"Today sees 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 sees the faces of each Doctor appearing out of the iconic swirling screen idents, made famous by the opening credits of the TV show.
The first two stamps are in black and white, as the first two incarnations of the Doctor were broadcast in monochrome.
In addition to the 11 stamps featuring the Doctors, a five stamp miniature sheet will also be 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.