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Australia’s ABC celebrates Doctor Who 50th anniversary

ABC and BBC Worldwide have teamed up to launch a special commemorative exhibition that celebrates 50 years of Doctor Who.

The free event is being held at the ABC’s headquarters in Sydney from August until January 2014 and features a display with props from the show, including the tenth Doctor’s costume as played by David Tennant as well as Kylie Minogue’s costume from “Voyage of the Damned.

“The ABC has been the home of Doctor Who in Australia for all of its record-breaking 50-year history. I am delighted to be partnering again as we offer fans a chance to celebrate this important anniversary and to experience some of the wonderful history of this iconic and classic BBC series,” said Jon Penn, the managing director of BBC Worldwide in Australia.

ABC’s managing director, Mark Scott, said, “I believe that in the long history of the ABC, there has only ever been one program for which we believed the Australian rights must cover all time and space dimensions—and that is the magnificent Doctor Who. We are delighted to be able to celebrate both its past and its endlessly fascinating future.”