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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.

Doctor Who S11 The Doctor & friends
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.

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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