South Africa to get latest series of Doctor Who just one day after the UK

From the BBC Worldwide press release:

BBC Worldwide Channels has today announced that the much-anticipated latest episodes of the BBC’s hugely popular sci-fi drama Doctor Who will be coming to BBC Entertainment in South Africa just one day after its UK premiere transmission.

The second part of Series Seven (eight episodes) will air on UK screens on 30th March 2013 and will transmit the following day, 31st March, on BBC Entertainment in South Africa at 19:00.  The first fantastic adventure in the run is written by the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, and directed by Colm McCarthy, whose previous credits include Hustle, Spooks and Endeavour.  Later adventures in the run are written by Mark Gatiss and Neil Gaiman among others.

Jon Farrar, VP Programming, EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels said: “It’s a very important part of our programming strategy to bring our acquired content to air as close to its UK transmission as possible.  Doctor Who is a hugely popular programme and I’m delighted we are able to bring the Doctor’s latest adventures to South Africanaudiences just one day after the UK premiere transmission.”

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