Doctor Who Wins Guinness World Record (again)

Words By: Mat Smith (yes that is my real name)

Doctor Who has won the Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama.

The shows 50th anniversary special ‘ The Day of the Doctor’ was shown in 94 countries across six continents following a colossal campaign.

In the U.K alone viewing figures reached just short of 10.2 million smashing the previous record set by the show’s reboot in 2005.

In addition to this the show was broadcast in more that 1,500 cinemas worldwide (including The Odeon right here in Brighton) Cinemas also offered watching the film in 3D.

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The award was presented by GWR Editor-In-Chief, Craig Glenday to the show’s Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat at a special three day event at the London ExCel.

Cast members Jenna Louise Coleman and Matt Smith were also in attendance along with thousands of ‘Whovians’ (fans of the show).

Upon receiving the award Steven Moffat said:

“For years the Doctor has been stopping everyone else from conquering the world. Now, just to show off he’s gone and done it himself!”

Brighton’s Dukes at the Komedia is re-showing ‘The Day of The Doctor’ on December 1st. for more information  click here or contact the booking office.

The show is set to return in December for the Christmas special in which we are all expecting Matt Smith to regenerate into Peter Capaldi…but will he?



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