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article image#SaveTheDay — Who is Coming: fans get star billing in Doctor Who

By Mathew Wace Peck     Oct 30, 2013 in Entertainment
Doctor Who fans are being given the chance to have star billing billing in the show's iconic opening title sequence of "Doctor Who".
To make this possible, BBC Worldwide has unveiled the #SaveTheDay - Who is Coming personalised video invite Facebook app.
Fans will, according to the Mirror, be able to use the app to "mirror the way the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith's name and face appears in the opening title sequence" and share it via Facebook and Twitter with their friends.
The Doctor's face was first introduced into the programme's opening title sequence in the mid-1960s, when Patrick Troughton (The Box of Delights) was playing the Second Doctor. The device was then used throughout the eras of all the Doctors, up till the end of that of Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit).
Long missed by Who fans, including the Doctor's features in the title sequence was reinstated in 2012, for the Doctor Who Christmas feature, The Snowmen, and continued throughout the 2013 season.
Having first aired in November 1963, Doctor Who celebrates its official 50th anniversary next month with two feature-length dramas, The Day of the Doctor and An Adventure in Space and Time, and a whole raft of documentaries and other programmes on radio, television and the Internet.
The Day of the Doctor – which stars Matt Smith (How to Catch a Monster) David Tennant (Broadchurch) and John Hurt (Merlin), all as the Doctor – will be broadcast worldwide, on TV and in the cinema, on Saturday, 23 November, the very day the first installment, An Unearthly Child, was broadcast way back in 1963.
The date for An Adventure in Space and Time – which sees David Bradley (Harry Potter) recreate the First Doctor, as originally played by the late William Hartnell (The Army Game) – has yet to be announced. The 90-minute film also sees Reece Shearsmith (Psychoville) recreate Troughton's Second Doctor.
Both films will feature Doctor Who's most iconic adversaries, the Daleks, who are also celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
At Christmas, Smith will hand over his TARDIS key to Peter Capaldi, the actor chosen to play the Twelfth Doctor.
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