The Eleventh Doctor’s finale, The Time of the Doctor, will be broadcast in Australia on ABC1 at 7.30 p.m. on Boxing Day, 26 December 2013. The Christmas Special will also be available for Catch Up on iView. In the meantime check out the Australian trailer for The Time of the Doctor below.
To celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary on Saturday, ABC Shops around Australia are hosting a “Doctor Who Day”. Each local ABC Shop will conduct a Cosplay competition together with trivia and colouring in competitions. Doctor Who prizes will be offered and there will also be specials on selected Who merchandise. Further details are available on the ABC Shop Doctor Who Day Facebook page, which also has a handy store locator.
The Australian trailer for An Adventure in Space and Time currently being broadcast on ABC1. The 90 minute docudrama will be aired on Sunday 24 November 2013 at 8.50 p.m. following the encore screening of The Day of the Doctor.
ABC Television has confirmed the Australian broadcast time for The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, on Twitter. As the Doctor Who Mind Robber has previously announced, the special will air on ABC1 at 6.50 a.m. AEDT on Sunday 24 November 2013. An encore screening will occur at 7.30 p.m., following immediately by the premiere of docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.
BBC Two has announced on Twitter that it will be airing the Mark Gatiss penned docudrama on the genesis of Doctor Who at 9.00 p.m. on Thursday 21 November. Fans in Australia must wait until 8.45 p.m. on Sunday 24 November when An Adventure in Space and Time will be shown immediately after the encore screening of the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, on ABC1.
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The Doctor Who 50 Years’ Trailer was tonight broadcast in Australia on ABC1. The 60 second teaser was aired after Kakadu and just prior to the 8.30 p.m. start of Luther. In all respects the trailer is identical to the one shown on BBC One seven days earlier with the exception of the final sting. As Australia’s time is ahead of Britain’s the simultaneous broadcast of the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, on the evening of 23 November UK time will actually be early on the morning of 24 November 2013, Australian time. The sting on the Australian version of the trailer therefore states 24.11.13.
You can view the 50 Year’s Trailer here.
The UK sting for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. The Australian sting says 24.11.13
On 26 July The Doctor Who Mind Robber reported an article in the UK’s Sun newspaper in which an international simulcast of the 50th Anniversary Special was mooted. Yesterday, more than two months after the Sun’s report, the BBC officially announced that at least 75 countries have agreed to broadcast The Day of the Doctor on 23 November.
Tim Davie, the chief executive of BBC Worldwide said, “the simultaneous broadcast and cinema screening of the special across so many countries will make for a fitting birthday tribute to our time lord”. The special is due to screen in 200 cinemas across the United Kingdom. Steven Moffat was then quoted as saying, “The Doctor has always been a time traveller. Now he’s travelling through time zones”.
Steven Moffat, Executive Producer of Doctor Who
Together with the Eleventh Doctor and his current companion, the 75 minute special will also feature the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, and the first companion of new series Doctor Who, Billie Piper. A hitherto unknown incarnation of the Doctor, played by John Hurt, will also appear. It has been widely rumoured that Hurt’s Doctor will be number 8.5, being an incarnation between Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor and Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor. There has been no further information forthcoming on a comment by the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, several weeks ago. Davison was reported as having said that ”I’m making an appearance somewhere over that period of time but I can’t reveal in what. I can’t reveal anything specific about it. I’m not allowed to. It is a big year for the show and we’re all doing our bit for it. Trust me.”
The ABC yesterday confirmed that The Day of the Doctor will be simulcast live throughout Australia.
The ABC has made an official announcement concerning the broadcast of Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. This one-off special, in which the Twelfth Doctor will be revealed, will be aired live on ABC1 at 4.00 a.m. on Monday 5 August 2103. The show will be available on iview throughout the day and will be repeated on ABC2 at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night. Here’s the ABC’s announcement:
ABC1 is set to simulcast LIVE to Australia the one-off BBC television special Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, in which the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the world, this Monday August 5 at 4am EST.
Following the ABC1 broadcast the half-hour show will be available to watch on iview throughout Monday, and replayed at 8.30pm Monday evening on ABC2. Brendan Dahill, Controller ABC1 says: “We are extremely excited to be able to reveal the highly anticipated next Doctor to Australia as the breaking news happens live, direct from the UK – a first for the ABC.”
Regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the 12th Doctor will be unveiled during their first ever interview, in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.
The special will also include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans, and will feature clips and moments from across the show’s 50 year history.
Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.
Steven Moffat said: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”
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Get your alarm clocks set because ABC TV’s website has listed Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor for 4:00 a.m. on Monday 5 August. Without fanfare our national broadcaster is giving all Australians the opportunity to “participate” in this global event as the next Doctor is revealed. How many of you will be up for it?
You can check out the ABC programme guide here
The BBC has announced that the name of the Twelfth Doctor will be revealed at 7 p.m. Sunday UK time during a live special on BBC One. The thirty minute programme which will be filmed before a live audience, promises an interview with the new Doctor, together special guests including “Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans”.
Details are not yet available on whether Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor will also be screened live by the ABC in Australia.