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9/09/2015 06:55:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/David Venni)The BBC have finally confirmed the time when the new series of Doctor Who will have its world premiere television broadcast, with The Magician's Apprentice showing on BBC One on Saturday 19th September at 7:40pm. The episode has a scheduled length of 50 minutes. The evening lineup has yet to be finalised, but it is expected that the episode will be preceded by an edition of Pointless Celebrities and then followed by The National Lottery: In It To Win It. Details of whether Doctor Who will precede or follow BBC One's annual Autumn dance extravaganza Strictly Come Dancing - which kicks off the following weekend - should be confirmed next week.

In New Zealand, PRIME have also confirmed the broadcast time for The Magician's Apprentice, which will be shown prime-time Sunday evening at 7:30pm. This means that those in the islands will get to see the episode narrowly ahead of those in 'nearby' Australia, who see it around two hours later (though the latter's broadcaster ABC will make it available online via their iView service earlier in the morning!). This is the first time since the series returned in 2005 that New Zealand viewers will be able to watch a regular series episode of Doctor Who within a day of its UK premiere.

The Magician's Apprentice: Known Broadcast Details
United KingdomBBC OneSat 19 Sep 20157:40pm
United States of AmericaBBC AmericaSat 19 Sep 20159:00pm EDT(2:00am BST)
CanadaSPACESat 19 Sep 20159:00pm EDT(2:00am BST)
Asia PacificBBC EntertainmentSun 20 Sep 201510:00am SGT(3:00am BST)
New ZealandPRIME20 Sep 20157:30pm NZST(8:30am BST)
AustraliaABCSun 20 Sep 20157:42pm AEST(10:40am BST)
Europe (Benelux)BBC FirstTue 22 Sep 20159:00pm CEST
FinlandYLE2Mon 28 Sep 20156:00pm EEST
South AfricaBBC FirstSat 24 Oct 20156:00pm SAST
IndiaFX"coming soon in 2015"date tbc
GermanyFOXDecember 2015date tbc(dubbed into German)
ItalyRAI4Early 2016date tbc(dubbed into Italian)