UKTV (Australia and New Zealand) has announced a bumper schedule of Classic Series Doctor Who to celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary this month. Doctor Who News has listed the entire month’s programmes which includes a 36 hour marathon on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th November. Starting on Saturday morning at 5.30 a.m. in Australia, UKTV will broadcast the BBC America produced Doctor Who Revisited: The First Doctor followed by the first Doctor Who serial, An Unearthly Child. For the next day and a half every Doctor Who Revisited special for each of the 11 Doctors will be shown, followed by one complete serial from each Doctor’s era.
Full details are available from Doctor Who News here.
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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.
The 50th Anniversary Trailer has yet to be aired in the UK
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