Dec 012015

BBC One Christmas Night schedule released…

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.
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May 242014

The BBC have confirmed that the new series of Doctor Who will start in August 2014.

This is the first series with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.

Capaldi is taking over the lead role from Matt Smith, who departed after a Christmas special.

Jenna Coleman will return as companion Clara Oswald.

The BBC have released a 15-second “teaser trailer”, in which Peter Capaldi’s Doctor can be seen silhouetted in the TARDIS with what looks like an explosion ripping through the backdrop.

Mar 132014

U.K.’s Horror Channel Gets Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Episodes

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.


Nov 162013

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:

Freeview/YouView: 303

Virgin Media: 994

Freesat: 980

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.”


Update: 22nd November 2013


Jul 262013

Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special episode will reportedly simulcast worldwide.

DOCTOR Who’s 50th anniversary special

Broadcasters yesterday agreed to the “simulcast” to avoid plot  leakage.

According to the Sun , global broadcasters have agreed to show the episode at the same time to avoid any leaks.

It’s thought that the special episode is due to air on November 23 on BBC1 at 8pm.

It will be the biggest-ever global simulcast of a drama and could fetch more than 100 million viewers from some 200 territories.

The move comes amid fears that the plot will be easily accessible via the internet once the landmark episode is broadcast on BBC One.

As the episode is due to air at 8pm GMT, viewers in LA could be watching at midday, while fans in Sydney would get a 6am broadcast on Sunday morning (November 24).

The simulcast of the 90-minute episode on TV would be in addition to plans to show the 3D episode in cinemas.

Long-running enemies the Daleks, are set to return for the 50th anniversary episode.

It will also feature previous Doctor David Tennant, his companion Billie Piper  and John Hurt — playing a previously unseen regeneration of the time  traveller.