BBC America series The Doctors Revisited is to receive a UK airing on Watch as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
The 11-part serial focuses an episode on each incarnation of The Doctor and has been airing monthly in the USA since January. UK viewers will get a more concentrated burst starting on Saturday October 12th with The First Doctor at 2:00pm. The Second Doctor follows at the same time the next day, and it looks like further episodes will run in the same weekend pattern.
Each half hour episode will be followed by a showing of a story from the respective Doctor’s era. So we can look forward to rare TV screenings of The Aztecs, Tomb of the Cybermen, Spearhead from Space and Pyramids of Mars, although no further stories from later Doctors are listed as yet in the channel’s schedules.
Fans in the UK will be pleased this show is finally getting an airing after it’s been seen in the USA, Australia and New Zealand, but many will surely be frustrated it’s on a subscription channel. There’s certainly a wealth of viewing and listening to look forward to over the anniversary period – perhaps a bumper size box set gathering it all together is in order?