Fancy a 44 hour Doctor Who marathon? BBC America viewers are in for the time of their lives from 12AM (Eastern Time) on New Year’s Day as the US subscriber channel kicks off with The Christmas Invasion in order to finish off with The End of Time, Part Two on January 2nd.
Whether this is a fantastic festive treat or a fantastic way to stop people downloading Doctor Who by airing the series, the marathon comprises every David Tennant episode of the series beginning with the 2005 Christmas Special (not that there is no room for Pudsey Cutaway, Attack of the Graske, Time Crash, Music of the Spheres, Infinite Quest, or Dreamland.)
No other shows will be broadcast during this time on the channel, although curiously Voyage of the Damned is listed as airing at 6AM on January 2nd, inbetween The Doctor’s Daughter and Unicorn & The Wasp.
With a 2.5 hour slot for The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End it is expected that BBC America will air the unedited version in preference to the previously broadcast edit.
Leading into The End of Time, Part Two, BBC America are showing a 30 minute show called “The David Tennant Special” – details so far on what this includes are scarce, but I think we can take a guess.
(With thanks to Joe)