BBC One is going into a full-blown promotional blitz for its all-star Christmas programming lineup – with reveals on when Doctor Who, Sherlock and more will air.
Today’s biggest news is that Doctor Who’s festive special will bow at 5.15pm on Christmas Day (December 25). ‘The Husbands of River Song’ features the return of Alex Kingston as Professor Song and guest appearances from Matt Lucas and Greg Davies. Continue reading »
Britain’s Horror Channel, part of the CBS Chello Zone channels partnership, is set to become a new destination for Doctor Who fans here.
The channel has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the U.K. public broadcaster, to air a best-of selection of episodes of the the cult classic made between 1963 and 1989. Financial details weren’t disclosed.
Launching April 18 with the very first story, An Unearthly Child, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor, the channel will show episodes featuring the first seven Doctors, including Sylvester McCoy as the seventh man in the lead role, in daytime and evening slots.
Highlights promised include a Who on Horror weekend – a classic Doctor Who marathon featuring a story from each of the Doctors across Easter weekend, April 19-21.
Other episodes to air on the Horror Channel include The Sea Devils, Genesis of the Daleks and The Caves of Androzani.
The Day of the Doctor will air on BBC One and BBC One 23 November and will be repeated on BBC Three on 24 November.
It will also be available in 3D to those with a 3D TV
To watch The Day of the Doctor in 3D on your TV, you will need to be able to receive the BBC’s Red Button HD stream.
When the episode is about to start, just switch to BBC Red Button HD, put your 3D TV into ‘Side-by-Side’ mode and enjoy!
For viewers with Freeview, YouView, Virgin Media and Freesat, the numbers for BBC Red Button HD are listed below:
Virgin Media: 994
As you can see, there is no mention of this being made available on Sky HD boxes in 3D,as the BBC Red Button HD service is not yet available on the Sky HD platform. The BBC say “We’re working hard to try to bring the 3D episode to Sky viewers via the Red Button; we hope to have more information for you soon.”