Doctor Who has managed to embed its marvellous Axos-like claws into yet another part of the world, this time the lucky recipients are going to be in the Middle East thanks to Al Jazeera.
At the recent BBC Worldwide Showcase 2013, pan-Arabic children’s channel JCC (based in Qatar) snapped up Series 5, 6 and 7 of Doctor Who for all its viewers to enjoy, this presumably means more worldwide viewers will now be invited to the Doctor’s fiftieth birthday bash episode on November 23rd this year.
The showcase started yesterday, with many of the BBC’s products and television shows being quickly bought up for syndication. Those that were fortunate enough to attend the gala opening would have also been treated to a guest appearance from Eve Myles (The Unquiet Dead, The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End and Torchwood) and Mark Williams (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Power of Three) to get the event started in Doctor Who style.
The showcase also plans to host some special events to mark the Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration, we’ll let you know more about those when we can.
Steve Macallister, the President and managing director of sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide commented:
What a perfect opportunity to also celebrate the world’s longest-running sci-fi series with Doctor Who in its 50th year.
You can also look at this specially arranged clip from The Wedding of River Song, which goes through five different language changes in under five minutes!
Just another day and Doctor Who conquers even more of the world!
(Via Doctor Who News)