With less than two weeks to go to the long-awaited screening of The Day of the Doctor
, this weekend has brought the release of two trailers as part of the publicity for the Doctor Who
event of the year.
Yesterday, BBC One ran a 42-second trailer
for the 75-minute feature, which is due to be screened on TV and in cinemas around the world on Saturday, 23 November 2013.
This evening a second, longer, trailer will be broadcast in the UK. However, as with the first, the BBC has made it available online (see above) ahead of its TV premiere.
On Friday, a 14-second clip (see below) from the first trailer was leaked on the Internet.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
is, according to series showrunner Steven Moffat, all about the Doctor
. During its 50-year TV history, there have been 11 official Doctors, played by eleven separate actors. However, that was turned on its head somewhat with the introduction of John Hurt as another, hitherto-unknown Doctor
. The mystery surrounding Hurt's Doctor is set to be explained in the anniversary special.
Later in the year, the official Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) will make his debut
, when he takes over the role from Matt Smith, who has played the Eleventh Doctor for four years.