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3/16/2013 10:11:00 am - Reported by Paul Scoones

Sunday 17th March sees the broadcast of the four-part 1972/73 Jon Pertwee story The Three Doctors in Australia and New Zealand. The story is the 11th instalment in the 50th Anniversary season of classic Doctor Who stories on the UKTV channel.

The story is scheduled in New Zealand at 4:15pm and in Australia at 4:30pm. New Zealand gets an additional screening on Monday 18th March at 4:00am.

The Three Doctors was first broadcast in Australia in 1973. New Zealand got to see it in 1975.

The UKTV billing describes the story as follows:

A gel-like plasma creature arrives on Earth & hunts down the Doctor, who calls on the Time Lords for help. They then send the Doctor's earlier selves to join him.

UKTV is showing stories every week throughout the year in the lead-up to the anniversary in November. The Three Doctors is the third in a set of four stories featuring Jon Pertwee's Doctor scheduled to screen in March. The next story is Death to the Daleks (24th March). No story is scheduled on the last Sunday of this month.

Next month UKTV will present six Tom Baker stories in four weeks: The Ark in Space (7th April), Genesis of the Daleks (14th April), Pyramids of Mars and The Hand of Fear (21st April), and The Robots of Death and City of Death (28th April).

Up-and-coming broadcasts from both 20th and 21st Century series of Doctor Who can be found via UKTV's Doctor Who sections  for Australia and New Zealand.