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Friday, 21 June 2013 - Reported by Paul Scoones


Sunday 23rd June sees the broadcast of the 1985 Colin Baker story, The Two Doctors on Australian and New Zealand television. The story is presented as part of the 50th Anniversary season of Doctor Who on the UKTV channel.

The story screens at 3:25pm in Australia, and 3:35pm in New Zealand. The latter country has an additional screening on Monday 24th June at 3:30am.
The Two Doctors (Credit: BBC)
The UKTV billing describes The Two Doctors as follows:
Time & time again, the Doctor has teamed up with himself to save lives. This time, he must save his past self in order to ensure his own existence in his present.
The Two Doctors was first broadcast in Australia in 1986. New Zealand did not get to see it until 1989. The story was originally screened in Britain as three 45-minute episodes, but was first broadcast in Australia and New Zealand in six parts. The UKTV transmission will feature the three-episode version of the story.

UKTV is showing stories throughout the year in the lead-up to the anniversary in November. The run of Sixth Doctor stories concludes next week with Revelation of the Daleks (30 June). Next month the focus shifts to Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor, with the following stories scheduled: Paradise Towers (7 July); Remembrance of the Daleks (14 July); The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (21 July); The Curse of Fenric and Survival (both 28 July).

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.