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Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Complete Strangers Collect Doctor Who’s Radio Times Audience Award BAFTA!

With Faith Penhale, Marcus Wilson and The Day of the Doctor director Nick Hurran the only faces at Drury Lane to collect Doctor Who‘s Audience Award BAFTA last night, it would seem quite likely that either the Lanzarote sunshine is too addictive to leave for a country in the middle of a heatwave or no one expected to win.

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are apparently both overseas too, and although Mark Gatiss was in the audience it fell to this trio of largely unfamiliar, non-famous people to collect the gong. After, Penhale was spoke to assembled journalists, in which she described it as a “really, really special moment for the show.”

It’s always wonderful to win an award that is voted for by the people who watch and love the show. Also it feels really fitting after 50 years of the show to win an award like this.

We make the show for the audience. We want the show to be loved by as big an audience as possible. You can never forget the fans.

Doctor Who – specifically the 50th anniversary special – faced off a challenge from Broadchurch, Breaking Bad, Gogglebox, Educating Yorkshire and The Great British Bake Off. Great work!



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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