US station Retro TV has announced that the classic series of Doctor Who will launch on the channel on August 4th.
The run will see stories aired from each of the first seven Doctors, with just under 500 episodes being acquired by the channel which specialises in airing such classic TV programmes as The Lucy Show, Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Highway to Heaven, Naked City and I Spy.
The Doctor Who run will begin with the very first episode of the series, An Unearthly Child, first broadcast in the UK in 1963. Two episodes will be shown back-to-back every weeknight at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Matthew Golden, Luken’s Vice President of Production said
We’re excited to set a fixed point in time for the arrival of classic episodes of Doctor Who on Retro TV. These meticulously restored episodes will bring the history of the Doctor to the U.S. in a way that viewers have never seen before.In addition to the weeknight schedule, a two hour encore block will air on Saturday evenings as part of Retro TV’s new Sci-Fi Saturday. Starting at 6:00 PM ET/PT, viewers can enjoy the supernatural anthology One Step Beyond, Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Full listings for Doctor Who around the world can be found on This Week in Doctor Who.