Who on Tour

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the 11th Doctor and AmyThe launch of Series 5/season 31 of Doctor Who will be promoted by the stars of the series Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in a round-Britain tour beginning in Belfast on 29 March and winding up in Salford on 31 March.

In between, the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan will head to Inverness, Sunderland, and Smith’s Northampton; Gillan and Smith hail from Inverness and Northampton respectively. Fans will get the chance to see The Eleventh Hour at the events which will see Gillan and Smith travelling the UK on the BBC Outreach bus.

Piers Wenger, executive producer and head of drama at BBC Wales, said:

“This is a great opportunity for the new doctor and his companion to interface directly with the people who matter most to Doctor Who: the fans.”

The BBC also plans to hold events on big screens for Doctor Who fans in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Plymouth and Swansea.

Christian Cawley


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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