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5/13/2010 08:23:00 pm - Reported by Marcus

Eleventh HourThe Eleventh Hour has become the most requested programme ever on the BBC iplayer.

The first episode of the new series has been requested, so far, over 1.78 million times. The previous record for iplayer requests was held by Episode One of the 13th series of Top Gear, screened last summer, which was requested 1.66 million times.

The first four episodes of Doctor Who were the top four requested programmes in April with over 5.2 million requests between them. EastEnders was the most requested programme in the month, with 7.69 million requests, although these were spread over twenty five episodes as opposed to Doctor Who's four.

Episodes of the current series are available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer from transmission date until Saturday 3rd July.