BATFA to celebrate 50th Anniversary

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced that Doctor Who will be celebrated at Sunday’s British Academy Television Awards, in recognition of the 50th anniversary this year.


A special celebratory video montage featuring the show’s history will be included as part of the ceremony and Jenna-Louise Coleman will present one of the night’s awards. Two Daleks will also be seen patrolling the BAFTA red carpet, among the illustrious guests arriving for the ceremony hosted by Graham Norton.

Current showrunner Steven Moffat said: "This is a massive and exciting year for Doctor Who, so I'm thrilled that BAFTA are including a special tribute to the show. So thrilled, in fact, we're sending the Doctor's best friend, Jenna-Louise Coleman, to present an award. We're also sending the Doctor’s worst enemy, the Daleks, to exterminate lots of innocent people. Sorry, it's just what they do. Let us know if it's a Health and Safety issue."

The British Academy Television Awards will be hosted by Graham Norton at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and broadcast on BBC One, 8pm on Sunday 12 May.