The birthplace of the very first Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child, is to host it’s very first screening of the show as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration!
BBC producers are bringing a one night only screening of An Unearthly Child to the King’s Hall in Herne Bay on November 22nd. The event will also feature a celebrity panel, and will also screen a series of messages from former Doctors and companions to mark the occasion, including the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, and the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker.
Tom Baker noted that he would “love” to see the first episode in Herne Bay. Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, had this to say about Herne Bay and the occasion:
I have spent many a happy hour in Herne Bay but today alas I am summoned by the other doctors to appear at some other minor event organised by the BBC in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the programme we all know and love. You are in Herne Bay. Doctor Who started in Herne Bay. What better place to watch An Unearthly Child?
Herne Bay is the home town of Anthony Coburn, BBC writer and producer responsible for the first episodes of the long running series. The event will also feature an appearance from classic Who villains the Daleks and the Cybermen.
Any Kasterborites planning on making the screening?
(Via Canterbury Times)