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8/11/2014 06:24:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)The online schedule from BBC America indicates that the channel will now broadcast series premiere Deep Breath at 8:15pm rather than the previously announced 8:00pm - the preceeding Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show is now scheduled for then, in a shortened fifteen minute timeslot.

The alterations may have occured to facilitate the channel's "Takeover Week", which sees the tenth and eleventh Doctors' eras broadcast from The Christmas Invasion on Monday 18th August (with the strange exception of The Idiot's Lantern), leading up to the eleventh's swan-song The Time of the Doctor immediately before the live event. Other programmes during the course of the week include the 50th Anniversary drama An Adventure in Space and Time, all eleven The Doctors Revisited shows, plus the previously reported brand new Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord documentaries. In addition, a new programme focussing on the current tour, Doctor Who: Global Tour, will be shown on Friday 22nd August at 9:00pm.


Original programming due to be shown on BBC America:
Sat 16 Aug9:00pmDoctor Who: The Ultimate Companion
Sat 16 Aug10:00pmThe Real History of Science Fiction: Time
Mon 18 Aug10:00pmDoctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord
Fri 22 Aug9:00pmDoctor Who: Global Tour
Sat 23 Aug8:00pmDoctor Who: Live Pre-Show
Sat 23 Aug8:15pmDeep Breath
Sat 23 Aug11:00pmDoctor Who: After Who Live

Please note that any advance broadcast schedules may again be subject to change.