The Time of The Doctor: extended trailerBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have released an exclusive new one minute trailer for the forthcoming Christmas Special, The Time of The Doctor, due to premiere in the United States on Christmas Day at 9:00pm ET.





BBC America to show retrospective of Matt Smith's eraBookmark and Share

Friday, 13 December 2013 - Reported by Melad Moshiri
Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith (Credit: BBC America)BBC America are to air a specially commissioned programme celebrating Matt Smith's time on Doctor Who this Christmas for the US.

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith will see members of cast and crew talk candidly about the 11th Doctor actor's departure from the show and the legacy that has been left. Contributors include Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Jenna Coleman, David Tennant, Steven Moffat and more.

The network have released Farewell's trailer on YouTube, confirming its broadcast before The Time of the Doctor on Christmas Day, alongside a synopsis.


Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this hour long retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who series five, six and seven – “the Matt Smith Years.” This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who’s River Song), features highlights from Smith’s run with interview footage from the man himself, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Whovians.

Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith premieres on BBC America in the US on Wednesday December 25th at 8pm.

(with additional thanks to Connor Johnston and Karim Zidan)




The Time of The Doctor: latest imagesBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
A variety of new images have been released by BBC America to promote the forthcoming The Time of The Doctor, featuring Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, Orla Brady as Tasha Lem, Rob Jarvis as Abramal, Tessa Peake-Jones as Marta and Jack Hollington as Barnable, plus a number of old enemies ...

The Doctor and Clara (played by Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersThe Doctor (played by Matt Smith). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersBarnable (played by Jack Hollington). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersVillagers. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersAbramal and Marta (played by Rob Jarvis and Tessa-Peake Jones). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersAbramal (played by Rob Jarvis). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersMarta (played by Tessa-Peake Jones). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersWeeping Angel. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersTasha Lem (played by Orla Brady). Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDaleks. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDaleks. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDaleks. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersCybermen. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersCybermen. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersSilent. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersSilent. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDoctor art. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDoctor art. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDoctor Puppet Show. Image: BBC/Adrian RogersDoctor Puppet Show. Image: BBC/Adrian Rogers




The Time of The Doctor: postersBookmark and Share

Thursday, 5 December 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The BBC and BBC America have released some posters to promote The Time of the Doctor.

The Time of the Doctor (poster). Image: BBC/Ray BurmistonThe Time of the Doctor (poster). Image: BBC America/Ray Burmiston/Lee BindingThe Time of the Doctor (poster). Image: BBC America/Ray Burmiston/Lee BindingThe Time of the Doctor (poster). Image: BBC/Ray BurmistonThe Time of the Doctor (poster). Image: BBC America/Ray Burmiston/Lee Binding




The Time of The Doctor: BBC America confirms US broadcast timeBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Time of The Doctor - Promotional Image (Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston)BBC America have now confirmed that they too will be broadcasting The Time of The Doctor on Christmas Day, in the primetime evening slot of 9:00pm EST/8:00 CST.

SPACE in Canada have yet to confirm their time, but it is expected that they will also broadcast the episode during the evening of the 25th.





Mark Gatiss and David Bradley InterviewedBookmark and Share

Thursday, 21 November 2013 - Reported by Marcus
David Bradley and Mark Gatiss have been talking to BBC America prior to the screening of the docu-drama on the origins of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time.


The programme is also previewed in the Independent, with Ellen E Jones recommending Mark Gatiss’ cleverly resonant script. The Guardian has uploaded an interview with Gatiss, who takes the paper a tour of the set as he reflects on what Doctor Who has meant to him, and why its early years are ripe for revisiting. Radio Times also gets a tour of the sets including the fifth floor of Television Centre, close to where the design team have created a suite of retro 1960s offices, with partitions, old typewriters and pencil sharpeners.

The Los Angeles Times calls the drama a fun take on the Doctor Who birth and praises Bradley's portrayal of Hartnell as he brings a note of triumph and tragedy to the tale, while the San Francisco Chronicle calls the drama a loving salute.

