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Mark your calendars and set your DVRs, cos BBC America will air a Doctor Who marathon as the lead-up to the groundbreaking debut of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.

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Doctor Who: (L-R) Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, Bradley Walsh as Graham O’Brien, Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor, and Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair — Photo by Giles Keyte, © BBC / BBC Studios 2018

Arguably the most highly-anticipated British TV program premiere this year is that of Doctor Who, which returns to telly in October with the first-ever female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Trust Me, Broadchurch, The Smoke).

BBC America, which co-produces Doctor Who with BBC Studios, is going all-out in advance of the new season’s global premiere by airing the “13 Days of Doctor Who” marathon — every episode from the first ten seasons of the reboot series, which starred Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.

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Photos (left to right, top to bottom): Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi — © BBC, courtesy of BBC America

The “13 Days of Doctor Who” begins Tuesday, September 25, at 6 AM ET/PT.

It culminates with the worldwide premiere of the new Doctor on Sunday, October 7 — timed to the UK broadcast (exact time TBA) — on BBC America.

The premiere will be followed by a special encore presentation in the show’s new regular primetime slot on Sunday evenings.

Doctor Who: Season 11 is from the series’ new showrunner, Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Life on Mars, Doctor Who), and costars Tosin Cole (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Mandip Gill (Love, Lies and Records), and Bradley Walsh (Law & Order: UK) as Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham — The Doctor’s new friends.

The first episode is “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.”


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13 Days of Doctor Who: Marathon Leads into New Season Premiere on BBC America
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