As part of UKTV’s ongoing presentation of the BBC America produced specials for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, the 30 minute The Doctors Revisited programmes on the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors will be aired in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday 25 August. The four specials, played as a two hour block, will screen at 4:25 p.m. in Australia and 4:40 p.m. in New Zealand. The Eighth Doctor special will in effect be a World Premiere as it will not be shown in the US until 31 August.
Much to the chagrin of British fans of Doctor Who, the BBC has yet to air The Doctors Revisited specials in the UK. Exactly why American and antipodean fans can view them, and not the British, has not been addressed by the BBC. The exclusive preview of the 50th Anniversary trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con in July left a similar bad taste in the mouths of British fans. To date the trailer has not aired in the UK and British fans are understandably disturbed that a select few American fans should be the only people who have seen it.
In anticipation of the screening of The Doctors Revisited specials tomorrow, check out the trailers for them which were originally broadcast on BBC America.
The Doctors Revisited – Peter Davison
The Doctors Revisited – Colin Baker
The Doctors Revisited – Sylvester McCoy
The Doctors Revisited – Paul McGann