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 havenâ€™t seen it. Itâ€™s like someone telling you that all twelve episodes of The Daleks Master plan have been found and released on DVD but itâ€™s only available to you if you live in Germany.
Well, Australian television network ABC has stated that they plan to â€œfast-trackâ€ 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:
â€œI canâ€™t tell you the date yet because the BBC havenâ€™t told me what date theyâ€™re transmitting yet but weâ€™re going close to UK TX [transmission] again. Australians are great downloaderâ€™s and they donâ€™t want to wait until Easter to see a Christmas episode, so if we can get it out straight away we will.â€
So thereâ€™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 â€œdownloadâ€ and instead, be patient, theyâ€™re doing all they can to get you your Who fix…