BBC Radio Wales will promote The Day Of The Doctor next week by dedicating a day to Doctor Who.
BBC Radio Wales will celebrate ‘Doctor Who Day’ on 21 November when it comes live from the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. The event is part of the build up to the 50th anniversary episode which airs worldwide on 23 November.
Two daytime shows will come live from the experience, Jason Mohammed and Eleri Sion, and will feature a number of special guests as Radio Wales looks back at Doctor Who’s history with Wales. The national radio station will also re-broadcast Doctor Who Prom that was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in July.
Jason Mohammed will be interviewing head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and Jenna Coleman who plays current Doctor Who companion, Clara Oswald. Eleri Sion will interview location manager Iwan Roberts and have an exclusive look behind the scenes as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales records the music for the 50th special.
BBC Radio Wales editor Steve Austins said: “I’m thrilled we’re going to celebrate this truly Welsh success story with the Radio Wales Doctor Who Day. Its return in 2005 marked the start of BBC Cymru Wales’ drama success story with programmes like Doctor Who now viewed by millions all over the world.”
“It’s fitting therefore that we pay tribute not only to The Doctor but also to all those involved in making the series from our Roath Lock studios in Cardiff Bay. I’d say it’s one of the great Welsh success stories of recent years.”
The TARDIS will be touring Wales as part of the celebrations, beginning in Holyhead this Saturday.
Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor airs on BBC One and worldwide on Saturday 23 November.