Who rings up the golden year
THE Tardis came to Trafalgar Square as Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman were spotted in the landmark location.
They were filming scenes for the special 50th anniversary episode of the long-running science-fiction show in central London.
Show bosses have stayed tight-lipped about the plans for the special episode which is rumoured to be a 3D extravaganza filled with familiar faces from the history of the show.
Last week, they confirmed that former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston has turned down the chance to appear in the episode.
The actor, who played the ninth reincarnation of the timelord when the BBC revived the show in 200 , met writer Steven Moffat to discuss the anniversary.
‘‘Chris met with (writer) Steven Moffat a couple of times to talk about Steven’s plans for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode,’’’’ a BBC spokeswoman says.
‘‘After careful thought, Chris decided not to be in the episode. He wishes the team all the best.’’
At least one living former doctor – David Tennant – will return for the one-off show after it was announced he and Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler for two series, will join the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith, in the program.
Show bosses are rumoured to be planning to use old footage of previous incarnations for the special anniversary show.
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– ROBERT DEX
Matt Smith and JennaLouise Coleman