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Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

The TARDIS Lands at Heathrow (Again)!

No, it’s not a sequel to The Faceless Ones,  nor is it Time Flight 2 (imagine that!) – instead, it’s a new bit of Doctor Who-flavoured fun from BBC Worldwide…

tardis-heathrowBBC Worldwide has teamed up with Heathrow to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary, and from today, passengers travelling through Heathrow will be treated to a variety of exciting themed experiences including: appearances from the famous Cybermen, TARDIS photobooths, genuine props and memorabilia, and augmented reality experiences.

To mark the launch of the partnership, on July 16th travellers through Terminal 5 will be able to enjoy special performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra of music from the iconic BBC Wales produced series.  In addition, novelist Jenny Colgan, author of the recently released Doctor Who: Dark Horizons will also be signing books for fans on the day.

The Heathrow activity comes as BBC Worldwide celebrates Doctor Who internationally ahead of the show’s 50th Anniversary in November.  This weekend the cast of the show, including Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat will be attending Comic Con, a huge entertainment convention in San Diego attended by over 130,000 people across four days.

Amanda Hill is the Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide

In its 50th Anniversary year we want to include fans around the World in our Doctor Who celebrations and this partnership with Heathrow is a fantastic way of capturing the attention of people from across the globe.

 

Susan Goldsmith, meanwhile, is the Operations Director at Heathrow Terminal 5:

I am delighted that Heathrow has been chosen to host this much loved British iconic series.  With visitors from over 180 destinations worldwide, as the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow offers a fantastic opportunity to bring the Doctor Who experience to an international audience this summer.

Showrunner Steven Moffat was also on hand for comments.

We are delighted to announce another extension to Heathrow’s world-beating facilities – all of space and time in a stylish blue box, complete with phone. Heathrow with time travel – nobody need ever be late again.

Are you travelling through Heathrow soon? If you’re near Terminal 5, look out for Cybermen!

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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+.




4 Responses to The TARDIS Lands at Heathrow (Again)!

  1. avatar vortexter says:

    Cool! Shame I wont be near Heathrow any time soon, but it does seem a rather random location to stage a who event. But I must say its a nice gesture from the beeb. Keep a watch out for the flat bed truck taking the TARDIS away…

  2. avatar iLikeTheUDK says:

    It would be great if Michael Craze, Anneke Wills and Janet Fielding would come there.

  3. avatar Steve Andrew says:

    Bloody hell, the Fifth Doctor’s a terrible driver. Hey, celery-man, you’re still about 30 years out! Tegan will never get home at this rate!

  4. avatar Lee says:

    Just landed in Terminal 5, walked all the way from Arrival to heathrow express, didn’t see a thing of Dr who, bit disappointed

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