The drama airs tonight on BBC Two in the UK, on Friday in the US and Canada, on Saturday in New Zealand and on Sunday in Australia.




The Eleventh Doctor Revisited on BBC AmericaBookmark and Share

Monday, 28 October 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
BBC America will be finishing its celebratory series Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited on Sunday 24th November - the day after the show's 50th anniversary - when it marks the Eleventh Doctor's era.

A special documentary entitled Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Eleventh Doctor will air at 8pm ET/PT, in which Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, and Steven Moffat will be among the participants examining the human side of this Doctor and taking a look at how all the years he has lived have affected him.

As previously reported, the documentary will be followed by the Series 6 opening two-parter The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon. Written by Moffat, directed by Toby Haynes, and originally broadcast in April 2011, these episodes were - appropriately enough - the first ones to see Doctor Who's lead actors filming in the USA for a story.
A strange summons reunites the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River, and they are soon plunged into an adventure where the team must fight an alien invasion dating back to the beginnings of human civilisation.




An Adventure in Space and Time: new images releasedBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have released some new images to promote the forthcoming drama An Adventure in Space and Time, featuring the filming of iconic scenes from the early days of the series - a mysterious Doctor Foreman in a junkyard, two teachers discovering the secret of the police box, and an encounter with what would become the most memorable adversary to appear in the series!

Recreating the junkyard scene from the Pilot (Credit: BBC/Hal Shinnie) Recreating the first TARDIS interior scene from the Pilot (Credit: BBC/Hal Shinnie) Recreating an iconic scene with Daleks (Credit: BBC/Hal Shinnie)





An Adventure In Space And Time images releasedBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 October 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
BBC America has released a set of five pictures promoting the forthcoming BBC Two drama An Adventure In Space And Time.

Written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Terry McDonough, the 90-minute production tells the story of the genesis of Doctor Who and stars David Bradley as William Hartnell, Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford, Jemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill, Jamie Glover as William Russell, Sacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein, Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert, and Brian Cox as Sydney Newman.

David Bradley as William Hartnell, with Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford. Credit: BBC/Hal ShinnieJemma Powell as Jacqueline Hill and Jamie Glover as William Russell. Credit: BBC/Hal ShinnieDavid Bradley as William Hartnell. Credit: BBC/Hal ShinnieSacha Dhawan as Waris Hussein and Jessica Raine as Verity Lambert. Credit: BBC/Hal ShinnieBrian Cox as Sydney Newman. Credit: BBC/Hal Shinnie

A date for its broadcast is yet to be confirmed, but it will premiere at the BFI on Tuesday 12th November.




The Day of The Doctor: broadcast time revealed?Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Day of the Doctor - Promotional Poster (square) (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)BBC America inadvertently revealed a potential time of broadcast for the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, when they updated their advance schedules for November online. The (provisional) details indicated that after a week-long celebration of the series, it would premiere on 23rd November at 2:45pm Eastern time, meaning a UK broadcast of the 75-minute special would occupy a prime-time slot at 7:45pm (possibly after Strictly Come Dancing in such a scenario).

However, BBC America have confirmed that the schedule for the week leading up to the anniversary has yet to be finalised, and that the broadcast mentioned above is currently only a 'placeholder' until the BBC lock the exact time down - the BBC themselves are unlikely to confirm such a definite time until much closer to the date (which could be a lead time of just ten days before broadcast!)

As well as episodes and documentaries, other programming planned by BBC America over the course of the week includes: the US premiere of An Adventure in Space and Time (provisionally scheduled for Friday 22nd November at 9:00pm, and not expected to be simulcast with BBC2 in the UK!); Explaining Doctor Who, which UK channel Watch have scheduled for 12th October as part of their Doctor Who Revisited launch day; and other 'talking-head' items including Tales from the TARDIS and a special 15-minute Day of the Doctor Pre-Show (the provisional schedule indicated 7:00pm on the Saturday before a prime-time repeat of the episode).

As noted, all schedules are subject to change.

(with thanks to Janarchy)




The Tenth Doctor Revisited On BBC AmericaBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 1 October 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
BBC America is to mark the era of the Tenth Doctor by showing the episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey's End on Sunday 27th October as part of its celebratory season Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited.

