BBC Worldwide has teamed up with Heathrow to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the hit sci-fi series, Doctor Who. From today, passengers travelling through Heathrow in London will be treated to a variety of exciting Doctor Who themed experiences including: appearances from the famous Cybermen, TARDIS photo booths, genuine props and memorabilia, and augmented reality experiences.
To mark the launch of the partnership, on July 16 travelers through Terminal 5 will be able to enjoy special performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra of music from the iconic BBC Wales produced series. In addition, Doctor Who novelist Jenny Colgan, author of the recently released Doctor Who: Dark Horizons will also be signing books for fans on the day.
This weekend the cast of the show, including Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, as well as showrunner Steven Moffat will be travelling to San Diego for Comic-Con International. In addition to a booth on the convention floor, BBC AMERICA will present a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel on Sunday in the convention’s biggest room, the famed Hall H.
Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide comments: “In its 50th Anniversary year we want to include fans around the World in our Doctor Who celebrations and this partnership with Heathrow is a fantastic way of capturing the attention of people from across the globe”.
Susan Goldsmith, Operations Director at Heathrow Terminal 5 said: “I am delighted that Heathrow has been chosen to host this much loved British iconic series. With visitors from over 180 destinations worldwide, as the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow offers a fantastic opportunity to bring the Doctor Who experience to an international audience this summer.’
Steven Moffat, showrunner, said: “We are delighted to announce another extension to Heathrow’s world-beating facilities – all of space and time in a stylish blue box, complete with phone. Heathrow with time travel – nobody need ever be late again.”