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Published on December 24th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Where To Catch The Time Of The Doctor Around The World

You probably know when to tune your TV set into the forthcoming broadcast of Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor - but just in case you don’t (and are aware what time the UK broadcast is thanks to our endless plugging) then read on…

Although The Day of the Doctor was fortunate enough to have an international simulcast plus repeat showings (and cinema screenings!), that was a special one-off occasion. This time, you’ll be limited as to how you view the episode.

And by limited, we mean it’s business as usual.

So, let’s get the UK out of the way first, where the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special will air at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC HD. Subsequently it will be available to view on BBC iPlayer, although remember that iPlayer viewings on a computer/phone/tablet aren’t counted in the ratings (but those via a set-top box are).

Watching The Time of the Doctor outside the UK?

We’ll continue now to take in the options for international views, starting with the USA and Commonwealth countries first:

  • In the USA, BBC America viewers can enjoy The Time of the Doctor at 9/8c on Christmas Day
  • Canada’s SPACE will also be screening on Christmas Day at 8pm EST (along with a busy schedule of Doctor Who programming, as listed at Doctor Who News)
  • ABC1 in Australia screens The Time of the Doctor on Boxing Day at 7.30pm AEST
  • New Zealand’s PRIME is broadcasting on Boxing Day too, 8.30pm
  • Fans in South Africa will be able to watch the regeneration on BBC Entertainment at 11.25am on Boxing Day (December 26th)
  • Germany’s growing band of Doctor Who fans (and those in the nearby countries able to view FOX) should be ready at 9.35pm CET on Christmas Day.
  • Scandinvia and Poland have BBC Entertainment to thank or a 7pm CET broadcast on Sunday, December 29th.
  • Based in Latin/South America? BBC HD has a 2pm CST screening for you on Christmas Day.

However, wherever and whenever you’re watching The Time of the Doctor, have a great Christmas, from all of us at Kasterborous!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




5 Responses to Where To Catch The Time Of The Doctor Around The World


  1. One minor note: Canada’s SPACE has bumped The Time of the Doctor to 9pm ET/6pm PT. They added the BBC America-produced documentary “Farewell to Matt Smith” which will air in the 8pm time slot.

    http://bellmediapr.ca/Network/Space/Press/Space-Tops-Up-an-Already-Jam-Packed-SPACE-MAS-With-Second-All-New-DOCTOR-WHO-Special

  2. Jenn B. says:

    Anywhere to watch online?!?

    • Guo FuckYoself says:

      7:30pm GMT is about 1:30pm Central. The show should be up online at around 8:40pm GMT / 2:40pm central.

    • Joe says:

      No

  3. Dali99 says:

    looking at the schedule for BBC entertainment it isn’t listed under the 29th… I really want to see this episode

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