CBBC is celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who with the
launch of an exciting Blue Peter competition, which will give children
the chance to design a brand-new device for the forthcoming series of
Doctor Who.
competition, which will be launched on the Doctor Who: Blue Peter
on Thursday 21 November, is a must-see for all young Doctor Who
fans. Viewers aged between six and 15 will be asked to design a new
sonic device for either Sontaran Commander Strax, Madame Vastra or Jenny
Flint and the winning gadgets will feature in the iconic science
fiction series next year.
There will be three eligible age
categories for the competition – six to eight years, nine to 11 years
and 12 to 15 years. All entries will be considered by a panel of judges
which will include Blue Peter editor Ewan Vinnicombe, writer
Steven Moffat, producer Nikki Wilson, Doctor Who’s brand
account manager Edward Russell, CBBC presenter Chris Johnson, Blue Peter
series producer Ellen Evans and Michael Pickwoad, production designer
for Doctor Who.
Winners will be announced as part of Blue Peter’s
Christmas show on 19 December. The designer of the winning device will
be invited to Cardiff to see their gadget being used on the Doctor Who
set, with three runners up each receiving a special framed picture
including their competition entry and a signed picture of the actor they
designed their device for.
Competition details will be live on the Blue Peter website following the launch on the show on 21 November. In addition to the exclusive competition, Blue Peter
will also be broadcasting two live episodes dedicated to Doctor Who –
Doctor Who: Blue Peter Special on Thursday 21 November and a Doctor Who:
Blue Peter Party
episode on Saturday 23 November.
Barney Harwood, Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya will be joined by
aliens and monsters in the studio and the audience will be challenged
to design their very own alien live on air. Viewer questions will be
answered by Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, and in true Blue Peter
style there will be a very special themed ‘make’ as the team shows the
CBBC audience how to make their very own cushion (to hide behind) and
some tasty – if slightly scary – Dalek cupcakes.


  1. ….why would any of those characters need a sonic? I assume it's a one-off story.

    And honestly, while I've enjoyed those three, it's getting tiresome now. I really, really, really, really wish Capaldi's era was going to be a new jumping on point with a new creative team. I have a feeling it won't be that much different than what we've seen recently. And judging by the lack of substantive plots this last season, it's all going pretty downhill. Fingers crossed it gets better. 🙂


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