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Published on July 4th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

End of Cult & BBC3 Repeats

7 years ago, the fledgling BBC website dedicated a section purely to Cult TV. While not an astonishing move, it allowed long time television viewers to remind themselves of some of the wonderful televisual treats from the past, and was part of the whole tv nostalgia boom of the late 1990s early 2000s.

Due to BBC restructuring, the Cult TV site is sadly about to close. Friday 15th July is its last day, and we at Kasterborous would like to pay tribute to the hard work put in by the guys at the BBC Cult TV website, not least for their stirling work in giving Doctor Who an official web presence.

Remember, those shows and their clips aren’t lost forever, and a good alternative site is www.tv-ark.org.uk.

The Official Doctor Who site has confirmed scheduling of repeats of the last series, beginning Sunday 17th July on BBC3. Each 45 minute episode will be followed by a 15 minute cut-down version of the appropriate Doctor Who Confidential.

Some time has been allotted for repeat repeats the following Friday, but these are yet to be confirmed for the full 13 weeks.

17 July – 01: Rose

24 July – 02: The End of the World

31 July – 03: The Unquiet Dead

07 Aug – 04: Aliens of London

14 Aug – 05: World War Three

21 Aug – 06: Dalek

28 Aug – 07: The Long Game

04 Sep – 08: Father’s Day

11 Sep – 09: The Empty Child

18 Sep – 10: The Doctor Dances

25 Sep – 11: Boom Town

02 Oct – 12: Bad Wolf

09 Oct – 13: The Parting of the Ways

BBC advise times and dates can change.

Ninth Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston can be heard on BBC Radio 3 this week in Peter Nicholl’s 1967 play “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” – and Script Editor Helen Raynor’s play “Running Away With the Hairdresser” which aire don Radio 4 on July 1st is still available on BBC Radio Player.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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