Dr Who Stamps Land in Britain

The 50th anniversary of the BBC's legendary Doctor Who, the longest-running science fiction series in the world is celebrated this year. The first episode was broadcast on 23 November 1963.

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The series depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time traveling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor.

He explores the universe in his 'TARDIS', a sentient, telepathic time-and-space-travel machine that flies through a time vortex.

A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. The TARDIS exterior is a blue British police box -- now a national icon because of the series -- which was a common sight in Britain in 1963.

Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.

To mark the occasion the Royal Mail is releasing a series of postage stamps with the various Doctor's portraits.

Each of the eleven characters is featured in the set of 11 stamps depicting the actors who played the role over the last five decades. Fans can pre-order the stamps by registering at www.royalmail.com/DoctorWho

From 26 March 2013, the stamps will be available online at www.royalmail.com/stamps
and in 9000 post offices across the UK.

The stamps will feature each of the actors who have played the role of the Time Lord over the last 50 years.

The stamp design will see the face of each Doctor appearing out of the iconic swirling screen indents, made famous by the opening credits of the TV show.

The first two stamps are in black and white, as the first two incarnations of the Doctor were broadcast in monochrome.

Featuring on the stamps are the present Doctor, Matt Smith, as well as David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

In addition to the 11 stamps featuring the Doctors, a five stamp miniature sheet will also be available.

In the centre of the sheet is a stamp featuring the blue Time and Relative Dimension in Space or TARDIS.

The remaining four stamps feature some of the Doctor’s most famous foes; a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood and a Weeping Angel.

The Doctors in order: First Doctor: William Hartnell – First broadcast in 1963 until 1966, Second Doctor: Patrick Troughton – First broadcast in 1966 until 1969, Third Doctor: Jon Pertwee – First broadcast in 1970 until 1974, Fourth Doctor: Tom Baker – First broadcast in 1974 until 1981, Fifth Doctor: Peter Davison – First broadcast in 1982 until 1984, Sixth Doctor: Colin Baker – First broadcast in 1984 until 1986, Seventh Doctor: Sylvester McCoy – First broadcast in 1987 until 1989, Eighth Doctor: Paul McGann – First broadcast in 1996 (TV film only),Ninth Doctor: Christopher Eccleston – First broadcast in 2005, Tenth Doctor: David Tennant – First broadcast in 2005 until 2010, Eleventh Doctor: Matt Smith – First broadcast in 2010 to date