Saturday, 11 May 2013

Doctor Who to be Celebrated at BAFTAs

It has been announced that there will be a special video montage of the history of Doctor Who will be included as part of the BAFTA ceremony, which airs tomorrow night on BBC One at 8pm.

Two Daleks will be seen patrolling the BAFTA red carpet, where all the guests enter the venue, and Jenna Louise-Coleman will also be presenting an award.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “There are only a handful of programmes that have the quality and longevity of Doctor Who and the ability to put the nation on their sofas – or indeed behind them – year after year. BAFTA raises a toast to Doctor Who on its 50th birthday this year.”

Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said: "This is a massive and exciting year for Doctor Who, so I'm thrilled that BAFTA are including a special tribute to the show. So thrilled, in fact, we're sending the Doctor's best friend, Jenna Coleman, to present an award. We're also sending the Doctor’s worst enemy, the Daleks, to exterminate lots of innocent people. Sorry, it's just what they do. Let us know if it's a Health and Safety issue."

Doctor Who has won several awards since it returned in 2005, however it has not been nominated for an award this year.

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