Doctor Who Magazine writer and BBC Radio Editor Emily Cook has another line-up of impressive names set for this Saturday's Doctor Who Lockdown global rewatch of Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time. Starting at 7 p.m. U.K. British Standard Time (2 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, which means you might be reading this just before it begin or just after it's over), writer-actor Mark Gatiss and actor Sacha Dhawan (plays the director of the first episode of Doctor Who, Waris Hussein, in the film; now plays The Master) will be live-tweeting their thoughts and perspectives on the project. An hour before the event, audio drama "Doctors Assemble!" was released to coincide with both today's anniversary/birthday as well as the special nature of this edition's rewatch.
But just to make sure things are officially official, actor David Bradley (William Hartnell in the drama, and the voice of the First Doctor in the audio drama) posted a video message apologizing for not being able to take part, while wishing everyone well and expressing how important being a part of the Doctor Who universe is to him. You can check out Bradley's video message below:
Heading back to more current times, Mandip Gill confirmed to RadioTimes.com earlier this month that holiday special "Revolution of the Daleks" was filmed at the end of Series 12 production, meaning that shouldn't be a delay in its seasonal airing. That gives the episode a major advantage over series that film their holiday specials the summer before, making the Doctor Who special even more of an "event" for fans, as Gill explains: "So yeah, Doctor Who's special is something to really look forward to this year –especially considering the amazing series we've just had as well."