As part of the publicity and excitement being generated around the new series, the TARDIS (well, a bus bearing the Doctor Who logo and carrying the new Doctor and his companion) will be materialising in Belfast on Monday 29 March.
BBC Outreach is organising the tour of five UK venues and has the remit of taking the BBC into communities and sections of society that are relatively underserved by the BBC. The Doctor Who bus will be touring through Belfast, Inverness (home town of Karen Gillan who plays the new assistant Amy Pond), Sunderland, Salford and Northampton (Matt Smith’s home town).
There will be a regional première of the first episode at each venue, along with a chance to see the Doctor Who trailer in 3D. Children (small and big perhaps) can meet Matt and Karen - the Doctor and Amy - as well as some of the Doctor Who monsters, and “get their photo taken tumbling through the giant vortex”.