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What form will the 50th Anniversary Take?

In a press release today, the BBC announced some of their drama commissions for 2013 and made a brief mention of Doctor Who’s big event next year.

Here’s an extract of the bit in question:

Drama on BBC One takes another big leap in 2013 in the shape of some major event dramas, including The Village, Ripper Street, Luther, The White Queen and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. These shows will bring a rich range of tones and worlds to BBC One’s fiction.

Now, we all knew they weren’t going to ignore such a huge occasion, but it’s nice to see something written down officially.

Of course it’s possible to read too much into this and it’s unlikely exact plans are nailed down yet, but does this suggest one special?

Recent rumours claim there will be a single episode, but it will be feature length. However, this goes against the hints provided by Steven Moffat previously.

In December of 2011 Moffat teased: “Why talk in the singular?” And then earlier this year, Matt Smith also seemed to suggest multiple specials in a DWM interview.

We have since had confirmation of Mark Gatiss’ docudrama, An Adventure in Space and Time, so perhaps that explains it.

Only time will tell on this one, but in the meantime, how do you think it should be celebrated?

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