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Australia Fast Tracks Who

The one problem that overseas Doctor Who viewers have had in recent years is that the brand new episodes that have been screened in the UK take a fair while to actually transmit anywhere else.

This has been due to various scheduling, copyright and technical reasons but it must still be ever so annoying to know that a brand new, exciting and brilliant Doctor Who adventure is out there somewhere and you haven’t seen it. It’s like someone telling you that all twelve episodes of The Daleks Master plan have been found and released on DVD but it’s only available to you if you live in Germany.

Well, Australian television network ABC has stated that they plan to “fast-track” the 2011 series of Doctor Who so that their viewers can see the new episodes in a timelier manner. On TV on Tuesday, ABC1 programmer Brendan Dahill remarked:

“I can’t tell you the date yet because the BBC haven’t told me what date they’re transmitting yet but we’re going close to UK TX [transmission] again. Australians are great downloader’s and they don’t want to wait until Easter to see a Christmas episode, so if we can get it out straight away we will.”

So there’s a great start to the New Year for you, new Doctor Who at a speedier rate. Now take your hand off the mouse, do not click “download” and instead, be patient, they’re doing all they can to get you your Who fix…


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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