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Begins in August!

By Robert T. Trate     June 11, 2014
Source: BBC America

Series 8 of Doctor Who returns in 2014
It seems as if we will have the opportunity to see Doctor Who (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) in the real world first, before we see them on TV. The BBC and BBC America have announced the Doctor Who World Tour. The tour will begin in England and finish in Brazil. The big news, for us yanks, is that it is coming to New York City! Check out the details below! 
Press Release: BBC AMERICA and the BBC Worldwide have announced that for the first time ever, the iconic sci-fi series, Doctor Who, will launch a global world tour to introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman, and the show’s Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat*, visit seven cities across five continents in 12 days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements to publicize the upcoming season to a global audience. The tour launches in the UK on August 7 and finishes in Brazil on August 19. On Thursday, August 14, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will appear together for the first time in the US when they arrive in New York.
The introduction of the new Doctor follows last year’s record-setting global success of the 50th Anniversary special, which was broadcast across the world simultaneously in 98 countries and released in more than 1500 cinemas globally. The special broke ratings and social media records for BBC AMERICA as well as set a new record for a one-night unaudited theatrical event - reaching No. 2 for the night at the US box office. Filming of the 12-part season continues through August. As in past years, the series will premiere on BBC AMERICA day and date with the UK in August.
Peter Capaldi on his excitement ahead of the tour: “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.” 
Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat adds: “I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”
Richard De Croce, SVP, Programming for BBC AMERICA says: “It’s a new beginning for one of the most popular series in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to have the Twelfth Doctor live in New York to promote the long awaited return of Doctor Who on BBC AMERICA. It’s going to be epic.”
The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will kick off in Cardiff, Wales before taking in London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). More details of the itinerary will be available soon at as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.  Doctor Who is distributed by BBC Worldwide to over 200 territories.

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bluejester 6/11/2014 12:23:29 PM

 So I guess the chances of the Doctor coming to Denver, Colorado is slim then, eh?

wrrlykam 6/11/2014 2:37:20 PM

@Bluejester - I feel your pain. They are about the same as they are for coming to Birmingham UK. No wonder Scotland wants to leave the union. They're hoping to get there own DW tour date. To the BBC, Britain ends at the Watford Gap. Cardiff and London get all the fun stuff.

mauz316 6/11/2014 9:59:35 PM

The same as the whole world seems to think smelly old Sydney is the only place in Australia.  Melbourne is a much better city especially for this kind of thing.  I'd much rather travel from Brisbane to Melbourne then go to rotton old Sydney that's for sure.

ThunderJessica 6/12/2014 6:31:11 AM

 @bluejester @wrrlykam: I also feel your pain. I would have liked Peter and Jenna to come to Philly. Also wrrlykam. New York for whatever reason is the only place where always show up it's like the rest of the states don't exists. 



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