Twice Upon A Time teaser from BBC AmericaBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have released a teaser for Twice Upon A Time via their Twitter feed to promote the broadcast of the special on Christmas Day:






US Cinema outing for series premiereBookmark and Share

Thursday, 2 March 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who in US Cinema (Credit: BBC Worldwide/Fathom Events)Fathom Events are planning to show this year's series premiere of Doctor Who in cinemas across the United States on the 17th and 19th April, including additional features:

Come together with fellow fans to celebrate the return of Doctor Who to the airwaves when the Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere returns to the big screen! Join Peter Capaldi (World War Z, In the Loop) as the Doctor, Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Alice in Wonderland) as Nardole, and Pearl Mackey (Svengali) as the new Companion, Bill, for two nights only including exclusive bonus features to be announced soon. The Doctor Who: Season 10 Premiere is written and executive produced by Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Lawrence Gough. The season was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales in co-production with BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who Fans - We want you to have fun at these cinema events – but safety is paramount. Please note that attending in costume is fine, however masks, face-concealing make-up, fake weapons as well as any costumes that conceal what you are carrying, your natural body shape or face are strictly prohibited.

More details are expected shortly, with tickets going on sale via the Fathom website from the 10th March.




BBC America schedules Christmas Special sneak peekBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 October 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have made a late change in their schedules for this evening to include a five minute segment for this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special at 10:30pm EDT:

Doctor Who Sneak Peek (Credit: BBC America)

No other information is available at present, though it is possible that this will be a television screening of the recently released behind-the-scenes video.




BBC America Premiere Ticket GiveawayBookmark and Share

Thursday, 10 September 2015 - Reported by Marcus
BBC America is giving fans in the United States, the chance to attend an exclusive première screening of The Magician’s Apprentice .

The screening will be held at the SVA Theatre in New York on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. and will be introduced by Michelle Gomez.

To enter follow the link here. Entries must be received by 11.59pm Today, Thursday September 10th. The draw is only open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry.




BBC America confirm time for The Magician's ApprenticeBookmark and Share

Friday, 14 August 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America have now confirmed that they will broadcast the premiere of the next series of Doctor Who, The Magician's Apprentice at 9:00pm Eastern time (8:00pm Central) on Saturday 19th September.

Doctor Who returns on 19th September at 9/8c (Credit: BBC America)

BBC America is the first to announce a time for the episode, which sits in its now traditional evening prime-time slot on the channel; the BBC One premiere itself is unlikely to be confirmed until a couple of weeks before transmission, but is expected to be broadcast either before or after the channel's other big Saturday evening show, Strictly Come Dancing.




Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Release DetailsBookmark and Share

Monday, 29 June 2015 - Reported by Marcus
The Wand Company’s new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control to be seen for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

The Wand Company have revealed that a limited edition of their latest Sonic Screwdriver will be on sale exclusively on the BBC America Booth at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, prior to general release.



The Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control is a brand new, hero prop replica which is a recreation of the Sonic Screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in Series 8 of Doctor Who. A limited run of 168 laser-etched numbered Sonics will be available exclusively to purchase on the BBC America booth (#4129) for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con (8th-12th July 2015) prior to general sale from 7th September from BBCShop.com

The new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver is a fully functioning gesture-based universal remote control which can control your TV and other home entertainment equipment. Learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver is easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to become the Doctor. Flick it open and the clasps extend with a satisfying clunk; press the grip mounted button for instant light and sound action or use the Any-TV-Off function just for fun!

The Twelfth Sonic has been made in direct response to the huge number of requests that The Wand Company received from fans all over the world asking for an extending version of their famous Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company says
Since our Eleventh Doctor’s Sonic went on sale, we have had a constant stream of requests from fans of all ages asking us to make an extending version. It wasn’t easy to engineer a solidly reliable device that can withstand being repeatedly flicked to extend it, but we’ve been able to do it, and I’m certain that any fan of Doctor Who is going to love it.
Jason Easy, Senior Licensing Manager at BBC Worldwide, said,
The Wand Company continually exceed expectations with their range of Sonic Screwdrivers, and the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic is no exception. The Sonics are not just technologically sophisticated, but also beautifully made and have exciting features that delight fans.
Product details
  • 1:1 scale replica of the Series 8 Sonic Screwdriver hero prop
  • Highly authentic flick-to-extend action
  • Grip-mounted action button
  • Press and hold button to make Sonic buzz and tip light in FX Mode
  • Any-TV-off function that turns off any television at the press of a button, without having to program the Sonic first
  • Stores up to 39 remote control commands
  • Customisable personal lock code
  • Ivory-coloured handle with subtle fleck
  • Redesigned copper-plated handle end
  • Gallifreyan stand for vertical presentation
  • 12 new secret Morse-coded Twelfth Doctor phrases
  • 12 different sonic screwdriver sound effects




I'm coming for you on Christmas DayBookmark and Share

Friday, 28 November 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC America has confirmed the 2014 Christmas special, Last Christmas, will be broadcast on Christmas Day.





BBC America: Make Your Own SundayBookmark and Share

Monday, 18 August 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC America are offering viewers the chance to vote for their favourite regular and special episodes from the modern series of Doctor Who, to be shown across an eleven hour marathon on Sunday 24th August from 10:00am. The poll is open until 12:00pm EST today.

BBC Amercia: Make You Own Sunday (24 Aug 2014) (Credit: BBC America)




BBC America: premiere time changeBookmark and Share

Monday, 11 August 2014 - 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.





BBC America announces "Takeover Week" / cinema presentationsBookmark and Share

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers)BBC America have announced a series of events taking place in the lead-up and aftermath of the series premiere of Deep Breath in the United States.

During the week before broadcast, the channel will premiere new specials relating to the show, including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on the 16th August at 9:00pm, The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm, and then Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on the 18th at 10:00pm, which forms part of a marathon week of Doctor Who episodes.

On the day itself, Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show will be presented by Nerdist presenter Chris Hardwick at 7:30pm before the premiere airs at 8:00pm. Doctor Who is then followed by another premiere, Intruders, before the show is once again the focus in Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm - the show aims to feature a host of guests in studio, including writer/actor Mark Gatiss, plus behind-the-scenes footage.

The day after will see Make Your Own Sunday, featuring the top episodes voted for by BBC America viewers in an online poll that opens on the 6th August.


Meanwhile, as with the United Kingdom, the episode will have a cinematic release in the USA, though this will not be simulcast. Instead, BBC America have partnered with Fathom Events to present Deep Breath in a special screening event taking place in twelve cities from midnight, with full details to be announced on the 5th August.

This will be followed by a wider cinematic release on the 25th August, with over 550 cinemas showing the episode at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, accompanied by the prequel and behind-the-scenes material as seen in the UK (no Q&A).

Tickets are now available to purchase from participating venues and also online from Fathom Events.