Piccadilly Circus was a street corner in London which was covered in various advertisements. It existed from the 20th century (PROSE: Time and Relative et al) until at least the age of the Earth Empire. (COMIC: Pirates of Vourakis) A statue of Eros was in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. (PROSE: Davarrk's Experiments, Revolution Man)
History[edit | edit source]
In 1934, London was stormed by an Incato invasion force. Iris Wildthyme landed her Celestial Omnibus in Piccadilly Circus with an army of Mods in it. From Piccadilly Circus, the Mods began pushing back the Incato until they were cornered at Charing Cross Road and defeated by Iris. (PROSE: The Colour Scheme)
In March 1963, the Cold woke up and covered London in snow and ice. On 1 April, it attacked Piccadilly Circus, killing many people. The general public rationalised the attack as an avalanche caused by the cold-snap. (PROSE: Time and Relative)
In 1967, the Eighth Doctor, Sam Jones, and Fitz Kreiner visited Piccadilly Circus to go to The Revolution. There, they shared several coffees with Jean-Pierre Rex. Rex was eventually offended by the conversation and he stormed off on a bus towards Trafalgar Square. (PROSE: Revolution Man)
In 2013, when the Prometheans attacked humanity with their neuronic extractor, the screens of Piccadilly Circus were affected and they displayed a symbol of the sun. The crowd that was in Piccadilly Circus mentally devolved and began attacking each other. By the end of this rampage, smoke was billowing from the road and somebody had climbed half-way up the statue of Eros. The Eleventh Doctor took control of the neural extractor and used the symbol of his TARDIS to return higher thought patterns to humanity. The screens were also affected by this signal and displayed an image of a police box. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone)
In 2015, the Eleventh Doctor materialised his TARDIS in Piccadilly Circus. Along with Alice Obiefune and John Jones, he walked around the area and discovered that people were being mind controlled by a living story called Zzagnar. The advertisements on Piccadilly Circus' screens were changed to messages worshipping Zzagnar. Everything went back to normal after the Doctor brought Zzagnar out of fiction and into reality. (COMIC: Give Free or Die)
Piccadilly Circus was still around during the age of the Earth Empire, although a few changes had been made since the early 21st century. Two large screens were placed on top of the advertisement building. These screens were used to broadcast Galactic News.
Known advertisements[edit | edit source]
In 2015, Lutz, Lowreal, Tessier, Hokey Coke, and a company that claimed to have "probably the best ginger beer in the world" advertised at Piccadilly Circus. There was also an ad for a musical adaptation of The Birds. The message, "call your mother", was among the advertisements. (COMIC: Give Free or Die)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Although Dalek Attack was Piccadilly's first appearance in a story considered valid by the present Wiki, the first appearance of Piccadilly Circus in a Doctor Who-related property actually came as early as 1965's Inside a Skaro Saucer, in which the Dalek Emperor is seen scrutinising a 3D-image of Piccadilly Circus on the rad-etheric magniscope of a Dalek Saucer.