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'Doctor Who': 'Celebration Weekend' event announced for 50th

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BBC Worldwide has announced a special Doctor Who convention to mark the show's 50th anniversary.

The Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend will be held at ExCeL in London, beginning on Friday, November 22.

'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary - official image

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Doctor Who hits 50 years in November.



Tickets for over 15,000 fans will be available, with prices, booking information and guest info to be revealed in the near future via doctorwho.tv.

The special three-day event will take in Doctor Who's golden anniversary on Saturday, November 23.

Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer at BBC Worldwide, said: "Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we've seen Doctor Who go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea.

"This year-long celebration is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who."

Doctor Who Series 7 sneak peek: Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman

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Jenna-Louise Coleman and Matt Smith in Doctor Who.



Eight new episodes of Doctor Who will air on Saturday nights from March 30, with a number of additional projects also being planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary later in 2013.

Already confirmed are a 3D special directed by Nick Hurran ('Asylum of the Daleks', 'The Girl Who Waited') and a drama biopic exploring the early days of Doctor Who written by Mark Gatiss.

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