Tonyblack wrote:In fact, it's a shame the designer of the call boxes doesn't sue the Beeb.
In 1996, the BBC applied for a trademark to use the blue police box design in merchandising associated with Doctor Who. In 1998, the Metropolitan Police filed an objection to the trademark claim, maintaining that they owned the rights to the police box image. In 2002 the Patent Office ruled in favour of the BBC, pointing out that there was no evidence that the Metropolitan Police—or any other police force—had ever registered the image as a trademark. In addition, the BBC had been selling merchandise based on the image for over three decades without complaint by the police.
meerkat wrote:I just remember them from wehen I was small-ish. There weren;t many around. We used to try and get in the one near us as it was getting old. We got caght by a bobby coming up behind us and we got a clip round the ear! Happy days!
Series 7 is a long way off, but info has been trickling through over the past several months. Here’s a compilation of what we know about the series so far.
Note: This post will be continually updated as more info emerges over the coming months until broadcast.
LAST UPDATED: 29 February 2012
Begins Autumn 2012 (Filming started 20th February 2012)
13 episodes + 2012 Christmas Special
Other notes: It is still not clear if all 14 episodes will air in 2012. There has been conflicting info. Originally BBC Controller Danny Cohen said not all episodes will be shown, but Steven Moffat later seemingly denied that this was the case. In January, Moffat promised just at least 14 episodes, but didn’t specify when they would air.