV broadcast on BBC One on Saturday, 23rd November 2013.

Vue Cinemas, Cineworld Cinemas, ODEON Cinemas, the BFI and Picturehouse Cinemas in the UK and Ireland have already confirmed their participation, with tickets for the 50th Anniversary screening set to go on sale on Friday (25th October) at 9:00am.

The special episode will be shown in approximately 30 cinemas in Germany and up to 50 cinemas in Russia. The celebrations will cross time zones travelling over the equator to New Zealand and Australia where fans will have a choice of 106 cinemas across both countries to view the episode in 3D on the big screen on Sunday, 24th November, following the simulcast TV broadcast earlier in the morning.

Head over to the ‘Where To Watch The Day of the Doctor map' to find participating cinema chains. More cinemas will be added to the map as they're confirmed, so keep checking back.

American and Canadian cinema screenings will be announced later this week by BBC America.

David Tennant has spoken about leaving the role of the Tenth Doctor behind, and admitted he had some concerns about the 50th Anniversary.

At the Tenth Doctor BFI event last weekend, Tennant said: “Part of me would have stayed doing it forever. But it’s one of those things where you just have to take a deep breath and think: ‘If I don’t leave this show now, people will resent me still being there in 25 years.’”

Tennant spoke about reprising the the role for ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and admitted that he had a few worries.

In an extract from ‘The Doctor: His Lives and Times’, Tennant says: “I thought, ‘Oh this’ll be great’. As the day approaches, I then think , ‘What if Matt [Smith] feels like I’m stepping on his toes?’ Or, ‘What if I can’t remember how to do it? Surely I’m too old to be doing this now?’

“The first day, Matt wasn’t there. So the first day it was just me. It was like, ‘Oh yeah, I sort of remember this.’ Then the next day it becomes something different again because we were together. Mind you there’s not as many lines to learn when there’s two of you.”

Speaking about how the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors get on: “They switch between praising each other’s ingenuity to trying to undermine it at every opportunity. You sort of switch from being quite pleased with yourself to being infuriated at your own inadequacies, and I guess that’s kind of writ large, isn’t it, if you meet yourself.”

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ will air on Saturday, 23rd November on BBC One (UK) and BBC America (US). Full worldwide times are yet to be confirmed.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary docudrama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ will premiere at the BFI on Tuesday, 12th November.
The 90-minute BBC Two production has been written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough, and stars David Bradley as William Hartnell.
The event will start at 8:20pm and a question-and-answer session with a special guest panel will also be held, with the names of those taking part yet to be confirmed. 
Tickets will be allocated by two separate ballots via the members’ section, with one ballot for BFI Champions, opening on Monday, 30th September, and another ballot for members, which will open on Tuesday, 1st October. Champions can enter both ballots. The ballots will close on Friday, 4th October and will be run over the weekend of 5th and 6th October, with all entrants being notified on Monday, 7th October as to whether or not they have been successful. All tickets reserved for Champions and members via the ballots will be held for claiming by them until 8:30pm on Friday, 11th October, and any that are unclaimed by then will be released for public sale on Saturday, 12th October.
Although it will undoubtedly sell out to Champions and members, as has been the case with all previous events in the season, returns and stand-bys will be a strong possibility, so keep checking with the BFI.
BBC Two broadcast date is yet to be confirmed.
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