BBC America is providing 50 years of Doctor Who fans with an unprecedented volume of new content this week as well as marathon runs of episodes as we gear up for an epic 50th anniversary worldwide simulcast of the new episode “The Day of the Doctor” featuring Doctors and Companions then and now, this Saturday at 1:50 p.m. Central/11:50 a.m. Pacific.
After a day-long Doctors Revisited marathon featuring a behind the scenes look at Doctors #1 through #10, last night BBC America premiered Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, showing interviews with the cast of the series over the years, and The Science of Doctor Who with Brian Cox–an interesting lecture-format special by the rock musician turned physicist talking about theories of space and time. Don’t miss out on this week’s schedule of features.
Here’s the rundown of what’s on:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Marathon – All day, starting at 9 a.m. Central – Get caught up with the adventures of Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Marathon – All day, starting at 1 a.m. Central – Get caught up with the adventures of Tenth Doctor David Tennant.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 1 – All day, starting at 8 a.m. Central — Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Catch up on a full run of Doctor Who Takeover Week specials:
Doctor Who: The Companions — 1 a..m. Central.
Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS – 2 a.m. Central.
The Science of Doctor Who — 3 a.m. Central.
The Destinations of Doctor Who — 4 a.m. Central.
Doctor Who in the U.S. — 7 a.m. Central.
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 2 – All day, starting at 8 a.m. Central — Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.
Doctor Who Explained (U.S. Premiere) – 7 p.m. Central — This all-new special explores the mysterious and two-hearted alien who is The Doctor through exclusive interviews with principal cast members from the show’s 50-year history.
An Adventure in Space and Time (U.S. Premiere) – 8 p.m. Central, the story of the beginnings of Doctor Who starring David Bradley as First Doctor William Hartnell.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23–THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Marathon, Part 3 – All day, starting at 12:00 a.m. — Get caught up with the adventures of Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (World Premiere / Global Simulcast ) – 2:50 p.m. Eastern / 1:50 p.m. Central / 12:50 p.m. Mountain / 11:50 a.m. Pacific.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (Encore primetime broadcast) – 6 p.m. Central — BBC AMERICA will premiere exclusive interviews with Matt Smith and David Tennant during the broadcast.
The Graham Norton Show with guests Matt Smith and David Tennant (U.S. Premiere) – 9 p.m. Central — Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and David Tennant make their first appearance together on the show, joined by Emma Thompson, singer Robbie Williams and comedian Jimmy Carr.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Doctor Who: Matt Smith Countdown – All day, starting at 8 a.m. Central — counts down the top 11 episodes from the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, as voted on by fans.
The Doctors Revisited – The Eleventh Doctor (U.S. Premiere) – 7 p.m. Central – Matt Smith first stepped into the TARDIS in 2010 and, after starring in the 50th Anniversary Special on November 23, will regenerate into Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor in the Christmas special. The special is followed by the Eleventh Doctor two-part story, “The Impossible Astronaut” and “Day of the Moon,” the first Doctor Who episodes to be filmed in the U.S.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor in theaters across the U.S. More details can be found here.