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Published on August 15th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Hitler’s Oz Airdate Further Hints at UK Date?

Australian Whovians can rejoice! Let’s Kill Hitler - the proposed televised death of Adolf Hitler – will air on the 3rd September at 7:30 pm on ABC 1, reports Australia’s TV Tonight.

What’s interesting for fans this side of the world is that the ABC network are maintaining that this airdate continues their promise to air episodes ‘within one week of the UK airdate’ meaning that the Let’s Kill Hitler has to hit our screens on the 27th August.

Nothing has been confirmed so far but with the BFI screening of the episode taking place today/yesterday/the week before the apes take over there should be some concrete news as to when we’ll see that Hitler fearing the reaper.

In the meantime here’s a handy synopsis of the episode which you can cut out and keep if you don’t particularly like your monitor:

In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930’s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler.

The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities – and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.

Who could be worse than Adolf Hitler?

We’ll find out soon!


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

6 Responses to Hitler’s Oz Airdate Further Hints at UK Date?

  1. avatar Ian O'Brien says:

    We will know by tomorrow morning. How? Just check the back of the new Radio Times for what is coming the following week. I reckon it will be the first week of September.

  2. avatar Alex says:

    @Ian. At least we assume they’ll mention Doctor Who. One of the reasons why folks are concerned is the BBC issued its highlights of the week press release for Aug 27-Sep 2 last week and Doctor Who wasn’t mentioned. But I can’t see why it won’t be Aug. 27. They got enough grief for delaying broadcast of Torchwood – if the UK ends up having to wait a week for Doctor Who, there will be hell to pay. The BBC really needs to update its promotional arm to the 2010s; this nonsense about waiting a week or so before broadcast before confirming the airdates has to stop, especially when the rest of the world is making them look a fool.

  3. avatar Ian O'Brien says:

    I think the BBC are a law onto themselves. If a load of fans moan will they care?

  4. avatar Stellaflora says:

    They seemed to take the uproar over the Norton animation pasted on the end of Time of Angels, if they don’t show Doctor Who until a WEEK AFTER anybody else that would seem like a slight peeve by comparison.

  5. avatar Ian O'Brien says:

    Just had a look at the back of next weeks Radio Times. Says a guide to the new series by Steven Moffat so looks like its back on the August bank holiday 27th. The overnights are likely to be down, with Manchester Pride, Notting Hill Carnival and a music festival in Liverpool.

  6. avatar Charlie says:

    It’s confirmed as August 27 peeps.

    @ Alex Starz had rights for first broadcast of TW as part of the funding deal. Doesn’t apply to DW

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