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11/01/2013 12:04:00 am - Reported by Paul Scoones

UKTVNovember sees a packed line-up of Doctor Who on the UKTV Australia and UKTV New Zealand channels.

Eleven months of Doctor Who anniversary screenings on UKTV conclude with stories featuring Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor, as well as two full days of episodes and specials scheduled for the weekend of the 50th anniversary.
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary (Credit: BBC)
The Eleventh Doctor episodes are as follows:

3 November:
The Eleventh Hour - AU: 3:20pm (repeated 11:50pm); NZ: 5:20pm (repeated 4 Nov, 4:50am)

10 November:
The Time Of Angels & Flesh And Stone - AU: 2:35pm (repeated 11:50pm); NZ: 4:50pm (repeated 11 Nov, 4:25am)

17 November:
Amy's Choice - AU: 2:25pm; NZ: 4:35pm (repeated 18 Nov, 3:50am)
Asylum of the Daleks - AU: 3:25pm; NZ: 5:30pm (repeated 18 Nov, 4:40am)

Following these screenings, a Doctor Who marathon screening of episodes and specials running for more than 24 hours in total will be played out over the weekend of the anniversary.

One story from each Doctor will be screened, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by the corresponding instalment of Doctor Who Revisited. The episodes of Revisited featuring the three most recent Doctors have never before been screened in Australia or New Zealand.

23 November:
Doctor Who Revisited: The First Doctor - AU: 5:30am; NZ: 6:35am
An Unearthly Child - AU: 5:55am; NZ 7:00am
Doctor Who Revisited: The Second Doctor - AU: 8:00am; NZ: 8:40am
The Tomb of the Cybermen - AU: 8:30am; NZ 9:10am
Doctor Who Revisited: The Third Doctor - AU: 10:35am; NZ: 10:50am
The Three Doctors - AU: 11:05am; NZ 11:20am
Doctor Who Revisited: The Fourth Doctor - AU: 1:10pm; NZ: 1:05pm
The Hand of Fear - AU: 1:40pm; NZ 1:35pm
Doctor Who Revisited: The Fifth Doctor - AU: 3:45pm; NZ: 3:20pm
The Caves of Androzani - AU: 4:15pm; NZ 3:50pm

24 November:
Doctor Who Revisited: The Sixth Doctor - AU: 6:10am; NZ: 7:20am
Revelation of the Daleks - AU: 6:40am; NZ: 7:50am
Doctor Who Revisited: The Seventh Doctor - AU: 8:45am; NZ: 9:25am
The Curse of Fenric - AU: 9:15am; NZ: 9:55am
Doctor Who Revisited: The Eighth Doctor - AU: 11:20am; NZ: 11:35am
Doctor Who: The Movie - AU: 11:50am; NZ: 12:00pm
Doctor Who Revisited: The Ninth Doctor - AU: 1:35pm; NZ: 1:30pm
Rose - AU: 2:05pm; NZ: 1:55pm
Doctor Who Revisited: The Tenth Doctor - AU: 3:10pm; NZ: 2:45pm
Blink - AU: 3:40pm; NZ: 3:10pm
Doctor Who Revisited: The Eleventh Doctor - AU: 4:45pm; NZ: 4:00pm
Asylum of the Daleks - AU: 5:15pm; NZ: 4:30pm

In addition, Doctor Who 50th: Vivid Sydney will screen on 23 November (AU: 6:15pm, repeated 24 Nov 6:15pm; NZ: 5:40pm). This ten-minute programme features the Doctor Who musical projections that illuminated Sydney's Customs House for the anniversary.

UKTV is also screening four Doctor Who America Specials on Sundays, including The Timey Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who (AU: 10 Nov, 4:30pm); The Science of Doctor Who (NZ: 17 Nov, 6:30pm); The Destinations of Doctor Who (AU: 17 Nov, 4:25pm) and The Women of Doctor Who (NZ: 24 Nov, 6:30pm).

Further episodes scheduled to screen on UKTV in Australia during November include stories from Series One to Three on weekdays at 9:20am, and the first half of Series Seven on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm .

Meanwhile, New Zealand also has screenings of episodes from the first half of Series Seven, on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm, with all five episodes repeated twice daily weekdays from 18-22 November.

Upcoming broadcasts can be found on UKTV's Doctor Who guide for Australia and New Zealand.