BBC Worldwide today announced that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running and most
successful sci-fi series, has received the Guinness World Record for the
largest ever simulcast of a TV drama following a massive global
campaign which saw the episode broadcast in 94 countries across 6
continents.

In
addition to the TV broadcast, the episode was screened in over 1500
cinemas worldwide, including  in the UK, US, Canada, Latin America,
Germany, Russia and Scandinavia.  Over half a million tickets were sold
for the theatrical screenings at which fans were able to watch the
episode in spectacular 3D.

The
award was presented by Craig Glenday, Editor-inChief of Guinness World
Records to the show’s Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven
Moffat at the Doctor Who Celebration, a special three-day event
spanning the anniversary weekend at London’s ExCel.  Cast members Matt
Smith and Jenna Coleman were also in attendance along with thousands of
fans from across the world. Upon
receipt of the award, Steven Moffat comment: “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!”

Thanks to BBC Worldwide

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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

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