New Doctor Who spot is just in time
series of Doctor Who will be rushed to air in Australia, debuting just an hour after the show ends in the United Kingdom. First instalment Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks, will premiere on the ABC’s computer catch-up service iview on Sunday from 5.10am immediately after its UK launch. New episodes will debut on iview each Sunday, with the show broadcast on television screens on Saturdays, from September 8. ‘‘For Doctor Who fans, it is a fantastic opportunity to see new episodes within hours of them premiering in the UK ,’’ says ABC1 controller Brendan Dahill.
This season the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and friends’ escapades through space and time see them puzzle over an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure and get kidnapped by the Doctor’s oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory’s (Arthur Darvill) heart-breaking farewell.
Sundays from September 2, 5.10am Saturdays from September 8, 7.30pm, ABC1; encore Tuesdays from September 11, ABC2.