heads-up! “new Doctor Who to be revealed at Albert Hall tonight”

I wasn’t planning on listening to the Proms tonight, but I might have to now. From SFcrowsnest:

The fantasy and science fiction author Stephen Hunt is reporting that at last night’s rehearsals for the Doctor Who-themed proms at the Albert Hall, the staff gathered there were briefed on a section of the proms where the identity of the new Doctor will either be revealed, or they will actually walk out live on stage tonight…

Stephen has said to SFcrowsnest.org.uk that he won’t scoop us on who he was told the new Doctor is (or at least, who the Albert Hall staff were told it is, which might not be the same thing), as he doesn’t want to ruin the surprise for a capacity audience of mainly families at tonight’s concert in London.

Tonight’s Proms will be simulcast on BBC Radio 3 starting at 7:30pm, ending at 9:45pm. You can listen online at BBC Radio 3 or via BBC iPlayer. You don’t need to be in the U.K. to listen in (though you might need to be in the U.K. to download iPlayer if you don’t already have it).

UPDATE: Nice concert, but no unveiling of the new Doctor. We were punked.

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bronxbee
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 5:35pm

i always rather like the Proms… and hope it will be broadcast on PBS again this year. even if no reveal…

Dr. Rocketscience
Dr. Rocketscience
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 6:49pm

I actually am curious how they intend to handle the announcement/introduction of the actor cast as the 12th Doctor. Matt is expected to appear as the 11th Doctor twice more: the 50th Anniversary Special (alongside the 10th Doctor and the (possibly 8-1/2, possibly >12)th Doctors), and then the Christmas Special. It would make sense, assuming the 12th isn’t involved, to hold off the announcement until after the Anniversary, in order to avoid distracting from that show. But there’s only just over a month between the two broadcasts (sorry, transmissions). That’s not a lot of time to do publicity. They announced that David was taking over for Chris Eccleston more than 2 months before “Parting of the Ways”, and Matt’s reveal came a whole year before “The End of Time”.

RogerBW
RogerBW
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 1:31pm

There’s so much of a market for news about Who, people make the stuff up…