Matt Smith, the eleventh Doctor, will be in charge of the TARDIS on the 50th anniversary which will be marked by the British Royal Family on November 18th 2013
The Countess of Wessex will host a reception at Buckingham Palace on November 18th to mark the half century of one of the UK's biggest entertainment programmes. It's also a major employer and a big export success as well and, despite a wobble in the 1990s, it's been a constant in British life for five whole decades.
William Hartnell, the first doctor, is remembered on a stamp to mark the show's fifty years.
When the programme began, in 1963, it was never meant to become the legend it has. Now, on its special anniversary, it gets the royal stamp of approval. A real journey through time and space.