You probably know when to tune your TV set into the forthcoming broadcast of Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor – but just in case you don’t (and are aware what time the UK broadcast is thanks to our endless plugging) then read on…
Although The Day of the Doctor was fortunate enough to have an international simulcast plus repeat showings (and cinema screenings!), that was a special one-off occasion. This time, you’ll be limited as to how you view the episode.
And by limited, we mean it’s business as usual.
So, let’s get the UK out of the way first, where the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special will air at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC HD. Subsequently it will be available to view on BBC iPlayer, although remember that iPlayer viewings on a computer/phone/tablet aren’t counted in the ratings (but those via a set-top box are).
Watching The Time of the Doctor outside the UK?
We’ll continue now to take in the options for international views, starting with the USA and Commonwealth countries first:
- In the USA, BBC America viewers can enjoy The Time of the Doctor at 9/8c on Christmas Day
- Canada’s SPACE will also be screening on Christmas Day at 8pm EST (along with a busy schedule of Doctor Who programming, as listed at Doctor Who News)
- ABC1 in Australia screens The Time of the Doctor on Boxing Day at 7.30pm AEST
- New Zealand’s PRIME is broadcasting on Boxing Day too, 8.30pm
- Fans in South Africa will be able to watch the regeneration on BBC Entertainment at 11.25am on Boxing Day (December 26th)
- Germany’s growing band of Doctor Who fans (and those in the nearby countries able to view FOX) should be ready at 9.35pm CET on Christmas Day.
- Scandinvia and Poland have BBC Entertainment to thank or a 7pm CET broadcast on Sunday, December 29th.
- Based in Latin/South America? BBC HD has a 2pm CST screening for you on Christmas Day.
However, wherever and whenever you’re watching The Time of the Doctor, have a great Christmas, from all of us at Kasterborous!