Doctor Who: Anniversary Transmission Dates Announced

Doctor Who has announced the transmission dates of the episodes to celebrate its 60th anniversary beginning on 25 November.

With David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate reprising her role as Donna Noble, the famous duo will make their spectacular return to mark the show’s 60th anniversary with three special episodes running each Saturday from the 25 November.

Written by Russell T. Davies, three epic adventures starting with The Star Beast (25 November) launch the show’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Followed by Wild Blue Yonder (2 December) and The Giggle (9 December), viewers are about to go on an otherworldly adventure through space and time.

Joining David Tennant and Catherine Tate includes Yasmin Finney as Rose Noble, Miriam Margolyes as the voice of the Meep, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne-Bingham, Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker.

These episodes will lead into Ncuti Gatwa‘s take-over of the leading role, with further stories set to air over the festive period.

After every new episode of Doctor Who, viewers can switch to BBC Three or BBC iPlayer to watch and access all areas of the show, with the first Doctor Who: Unleashed episode, which gives viewers an unmissable insight into the creation of Doctor Who.

Ahead of the show’s return, audiences are encouraged to take part in a fourteen-hour marathon of the fourth season, beginning at 09.45 on 4 November, as part of a social media campaign titled #DoctorDonnathon, which forms recognition of Tennant and Tate’s return originating from the Doctor Who simultaneous watch-a-longs orchestrated by Emily Cook.

Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.

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By Conor Riley

Conor is the Founder and Editor for Cinamore, a publication focused on giving power back to journalists. As a portmanteau of the word 'Cinema' and the Italian word for love 'Amore', Cinamore aims to highlight the love that we all carry for the art of the moving image.


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