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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Australian broadcaster ABC have announced a special "pop-up" radio channel dedicated to Doctor Who for its 50th Anniversary celebration, which will run throughout the day on Sunday 24th November 2013.

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who approaches and a blockbuster TV special is simply not enough.

So the Whovians of ABC Radio are creating a dedicated pop-up station, with nothing but Doctor Who 24 hours a day.

It will kick off straight after The Day of the Doctor with talkback to find out what the wider Whovian community thought of the TV special.

This will be followed by interviews, profiles, panel discussions plus Dr Who inspired comedy and music. There will be contributions from fourteen year-old Benjamin Maio Mackay, of the Preachrs podcast; 'The Women of Dr Who', a panel discussion featuring Tansy Rayner Roberts; and two academics from Bond University will explore the cultural impact of Dr Who.

Dr Who on ABC Extra is brought to you by Joel Rheinberger and Andrew Hogan, of Nerdzilla, with help from the ABC wide network of Dr Who fans including Spencer Howson, Robbie Buck, Rodd Quinn, Cassie McCullagh, Nicole Dyer, Damien Larkins and Paul McIntyre.

Doctor Who on ABC Extra from Sunday 24 November and commencing straight after The Day of the Doctor on ABC 1 at 6.50am AEDT | 5.50am QLD time | 5.20am NT | 6.20am SA | 3.50am WA

(with thanks to Dallas Jones)