They will be preceded at 8pm ET/PT by the special documentary Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Tenth Doctor, which will feature David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat among those discussing how and why the Tenth Doctor became one of the most popular Doctors of all time.

Written by Russell T Davies and directed by Graeme Harper, the episodes - which were originally broadcast in June and July 2008 - comprised the epic finale of Series 4 and saw the Doctor, companions, and friends unite to take on the might of a new Dalek empire and Davros.

UPDATE: The associated DVD, which will be released on Tuesday 3rd December and is available to pre-order, will comprise three discs and will have the Revisited stories shown for the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors, as well as the accompanying documentaries plus special introductions by Steven Moffat to each two-parter. The product description states that the episodes for the Eleventh Doctor's era will be The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon. Their broadcast date is still to be announced.




The Doctors Revisited reaches the United KingdomBookmark and Share

Friday, 13 September 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Doctors Revisited - The First Doctor (Credit: BBC America)The BBC America series celebrating each of the actors to have played the Doctor will be shown on Watch, the channel's schedule has revealed.

The Doctors Revisited will be broadcast at weekends, with the premiere of The First Doctor to be shown on Saturday 12th October at 2:00pm, followed by the accompanying story The Aztecs; Sunday will then see The Second Doctor at the same time, accompanied by The Tomb of The Cybermen. The following weekend then sees The Third Doctor on the Saturday alongside Spearhead From Space, and The Fourth Doctor alongside Pyramids of Mars on Sunday.

The documentaries were orginally broadcast monthly by BBC America, and were shown in Australia and New Zealand during August by BBC Worldwide's UKTV.

Other programming to accompany the launch of Doctor Who Revisited on the 12th October includes the documentaries The Companions at 4:30pm and Doctor Who Explained at 5:30pm, both of which are repeated before The Second Doctor on the Sunday.


Watch's schedules don't currently extend beyond the 20th October, but based on the pattern above the Fifth and Sixth Doctors are expected for 26th/27th October, Seventh and Eighth on 2nd/3rd November, Ninth and Tenth on 9th/10th November, and the Eleventh on the 16th - completing the series one week before the 50th Anniversary itself!

(with thanks to SciFiBulletin)




The Ninth Doctor Revisited On BBC AmericaBookmark and Share

Sunday, 8 September 2013 - Reported by John Bowman
The episodes Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways are to be shown by BBC America on Sunday 29th September when the channel marks the Ninth Doctor's era in its celebratory strand Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited.

The stories, which formed the finale of the show's first series on its return to TV, marked the end of the Christopher Eccleston era, and saw his Doctor - aided by companions Rose, played by Billie Piper, and Captain Jack Harkness, portrayed by John Barrowman - taking on the might of the Daleks.

Preceding the episodes will be the special documentary Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Ninth Doctor, featuring Steven Moffat, Neil Gaiman, Noel Clarke, and Barrowman among the participants discussing Eccleston's portrayal of a no-nonsense, hard-hitting, and straight-talking Doctor. The documentary will air at 8pm ET/PT.

The stories, written by Russell T Davies and directed by Joe Ahearne, originally aired in June 2005.





Torchwood: Miracle Day to air on BBC AmericaBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 - Reported by Harry Ward
Torchwood: Miracle Day. Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins), Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer), Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) (Credit: BBC)BBC America has announced it will be airing the fourth series of Torchwood on its channel starting in September. This will be the first time Miracle Day has been shown in the US on a basic cable channel. The series originally aired in 2011 on the premium cable channel Starz.

All episodes will broadcast on Saturday at 9pm ET/PT.

Episode 1: The New World - September 14th
Episode 2: Rendition - September 21st
Episode 3: Dead Of Night - September 28th
Episode 4: Escape To LA - October 5th
Episode 5: The Categories Of Life - October 12th
Episode 6: The Middle Men - October 19th
Episode 7: Immortal Sins - October 26th
Episode 8: End Of The Road - November 2nd
Episode 9: The Gathering - November 9th
Episode 10: The Blood Line - November 16th