March 10, 2010
Doctor Who Is Going On Tour
The Doctor and his new companion are going on tour in the UK, not in the TARDIS but in a big bus.
The tour will visit Belfast, Inverness, Sunderland, Salford and Northampton (yes, rather random). Each location will also host a regional premiere of episode one, The Eleventh Hour, for local children, working alongside BBC Outreach to enable kids to get a first look at the new Doctor in action.
The tour starts on the 29th March.
Also there's some preview screenings:
Following the tour, from 1 to 3 April, the BBC will also hold events for three days at selected BBC Big Screens across the UK giving Doctor Who fans in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Plymouth and Swansea the chance to interact directly with the show in their home towns.The events will feature exclusive footage - including the chance to see the Doctor Who trailer in 3D - and giveaways, and fans can also get their photo taken tumbling through the giant vortex.Visitors will be able to meet some of the scariest monsters that have had viewers watching from behind their sofa for generations as well.
Looks like the Doctor PR machine is beginning to roll...