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BBC Publicity & Michael Grade!

An unprecedented 5 different trailers await UK viewers this week, as promotion for the final episode of Doctor Who goes into overdrive with one trailer a day shown at 8pm every weekday evening. These trailers can be seen at the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website.

Astonishingly, Sir Michael Grade as today complimented our favourite series, Doctor Who. Speaking in Cardiff, the BBC Chairman said:

“It has been a memorable year in terms of the BBC showcasing strong Welsh productions for the whole UK audience to enjoy,” noted Sir Michael during his speech. “Casanova, Tribe, A Year at Kew – and, of course, my favourite, Doctor Who.”

But why did we print it in red…?

You can find out more here

As noted in our editorial, the BBC also advise against staying off the Internet in order to avoid spoilers. Their full message is:


Remain Pure – give it up for a week

This Saturday sees the biggest episode of Doctor Who ever, full of jaw-dropping surprises, amazing revelations and more Daleks than even you can imagine.

Up until now the episode’s been kept an absolute secret – there were fake scripts, fake scenes were shot, and no preview tapes have been issued. It’s such a secret that not even bbc.co.uk’s Fear Forecasters have been allowed to see it.

But all that will change this week – publicity pictures will appear tomorrow, and there’s a screening for the press on Wednesday, so stuff will leak out. Our best advice to you – STAY OFF THE INTERNET THIS WEEK!

Especially as bbc.co.uk is running a video teaser every day at noon. It’s also shown on BBC One through the day, and at 8pm every night – so step firmly away from the television at those times.

You’ll also be missing out on changes to our spin-off sites such as www.badwolf.org.uk, and one or two special treats on bbc.co.uk. Avoid them – they’re only there to lead you into temptation.

So – we’ll see you on Saturday evening after the last episode of Doctor Who Confidential (which contains a few surprises of its own).

We’ll miss you, but it’s for your own good.

Kasterborous remains – as ever – spoiler-free, speculation full. Visit our forum for more discussion on how the series might conclude.

We’ve more news up soon.



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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