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Published on September 28th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

50th Trailer “Stings” Tonight on BBC One!

The BBC’s official Doctor Who website has revealed that tonight’s premier of Atlantis on BBC One, 8.25pm, will be topped and tailed with ‘stings’ for The Day of the Doctor.

So what is ‘sting’? Well, we’re not entirely sure at this stage, but according to the announcement, it will include the ident which will be used for the 50th anniversary special as well as a hashtag that the BBC wants fans to use for the anniversary.

Although this isn’t the announcement of a trailer, worry not: a brand new trailer has been specially written and filmed for the episode, and the never-seen-before promo is currently in post-production, in preparation for leading us into the big day.

If you can’t catch Atlantis, meanwhile, the BBC will have the stings on their official site tonight.

(With thanks to Paddy!)


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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+.

5 Responses to 50th Trailer “Stings” Tonight on BBC One!

  1. avatar Jon says:

    Stings would suggest a 10-15 second commercial, also called ‘bumpers’ in TV advertising circles.

  2. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I’m eager for the new trailer. I’ve been begging for one ever since I found out that people at certain conventions got to see one before the rest of us.

  3. avatar vortexter says:

    So it begins!…

    Only 8 Saturdays to go which makes it easier to think of when your counting time.

  4. avatar vortexter says:

    ‘Save the Day’…That’s it?

  5. avatar anonymous says:

    Good, no more idiots complaining about comic con!

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