MAXIMUM CARD: The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who - 26 March 2013 - Dalek
Stamp: Dalek from miniature sheet
Postcard by Postcards from Time and Space: "Time to roll out the secret weapon!" (Winston Churchill)
Postmark: First Day of Issue Edinburgh, depicting a Dalek
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest-running science fiction series in the world; the first episode was broadcast on 23 November 1963.
Royal Mail celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction series in TV history - Doctor Who - with the launch of a special set of 11 stamps.
The stamps 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 idents, made famous by the opening credits of the BBC 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 is also available. In the centre of the sheet is a stamp featuring the Doctor’s space and time travelling machine, the world famous Time and Relative Dimension in Space or the TARDIS as it is more commonly known. The remaining four stamps feature some of the Doctor’s most famous foes; a Dalek, a Cyberman, an Ood and a Weeping Angel.