A Time Lord spectacular

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It is the British sci-fi drams which has captivated the nation for more than half a century.

And now, ahead of the Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular’s visit to Leeds next month, Time Lords past and present have gathered to celebrate the show in true British style.

Some of the long-running show’s stars - and its most famous monsters - were gathered together in a picture inspired by the classic cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The original, famously designed by pop-artist Sir Peter Blake, featured stars including Fred Astaire, Bob Dylan and footballer Albert Stubbins on the front alongside the Fab Four.

This version, commissioned to celebrate the tour, includes Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels alongside a handful of timelords and their assistants including Clara Oswald and Rose Tyler.

Among the doctors pictured are Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and current Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

The tour, which includes musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales, includes performances of the show’s score with scenes from the series shown on the big screen and live-action monsters. It visits the First Direct Arena on May 27. Former Time Lord Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation between 1982 and 1984, joined the hit tour in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. He will reprise the role for all six UK shows, including Leeds.

A spokesman said: “The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen.”